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Hi!

I'm still really new here, but I was curious to see who might be interested in working on a collaboration album. Now, I know that there is already a ton of support for Sonic remixes and the like, but I feel like a hip-hop album might be a decent enough departure from the norm to still be fresh. Plus, I'd really like to work on my rapping and vocal abilities.

This is my working tracklist (which is open to editing and suggestions, of course), (took the titles away, because that may have been turning some people away. If you have/had an idea for song titles, let me know so I can restore them) brackets are tracks contributed/claimed:

1] Title Screen / Green Hill Zone [intro]

2] Spring Yard {Track by DCT}

3] Labyrinth Zone {Angry Ancestor to Rap}

4] Chemical Plant {Track by halc} {DiGi Valentine to Rap}

5] Stardust Speedway (JP Bad Future) {Track by Brotha Dom}

6] Quartz Quadrant {Mysterious1ne to Rap}

7] Mystic Cave {Track by Tuberz McGee}

8] Metropolis Zone {HoboKa}

Added] Sky Chase {Track by Blue Magic} Sample Here

9] Death Egg Robo {Track by Blue Magic}

10] Knuckles’ Theme {Track by Sir Jordanius} Sample Here

Added] Hydrocity Zone Act 2 {DiGi Valentine to Rap}

11] Carnival Night {G-Mixer}

12] Ice Cap [Obligatory Ice Cap Zone Remix] {Track by The Joker} Sample Here {"Act 2" by DCT}

13] Launch Base Zone {King Tiger}

Mushroom Hill / Flying Battery

14] Lava Reef {Track by Wina A. Kamlongera}

15] Hidden Palace {Interlude?} {}

16] Final Boss / Doomsday {Mysterious1ne to Rap}

Added] Volcano Valley {Track by DarkeSword} Sample Here

17] Station Square {Track by Sir Jordanius} Sample Here

18] Green Forest {Amphibious}

19] Casino Park / BINGO Highway {Sir Jordanius)

20] Crisis City

21] Eggmanland (Good Future Remix?)

22] Aquarium Park [Outro] {Track and Lyrics by Tuberz McGee and TGH}

Bonus Tracks:

Midnight Greenhouse {Possible later?}

Meteor Herd

Vocalists: Orangedragan

Rappers: BrothaDom, DiGi Valentine, Zerothemaster

Guitars: Tuberz McGee

Lyrics: Tuberz McGee, Sir Jordanius

So basically, I'm looking mostly for people to remix the tunes themselves, but also other vocalists for the songs. The inspiration for this album came from the MegaRan albums and songs by Duane and BrandO, and I thought that we could do something similar but with a different feel. So, the subject matter for each song could range from blatantly talking about Sonic games, to subtle allusions to them, to something completely different.

Thanks!

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EDIT: this album is going to be THE shiz.

lurk a bit moar. give others a reason to be interested. :tomatoface:

but Sonic + Hip Hop = hell yeah, i'm up for it. I'll wait a while for more responses and to see if you refine your approach a bit more

(is there an overall album theme? any deadline? are you aiming for OCR, the underground interwebs, Death Row Records, Oprah?).

seems like you're doing a sonic generations kind of thing, but again it'd be a good idea to stroll around the community before you suggest another sonic remix project.

(i'm all for it, but let's try to make the goal a bit clearer) 8-)

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@Jordan,

I've been looking around the site for a while, but only recently joined...so I'll lurk a bit more like you said and try to get more of a feel for the place :)

Anyway, I figure the theme would be sort of like a Generations type thing, with more focus on the Genesis days, but dipping into the latter stuff.

As for a theme, I guess I'm not 100% sure on that, I kind of figured it could be a retelling of the series with a focus on how the characters felt during the days when there wasn't too much dialogue, (for example, one of the tracks would focus on how Sonic would have reacted to having a rival like Knuckles) but I'll think on that a little more. And then of course just some general hip-hop in between.

No deadlines just yet, I wanted to check on interest first. And I didn't plan to make an official OCR, just kind of an underground/for fun thing. But I definitely do know what you mean on there already being three Sonic remix albums, it just happens to be the series I'm most familiar with :neutral:

But thanks for the push in the right direction! 8)

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Hi, British Rapper here. VERY SEGA orientated. Just hopped off the NiGHTS into Dreams remix project last year, now involved with AkumaJo's VROOM! (sega racing games remix project) too. Definitely interested in this, yeah.

But, yeah. I will agree with the others here and say that i'll sign on to this after i see how the concept develops a little. And if i'm busy or not, because projects are all over the place at the moment.

Consider me interested for now though :)

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Hey everyone! It's good to see people are interested in the project! I'd really like to try to get some ideas rolling between everyone if you all still are.

In the meantime, I've taken people's advice and looked around the community more (great stuff). Also, I'm going to put some more work into figuring out a more concise concept for the album. (Right now, it's just a more hip-hop inspired retelling of the story as it already is, with some artist liberties taken and gaps filled in)

Thanks again for the support thus far!

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Hey Everyone!

