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The Lemonade Incident

by soce, the elemental wizard

This timeless classic will have you dancing to the infectious beats, melodies and rhymes. Even if you aren't gay or generally don't listen to hip hop music, you'll still find yourself singing along to every track.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Hip Hop
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1. I Am (So Gay) Soce, the Elemental Wizard
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2. SD (Sucking D***) Soce, the Elemental Wizard
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3. stagnancy! Soce, the Elemental Wizard
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4. Elemental Intro Soce, the Elemental Wizard
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5. Work/Play Bar Mitzvah Remix Soce, the Elemental Wizard
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6. Hatah Soce, the Elemental Wizard
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7. Bad Hair Day Soce, the Elemental Wizard
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8. IDL (I'm D***less) Soce, the Elemental Wizard
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9. Selling Out Soce, the Elemental Wizard
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10. Same 3 Spots Soce, the Elemental Wizard
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11. Robotics Soce, the Elemental Wizard
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12. SD unplugged Soce, the Elemental Wizard
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13. Sad and Lonely Soce, the Elemental Wizard
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14. I Need You Soce, the Elemental Wizard
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15. Talk To Me Soce, the Elemental Wizard
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16. Smother You Soce, the Elemental Wizard
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17. Trapped Soce, the Elemental Wizard
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"10 out of 10!!!"
Michael Musto, The Village Voice


"SOCE THE ELEMENTAL WIZARD: He's not just gay, he's also white and openly Jewish. What's not to like?"
Jim Farber, New York Daily News



"Soce: The Jewish, gay white MC ('And I am not the only one') mixes humor with pathos on recently released The Lemonade Incident. If you didn't know before, less-than-subtle songs like 'I Am (So Gay)' and 'Sucking D***' should clue you in."
URB Magazine



"An unconventional queer musician confounds both hip-hop and Jewish stereotypes."
Out Magazine




"The hooks are so polished that they could conceivably be on 106th and Park or TRL at any time; the subject matter would be expunged but these are definitely tracks that someone could get down to."
NeuFutur.Com



"This album is shockingly full of tight beats, dynamic song assembly, and poignant witty lyrics."
Smother.Net, Editor's Pick



"soce's rhymes are fresh, his beats irresistible. He's welcome at hip-hop clubs all over New York City -- straight and gay."
Gay.Com



"[soce] is probably the only Ivy League-educated (Yale), violin-playing rapper trying to break down barriers in a music industry niche too often scarred by homophobia."
Gay City News



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"I highly recommend buying The Lemonade Incident, even if you are a homophobic Eminem fan. And check out the insert photographs that explain the title - they're oddly entertaining."
Whoopsy! Magazine



"Tim Stüttgen's Top 15 Tracks:

1. Lady Sovereign - Chi-Ching
2. CocoRosie ft Antony - Beautiful Boyz
3. Kanye West - Diamonds from Sierra Leone
4. Gwen Stefani - Hollaback Girl
5. Roll Deep Crew - Avenue
6. SOCE - I'M SO GAY
7. Missy Elliott ft. Ciara - Lose Control
8. Lethal B - Fire
9. SOCE - SUCKING D*** (Unplugged)
10. Kano ft. Mike Skinner - Nite Nite
11. Ciara ft. Missy Elliott - 1,2 Step
12. Art Brut - Top of the Pops (live)
13. Paul McCartney - Helter Skelter (live)
14. J-Fresh & Jeremy - Schwule Mädchen (live)
15. The Mitchell Brothers - Alone With The TV"
Spex Magazine (Germany)



"Soce
The Lemonade Incident
www.GreatHipHop.com
Out east-coast hip-hop homo and lyricist extraordinaire Soce delivers another solid set of great groovers for the homo-hop set with witty takes on everything from getting laid to not getting laid and everything in between. Unapologetic and with great music to back it all he weaves amusing and clever diatribes worthy of the clubs. My picks: “I Am (So Gay),” “SD (Sucking D***),” “Stagnancy,” “Work/Play (Bar Mitzvah remix),” “Bad Hair Day” featuring Sandra Grace, “Robotics” and four fantastic untitled bonus tracks two of which could be great videos."
San Francisco Bay Times



"Soce is one of the most original, creative, witty, adorable, smartest, funniest, warmest, most humble, fearless artists I have EVER met.

I think a perfect way to determine whether a person has a soul, or not, is in watching him or her respond to Soce's music. If you don't "get it" or if you don't like it, then you've seriously lost your sense of life, love, and laughter. You are more like a dead body faking your way through life. His music is affirming, reviving, invigorating, playful, and surprisingly thoughtful.

This is music that is being created and presented against a great many more odds than most can probably comprehend, and still Soce refuses to pander to the lowest common-denominator just to win you over. His music trusts in your intelligence to read between the lines, to enjoy the euphemisms, and to laugh with him at the painful absurdities of life that tend to be familiar to all of us in one way or another.

