Friday, December 8, 2017

Review #1,765: Level "Club Banga King 3.5"

Reviewed on 12.08.2017 (Review #1,765)


Tryna stay focused for some big things to happen… For now, let’s see what gon go down wit Level Club Banga King 3.5, released on Mayham Entertainment…! Start Time: 3:50 PM | End Time: 4:39 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 sound like anything too mainstream for me, have auto-tune in your vocals, or talk about nothin’ but money and hoes (which I consider ‘typical’ topics), I’m not buyin’ it!

© 2017 CD Review (Review #1,765) reviewed on 12.08.2017 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.



01. “I Got It”
New track, here? >>> Sounds good for this beat, tha intro and how you comin’ through wit tha energy/aggression! Consistent, gutta-ass verses/track to tha fullest, here! I like how tha hook real quick, as tha beat stops and you quickly have tha DJ explain how you “got it!” My Rating: 4.6


02. “DFWT” feat. Jay Lewis & Mouse On Tha Track
I actually heard it for tha 1st time on March 27, 2017 (I believe it was that night) while I was at Way 3000’s house. He was playin’ some shit off his phone… I never got to add it ‘cause I got it confused a lil’ bit wit how “I Bet U Won’t” was re-buzzin’… So, here goes tha official review for it…, finally! >>> Of course, Mouse doin’ tha track and tha hook’s pretty jammin’; lots of slammin’ cymbals! Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and it’s pretty dope wit your aggression, of course… Oh yeah, for those that don’t know tha initials: “Don’t Fuck Wit That!” Hearin’ Jay on tha 2nd verse and he soundin’ good, cruisin’ down “Airline;” gotta luv that highway! And, endin’ it wit Mouse, comin’ through wit a quick lil’ bridge/short part; nice… My Rating: 4.7


03. “Hammer (Remix)” feat. Foxx & Hurricane Chris
I’m not gonna copy/paste tha reviewz… If I already know tha songs, just look at my review on Club Banga King 3 for more: http://frankiethaluckydog.blogspot.com/2016/08/review-1516-level-club-banga-king-3.html
My Current Rating: 5.0


04. “Wit Da Yea” feat. Mista Cain
I’ono why but I ain’t expect there to be so many new ones on here… >>> Recruited Koon to do this track; lookin’ forward ta hearin’! Sounds pretty nice, here; diggin’ all tha “yea wit da yea” shit on tha hook! During my 2nd trip to Louisiana, I met up wit a dude in G-Lane on June 24, 2017 & he was “Mr. Yea Wit Da Yea” (wound up gettin’ arrested). Definitely was a nice experience in tha hood, of course! Hearin’ tha 1st verse from you and you comin’ through wit your usual, club/street-soundin’ shit, here; gotta luv it! Mista on tha 2nd verse and it’s whateva; usual-soundin’ shit from him, as always… Hearin’ you on tha 3rd verse and it your usual, energetic self, here… My Rating: 4.6


05. “So U Think U Can Twerk?” feat. Big Choo
>>> Beat intro from Rodnae? Yup, correct (Beats How U Want ‘Em). And, this sounds like a catchy track/hook wit Big Choo on tha hook, here… Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and it sounds catchy, as always… Diggin’ how this has a mix between a club and a street-soundin’ sound to it, in tha beat… Got Big Choo on tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through wit his catchiness… A simple-soundin’ verse to just make tha track go on by… And, a lil’ bridge from you, tellin’ ‘em to continuously “bend ova;” good shit… My Rating: 4.5


06. “Mohead Ain’t Dead” feat. Hard Head, iPod Da DJ, Hollywood Luck & Robert Paulson
What…?! Lol… >>> Production from Sinista, here; sounds like it gon be good wit a “Sippi” connection, lol? Diggin’ tha lil’ “oh-oh, oh-oh” shit in tha background (sounds like “Give Me That” (Webbie & Bun B) sample?); nice job on tha hook, Lev! Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and you got this energetic shit on lock, of course! “CBK: Club Banga King!” Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it sounds like they have Dorrough-like vocab (“yeah, buddy”). Sounds like anotha voice right after? And, anotha? Nice “Sippi” connection, here, for one track… Too bad tha final verse ruined it; not diggin’ tha a-tune bullshit! Gay-ass verse, even tho it woulda been a nice flow fa this party track… Anotha dude on tha 2nd ½ of tha 3rd verse; not too bad… Their flow sounds like a familiar track from a while ago… Almost was gonna go under a 4.0, due to tha auto-tune/some aight verses, but tha vibe kept me goin’… My Rating: 4.0


