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  • Member: DayWalker B.
  • Title: Killah Instinct
  • Premiered: 2008-07-13
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  • Song:
    • GZA feat. Ghostface Killah, RZA & Killah Priest 4th Chamber
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  • Comments: So I've been wanting to make an Afro Samurai AMV for a while now and was looking for songs that could match the anime. Eventually, GZA's stuff came to me as an obvious choice and I was surprised by the fact that this (rather popular) MC hadn't even been entered into the site catalogue of artists before. Especially GZA's metaphorical use of the sword as the tongue in his lyrics came in handy for me, so I went right ahead. However, I decided to use the song "4th Chamber", which seemed like a nice, fitting track for the kind of video I was going for (even though it also features 3 other rappers and not only GZA).
    Well, I spent approximately 37 hours on this video, including pre- and postproduction. In this AMV I was mainly aiming to match the mood and feel of the song while keeping up the beat sync as well. There are several bits of straight lyric sync too, which I thought would lend an interesting element to the whole thing. The long winded lyrics were quite a challenge in this respect. Other than that, this basically follows the overall progression/themes of the anime, but it's not really linear in terms of scene choice.

    Anyway, I hope you enjoy and leave some kind of feedback, if possible, after downloading.

    Program(s) used: Sony Vegas 7.0d, VirtualDubMod, AviSynth 2.5, zarx264gui.

    MP4 Specs:
    Container: MPEG-4
    Video Track: 935 kbps / 592x320 @ 23.976 fps
    Codec: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
    Audio Track: MPEG-4 AAC LC / 44100Hz, 161 kb/s, stereo
    Duration: 4:10.917
    File Size: 32.7 MB (33,580 KB / 34,386,768 bytes)


    GZA (and others) - 4th Chamber

    Intro: (cut)

    "...Come boy, choose life or death..."

    Verse One: Ghostface Killah

    The only man I hold wake for
    Is the sky-blue Bally kid, in eighty-three, rocked Taylor's
    My Memorex performed tape decks, my own phone sex,
    Watch out for Haiti bitches, I heard they throw hex
    Yo, Wu whole platoon is filled with rac-coons
    Corner sittin wine niggaz sippin Apple Boone, this ain't no white cartoon
    Cuz I be duckin crazy spades
    The kid hold white shit, like blacks rock ashy legs
    Why is the sky blue? Why is water wet?
    Why did Judas rat to Romans while Jesus slept? Stand up
    You're out of luck like two dogs stuck
    Iron Man be sippin rum out of Stanley Cups, unflammable
    Noriega, aimin knives which stay windy in Chicago
    spine-tingle, mind boggles
    Kangols in rainbow colors, promoters try to hold dough
    Give me mine before Po, wrap you up in so-and-so
    I ran the Dark Ages, Constantine and great Henry the Eighth
    Built with Ghengis Khan, the wreck suede wiley Don...

    Verse Two: Killah Priest

    I judge wisely, as if nothin ever surprise me
    Loungin between two pillars of ivory
    I'm lively, my dome piece is like buildin stones in Greece
    my poems are deep, from ancient thrones I speak
    I'm overwhelmed, as my mind roams the realm
    My eye's the vision, memory is the film
    Others act sub-tile, but they fragile above clouds
    They act wild and couldn't budge a crowd
    No matter how loud they get, though they growl and spit,
    Clutch they fists, and throw up signs like a Crip
    And throw all types of fits
    I leave em split, like ass cheeks and ragged pussy lips...

    Verse Three: The RZA

    Aiyyo, camouflage chameleon, ninjas scalin your buildin'
    No time to grab the gun, they already got your wife and children
    A hit was sent, from the President to rage your residence
    Because you had secret evidence, and documents
    On how they raped the continents, and it's the prominent
    dominant Islamic, Asiatic black hebrew
    The year two thousand and two, the battle's filled with the Wu
    Six million devils just died from the Bubonic Flu
    Or the Ebola Virus, under the reign of King Cyrus
    You can see the weakness of a man right through his iris
    Un-loyal snakes get thrown in boilin lakes
    of hot oil, it boils your skin, chickenheads gettin slim
    like Olive Oyl, only plant the seed deep inside fertile soil,
    Fortified with essential vitamin and mineral
    use the sky for a blanket, stuffin clouds inside my pillow
    Rollin with the Lands, the tribe's a hundred and forty four thousand chosen
    Protons, electrons always cause explosions...

    Verse Four: The Genius/GZA (Maximillion)

    The banks of G, all CREAM downs a vet
    Money feed good, opposites off the set
    It ain't hard to see, my seeds need God-degree
    I got mouths to feed, unnecessary beef is more cows to breed
    I'm on some tax free shit by any means
    Whether bound to hit scheme or some counterfeit CREAM
    I learned much from such with cons who run scams
    Veterans got the game spiced like hams
    And from that, sons are born and guns are drawn
    Clips are fully loaded, and then blood floods the lawn
    Disciplinary action was a fraction of strength,
    that made me truncate the limp on temp
    with the stump, treat his hips like air pumps
    RZA shaped the track, niggaz caught razor bumps
    Scarred, tryin to figure who invented
    this ????????, opium-scented, dark-tinted,
    Now watch me blow him out his shoes without clues
    Cuz I won't hesitate to detonate, I'm short fuse.


    By the way, if you can't view the local .mp4, I'd suggest you getting VLC or KMPlayer. :)

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