Some people may enjoy Soce's music as if it is all about the humor, the cartoon-ish playfulness, and the addictive sing-alongs, but there is far more to it than that. I love that you can be mindless and goofy with his songs, but there is depth, feeling, and true stories behind the fun, which makes Soce a spectrum of soul, instead of a specialist in selling.

Soce is more than a rapper, musician, brilliant artist; he is a superhero in his own right.

He has saved my day on more than one occassion with even just one of his great songs."

Troy aka CocteauBoy



soce, the elemental wizard "The Lemonade Incident"



"Hey, what's up?! We all have different qualities which help to define who we are. In this song, I'd like to tell you a little bit about myself-- who I am..." That's soce, the elemental wizard on the opening track of his new CD, before he launches into "Yo! Yo! Yo! ... I am (So Gay). I really am (So Gay) ..." With that intro, soce (pronounced so-SAY), the elemental wizard, AKA soce tew, ushers us in to the next phase of his hip hop after-hours party. Performing at a non-stop pace in New York City's formative downtown music scene with an infectious, charismatic energy, he's shocking even his fans with a new lyrical boldness which explore not only gay identity but the unapologetic joys (and not-so-joyous moments) of... gay sex! Yeah, it's hip hop, and it's gay. But you won't hear any neutered "coming out" songs or pre-fab pop tunes with ambiguous pronouns on this CD. You will hear (get ready!), "I suck so much dick I'm getting sick of this; My dick-sucking capabilities are limitless!" For those scenesters that can't get enough of the self-styled performer, there's good news: soce, New York City's most prominent JGWMC (Jewish Gay White MC), has a new full-length CD, the in-your-face "The Lemonade Incident". In addition to the killer opening track "(I Am) So Gay", the CD includes many moments guaranteed to be the musical effect of downing a Red Bull-- and a lot of the tracks on "The Lemonade Incident" have already become audience favorites at soce's live shows, including "SD", "Work/Play the 'Bar Mitzvah' Remix", and "Sad and Lonely".



"The Lemonade Incident" doesn't sound very much like its predecessor "I Am In My Own World"-- and good for soce. Not that I wasn't a huge fan of that album. In fact, I'll be bold enough to say that "I Am In My Own World" is just about as perfect a hip hop CD as you're likely to find. But, "The Lemonade Incident" takes a different turn, starting with that quirky title (the meaning of which, incidentally, soce has yet to reveal). While the style and sound is definitely soce's street-smart persona and trademark humor, the focus of his sophomore effort is a bit more narrow: it explores a side of the rapper that we haven't seen yet, and it breaks taboos in both gay and hip hop cultures in the process. After the intro of "(I Am) So Gay", soce wastes no time in offering a no-holes-barred mantra of gay identity for a new generation: "I am a HOMO, That's what I do; I'm feelin' kind of hot, what's up with you? You wanna suck my dick? You wana ass-fuck? But never 69, that number is bad luck!" A truly funky, cutting-edge New York City moment comes when you're watching a live audience react to soce's performance of "Lemonade"'s second track, "SD"-- and no, that doesn't stand for "South Dakota"! The deliciously dirty tune begins with a musical intro that almost sounds like a rhythm from Britney Spears' "Baby One More Time"... but what follows instead is the perfect antidote for Britney's cock-tease persona. "SD", which features an absolutely a-dick-tive chorus, never fails to illicit joy from the gay guys, gasps from the more "genteel" members of the audience, and outright shock from the straight people in the crowd (Talk about, ahem, wide open mouths...) "SD" is an ode to the joys of giving head as opposed to receiving it, and it's the hottest song about oral sex since Lil Kim and Sisqo asked the tittilating question "How Many Licks?" If you didn't get enough, there's also an unplugged piano-and-vocals version of "SD" later on in the CD which gives the listener a slightly different effect. In case you haven't guessed by now, this CD is dirty. How dirty is it? Dirtier than soce's hip hop peer Emimem, "Dirrty-er" than pop tart Christina Aguliera, and even rivaling the bad girl of queer music Jayne County. (Lest we forget, Jayne gave us songs with titles like "Cream In My Jeans" and "I Got Fucked By the Devil Last Night") But you can only say "Fuck me!" or its equivalent so many times without sounding like a desperate horndog unless you have the musical skill to back it up. And as we've seen before, soce delivers-- with a cornucopia of clever lyrics, state-of-the-art musical effects, and an oh-so-wicked sense of humor. Although he seems to have an endless supply of lyrical tricks under that trademark felt wizard hat, the CD features more than just straight rapping. He pays tribute to the granddaddies of hip hop: '70's-influenced soul and R&B. He often layers his raps with that style in the same song, and the effect is impressive. "HATAH" actually has soce rapping some uncharacteristically acidic lyrics ("You are your average faggot-hating masturbating MC, whackin' off to naked bitches on your cable TV...") superimposed onto a jazz track. Hard to imagine? You gotta hear it to believe it! Almost as if to give his listeners a cool-down session and give us a taste of his of his full-range of vocal skills, soce goes full stripped-down funk-and-soul (Think Isaac Hayes or Marvin Gaye) with "I Need You" and "Talk to Me", two tracks that are more bedroom than back room. It's enough to make you ask, "Is that soce singing? The same guy who's rapping, 'I'm the gayest MC on the planet, I get more men than janet, and I know you can't stand it!'?" "The Lemonade Incident" also features some lighthearted indulgences like "Bad Hair Day" ("'Tip your head back,' a girl told me... But I can't deal with that, I'm not a chick, I'm a homey!") -- a subject we can all relate to-- and "Robotics", something of a pre-pubescent computer- whiz fantasy come to sprout. It presumably gives us a look into soce's childhood affinities-- which we suspect included video games-- right down to the song's '80's- influenced musical pops and electronic bridges. After all, he didn't grow up in South New York--- and never pretended that he did, even rapping about his background it in "Elemental Intro": "I grew up in the meadow, it's different from the ghetto." A real shot of adrenanline comes with the audience-pleasing pinnacle of popcraft "Sad & Lonely"-- and you can see the video for that song at www.socetew.com/sad.htm. There are also two "hidden" tracks on the CD, which of course wouldn't be hidden anymore if I revealed what they were... but let's just say that if you're a soce fan by now, you'll recognize the songs as soce, the elemental wizard in classic form.



