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Title:  Speed-way Jam
Track: Sonic Generations (Speed Highway )
Remixed Original Track: Cash Cash, SEGA/Sonic Team
Date: 07th April 2012
Lyrics Co-Written and Performed by: Elson 'Darkspeeds' Wong & Speedio322
Concept & Additional Voices: Elson 'Darkspeeds' Wong
SFXs: SEGA/Sonic Team


[Announcer] "Hey hey! Ya'll listen up! This is gonna be a dynamic duo! Darkspeeds and Speedio322! Let's go!!"

[Darkspeeds]

Make it fast and do a spin attack, no time to go back!
No time to waste, gotta leave no trace! Don't get in my case!
Blasting off at the speed of sound! Goin' pound for pound!
And there ain't no time to fool around. I'm here to be renown!

[Mr. Bobby B.] "Okay! Calm down! Calm down now! It ain't over yet!"

[Darkspeeds]

Three two one! Running at the speed of sound - makes you wanna go… BOOM!
Here we go! It's way past cool - makes you wanna go... ZOOM!


[Chorus]

(Twenty hundred miles an hour!)
Yo this is how we rock and roll!
(Twenty hundred miles an hour)
Speedin' through, we pay no toll!
(Twenty hundred miles an hour!)
Use your feet or spin like a ball!
(Twenty hundred miles an hour!)
Slow it down, won't reach the goal!


[Darkspeeds] "Yea! That's what I'm talkin' about Speedio! What do you think of that?"

[Speedio] "Alright, Alright, I'll admit that was pretty good. But let me give it a shot right quick... Let's go!"


[Speedio's Rap #1]

As I blast thru, runnin' around, I'm tearin' thru the streets,
And you'll never catch me slowing down, that's nothing like me.
I just, keep it goin'-fly thru the day, I'm never lookin' back
I got things all around tryna take me down, so I gotta pick up the slack.

If ya chase me down (I'll go a little faster)
Don't lose sight (I'll never be found)
If you think (You're the speed master)
I'll show you (The speed of sound)
Don't have time to worry bout' danger, never let it keep me down
I'm the king of fast motion, so I'm never losin' my crown.

(One hundred miles an hour)
Pick it up cuz thats too slow
(Ten hundred miles an hour)
Still not enough gotta feel the flow
(Twenty hundred miles an hour)
That's enough to reach the goal.
But I can go more than that, the gift of speed is inside my soul.


[Speedio] "So-ah Darkspeeds, how was that?"

[Darkspeeds] "Not bad dude! How about this. I rap one piece and you do the other?"

[Speedio] "Alright I'm cool with that!"

[Darkspeeds & Speedio] "Okay! Three... Two... One... Let's go!"


[Darkspeeds Rap #1]

Speeding through at the speed of sound!
Grabbing rings as I go!
And there ain't nothing to stop me by!
Won't lose my flow, gonna keep it cool!

[Speedio's Rap #2]

Racing pass my obstacles
Fly at blinding speed
And I'm takin' out my enemies
That's why I take the lead


[Darkspeeds] "Verse Two from the two of us! This is where things get dangerous!"

[Speedio322] "Oh yeah!"

[Darkspeeds] "Yeah, Dr. Eggman's up to no good."

[Speedio322] "You know we gotta stop him, you know what I mean?"

[Darkspeeds] "Yup! It's up to us to do something about it!"

[Speedio322] "Alright"

[Darkspeeds] "Ya know what I'm thinkin'?"

[Speedio322] "I gotcya!"

[Darkspeeds & Speedio322] "LET'S JUICE!"


[Chorus]

(Twenty hundred miles an hour!)
Yo this is how we rock and roll!
(Twenty hundred miles an hour)
Speedin' through, we pay no toll!
(Twenty hundred miles an hour!)
Use your feet or spin like a ball!
(Twenty hundred miles an hour!)
Slow it down, won't reach the goal!


[POLICE INTERCEPTION #1]


[Darkspeeds #2]

Cops are chasing me everywhere!
Got no time for these tools!
Better chase up to that Eggman fool!
Gotta do all that I can!

