Elaquent – Parallel

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New stuff from Elaquent! 128kbps quality so buy HQ here > urbnet.bandcamp.com

Tracklist

01. Parallel
02. Rainy Days
03. Wish You Were Here
04. In This Style 10-6 (feat. Evil Needle)
05. Like Water

Link removed in request of Elaquent.

47 Responses to “Elaquent – Parallel”

  1. Elaquent says:

    ok seriously. quit bootlegging my shit. take all those links down please.

  2. Elaquent says:

    dont wanna sound like an asshole, but come on, the record is not even 2 days old. thanks in advance.

  3. miru says:

    only because of blogs like this i get to know you and told other people about you who bought your stuff at the end.

  4. nateyo says:

    sorry elaquent, your beats are amazing

  5. shnocken says:

    can’t blame him for being mad, i’m a beat maker too but this site has put me onto so many artists and work that i’d never heard before. The door swings both ways, anyway props El! Your shit got me back into making beats after like a near on ten year break.

  6. Dart_Adams says:

    What I don’t get is when artists ask you directly to stop bootlegging their shit why “fans” get angry? I work closely with these artists and if someone claimed to support you but instead cut a hole in your pockets & wallet you surely wouldn’t welcome it…

  7. Elaquent says:

    Look, I appreciate any and everyone who supports what I do and the movement. But the EP is on bandcamp. Everyone can stream it in its entirety. If you want to post the bandcamp link, I’m all for it. I just think posting a lo res 128kbps link to the album undermines not just $$, but the attention to detail that was put into the record, sonically. I’m not going to single out rappamelo, and I appreciate that you enjoyed it enough to post it, but moving forward on my future releases, please respect my wishes not to post bootleg links to my music that took a lot of time and energy to put together. Thanks for taking the bootleg links down, much appreciated.

  8. Digilence says:

    Posted or not posted, the 128kbps version of the EP is still downloadable on the Bandcamp page via the page’s source code…
    Might be something Bandcamp should fix in the future.
    But totally agree, not worth the FLAC versions we just bought!!
    Keep it up!

  9. oh foreal says:

    any one got an extra link of this?

  10. fans says:

    that attitude stinks Elaqquent
    used to love your music. but with an attitude like that
    i need to think twice about you as an artist

    • Elaquent says:

      Without ppl like me, “fans” would have nothing to listen to. Work a 9-5 job for free and tell me that. I have a right to ask that my music doesn’t get pirated.
      If I wanted ppl t have it for free, I would’ve given it up for free.
      I’m glad u like(d) my music, but if me not wanting my hardwork stolen makes you not like me anymore, I don’t know what to tell you homie.

  11. fans says:

    without fans or ppl digging your works
    artists aint shit

  12. fans says:

    i agreed with every words you said about stealing your hard works
    nobody like their shit to be stolen
    i bought your “the scenic route” the same week it dropped
    so im not up for stealing, not one bit (i downloaded the bootleg version first, and bought the vinyl)
    but the attitude you have for blogger like this one is extremely unfriendly and rude
    without media such as bloggers spreading your music, you probably wouldnt make it this far
    its true he posted a free bootleg link
    but if ppl really love your shit and respect your work
    they will buy it no matter they downloaded it for free or not
    like i did
    without ppl like you, fans wouldnt have nothing to listen to?!
    no
    fans will start doing their own things and come up with something better than yours
    why?
    you were a fan once too
    so show some love and respect

    • fans says:

      by the way, i liked your music and still do
      i just dont like you as an artist no more
      peace

      • Elaquent says:

        My “attitude”? Excuse me??
        I’ve asked kindly that this site not bootleg my music countless times. Thank you for buying The Scenic Route on vinyl, I really do appreciate that. But lets not cool ourselves here. Just because “some” people download bootleg links doesn’t mean they end up buying. I know this for a fact because I know exactly how many digital copies of my past albums have sold vs. the number of people who claim to buy it. I understand that people bootleg, but that doesn’t mean I should stand by and allow it to happen under my watch. I understand the value of blogs. But like I said before, bandcamp allows everybody to stream music before they buy it. But I’ve already made that point before.

