Monday, May 16, 2016

Review #1,498: Dino Danja & Dae~Dae "Scales, Bales & Sales (Hosted by DJ Tremon)"

Reviewed on 5.16.2016 (Review #1,498)


Can’t believe it’s been 3 months & 11 dayz since I last reviewed a Louisiana CD! I’ve been reviewin’ Promo Only’s Promo Only: Dance Radio editions each month, still, so I haven’t been reviewless. It’s just, since that last Louisiana review (Kevin Gates Islah), we’ve been really short-handed and I’ve been workin’ my ass off at tha front counter by myself, every day, for three months straight! It’s been brutal hell, I tell ya!! Haven’t had much energy & time for shit, even down to lil’ NY trips! But, now, this could be a lil’ bit of a shakeback… Got a brand new CD out now, WFTLD Newz, so I’m feelin’ great in some areas! But now, time fa a Louisiana review—yay, lol! Released on August 4, 2015, it’s Dino Danja & Dae~Dae, from Baton Rouge, Scales, Bales & Sales (Hosted by DJ Tremon), brought to you by Danja Zone Muzik & Ya Own 2 Entertainment! Wonder how Dae~Dae’s doin’? Funny to know that tha last time I talked to him was last year, on June 15! It was when I shmoked heavy with this chick I worked with, who’s 48! He was like, “Did you suck her off good?” ROFL, Dae~Dae! For shmokin’ purposes only, lol! Naw, we good friends! Also, since then, some “Dae Dae” without tha symbol has come outta Georgia with that “Wat U Mean” song that I’m kinda feelin’. However, I don’t like that he jacked Dae~Dae’s name!! But yeah, let’s get into this! Start Time: 4:55 PM | End Time: 5:57 PM


Disclaimer: I rate each song from 1.0 – 5.0; each rating iz my own opinion! I only please myself wit my ratings! I don’t care how lyrical you are, as long as it’s jammin’ enough for me to like it! I look for beats, then vocals, and then lyrics. To determine my favorites, I will differ tha 4.0 ratings. If a song gets at least a 4.0 rating from me, I love it already. If at least a 4.6 rating, I pretty much really love it, as it’s considered mindblowin’ when I hear it! Any song can earn up to a maximum of a 5.0 rating. Anything I type before “ >>> ” iz what I’m sayin’ before I listen to tha song; anything after I type “ >>> ” iz what I think of tha song while I’m listening to it. If you use tha word “swag” frequently, have auto-tune in your vocals, or talk about nothin’ but money and hoes (which I consider ‘typical’ topics), I’m not buyin’ it!

© 2016 CD Review (Review #1,498) reviewed on 5.16.2016 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.



01. “Intro”
Produced by Trell It’s A Hit (lol/smh @ tha full name?); let’s see… >>> Wow, I thought it was “Nitro” (‘cause of tha back cover) but it’s just an “Intro”! Nice beginning from DJ Tremon, here, and wow, really diggin’ this ‘90s/old-soundin’ hip-hop beat fa tha BR! Wow, fuckin’ lovin’ tha return of Dae~Dae on tha 1st verse, here! Oh, man, as I’m almost 28, listenin’ to this makes me feel like I’m tha 16 year-old and Dae~Dae’s tha 28 year-old, even though we’re really only six years apart, lol! No wonder why I look up ta him!! Excellent verse, strictly grindin’ ova this heat—tha beat!! Tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ nice from Danja, here! Oh, just diggin’ this beat so much!! “In and outta state, thug!” Shit yea! Gotta luv tha southern vibe at all times! Don’t think PA’ll eva understand “bet,” yet, lol… My Rating: 4.7