The interest so far has made me really excited about the project so far! I've had a bit of interaction with some people, so it seems things are going decent.

Updates:

-I updated the track list, it's not much different, but there is a small change. (See above)

-I wanted to let everyone know, the specific style of each instrumental doesn't really matter. If you want to go straight hip-hop or rap, that's fine. But, you can also infuse other genres if you like, such as possibly electronic, rock, or if you want, even country if you can pull it off.

-Vocalists, would you prefer to write lyrics as well, or just sing?

-Same question to the rappers.

-If people would want to showing interest in specific songs, that would be nice as well.

-To clear the idea up, the point of the album two fold:

1) Tell the story of the Death Egg Saga in a slightly more hip-hop themed style. Not exactly an exact replication of it, but similar themes. (Once again, see the work of Mega Ran and/or Duane and Brando and/or this track from the DKC2 remix album http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR02006/)

2) Just do hip-hop arrangements of the stages, and add lyrics about anything really.

Thanks again! I'm looking forward to all of this!

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Hey everyone,

Just bumping the topic up a little bit to let everyone know there's still interest in the project!

Hopefully we can find some more to keep the idea going!

Also, I've decided through some useful advice, to not try as much to push the album in a story-driven direction. if the songs allude to the games that's fine, but it's best not to push it. This will be useful for people arranging the songs and for people looking to be help with lyrics.

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I'm special! :razz:

More people can be too! Just gotta get them interested!

@DiGi Valentine, Yeah, that would work. My goal originally was for me to add at least one verse to each song and then get other people to add verses and vocals too. Do you know anyone that might have an instrumental in the works?

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I definitely got my eye on Chemical Plant if i can team up with somebody on it. I can't compose music, i'm just a lyricist. Just wanted to show interest in that particular tune if i may ~

I think we could make this work? ;D

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well, DiGi mentioned chemical plant, I think I'd be down for that. I also like mushroom hill and hidden palace on that tracklist. if I had to pick one sonic song overall that I really wanted to remix it'd be

but I don't know if it would be considered within the scope of the project?
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well, DiGi mentioned chemical plant, I think I'd be down for that.
Cool, man! I'm looking forward to it! We can get to talking about idea's whenever you're ready. :)

If we are allowed to drop in suggestions, i've been wanting to do a hip-hop remix of Hydrocity Zone Act 2 for YEAAARS. Was going to work with DCT on the idea back in 2006 but with schedules and workloads the idea fell through ....maybe i can drag it back up if this project kicks off?

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well, DiGi mentioned chemical plant, I think I'd be down for that. I also like mushroom hill and hidden palace on that tracklist. if I had to pick one sonic song overall that I really wanted to remix it'd be
but I don't know if it would be considered within the scope of the project?

Yeah, I'll put you down for production on the Chemical Plant track. I can put you down for Mushroom Hill and Hidden Palace too if you'd like?

Also, that Chaotix song is pretty legit. It is kind of outside of the scope of the project, but I think we can shimmy it in somewhere. Maybe as an interlude or something? (It also seems to have a few parts that sound like Labyrinth Zone, oddly enough)

If we are allowed to drop in suggestions, i've been wanting to do a hip-hop remix of Hydrocity Zone Act 2 for YEAAARS. Was going to work with DCT on the idea back in 2006 but with schedules and workloads the idea fell through ....maybe i can drag it back up if this project kicks off?

Suggestions are completely welcome! I contemplated putting that on the tracklist, but just never did. The track list seemed kind of long, but we could always break it down into "disks" or something, or work with it.

Not really a hip hop artist but I can offer guitar skills along with lyrical help if need be.

Though my lyrical ability will never compare to

"My name's Knuckles. Unlike Sonic I don't chuckle."

That's just gold.

True, no one's lyrics in this project will ever touch that haha. But yeah, your skills are definitely welcome. Lucky thing is, we can use rock sounding guitar (or even country?) to mix in with hip-hop beats and lyrics to get the desired effect. What kind of sound do you shoot for? Also, any tracks that you have in mind?

Thanks everyone, things seems to be shaping up really well.

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True, no one's lyrics in this project will ever touch that haha. But yeah, your skills are definitely welcome. Lucky thing is, we can use rock sounding guitar (or even country?) to mix in with hip-hop beats and lyrics to get the desired effect. What kind of sound do you shoot for? Also, any tracks that you have in mind?

Guitar wise I can play almost every style. (I'm no Jazz Virtuoso).

And if I had to choose tracks that I would be interested in... they would be as follows:

Mystic Cave and Aquarium Park.

Those are the only ones where I can see something working. I dunno.

I'd have to find someone to collaborate with.

I would prefer to collab with a rapper. Because even though I can sing... I cannot rap. Ever. Seriously.

So yeah... if anyone is interested. I'll do something with ya. ;-)

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okay, cool. DiGi, I'll hit you up sometime, do you use AIM?

BrothaDom, don't put me down for anything else yet, but I am potentially interested in doing more if this takes off. are you looking for there to be lyrics in every track, or is instrumental hip-hop stuff okay too? just curious.

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