        I don’t understand how defending my intellectual property…and going so far as to THANKING the website for removing the link constitutes as attitude. I don’t know how else I can convey the message. Anybody who knows me on any type of a personal of professional level will vouch that I’m anything but disrespectful.

        This is like someone robbing my house and then getting mad when I call the cops to report the crime

  13. styles says:

    was a big fan of elaquent…my opinion has changed now though… brought some of his work after downloading it as i would not had heard of him before a blog put it up but…..will never buy anything from him ever again due to his attitude , plus his backward stance to downloading doesn’t help.

  14. truth says:

    Hip-Hop’s built on others “intellectual property” do you think every dj pays for & clears samples before using them. your logic is flawed

  15. Shnocken says:

    My Take,
    I’ve been buying Vinyl since the 80′s my collection is huge to say the least. I have traktor and it’s “OK”. I have downloaded a lot from this site and checked out stuff but If I really liked something and it was available on vinyl then I would get it as it’s a no brainer. Now without sites like this I wouldn’t have even been put onto artists like EL, shit I hadn’t even heard of you dude and that’s not cos I’m some noob.

    I know some pretty famous people who hadn’t have heard of you either and now they do and have brought your shit cos of me raving about it. Like I said before the door swings both ways and you need to be doing this for the love and you should now that making money is a bonus, it always has been for me and countless hard working and dedicated artists like you.

    When i was more active in the scene people bootlegged our shit too but the last thing I did was kick off on a blog site that is really just promoting your thing. Yes people will get your music for free but you need to understand that this is really great promotion that you just can’t buy!

    Anyway just my take on the whole thing, I’m a big fan of your work EL so please keep on keepin on :D

  16. Elaquent says:

    Lol.
    Here’s the bottom line, cuz frankly, I’m tired of arguing with everybody back and forth.

    #1. I appreciate any and everybody who likes my music. I really do. I am especially grateful to anybody that bought it, digitally or physically. Regardless of how many of you guys are going to suddenly turn on me like a couple of you have…that past support does mean a lot to me.

    #2. If any of you guys refuse to support me in the future, because I don’t like the idea of a blog giving away my music…music that I spent MY OWN MONEY to put together, mix, pay for features, manufacture vinyl, etc….music that is already readily available for your streaming pleasure…then that’s on you. Thanks for once being a fan.

    #3. I understand how blogs work, and I know people discover me for the first time through blogs like this one. There are also plenty of blogs that do not post unauthorized links.

    #4. You guys can’t honestly think that every person who bootlegs ends up buying the album. I’m sure some do, as a few of you have claimed, so I’ll take your word for it, but I think you all know more people will just rip it, than those who buy it.

    #5. Frankly, it’s kind of saddening to me that a lot of you guys are so offended by a simple request to not post bootleg links. I work really hard on my craft to make something you guys can enjoy. Sucks that a lot of you guys seem to take a musician’s craft for granted. For the people who understand where I’m comin from, shouts out to you.

    Peace.

    eQ

  17. Elaquent says:

    Lol.
    Here’s the bottom line, cuz frankly, I’m tired of arguing with everybody back and forth.

    #1. I appreciate any and everybody who likes my music. I really do. I am especially grateful to anybody that bought it, digitally or physically. Regardless of how many of you guys are going to suddenly turn on me like a couple of you have…that past support does mean a lot to me.

    #2. If any of you guys refuse to support me in the future, because I don’t like the idea of a blog giving away my music…music that I spent MY OWN MONEY to put together, mix, pay for features, manufacture vinyl, etc….music that is already readily available for your streaming pleasure…then that’s on you. Thanks for once being a fan.

    #3. I understand how blogs work, and I know people discover me for the first time through blogs like this one. There are also plenty of blogs that do not post unauthorized links.

    #4. You guys can’t honestly think that every person who bootlegs ends up buying the album. I’m sure some do, as a few of you have claimed, so I’ll take your word for it, but I think you all know more people will just rip it, than those who buy it.

    #5. Frankly, it’s kind of saddening to me that a lot of you guys are so offended by a simple request to not post bootleg links. I work really hard on my craft to make something you guys can enjoy. Sucks that a lot of you guys seem to take a musician’s craft for granted. For the people who understand where I’m comin from, shouts out to you.