02. “You Can’t Relate”
Actually, funny, but as of January 20, 2015, I can “relate,” in a way! Shocking?! >>> Almost sounds like DJ Wookee in tha beginning, but it’s DJ Tremon. Oh, just diggin’ this evolved Dae~Dae voice!! Diggin’ tha shit on tha verse, here; luvin’ tha drug content and street content, ya dig?! Luv how he says, “doe doe,” when I think of Doe-Doe from Baton Rouge, hence, January 20’s Doe-Doe’s birthday! Too bad I can’t get away from tha “fake” from my job, since they keep complainin’, “I know Frankie hates me!” It’s like, c’mon! If you weren’t such a fuck-up, you would succeed, rather than get hated on! But yeah, nice hook, too… Danja on tha 2nd verse, comin’ through wit them livin’-life rhymes… “Sometimes, I wanna quit;” right? Tried to put my two weeks in tha other day but they denied it! So, when Doe-Doe and them ain’t all motivated for tha music, quitting ain’t an option!! My Rating: 4.4


03. “Million-Dollar Honda”
X-Fyle doin’ tha beat—feels great to write some of this ‘cause it’s been a long while since a review, it seems like! Let’s hear it! >>> Hearin’ tha beginning and it sounds hot! I swear, hearin’ these kinda Baton Rouge-soundin’ songs in this work world I’m in, now, I feel like two completely different worlds are connectin’ in a weird, but unique way!!! Oh, I’d prolly luv this if I was high, right now! Definitely diggin’ tha catchy hook, here! Fuck yeah, Dae~Dae on tha 1st verse, comin’ through like tha icon he iz!! Like, time flies? Been knowin’ Dae~Dae since seven years ago, this month, when he gave me Yung Yola’s jail address. Since then, everythang I heard from him has been aces!! And, around these youngins, tha way I dress and act, I’m their Dae~Dae, ya dig? Here comes Dino on tha 2nd verse, comin’ through wit dat good shit… Yeah, definitely some great music fa this kinda time… Too bad I’m gettin’ to it kinda late, but then again, especially since there’s not much noise in tha undaground right now, timing don’t really matter, at tha moment… My Rating: 4.5


04. “Who I Do It 4”
Trell It’s A Hit providin’ tha beat, here… And, y’all must “do it 4” me! >>> Oh, yea, definitely anticipatin’ this beat start! Bringin’ back tha anticipatin’ vibes of Louisiana, lol?! Nice wit “who” y’all “make music 4!” Really goin’ off on tha 1st verse, Dae~Dae!! My God, I’ve always loved what you’ve brought to tha table, but I’ve neva embraced it in a major way!! I think I oughta “do” dat!! I’m sendin’ you a copy of my new album but I’m writin’ you, too, since I have no idea how ta get a hold of you, these dayz… After all that excitement, here comes Dino on tha 2nd verse, comin’ through wit tha good street shit ta top this off… So glad Dino anotha one that neva age! Hope he doin’ this in his 50’s!! Or, like tha lady that’s been at my job for 29 years, hope Danja doin’ this when he close to 70!! My Rating: 4.6


05. “What Is You Doing??”
LOL, gotta feel tha title but no producer? “What Is [Y’all] Doing??,” lol? >>> At least it ain’t a jacked beat; as long as it online or somethin’, it all good… Here comes King Dae~Dae on tha 1st verse, comin’ through wit dat dumb shit! Oh wait, aimin’ at tha ones with tha “wrong decision,” I see, here? Okay, when they “blowin’ money on drugs and an outfit;” I dig dat. When you have dat good money, you get your CDs pressed up! Also, you travel and blow like a ma’fucka, ya feel me?! Nice job on tha 1st verse and, holy shit, really diggin’ how Dae~Dae soundin’ on tha hook wit tha emotion, lol! Nice how Danja comes through answerin’ what Dae~Dae asks, lol! Nice job wit tha 2nd verse, Danja; always connectin’ where Dae~Dae leaves off… And, a long outro with 34 seconds of silence; hmm… My Rating: 4.5


