Hip-Hop Music

English to Icelandic Translation.

English Text:

“This is nothing for the radio,” Drake proclaimed at the beginning of his 2013 album, Nothing Was the Same, “but they’ll still play it though.” Like any good rap boast, it was a bit of an exaggeration — after all, we’re talking about an album that featured such obvious hits as the puffed-chest anthem “Started From the Bottom” and the tuneful, twilit ballad “Hold On, We’re Going Home.” But mostly, Drizzy spoke the truth: The wildly successful Toronto rapper had finally reached that rare cultural plateau that the pop critic Tom Ewing once dubbed “the imperial phase,” a moment in an artist’s career when “intense scrutiny meets intense opportunity” — when he is as popular as he is innovative. Drake’s imperial phase has been uncommonly long (its beginning really stretches back to his regal, brooding 2011 masterpiece, Take Care), perhaps because he’s been so good at maintaining relevance between major releases. Such is Drake’s Midas touch that even the odds and ends he puts out between albums turn to gold. The trumpeting “Trophies” — which at first seemed like a throwaway B-side when he put it out shortly after NWTS — dominated rap radio all last summer; “0 to 100/The Catch Up,” another non-album cut he released on his closely monitored SoundCloud page, was nominated for a Grammy. Shrugs the Boy himself with that self-aware swagger, “It’s that new Drizzy Drake, that’s just the way it go.”


Icelandic Text:

“Þetta er ekki efni fyrir útvarpið” sagði Drake í byrjuninni á plötunni sinni, Nothing Was The Same, “en þeir munu hvað sem er spila það.” Eins og hver önnur góð?, var það ansi mikið ýkt- eftir allt saman, þá erum við að tala um album sem að inniheldur augljósalega fræg lög eins og “Started From the Bottom” og tónfallega og ljóðræna lagið “Hold On, We´re Going Home.” En að mestu leyti, talaði Drizzy um sannleikann: Hinn Óvenjulega Árangursríki rappari frá Toronto hafði loks komist á það sjaldgæfa og menningarlega tímabil sem tónlistar gagngrýnandinn Tom Ewing kallaði einu sinni “keisara tímabilið,” mómentið í lífi listamanns þegar “áköf athugun mætir áköfum tækifærum” – þegar hann er eins frægur og hann er frumlegur. Keisara tímabilið hjá Drake hefur verið óvenjulega langt (það byrjaði í raun árið 2011 með meistaraverki hans, Take Care), kannski er það af því hann er búin að vera duglegur að viðhalda frægð sinni á milli stærri útgáfum hans. það mætti segja að Drake sé með bölvun Mídasar, því jafnvel það ýmislega sem hann gefur út á milli albúma breytist í gull. heimsþekkta lagið “Trophies” – sem í fyrstu sýndist vera ómerkilegt og illa gert lag þegar hann gaf það út stuttu eftir útgáfu NWTS – réð yfir rappi í útvarpinu seinnasta sumar; “0 to 100/catch up,” annað lag sem er ekki á neinni plötu og var bara gefið út á SoundCloud síðuna hans, var tilnefnd til Grammy verðlauna. Drengurinn yppti öxlunum sjálfur með það sjálf-meðvitaða viðhorf, “Þetta er hinn nýji Drizzy Drake, það er bara hvernig það er.”


Why did i choose this text?

i chose this article because i like drake and i think this article says a lot about who he is and what he does. i didn't really use any methods when i translated the text, i just translated it straight forward, but the words that i didn't know what meant, i looked for the definition of them in merriam-websters dictionary, a really useful website btw, and used the information to translate the words to icelandic.

Icelandic to English Translation.

Icelandic Text:

Ísleifur Þórhallsson hjá Senu segir að Sena hafi skoðað að fá kanadíska rapparann Drake til landsins en fyrirtækið er með mörg net úti hverju sinni. Sena stóð fyrir tónleikum Justin Timberlake í Kórnum í fyrra sem eru einir stærstu tónleikar Íslandssögunnar í fjárhæðum og umfangi.Fyrirtækið leggst í ítarlegar rannsóknir þegar metið er hvort það borgi sig að flytja inn erlendar stórstjörnur til landsins. Til dæmis með því skoða hlustun í útvarpi, spilun á Spotify og vinsældir á YouTube innanlands. Kanadíski rapparinn Drake jafnaði í mars sl. met Bítlanna frá 1964 yfir flest lög á vinsældalista Billboard í einu. Drake átti þá fjórtán af hundrað vinsælustu lögunum á Hot 100-lista Billboard. Gæti Drake fyllt Kórinn eins og Justin Timberlake? „Nei, ég held ekki en hann er mjög stór og við höfum skoðað það.“Þið hafið skoðað að fá Drake? „Já, við höfum skoðað það eins og margt annað. Ég held að hann myndi ekki selja alveg jafn mikið og Justin Timberlake en hann vill fá það sama borgað. Og það er kannski ástæðan fyrir því að við erum ekki búnir að tilkynna aðra tónleika í ár. Við erum ekki tilbúnir að borga það sem listamennirnir þurfa og við erum duglegir að segja nei. Við lítum á það sem okkar helsta styrk að fara ekki af stað nema við séum alveg vissir að þetta gangi.