[Speedio322 Rap #3]

I got no time to waste right now
Gotta chopper on my tail
But I have to make it thru right now
I have no room to fail


[POLICE INTERCEPTION #2]


[Helicoptor Cop Pilot] "Station Square PDHQ, we got a speed freak running around the city at 10'o clock! Traffic on the streets is in chaos and we got a lot of windows smashed. Subject is probably armed and dangerous. What are your orders?"

[Superior Officer at HQ] "Capture and subdue the subject immediately! Over!"

[Helicoptor Cop Pilot] "Copy! Over!


[Chorus]

(Twenty hundred miles an hour!)
Yo this is how we rock and roll!
(Twenty hundred miles an hour)
Speedin' through, we pay no toll!
(Twenty hundred miles an hour!)
Use your feet or spin like a ball!
(Twenty hundred miles an hour!)
Slow it down, won't reach the goal!
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This was a delight to create.


The moment I heard this while playing Sonic Generations, I KNEW this had to have lyrics at a fast tempo pace! I absolutely loved Cash Cash's rework of this classic from Sonic Adventure - who could forget Sonic speeding through at the speed of sound in a fully immersed 3D metro city level that is Speed Highway - way back in the days of the Dreamcast?


Awesome times.


But nevertheless I felt that it would be a little empty if I just rapped my way through this track alone. So what did I decide to do? Ask Speedio322 to join me that's what!


I was impressed with Speedio322's lyrical work on Sonic Generations' Rooftop Run (Classic) that I invited him into this project.


I shared with him the concept, threw in my lyrics and got him to fill in the rest of the gaps. It was a really cool experience to do my first proper collab work for a Sonic lyrical recording.


I requested that Speedio322 perform two versions, he delivered and was very pleased with the results. Amen to your awesome skills bro - you rock! *thumbs up*


Nevertheless the extra stuff like the POLICE INTERCEPTIONS were thrown in for good measure - I wanted to add in a little atmosphere and to remind players of the old game level design and the elements that MADE it so special.


Strangely enough I sounded just a little bit like Dr. Eggman on the two-way radio right towards the end! Lol!


Hope you'll enjoy what Speedio322 and I did! This was great fun to do at the end of the day. *thumbs up*


Artwork (C) Elson 'Darkspeeds' Wong
Characters (C) to respective owners (i.e. Darkspeeds & Speedio322)
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:iconboobiezyay:
boobiezyay Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Twenty hundred miles an hour!
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KMTwiddley-Wings Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
XD I told you I couldn`t stop listening to this!!
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duperhero Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Photographer
Mister Bobby B.? Who's that?
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Turbothehedgehog717 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I listened to it and im sure i heard eggman in it...its obvious too...
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HyperSonicXdA Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I've got an idea; how about you two do this on the modern version? It fits just as well, and I must admit it's my favorite of the two.
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jessyho862010 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I never head of that song lol
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RiotaiPrower Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Artist
I would really love to critique these little lyrical projects you're doing, even though you haven't opened up that option. I enjoy them so much, but I also think you can do better with each next one. Don't get me wrong, they're coming out amazing, but it's just missing that little touch.

First off, I'd like to say that your lyrics are well thought out, and fit well within the feel of the Sonic universe. Lyrics are your most creative point in these projects, since the instruments and melody are already laid out for you. Starting with templates is a good move, however, since it gives your mind an easy start in writing music. I also enjoy how you've overdubbed the vocal tracks to give one track a fallback. It works well, and catches any melodic mistakes that would otherwise be audible in a single track.

The only thing that bothers me about your vocal track on these songs is that you often fall out of the correct octave. This is a typical mistake vocalists do in order to save themselves from cracking their voice. But when it is done in the wrong progressions of the song, it becomes very noticeable. I would suggest that, if you need to change octaves in the middle of the music, you should try to find a good position to do so. Also, always practice your octaves, because you may one day be able to reach those high/low notes you otherwise couldn't, and it could help in improving your vocals.

The octave change is incredibly evident in the verse of your "Taking Off" lyricalization (I'm aware that's totally not a real word). The Darkspeeds portion changes between two octaves where Speedio322 sticks to one octave.

Overall, these are still very enjoyable and a unique idea to entertain the fans. I will always be listening to your lyrical takes on the Sonic music. They always sound so full of fun and excitement, and apply something new to the vast collection of Sonic music that is available. Thanks for taking the time to put these out there for us.
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ElsonWong Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My goodness! It's comments like these that make this exercise of creating lyrical works more rewarding.