06. “Clientelle”
Speaker Knockerz doin’ tha track, here; let’s get it! >>> “Shout out to my shmokers;” fuckin’ right! “I can get you what you want, bro…;” whether “bro” or “bruh,” you still sound great wit it, Dae! You right about those “‘90s babies” wit how they “post they shit on Instagram and get slammed!” Then again, I ain’t been ashamed of expressin’ how much I luv weed, these dayz, lol. Good shit, Dae! Luv hearin’ your evolved voice; you’ve always been tha shit! Nice job wit tha hook, soundin’ like “Make Tha Trap Say Aye”, lol. Hearin’ tha 2nd verse wit Danja and his “Clientelle;” luv all tha weights! My Rating: 4.3


07. “Everybody” feat. Lucky Starr
Hmm… No producer, but a Lucky one, here… >>> Ain’t realize tha feature was gon be a female (or young male, lol?); they sound nice on tha hook, though. Here comes tha 1st verse from Danja, this time? Ooh, gets me even more anticipated for Dae~Dae!! Diggin’ tha “ain’t stuntin’ fa tha Gram” shit; I feel dat. This shit sounds nice fa tha south, strictly mobbin’! Even got tha Starr on tha 2nd verse, here, as it’s like a Yo Gotti sequel to “Errbody”… Not bad; an okay collaboration… And, here’s King Dae~Dae on tha 3rd verse, “catch a round, hold it down wit ya rounds;” fuckin’ love him!! Gotta luv livin’ tha life of a celeb!! Remember, Dae~Dae, you a celebrity!!! My Rating: 4.0


08. “Stopped Dat Jiggin’”
Don’t make me feel old!! That’s one thing I’ve been sufferin’ from: age anxiety!! Am I really tha same age Dae~Dae was when “Jock My Shoe Game” came out with Supa? I’ll be 28 next month; ahh!! It’s an honor, at times, but where in tha fuck did tha time go?! Don’t worry ‘cause “dat jiggin’” always lives on!! No producer listed… >>> Oh, I see; an ex-“pill” popper, here; I see… Still, a nice hook. I almost thought there was gonna be an opportunity fa pillz at one time, fa me, but since my brother died of an overdose, I don’t think there’s a chance. I’ll just stick to weed & edibles… Speakin’ of, here’s Dae~Dae wit dem “smoke clouds” on tha 1st verse, comin’ through like a V.I.P.! Fuckin’ love tha vibe he bringin’ to tha table, here! Trust me! That 48-year-old that I be hangin’ with, her boyfriend’s dad’s house, when I’m there, I feel like a million-dollar celeb!! Here comes Danja on tha 2nd verse, comin’ through wit some good lines and catchy rhymes, here; good shit! My Rating: 4.3


½time: Definitely feelin’ this CD a whole lot! Even Danja ain’t know your info, Dae, when I asked him, recently. Still, I’m sure I’ll hear from Dae soon… But, excellent rhymes and excellent vibes, here! Gotta luv this! A 4.4-rated CD, currently; y’all keep it comin’!!


09. “Sum Mo”
Trell It’s A Hit prolly provided a hit, here… >>> FUCK YEAH!!! Fuckin’ love tha Dae~Dae hook, here; really slammin’ down tha catchiness!!! Definitely diggin’ tha 1st verse from Dae, too! What a fuckin’ champ!! No wonder why I’m inspired by him, like tha rest of my idols!! Definitely see this bein’ my favorite track off this CD, no doubt!! And, here comes Danja on tha 2nd verse, goin’ off on this beat wit dem good drugs! Funny how I don’t mind tha “money” shit, most of tha time, here, on this CD; tha vibe sets it off! Beat sounds like it has some classic Baton Rouge vibes in it, like we was in 2008!! My Rating: 4.8