English Text:

Ísleifur Þórhallsson an employee at Sena tells us that Sena has been considering, getting the talented Canadian rapper Drake to perform in Iceland, however the company appears to be looking into getting a lot of other artists as well. Sena was behind the concert Justin Timberlake held in Iceland last year, which was one of the biggest concerts in the history of Iceland. The company takes serious notes when considering if it will pay off to get world-famous superstars to perform in Iceland. Take for example: how they make sure to look deeply enough into all the social media of the artist, too make sure there´s enough hype for him in the country. Drake, the Canadian rapper matched the Beatles record in March, for most songs on the hot 100 billboard list. He had 14 of the 100 most popular songs on the list. “Could Drake fill the concert hall like Justin Timberlake? “No, I don´t think so. Nevertheless He´s very big and famous, and so we´ve looked into it. ” You´ve considered getting Drake here? “Yes, we have thought about it, like we have about many other things. But I don´t think he would sell as many tickets as Justin Timberlake, but he wants to get paid just as much JT was paid. And that might just be the reason why we still haven´t announced another concert this year. We are just not yet ready to pay what the artists want. We are also very diligent to say no, in fact we look at it as one of our main strength to not proceed with anything, unless we are certain it will pay off.”


Why did i choose this Text?

i chose this article, well the same reason i chose the article in the other translation, i like drake. he´s my favorite artist and i'm overly excited that he could be coming to the country. i used no methods in this translation either, i simply just translated the text straight forward.

Interview with a Musician.

Summary from the interview.

Kristbergur Gunnarsson, only 18 years old, is the singer, guitarist and founder of a band called Greyhound. Kristbergur grew up in Vestmanneyjar and has lived there almost all his live. He only moved to Reykjavík last year. Kristbergur has always had a passion for music and started playing the drums only 6 years old. But he loved all other instruments as well and learned to play the guitar, violin, and piano. Before Greyhound, Kristbergur was the drummer of the Blind Bargain, but he only played with them for a short time, until they moved away from Vestmanneyjar. Then he played for The Crystalline Enigma, but after a while he wanted to start his own band, and test his talent in singing. Thus he started Greyhound along with his friends: Gunna Geir playing the bass, Víðir on the drums, and Ásgeir on the guitar. “It´s a whole new experience being the singer rather then the drummer, I get to see all of the audience now” Kristbergur said humorously in the interview.


Questions:

1. Where are you from?

2. How many instruments can you play?

3. What did you do before you started the band?

4. What´s it like being the singer of your own band?

5. How did the band come together, how did it all begin?


Why did I choose this person?

I chose Krisberg because he is my friend and I´ve only known him for a few months now. This was a good opportunity to get to know him, and it was also more comfortable to do this assignment with a person I know.

Greyhound - Break of dawn
Greyhound - On my own

Summaries from Ted

Summaries of the Main Idea

Be an artist, right now.

listen to Young ha talk about how everyone is an artist, but most people just have to unleash it again. when you are born you are an artist as a kid, you have a creative and artistic mind. but as you get older the artist in you gets suppressed and disappears. with all the rules and bossing around you lose touch to the artist in yourself. so if you want to to be an artist you have to "just do it".


i chose this video because i like art myself, and i consider myself to be an artistic person.


How to make Stress your friend.

Kelly McGonigal talks about how people have misunderstood stress. when people get nervous and stressed out they usually think it´s a bad thing, but if you look at it in another way, you can actually benefit of stress. if you consider stress to be a good thing and use it to help you, stress could actually be good for you.


i chose this video, because i thought it was interesting and helpful, to turn stress into your friend.


Pop an Ollie and innovate!

Rodney Mullen talks about skateboarding, how it has evolved over the years, and how it is a way for certain people to express themselves, and find a place they belong. skateboarding gives people a chance to do what they want to do, and create something new in their own way(on a skateboard of course).


i chose this video because i´m a skateboarder, and everyone who knows something about skateboards, knows that rodney mullen is a legend, a revolutionary aspect of this group. and i wanted to know what he had to say about it.