Oct 18, 2008

Roddy Bailey aka mcenroe – Edge Of Town

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Roddy Bailey - Edge Of TownThe video for the title track from this album sparked up some interesting replies when we posted it back in June, and now the full album is available in the Peanuts & Corn store. Check here for audio samples and more info.

Track Listing:

1. Your Revolution
2. Breakup Song
3. All Over Again
4. Day To Day
5. Phone Won’t Ring
6. Edge Of Town
7. The Cool Kids
8. The New West
9. Mayonnaise

Previously:

Roddy Bailey aka mcenroe – “Edge Of Town”

23 Comments

  1. heywoodjablome

    i can respect and appreciate the fact that mcenroe made hip hop at ne point in time, and maybe again will in the future.
    but this is a hip hop website
    and this is definately not hip hop music
    i checked out the other songs on the album, and they are horrible hipster noise.

  2. Jesus

    mcenroe is a large reason that something like ugsmag even exists. also, i don’t see why you would call it ‘hipster.’ it’s too easy to call something ‘hipster’ just because it’s not what you expect/want to hear.

    not to say i like these songs

  3. If somebody has ever rapped then all the music they make will forever be rap. Singing is just using a different flow, its still rap. Rap would be boring if there weren’t rappers who sang their raps now and then. The best part of rap is the variety.

  4. heywoodjablome

    mcenroe himself said in the other thread, that the song WASN’T RAP, and his album WASN’T RAP.

    plusthemic – this isn’t a rap song, and its not a rap album. it wont be marketed as a rap album.

  5. Lingo

    Its mcenroe, why wouldnt ugsmag mention it?

  6. max prime

    “If somebody has ever rapped then all the music they make will forever be rap. Singing is just using a different flow, its still rap. Rap would be boring if there weren’t rappers who sang their raps now and then. The best part of rap is the variety.”

    i agree with this, sorry heywood

  7. heywoodjablome

    its all good max everyone is allowed to have their OPINION.

  8. chaps

    “If somebody has ever rapped then all the music they make will forever be rap. Singing is just using a different flow, its still rap. Rap would be boring if there weren’t rappers who sang their raps now and then. The best part of rap is the variety.”

    I couldn’t agree more or sum up how I feel better! I am really excited to check this album!

  9. chaps

    After checking the samples this album is pretty rappy especially phone won’t ring. Great job mcenroe!

  10. “If somebody has ever rapped then all the music they make will forever be rap. Singing is just using a different flow, its still rap.”

    I couldn’t DISagree with this statement more. Why does this make sense? If a country singer starts rapping is that still country singing too??? big ups to Mcenroe though. And I agree it’s great to have a variety of diff rap styles out there many of which involve a sing song type flow, however, this (to me, anyhow) doesn’t in anyway classify as rap. It’s worth an ugs mention based on Mcenroe’s status as a legendary Canadian producer

  11. If a country singer starts rapping is that still country singing too???

    Yes

  12. sadr

    mcenroe is using all he learned from making rap to make this album… so we who know mcenroe can call it rap…. but if someone heard this album who has never heard of him, they wouldn’t say it is rap at all.

    so, i disagree and agree with him being a rapper on this record

    i like this style more then his rap style… interested to see what peeps think

  13. Chaps

    “mcenroe is using all he learned from making rap to make this album… so we who know mcenroe can call it rap…. but if someone heard this album who has never heard of him, they wouldn’t say it is rap at all.”

    I think sadr also summed up my sentiments here as well.

    Everyone has their own definition of rap and some are more conventional while others are more expansive. Some people subscribe to a boom bap formula as their definition. I don’t as I think that is a very narrow perspective on the genre full spectrum. One of the foundational principles of rap was to be unique (yourself)and creative. I believe this is rap as I believe Astronautalis, Why?, Nomad, soso, Zuchini Drive, Epic, Ira Lee and many others are all rap!

    But really who gives a fuck it’s just rap! ;)

  14. no shit, whats the big argument about..?
    you want to call it hipster, call it hipster…noyz will call it rap…cdplus will call it indie and HMV will label it expiramental……point is its still the SAME album, and you can like it or not like it.

    im going to check this out later, as mcenroe used to be my favorite canadian..

  15. I’ve liked a lot of what I’ve heard from this album so far, so I can’t wait to get it in my hands. I’m pretty sure that if Rod decided to compose chamber music, he’d still be covered by UGS, and that’s definitely alright by me.

  16. Timbulb

    With all the shitty rap music out there right now, a change once in awhile is good.

    Some of you people probably think Metallica should make Ride the Lightening over and over again.

  17. ^^^^^^^^I’d prefer if Metallica just stopped making music period.

  18. christ plus

    the new metallica album was actually not that bad , only because they actually attempted to make a decent throwback metallica album pre black album era it wasn’t trying to be all trendy and stupid. dont get me wrong it wasn’t amazing but it was defintielty the best thing they have done since justice.

  19. Jesus

    Who’s Metallica?

  20. rollie

    mcenroe is a great musician. i like this album. it’s brave.

  21. the songs on the page are dope – im really feeling this album but mainly cuz i dig almost anything roddy touches

    whether you like this album or not will depend on the listener but its silly to think mcenroe wouldnt get a little feature on ugs regardless of what kind of music he ends up making these days.

    hes done a lot for canadian hiphop.

  22. Mark

    Meh, This is the worst of both worlds

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