10. “My Niggaz”
What could it be like? No producer listed… >>> This one sounds nice; good shit on tha hook, Dae~Dae! You’ve always been a serious dude when it comes ta err-thang! “My niggaz answer my phone.” I tried googlin’ your name/location and a number came up. I tried textin’ it but I ain’t hear anything back from it…; must be expired? Hope you get my package when it arrives… Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and it sounds nice; luv how you’ve been inspired! And, I luv how I’ve been inspired by you! Imagine me comin’ through PA wit tha kinda clothes you wear and how you act? They wouldn’t know what ta do!! They would just luv it!! You really holdin’ down tha hook; gotta luv it!! Sounds like Danja gave a shout out ta “Doe-Doe” on tha 2nd verse, here? If so, make sure you get dat boy back in tha music biz!! Dude ain’t serious about it, anymore, and after I was high/a lil’ on dat drank and messaged him that I was inspired by him, he said, “Your message might make me get back in tha biz… Even if I do it one more time, I’ll do it for you!” Hope it happens! Good shit, Danja! My Rating: 4.5


11. “She Looking” feat. Tha G.T.
A random thought: I was FrankieThaLuckyDog and now, thanx to Percy Keith for tha name, I’m now “Frank Calhoune!” Trell It’s A Hit on tha beat! >>> Definitely anticipatin’ tha beat, here! He must be inspired by them B-Reals, them Q-Reds, them $hop With Kens, them Mouses, them Savages, ya know? Sounds like it in tha beat… Ooh, starts wit Danja, so I can be even more anticipated fa Dae~Dae! Sounds nice; lol @ tha “thots.” Good shit ta vibe off of… And, got G.T. on tha hook, comin’ through wit dat good shit! Kinda sounds a lil’ more mainstream than usual fa him on tha hook but you know this shit still goes off… And, even got G.T. on tha 2nd verse, comin’ through wit dat grown consistency! We all gotta keep this goin’ at all times! OMG, can’t wait fa tha Dae~Dae verse!! Imagine if I was fulla dat shit?! Luv how I’m smilin’ like I’m anticipatin’ Louisiana music at 20 years-old, lol! Luv how he always stays focused! Yup, “J’s;” dude been always ‘bout lookin’ sharp!! Can’t wait ta meet him, one day! Did tha damn thang off this beat!! My Rating: 4.4


12. “Hit The Highway”
What I luv doin’, though no producer listed… >>> A deeper voice fa Dae, here? Sounds like ‘90s rap, here, and I’m diggin’ it, especially him rappin’ ‘bout “purp!” Can we shmoke, like, six bowls like when I did with that 48-year-old, Dae~Dae, lol? Gotta luv how he luvs ta “get fucked up;” who doesn’t?! Great obsession wit “purple,” too; I must luv green, lol! Imagine hearin’ this off a geeb (gravity bong) hit?! Sounds like it’s neva endin’!! OMG, so many Dae~Dae bars; more than 16!!! Almost sounds like he remakin’ notes or somethin’ on tha hook, but I’m fuckin’ luvin’ it!! Was thinkin’ ‘bout tha old BluBlack music from ’08, earlier today, like, “We’ll prolly neva duplicate this feeling.” However, this a pretty-close chance!! I still got tha passion somewhere!! Here comes Danja on tha 2nd verse, rappin’ a lot about himself and his “Danja Muzik,” here; not bad, but I felt Dae’s catchiness and “purp” obsession much betta, lol! Just luvin’ that hook; makes me feel like a boss fa almost 28!! Close to a top-rated?! My Rating: 4.8


13. “Fallin’ In Love”
Hmm…; no producer listed… >>> Beginning sounds like bein’ lost in tha zone… Tha both of y’all sound nice on tha hook; gotta expose dem hoes! Good shit from Dae on tha 1st verse, here, comin’ through wit how he controls tha “dick,” lol. And, here’s Danja, meetin’ ‘em “on dat Gram.” Yup, tha “Gram” has brought some of us together… For me, not really Louisiana artists, but urban explorers! Yup, gotta luv exploring abandoned areas! My Rating: 3.9