Like the groundbreaking 2003 CD, "I Am In My Own World", "The Lemonade Incident" is expertly crafted, musically intricate, and ultimately addictive... and it's a much-needed middle finger in the face of the new uptight, Clear Channel-ized America. The new album is soce's equivalent of Madonna's 1994 CD "Erotica"-- an artistic exploration of sex, not just sexuality. Soce has yet to release a coffee table-quality book of erotic photographs and stories to go along with the CD... but just like many people questioned "Is this the real Madonna?" when she was at her sex-drenched climax, many soce fans will ponder, "Is this the real soce, or is he just rapping about this? Well, we may never know... but just keep listening, and be ready for surprises... 'cause, to quote the JGWMC himself, "that's what happens when you're fucking with soce!"


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Bylli Crayone

I Love this Guy!
This CD is awsome. I love the music and the crazy sexual lyrics. Suck d*** is my favorite song! I Love Gay Anthems!
Keep rockin man!

www.BylliCrayone.com

~Bylli

Doug Maynard

Tight beats, good music and a big smile on my face.
soce has really outdone himself with this CD. Whenever I'm feeling a bit down or having a bad (hair) day, I know I just put on this CD and the dark cloud just lifts away. The music is good and the beats are tight, but it's those infectous lyrics that really reach out and grab you. They might be a tad on the explicit side at times, but soce manages to pull off being explicit without being offensive or threatening. Whether you're straight or gay, you'll find yourself bopping along to to the music and singing along to the songs. Even my most redneck of friends have found themselves singing along to I Am (so Gay), Hatah, & Sucking Dick. That itself is a sight to behold. Truly, the Lemonade Incident transcends all races, ages, sexual orientations and genders. It's just good music and good fun. And like the man himself, soce, it's a timeless classic in the making with something to appeal to everyone. I would strongly reccomend this CD to any of my friends and anyone else. To sum it up in five words or less, "It is that damn good!" Try it. You'll like it!

Michael Dichard

GREAT,FANTASTIC,BEST IN A LONG TIME
I find this cd to be one of the most original hip/hop rap albums I've heard in a long time. Everyone into hip/hop rap should have this in their collection gay or straight it fits all livestyles

MISTERMAKER

The best yet...
Serioously this is the illest CD he's dropped. He's getting better every time, im really pleased to be associated with him. Keep up the good work man ..
mistermaker
gayhiphop.com

Jeffyjef

good listen, raunch
Great to listen to, good tunes, intelligent rhymes, harmonies, rhythms. A little on the raunchy side but sometimes one is in the mood for such talk...

Paul

Soce is creative and spits with precision
I have always dug the tunes "I'm so gay" and "Sad and Lonely" so I had to check out the other songs. I love the cleverness of Soce's lyrics. "SD" is really so relevant and very catchy.

Paul Krantz

Lots of Fun!
Lots of fun to listen to by yourself or with friends. It'll put many smiles on your face and put you in a good mood.

Gersham Hayden Weekes


This is certainly NOT the same socetew from I'M IN MY OWN WORLD! It's almost as if he made a conscientious decision to up the ante on this new recording. The "F" word, used minimally on the previous CD, is used prominently here but, strangely enough, not to deleterious effect; ditto the sexual imagery.Also, whereas the previous CD boasted a few choice cuts as potential singles (in their unedited glory), the only track that could hit the FCC-governed airways here is probably the rollicking "Robotics". This is not a "diss"; soce has grown as we expect the best of our artistes to do and has taken us along for the ride. The camouflage of the opened-eye innocent may be sheared but something else is emerging. Let's see where he takes us on his next CD.

zayn

makes me happy
this release was the best. just don't get too slick. stuff to make you laugh and think and beat happy.