Bucktown Tiger | Ready Fur the World

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Ready Fur the World

by Bucktown Tiger

A witty, uplifting and fun album tailored to open ears and open minds.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Nerdcore
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Wake Up
3:11 $0.99
2. Hello World
4:32 $0.99
3. Rep Your Fandom
4:21 $0.99
4. Do the TSA
4:08 $0.99
5. Chicken and Fries
4:14 $0.99
6. Let It All Go
3:09 $0.99
7. Guest of Honor
3:00 $0.99
8. Brohoof
4:35 $0.99
9. Takeover
4:36 $0.99
10. Kigurumi
4:28 $0.99
11. Duct Tape
3:23 $0.99
12. All Y'all
4:06 $0.99
13. What I Want
4:29 $0.99
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Album Notes
Ready Fur the World, the third original studio album by Bucktown Tiger, is a rock-solid compilation of songs of a wide variety of subjects, from fried foods and "purple drank" to animal pajamas and "duct tape dummies," all tied together with a unifying theme: the community that inspires Bucktown and fuel his creative talents. Continuing the revolution in the way that music is created in the Internet age, Ready Fur the World was recorded live on Ustream, with fans all around the world providing direct input, constructive critique, and even guest vocal contributions!

Tailored to open ears and open minds, Ready Fur the World was originally intended to be a mainstream album with mainstream sound and entirely mainstream topics for a mainstream audience, but Bucktown realized that to create something that made only passing mention to his friends and supporters was simply not acceptable. Thus, Ready Fur the World represents a musical takeover of the Internet rap scene on behalf of Bucktown's social network. As one listens to Ready Fur the World, one will hear and feel how the thirteen songs tie in to each other, as Ready Fur the World is much more than just a listing of tracks. At the end of the aural experience, listeners will feel happy and proud to be who they are and will go forth in awesomeness to do great things!

Bucktown takes his moniker from the nickname of his hometown of Brinkley, Arkansas, where he was born and raised and where his family still lives. Brinkley's high school mascot is the tiger, an animal whose gracefulness, strength, and unwavering willpower Bucktown greatly admires and aspires to. A poet and pianist since grade school, Bucktown was always full of creative talent, but it was online social networking that provided him the catalyst to create music about and for the communities that consume a big part of his life. Since then, Bucktown has performed concerts and pieces at conventions and charity events from coast to coast.

Bucktown feels that his music should be a reflection of the life that he knows and lives. Knowing that we can make more money, but we can't make more time, Bucktown believes that we should spend our time like it's our time, and he strives to do that each and every day, both in his music and in his life.



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Ready Fur the World Review
What has happened to hip-hop? In the '80s and '90s, hip-hop had a lot more meaning that it does today. Not only did rappers bright rhythm to rhymes, the lyrics brought light to the social and economic issues of the time that persist to this day. Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise" and 2Pac's "Changes" pointed out poverty, and Eminem wasn't afraid to slam censorship in his track "Without Me."

A few years later, rap started turning to crap. In 20 December 2006, Nas released an album that boldly predicted the death of the genre. Though at the time it was a very bold prediction, it turns out that he may have been right. What were once political and personal became pure vanity and emptiness. People started listening to Lil' Wayne and T-Pain, and Relapse was a bitter disappointment. There wasn't a single track on that album worth listening to.

In 2011, the kind of hip-hop that dared to challenge the status quo is almost nowhere to be found. In fact, hip-hop itself has largely taken a back burner to electronic party music. As I write this journal, there isn't a single hip-hop track in the Top 10. Jay-Z's track "Ni**as in Paris" is the only track in the Top 20.

Bucktown's hip-hop albums are mostly about two things: the furry fandom and himself. Orange and Black, with tracks such as "PCD," was merely pandering to the furry demographic. If you're a furry and not ashamed of it, you'll like that album. In Shop Music, he started to become more critical of the furry community with tracks such as "Get a Furst Life" and briefly mentioned bandwidth caps in "Kings of the Net." He has also stated the difference between being a Christian and being a Fundie.

Ready Fur the World, which briefly topped CDBaby's Nerdcore charts, has music that appeals to furries and shopwreckers, while also being much more political. He shouts out to bronies in "Brohoof" and mentions furries in several other tracks. The album begins on a very philosophical note with "Wake Up." "Chicken and Fries" perpetuates a common black stereotype, and is critical of those who are offended when they're pointed out or think it's always best to run away from them. He's also very critical of invasive airport security in his song "TSA."

The blend and balance of the political, the personal, and the furry makes Ready Fur the World Bucktown's best album to date. What's also great about Bucktown's music is that he is very open about making it. He makes his music in front of a a live audience (known as "shop," which takes place every Tuesday night), and he gets feedback throughout the entire process. He even keeps a map of all of his fans. Very few musicians do this. If you're a furry or a lover of hip-hop, you should probably check him out. There may be hope in hip-hop after all.