Nimbusnine - Confused (Produced by B-Roc)
"Hoy! O ano? Handa na ba kayo? Tara.."
These are the first few words you will hear when you cop the Philippine Phenom Mixtape from 2006. And what better way to sound off our September Madness than by giving you Philippine Phenom's track number 1, Confused. This era in Nimbus9's music is way past the radio airplay of NY to PI and Homegirl. This song was one of the last songs we recorded for that album, which we released during the last day of the first Community annual event. Off the inspiration of rocking overseas shows with Jin and Loon; and coming home to the success of The Community shows -- Nimbus birthed this song before the summer of '06 ended.
There are tons of quotables available in this song to inspire each emcee, whether aspiring to be or a weathered one at that. This song speaks of his brilliance with his pen game "Usually near an S just like an apostrophe -- Stress, Sex & Smoke; Sounds, Sports & Streets/ the only 'S' I ain't close to is prolly Sleep/" -- this was a mantra few lived by with at that time; Mike Swift, Nimbus, God's Will & Me and some other cats.
Nimbus came to my house that day saying I already had a beat made for his rhymes. The beat he dug up was this one I had made and forgotten about, almost a year ago. I had to modify it quick and he laced me up with this song. I can only put my boy Verse as a close second, who I've witness rock a verse this long and intense. This was also perfect to set the mood for Philippine Phenom, it can't get anymore epic than this beat right here.
This song also gave us a look into Nimbus' early vocals and toying with melodies, which I still believe is unmatched by any emcee out there in the Philippines to this very day. I would like to give my readers a Soulfiesta welcome into September's Madness, an all month feature on Nimbeezy! I will unearth some of Nimbus' older tracks and provide you with new ones everyday!
NOTES: Nimbus and I had an early problem regarding what he would liked to be called, cause apparently then, Mike Swift had a tag to him "Pinoys Finest" -- and some other international cats had something attached to their names. Me and Nimbus was really going hard thinking about it -- I bet we came up with foolish names but half way through making the mixtape and mad greeneries consumed, he texted me this title and it just stuck and was perfect in all sense of the word. More Nimbus facts soon!