ReMix: Mega Man 4 "Get a Weapon Weapon" 2:53

By MMvsUSAF

Arranging the music of one song...

"Get a Weapon"

Primary Game: Mega Man 4 (Capcom, 1991, NES), music by Minae Fujii

Posted 2010-10-04, evaluated by the judges panel


Newcomer duo MMvsUSAF, aka Sean Bires & Dave Walwark, are here to get all up in your face regarding Mega Man 4; you can find out more about "Mega Man vs. the United States Air Force" on their blog or Facebook page, and if you live in Chitown you might be able to catch a live performance. They provide minimalist backstory for this MM4 hip-hop extravaganza:

"Dave watched his cousin Wesley play MM4 quite a bit and this was his favorite jingle. Now expanding upon it, that was the hard part..."

Judges summed this one up nicely so let's get some tag-team judgequote action - Deia writes:

"...the lyrics are very clever, and the delivery works for the track. Arrangement is there, and there's definite expansion on the original. Considering the source is 7 seconds long, stretching it to 2:53 without becoming boring is quite a feat, although I think the outtro could have been a repetition shorter. Production is good, with nothing being overpowered. Beats are repetitive, but it works for the track."

Jesse Taub, Traitor to the East Coast and newly-relocated Californian, inserts:

"So I feel like I'm late to this whole "Nerdcore" party that seems to be all the rage with the kids these days. Well this track is certainly nerdy, and it's also got its fair share of awesome. The production is great. Hip Hop is tricky to vote on for OCR because of the generally repetitive nature of mainstream (and underground) hip hop beats. Without being too lenient I can fairly say that while this track does conform to hip hop conventions, there's enough going on musically to keep it interesting and to push it over the bar. Far from 'Write 4 bars, Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V'"

Last and always least (until he gets a cell phone), Larry adds:

"Just wanted to quickly co-sign on this great mix. This had cool, fun lyrics, but what really grabbed me (and will catch the ear of a lot of others), was the beat that immediately opened things up. Your mileage on the repetitiveness of the chorus may vary, but the different drop-ins right before "get a weapon weapon" and behind "ride so high" threw in some variation to not let things get stale. I always love hearing the latest mix that sounds nothing like any other mix. Awesome stuff, and hopefully not the last submission we hear from Sean & Dave."

Ditto all that - judges really nailed it, so I'll just corroborate their sentiments - great to see some MM4 love, but especially in the form of under-represented and well-crafted hip-hop!

djpretzel

Discussion

Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
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Crulex
on 2012-09-18 10:06:45
It's repetitive and catchy and silly and trying to make out the lyrics makes my head hurt. Awesome.

EDIT: Also, I would have loved to hear a second verse.

Yeah, I can't actually add anything more than this. I think a second verse is the only thing that was really missing. I wasn't fond of the guy's voice, but it wasn't overly grating, and not focusing on it and just going with the music made this catchy as hell and I really actually liked it. Weird, but cool at the same time.

I am so going to say "I got a weapon weapon" from now on when I play the MM games with my friends. It's just too funny.

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talkitivewizard
on 2011-10-04 11:39:17

Anyone else think this sounds a lot like an online artist named Lemon Demon? Maybe like the song "Subtle Oddities" somewhat, But mostly the voice and quality of recording.

http://www.lemondemon.com/

Keep up the great mixing.

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Holy Land
on 2010-11-17 15:40:43

Man, this has an infectious beat. Cool chorus, as well.

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Martin Penwald
on 2010-10-19 16:15:02
It's repetitive and catchy and silly and trying to make out the lyrics makes my head hurt. Awesome.

I second all of this.

However, just like Rozovian, I would've liked to hear another verse.

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Master_Yoshi
on 2010-10-15 08:21:43

Uhhhh.... Yeah?

Okay, time to get my bias out of the way. The guy delivering the rap - his voice aggravates me. I don't know why. Something about the pitch or the way he delivers lines, I have the same problem with MC Frontalot. Creatively, this is pretty good, and I will echo sentiments that turning something from 7 seconds to just under 3 minutes is pretty amazing!

So, aside from the vocals, which I hate for no discernable reason, what is going on with the rest of the track? Some pretty cool work, awesome wizardry under the hood is being employed here. This is really reminiscent of the approach taken by the bad dudes for "Jingle All the Way." Very clever expansion, and the sound choices compliment the vocals pretty well. This feels very over-the-top nerdcore, and that's just cool.

*read the lyrics.* And that's pretty clever too.