    Peace.

    eQ

  18. fans says:

    EL
    do i need to say more…? check yourself homie
    by the way, nobody broke into your crib stole any album from you
    you wanna putted it up on the web for the public, then do it at your own risk that it will eventually be bootlegged by someone
    plz do not tell me youve never bootlegged any shit
    and when you did it, you didnt feel any appreciation to blogger like this one that introduced you to something youve never even dream about
    matter of fact, be thankful that rappamelo bootlegged your stuff only in a good intention helping you to promote your music so more ppl may know about you
    he didnt even reply to ppl who were asking for the free link no more
    in a way, he did you a huge favor by giving you a free commercial opportunity
    now if ppl wanna know more about you and come to blog like this one
    and read your comment with an attitude like that
    hmmm… go figured
    and
    you are a music artist
    you should know that music is the expression of love, the expression of how you want to represent yourself to the people
    i didnt know you can put a price tag on love
    or you can put a price tag on your own representation
    in a way, you are just like one of those cheap beat makers who are trying to make some money by slanging beats
    no thank you El, we got enough of those
    how you described your value, your music, and people who like your music, made me feel extremely disappoint and disgusted by you as an artist
    and i’d like to remind you once again
    you a dope beat maker, true
    most of your shits are tight, not a doubt
    but you are far from being a big time or anything close to it
    u r good but not that good…
    so dropped that crap of “without ppl like me, fans would have nothing to listen to”
    the more i read it the more i wanna bitch slap you in your god damn face
    and u tell me u got a good attitude and u r not a disrespectful person
    u know i got free tunes from much talented artists like chief, eric lau, kev brown, freddie joachim and etc before
    so who the hell are you talking about without you fans wouldnt have nothing to listen to
    excuse my language
    but who the fuck are you…?!
    without u, i’ll simply look for some better artists who doesnt whine as much as you do
    about 2 to 3 yrs ago, u were a fan yourself making beats in the middle of nowhere in ontario
    nobody knew who the fuck u were
    excuse my language again
    but ppl still got plenty of good shits to listen to, to look forward to
    i’ve seen your growth since album like persona and etc
    but your attitude is like im talking to my 12 yrs old cousin who does nothing but whining and bitching
    u got way too much to learn as a person, an artist, and a fan yourself
    keep up that attitude
    u’ll soon find out where it takes you

    • Elaquent says:

      Lol. I was obviously good enough for you to warrant buying my vinyl in the first place. But I digress. Ask Freddie Joachim or any of those other artists you named what their stance on bootlegging is then. I’m sorry if you felt offended by that remark I made, feel free to delete all my music off of your iPod since I’m not that good anyways. Peace.

  19. fans says:

    you just proved my points about everything that i commented about you…
    i feel shame that i even called you an “artist” in the first place
    grow up and get a grip

    • Elaquent says:

      Believe whatever you want to believe about me. If you really don’t respect me as an artist anymore because I’m vocal about not wanting my music bootlegged, then I’m afraid just about every single person in your iPod is not a respectable artist either. But feel free to prove me wrong, ask kev brown, or Chief or Ta-ku or any other respectable artist if they cosign this bootlegging shit. You already know the answer.

  20. Shnocken says:

    Bootlegging sucks but it’s inevitable you either suck it up and take advantage of it and make it work for you or fight a loosing battle.

    Classic example, indy games dev Jonatan Soderstrom gave advice to pirates on how to get the game running that they pirated he posted this in the pirate bay forums in response to a number of pirates who couldn’t play the game:

    ” I’m Jonatan Soderstrom, me and my friend Dennis Wedin made this game. We’re working on an update that hopefully will take care of any/all bugs, and we’ll try to do some extra polish in the next few days. Would be great if you could update the torrent when the patch is out! It’d be great if people get to play it without any bugs popping up. ”

    And guess what? He and his game just blew the fuck up and now hes making crazy money from it. He made headlines in all the gaming media got all the right press and now he’s picking up contracts left right and center coz he played the game right.

    I do not mean to disrespect you man but you need to be smart, you need to do more than just let your music do the talking sometimes.