Thank you for the feedback RiotaiPrower! I'll need to educate myself on the fundamentals of sounds and music theory (for instance your mention of octaves/high-low notes)... I'm more of a 'do-it-and-learn' person than a 'learn-it-then-do-it' type. I should go for the latter to fill up on some essential knowledge to better understand your suggestions! :D

Nevertheless thanks for sharing your thoughts on this, I can't guarantee an improvement on my next one but hopefully I can achieve it! ;)
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RiotaiPrower Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Artist
Sorry, I meant "Speed-way Jam" instead of "Taking Off". I just had so many windows open of your tracks at the time haha!
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vivthehedgehog10 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
awesome!!!
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kyleultra128 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AHHH, that was awesome!
Im not much of a song writer but in my head Im guessing that would of taken some time !

Great job Elson and Speedio
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BellOfVictory Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012   General Artist
This is very catchy! Love it! Keep up the good work!
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Midnightskytime Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Thumbs up! This is awesome!
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IMTEAMEDWARDELRIC Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Great song
I enjoyed it. :D
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SevenRingsInHand777 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Not to mention, I was looking at YouTube comments, and blazezear was right. The way you sing to Run Through the Speed Highway makes it more "danceable", perse.
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SevenRingsInHand777 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Next time I play Act 1 of Speed Highway, I'm turing the in-game music off and playing this from my iPod. I honestly had no idea what to expect when I clicked the link, but when I listened to it, HO-LY-SH**. Quite the epic song.

Way Past Cool!

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angelic-1ove Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Love it! I think this is my favorite one so far, and it being a collab just makes it twice as epic. Sure, there were some flaws in it that stopped the flow for half a second, but no worries! That's how ya learn, so I expect your next song to be better, and the one after that EVEN BETTER!! :D

*lol, I'm geeking on the inside as I listen to this a little* :iconteheplz:
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ElsonWong Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:giggle: You said 'geeking'... That reminds me of Vector's son in Sonic Universe (Argyle is his name - I think...!) using that same quote that kids these day use for the expression of an overjoyed sensation under the context of a geek reference. :D

Cute! ^^

Nevertheless thanks for the compliment! ;)
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angelic-1ove Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oooh, I know what you're talking about (30 years later?) I just realized that lol
And anytyme! :aww:
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Auroblaze Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
8D OKAY,THIS SONIC RAP IS TOTALLY GONNA BE ON MY MP3 :iconsobeautifulplz::heart:
I love that Speed Highway remix for Generations too!It's really great!:'D
The song is so catchy!!!You two really are awesome singers!!!X'D
Really amazing job,I enjoyed it so much that I can't stop listening to it!!!XD:love:
I hope we'll see more of these 'cuz seriously they are way past cool:iconyourocksonicplz: XD
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ElsonWong Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you Auroblaze! It's been a ton of fun creating this with Speedio322's contribution of his lyrical rap parts! ^_~ We're glad that you enjoyed it very much! 8-)
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Fifianna Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg!
I liked this sound...., and now I just love it so muuuuch better!!! :love:
awesome job Mr. Elson! :D
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KetaniaVahltae Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not really a fan of covers, or fan songs (or the original mix of the classic Speed Highway) but this is just...very fitting. Although, some parts like the "twenty hundred miles per hour" and those bits where it sounds like your conversing in the middle of the song with the other guy kinda throw it off IMO. Otherwise I do like the echoes effects to the vocals.
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ElsonWong Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the honest opinion Kitsune-Tails! = )

The echo effects worked really well on certain sections of the track.

So you enjoy the modern version of Speed Highway better? :)
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SevenColors-Alice Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I remember you show the lyrics to me a few months ago on this little project and knowing you would eventually finish it with an amazing outcome.. It seems I was correct! :dummy:

This is probably the best Sonic lyrical recording you've done yourself Elson :) Not to mention it being a collab as well, you both were very impressive with the choice of words to go with a sort of flow. The only thing that seemed to have stopped the flow of the lyrics were that "Twenty miles an hour" sort of thing :) But hey, the outcome seriously was amazing! :XD: I could totally jam to this song anyday, and it seriously brought back the days when playing Speed Highway, I always loved this stage, and I still play it whenever I have the time.