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Rozovian
on 2010-10-10 07:17:11

Nicely written, nicely executed, it's great fun until somewhere in the repeated choruses where it just repeats and ends. :( Needs another verse. Moar plz!

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halc
on 2010-10-05 15:28:47

this is awesome! the chorus is just plain infectious :D

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Mirby
on 2010-10-05 14:13:21

I enjoyed this song. It was nice and short, and the music didn't get old. Great work! ^.^

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Slenit
on 2010-10-05 09:58:50

A-RoN:

...Really? The FF IV mix was posted in friggin' July. It's October. Get over it, move on. What's wrong with you where you're this fixated over a song you didn't like?

No, no, I understand that it's cause this is another rap mix, and that one was the most recent rap mix until this one.

I also understand that there was absolutely no reason to throw shots at joe cam/crackaz after giving a decent evaluation of the mix until then. The fact that you preceded your review of this mix by saying 'Well I know this will probably get me banned...' makes it worse because it makes it seem like the nice things you were saying about this song were only being said so you could throw a shot out at someone else. That's lame.

As for this mix, it's catchy and I like the production, but something about the guy's voice isn't doing it for me. It seems similar to MC Frontalot which is what's throwing me. I've only hit up Frontalot's first CD, and that was some time ago, so I could be way off on that though. I need to give it a closer listen later.

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Abadoss
on 2010-10-04 23:20:02

Does this remind anyone else of Flight of the Conchords?

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Dafydd
on 2010-10-04 14:40:39

Thank you. That is all.

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A-RoN
on 2010-10-04 14:37:24

I'll probably be banned for the conclusion of the review, but I don't really care anymore.

The flow is excellent! These guys know how to ride a beat. Lyrics are a little cheesy, could be a little more meaningful, and could be a little bit sharper in terms of eq-ing but the over-all feel of the track is excellent. The rhyming schemes are amazing and very very well crafted. 90s electro patches with some grimey Primo-ish sounds with a bit of a modern twist make this thing a perfect example of post-modern hip-hop sound. Nothing too fancy, but I think joecam and the Crackaz could learn alot from these guys.

Selah!

-Aaron

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DragonAvenger
on 2010-10-04 13:47:50

7 seconds to 2:53. Still pretty impressed by that. Fun lyrics really make this for me, along with the delivery.

Nice work.

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DarkAura
on 2010-10-04 13:21:48

It's repetitive and catchy and silly and trying to make out the lyrics makes my head hurt. Awesome.

EDIT: Also, I would have loved to hear a second verse.

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Liontamer
on 2010-10-04 11:19:51

McDonalds I'm lovin' it.

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Mega Man 4 (Capcom, 1991, NES)
Music by Minae Fujii
Songs:
"Get a Weapon"

Tags (4)


Genre:
Hip Hop
Mood:
Instrumentation:
Rapping, Vocals: Male
Additional:
Lyrics > Lyrics: Original

File Information


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Size:
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Bitrate:
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Duration:
2:53
If it's parties that you're after, the Mega Man's gon' bring it
The cha-ching fits, so I sing quick and the ingots are Korean
And I'm likin' what I'm seein', a nice easy quest
Manifest the best test of depressed poets' regrets
 
Check my built-in wristwatch, I gotta rock what I got
If you miss shots, I time stop, then drop, pop and lock
We trailblaze unfazed over skyscraper vapors
Grab hold of my arm and release the lasers
 
See the man-made haters cower and run
Razor-sharp accuracy from my not-on-Sega Mega Buster gun
And the fun's just begun when we take back the streets
It will be parties all week, praising Wily's defeat
 
Autodidactic for the record, I taught myself how to wreck it
I got aerobic heroics both athletic and kinetic
I got a robo-dog like George Jetson,
So you fools better get to steppin'
 
Get a weapon weapon and you ride so high
Get a weapon weapon and you ride so high
When ya get a weapon weapon and you ride so high
Get a weapon weapon and you ride ride high
(And then I, then I, then I...)
 
Get a weapon weapon and you ride so high (then I)
Get a weapon weapon and you ride so high (and then I)
Get a weapon weapon and you ride ride high (and then I)
Get a weapon weapon and you ride real high (and then I)
 
Get a weapon weapon and you ride so high (and then I)
Get a weapon weapon and you ride really high
Get a weapon weapon and you ride so high (and then I)
Get a weapon weapon and you ride real high (and then I)
 
Get a weapon weapon and you ride so high (but ya)
Get a weapon weapon and you ride so high
You could get a weapon and then you could ride high,
(Get a weapon weapon and you ride ride high)
With me, come on, just give it a try!
(Get a weapon weapon and you ride real high)

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