    • Elaquent says:

      I agree completely homie. I know the bootlegging will always exist. That’s why bandcamp is such a beautiful thing, when you can stream something full quality. Even iTunes is allowing for longer song previews. Blogs like this or strictly beats can still introduce artists without giving away their music nowadays, which theoretically should make everybody happy…..right? Nobody has really bothered to mention the relevance of bandcamp, rather than attacking me. If I come across as “whiny” or whatever, it’s only cuz I AM really passionate about what I do, and I know the level of time, money and effort that goes into these projects, that some people brush off, cuz I’m not as popular as Kev Brown. I guess you can say I care too much. I see where your coming from tho man, just want some people to look at it from my perspective, that’s all.

      • Shnocken says:

        totally understand dude, I wish I had had not stopped music full time but I had to get a steady income as i have a family to support and getting lots of money and then nothing for months just didn’t work. it’s a proper struggle making music at the level you do and trying to get by in life and it’s a passion. The heads I used make music with are still staying true and are doing okish but not raking in the dough, I’m not going to drop any names, but for all intensive purposes are in there mid 30′s and are living with there parents or have there own places and have to do part time work to fill in the gaps financially.

        Seeing your work get ripped when it’s a struggle is tuff :( I’m working on an EP, my first project since 2005, a solo thing under an alias as I don’t want it to be associated with my old recording name and have ears listening to it with a clean slate. I don’t expect to make anything from it either and it’s not going to be something that I have put a lot of effort into or as much as I want due to work, a 15 month year old demanding son and a wife that works late and does shifts.

        I’m lucky if I get to work on my shit for 30 mins in the evening lol and my decks and studio are in storage as I just brought a house so I’m working on a small ultra portable notebook and mpc app on an android tablet.

        Anyway Muchos respect EL and best of luck with your future projects.

  21. fans says:

    nobody compared you with the popularity of kev brown or freddie…
    at least both of em got more senses that you do
    u r more ignorant than i thought… only listening to what you wanna hear… its like talking to a brick
    you do know bandcamp is bootleggable right…
    just because youve decided to put money and efforts into things that you enjoyed
    it does not mean that ppl are required to pay for your efforts and pay you back the money
    i bought your vinyl only because i loved the sound
    who gives a shit what you putted in it
    if its good, its good
    it its shit, its shit
    ppl have the rights to get what they want and in whatever way they want it
    how you wanna handle your project, what you wanna do with your money and your time is completely your choice
    just because you work hard it doesnt mean ppl have to do whatever you think is appropriate
    it is really a big disappointment to finally talk to you Elaquent
    i hope this is the first and the last time
    like i said
    grow up and get a grip (or a real job but an artist)

    • Shnocken says:

      I think you made your point earlier, nothing to see here, move along, these aren’t the droids your locking for…yada yada yada ;)

      • fans says:

        yada yada yada…? r u talking about your life story?
        it sure was some yada yada yada
        i dont expect to make anything from it… 30min… 1st project since 2005… baby & wife with a new house…
        dude r u for real…? go to bed or breast feed your baby or something…
        and next time when you gonna post some comments
        please stop posting something faggotish

      • fans says:

        if you havent made it, then your time probably have passed already
        everybody got a story
        but story doesnt make you who you are
        what you do makes you who you are
        and obviously
        you havent done much but tons of stories…

  22. dOk says:

    READ

    everybody calm down and please respect any opinion.
    i’m sorry Elaquent.

  23. enigma says:

    Just hopping in here late and have to say I love these dialogues on the topic. I can see both sides for certain. I will say I was digging around in the archives and came across a similar discussion in September 2010 with DJ Ragz of the Jazz Addixx. Much of the same back and forth. Of course I was interested in the music as it sounded cool, but after searching online I couldn’t find anything recent or much at all. Does any one know if they still make music because it doesn’t seem like it. It also makes me wonder what if anything did their attitude on posting their music for free contribute to their seemingly lack of success.

  24. enigma says:

    Seems like the Jazz Addixx may have a newer single Oxygen Refreshed.