Great job you two with the rapping! B) Hehe, makes me want to try to make some lyrics one day, despite how horrible my voice is :rofl: Looking forward for more! (And I still need to find a day to catch up to so many of your works :XD:)
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ElsonWong Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why thank you BlazeCake! ^^

I knew Speedio322 would do a kick-ass job on his part - proud to have him on board this project.

Hey it's all part of the fun to try something out right? ;)

I'm still surprised about the chorus bit - I honestly felt I did a pretty decent job on that but it just disrupts the flow somehow. Maybe I should have replaced it with a "3.... 2.... 1.... Let's Zoom!...." kind of thing whilst the rest of the faster-paced lyric do their thing. I dunno... XD
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michanforever Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:O I have to say, I've never heard anything like this. Not for Sonic game songs, in any case. I love this! :heart: Awesome job, keep it up, you've earned a dA watcher and YouTube subscriber :D
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ElsonWong Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I'm really surprised at how this is gaining a lot of attention.

Thank you so kindly for the watch and subscribe! I have different plans now - it's time get back into finishing off the SONIC ARCHIE Animated Adaptation series. :D
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Freebro Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Meh, to be honest, I didn't really like the track so much... The lyrics could've been compressed a little better with the background music. Lyrics NEED MORE EFFECTS! But other than that... I give it about 7/10 for lyric effort! Not too bad, it just needs a little better sound production techniques to be used on it.

If you need any help in sound/music production, PLEASE do message me! I am always willing to help ^.^
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ElsonWong Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude! A mixer is what I need to get the vocal tracks compressed and sounding crisp! :D

I did it to the best of my ability, (and using Audacity as well... XD). I spoken to a colleague of mine at work and what he described (when making music, pre and post production) is super complex. X_X;

I have a feeling you use Protools?

What kind of effects were you suggesting? I'd love to hear what can be used to improve the vocals to match the chord progression and sound to the BGM! :D
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Freebro Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Don't get me wrong, the final product was pretty good! I just didn't like it personally... Listening to it more and more, I'm starting to like it more and more >.<

Actually I use FL Studio.

Effects... Hm... Even though I suggested more effects, I don't know a whole lot, myself x.x
Perhaps adding delay on the end of the the vocal verses. You could add a low pass filter to the original track at certain times in the song. There's a VSTi in FL that allows you to manipulate the time of the track played to create a scratching sound, and at the same time it manipulates the volume. That would be awesome if it was used in this track.

The difficult part of this song is the fact that the lyrics are a mix of rap and traditional, which I've never dealt with before...
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ElsonWong Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah interesting suggestions there Freebro - you happen to have samples of your work? It'd be great to hear some to get an idea of what you're trying to illustrate. *thumbs up*
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Freebro Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh ya, here's my YouTube Channel: [link]
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Freebro Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Student General Artist
[link]
Meh, there's not too much on there that I like nowadays... But I can post some new songs if you want me to! ^.^
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WHY-AM-I-STILL-HERE Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student Artist
wonderful
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Geemoney1022 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It was pretty decent. Some parts didn't go with the flow of the music. Also the twenty hundred miles an hour part kinda threw me off.
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KemonoApocalypse Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hahaha this was cool :D
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GyroGear Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012   General Artist
It's missing the Up and Down and All-Around. Still, that's creative
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ETplaysSM Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Eh... I think I'll stick with the original song(s).
Maybe this just isn't my thing.
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SEGASister Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Cool! :)
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Imthenats Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That wuz great. :clap: Well done!
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JetTaco Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
ĦAwesome! ĦI love you! *download the song* ;u;
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lavathehedghog4415 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
that song epic
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Banter-O-Rilley Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Well, now...that was certainly fast-paced.
It was like listening to Terrorvision's "D'Ya Wanna Go Faster" and "Highway Chase" from FFVII: Advent Children at the same time.

Overall, it was cool.
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LeoHightower Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's pretty kick-ass! :iconyourockplz:
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xXZariXx Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist
Fucking awansome :3
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raiders74 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
:iconclapplz:
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TF-chaser Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Very good lyrics, I like it :iconclapplz:
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