14. “Stacking N Flipping” feat. G-Money
Thought it was a producer on tha ID, but it’s not; not sure what to expect… >>> Sounds pretty nice fa this beat and tha hook sounds nice wit Dae~Dae on it; nice…, jammin’… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it must be this G-Money dude; pretty nice fa a “Money” name… Good shit wit an energetic voice fa tha south! Ooh, here comes my boy, Dae~Dae, on tha 2nd verse! Nice job rappin’ on this beat! Always soundin’ like someone you can look up to, whether he underground or not! Like, what was that “Wat U Mean” “Dae Dae” (no symbol) from Georgia thinkin’ with tha name? On tha video, I left a comment on there, sayin’, “He took his name from tha Dae~Dae (with symbol) from Baton Rouge!” They prolly will hate on it, but guess what? It’s true! Here comes Danja on tha 3rd verse, comin’ through wit some good shit, as always… “Been doin’ it since tha ‘90s;” good, even though I ain’t got no music from then from Danja! Not sure if any exists? My Rating: 4.2


15. “Anything Can Happen”
True dat, though I’m fearless now, since my brother died! No producer listed… >>> Definitely a nice beat, here! Oh, Dae~Dae got tha voice of an undaground God!! Wonder what he thought of his voice when he first heard it, lol?!? Hearin’ Danja on tha 1st verse and it sounds pretty catchy ova this beat… Oh, just tha way this sounds, it sounds like when rappers like Doe-Doe started rappin’ in tha mid 2000’s! Oh, mane, here comes Dae~Dae on tha 2nd verse! Honestly, I wanted to give my job up to get back to tha consistency I used to bring to tha table! I was neva meant to be a full-on workaholic, but it turned that way, thanx to DJ B-Real blockin’ me! Great shit, Dae, as always!! My Rating: 4.4


16. “N The Condo”
No producer… >>> Different-soundin’ beat wit heavy bass, here… A faster-rappin’ Dae~Dae on tha 1st verse, here… Kinda sounds different but I’m diggin’ this hook; ahh, that word! “Order!” Ahh! That word, “manager,” “donut,” “work,” “overtime,” etc.; those words!! Here comes Dae with that speed on tha 1st verse, comin’ through wit dat good shit, still… Here’s Dae…n…ja, lol, on tha 2nd verse, comin’ through wit a lil’ faster sound, but still some nice rhymes… My Rating: 4.1


17. “Make It Home”
Nice title to end it, though no producer listed… >>> Neva really fucked wit tha songs wit tha sampled voices in tha background, but I’m diggin’ this start… “Tryna make it past 100 Gs;” can I make it happen fa you, Dae? I promise you, you will achieve it before you die!! Baleedat!!! If you eva need anything, I’m here, bruh! Good shit you spittin’ ova this beat, Dae! And, here comes tha Danja’d one on tha 2nd verse, comin’ through wit some nice shit ta hold thangz down! Diggin’ how it slowed down at 2:44! Nice lil’ effect ta end this shit off! Definitely feelin’ this, surprisingly! My Rating: 4.5


Overall: What an excellent CD/collaboration project and return to my Louisiana reviewz!! Really felt what y’all brought to tha table, especially tha beats y’all chose!! Excellent vibes; gotta feel like a big-time celebrity!! Keep doin’ tha damn thang and Dae~Dae, get back in tha spotlight so you can show “Dae Dae” (no symbol) who’s boss!!!


Rankings:

17.       “Fallin’ In Love” 3.9
16.       “Everybody” feat. Lucky Starr 4.0
15.       “N The Condo” 4.1
14.       “Stacking N Flipping” feat. G-Money 4.2
13.       “Clientelle” 4.3
12.       “Stopped Dat Jiggin’” 4.3
11.        “She Looking” feat. Tha G.T. 4.4
10.       “Anything Can Happen” 4.4
09.       “You Can’t Relate” 4.4
08.       “What Is You Doing??” 4.5
07.       “My Niggaz” 4.5
06.       “Make It Home” 4.5
05.       “Million-Dollar Honda” 4.5
04.       “Who I Do It 4” 4.6
03.   “Intro” 4.7
02.   “Hit The Highway” 4.8
01.   “Sum Mo” 4.8


Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      74.9
Total Songs:                      / 17
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Average CD Rating:       4.4

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