  25. To those against Elaquent:

    What the fuck kind of ethical twisting crack are you idiots smoking?? How can you not understand the face that COUNTLESS hours of drafting melodies and rhythms, drum patterns, effects, EQ, synthesis editing, etc goes into creating the finished product of an EP or LP.

    This is more than just music, this is an artist pushing their soul through the speakers. He has every right to politely request the illegal post of his album be removed.

    I get it, w/o blogs we wouldn’t know half the shit we do today. Yes, it’s 2012 and file sharing is de rigueur. Trust me I get it, I can literally count on one hand the number of albums I’ve bought in the past 15 years.

    I’m not against the nature of blogs, but when you have an independent artist personally asking to have their JUST RELEASED EP down, there aint a damn thing wrong with that. It’s not a backwards view on filesharing, its the view of an artist having just released painstakingly crafted work finding low quality bootleg posted..taking away the chance for a CHEAP $7 purchase and the sonic integrity of its original sound.

    The fucks wrong with y’all?

  26. These comments are pretty disappointing. We all – me included – have bootlegged music, but to act like it’s not wrong is pretty messed up. Dude said “ppl have the rights to get what they want and in whatever way they want it,” but stealing music isn’t a “right” – it’s still stealing, no matter how you want to try justifying it. It may be a reality, but it’s not a right.

    Besides, as Elaquent has said countless times, Bandcamp and Soundcloud are specifically set up so bloggers can embed the music on their sites for visitors to check out the music for free by way of a stream. So all of the “I put my friends on to your music through blogs like this” claims are bullshit, because those sites can STILL put people onto music, but without doing so illegally. Preview music for free, purchase it for keeps.

    Bootlegging via Bandcamp is possible, sure, but it takes work to do – less work than just downloading a link that a blog has already posted for you. That said, it makes perfect sense that Elaquent would ask the blog to take the link down, and even more sense for the blog to do so.

    The sense of entitlement some people have is incredible.

  27. j.bickford says:

    I just came up on this entire thread at once. Not for nothing, but it seems really, really fucking petty of Elaquent, as an artist to keep coming back here to argue with strangers on the internet. Grow up. It it wasn’t for this site- I wouldn’t know who the fuck Elaquent is. Nobody makes money off record sales anymnore. Rock a live show, sell some beats to mc’s and quit yer bitching. I preview these downloads and buy shit I like and want in HQ. In fact, I’m deleting all my Elaquent beats right now, because i don’t want to have to think, ” oh, this petty motherfucker” every time one of his beats shows up on a playlist.

    • dOk says:

      people ask to remove links but i don’t change my idea on their music, i like Elaquent and i will continue to follow him for further releases.

    • Oh4! says:

      Lmao@ telling an artist to grow up then going all elementary deleting their music from your iTUNES library.

      The hypercriticism is strong in this post.

  28. nateyo says:

    most comments ever!

  29. the-5 says:

    ‘ppl have the rights to get what they want and in whatever way they want it’

    Entitlement mentality. That is what’s wrong with them. If fans feel that they have the right to download whatever they want, then artists such as Elaquent have the right to request their links be taken down whenever they want.

  30. Oh4! says:

    After reading this whole debacle.

    The real question is; Do fans really take independent artistry as a real profession? Do they think it’s a honest living compared to their 9-5 jobs?

    Personally, I think blogs are important to the growth of any artist these days. In this particular case, it has it’s negative and positive.
    Yes, it’s beneficial for a blog to showcase new talent by putting up illegal downloads. But realistically, wouldn’t a standard post showcasing a artist music via soundcloud or bandcamp have the same effect? Artist usually put their entire projects on those sites with options that make them fully streamable. So what’s the real purpose of posting illegal download links?

    Let’s be real here. Just because piracy is TYPICAL in the entertainment business doesn’t make it right. I think it’s even worse when you pirate a independent artist who depends on the integrity and loyalty of their small followings.

    The fact that Elaquent said he’s asked that illegal links of his music not be posted here before shows the lack of respect towards him as a artist. Which takes me back to my initial question.

    Do you really respect artistry as a serious profession?

  31. dOk says:

    enough.

    Elaquent kindly asked to remove the link, that’s all.

    change your idea on him because of that? c’mon guys grow up.

    Francesco.