07. “Gotta Lotta Respeck”
>>> A Mouse track, here… Oh, dedication to “MC Nero,” here. How ironic that I’m reviewin’ this today ‘cause an hour ago, I was at tha mountain where I shot tha tribute video from Nero, earlier in January! Haven’t been there since I shot that tribute video! I’m expectin’ to shoot a live review on there, too! Just hate that it’s 32 degrees out, again; hate tha cold! It snowed today in Baton Rouge; crazy! Sounds like a decent lil’ tribute/remake, here, wit how you comin’ through on tha 1st verse… Likin’ how you handle/remake tha hook; good shit fa tha ’17! Keepin’ it goin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ like a good verse, too… My Rating: 4.3


08. “Looser” feat. Louis Bad Azz & Philly Fade Jeff
Two “O”z? I’mma take one “O” out fa now… >>> Oh, naw, neva mind; you made up tha word “looser,” a more meaning to “loose,” lol. Hearin’ tha hook and it’s pretty dope from you, bein’ “looser!” Keepin’ it goin’ wit tha 1st verse; glad you always jiggin’, L-E-V-E-L! Crazy-ass 2nd verse, here; definitely feelin’ tha vibe! Sounds like anotha version of Sam I Am, mixed with Mystikal or somethin’! Gotta luv it; gotta luv tha party vibe! Damn; must be tha Philly dude on tha 3rd verse ‘cause I neva heard of this a-tune dude before, smh… Like, really? Why tha gay-ass voice effect to ruin things? No feedback… Anotha mixed review but I wanna still give it at least a 4.0… My Rating: 4.1


09. “He Say, She Say” feat. Bay Bay, B Will & Big Poppa
My Current Rating: 4.4


½time: A 4.5-rated CD, currently; definitely nice! Too bad a few auto-tuned parts ruined some of tha tracks but it ain’t fully ruin tha ratings! Luv all tha consistent energy at all times, Level! Keep it goin’! Neva lose tha energy!! Your energy’s why customers luv me at my job!


10. “Glock Up” feat. Spitta & Clever Kev
>>> Anotha Koon beat; definitely nice sound! Hearin’ tha hook and it’s pretty nice fa this street anthem! Gotta luv that you always aim for A – A+, as far as your sound! Luv tha energy, luv tha vibes! Hearin’ tha 1st verse from you and it’s pretty nice, here… You’re unstoppable, Level! Gotta luv that you embrace this BR shit and neva give up on it! I may have my self-esteem issues with my importance but I still do at least one thing a month fa Louisiana, it seems like… Hearin’ Spit on tha 2nd verse, comin’ through wit his typical, street-soundin’ shit, as always… Kev on tha 3rd verse, here, pretty-much a cloned-soundin’ verse from tha Spitta verse… That’s what it sounds like ta me…; not bad… My Rating: 4.4


11. “2 Much” feat. Box
>>> Mouse track… A sketchy-soundin’ intro; wasn’t sure what to expect… Hearin’ tha hook and it sounds good wit how you sing-rappin’ tha hook… It ain’t bad; fuck tha “money” shit, tho… Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and, at least you have tha energy, here… Got Box on tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through wit a decent verse… I’m glad he ain’t stop wit this music shit, too… Some of tha lyrics are kinda ehh (today’s generation wit these “likes” and “timeline”) but I’m still feelin’ tha upbeat vibe… Almost sounds like Mouse has a hidden background vocal in tha hook, at times; diggin’ it… And, we got tha 3rd verse from you, comin’ through wit some good shit, as always… And, randomly, 13 seconds of silence at tha end…; why? My Rating: 4.2


12. “‘Bout My Money” feat. Zoe Realla & Lil’ Cali
>>> Sounds like a good beat start; definitely a catchy sound… Hearin’ tha hook and it ain’t bad… Tha beat sounds more like a street-soundin’ beat more than a club one, even tho it still has, like, tha two of them types combined… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and you “70805”-reppin’, here; good shit… Speakin’ of “Zoe,” still can’t believe he died in Ghosttown, right near my boy, B-Teze, earlier this year (on my late brother’s birthday, too)! Got Zoe on tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through wit his cool-soundin’ vibe, as always… Glad he was able to turn from a nobody to a somebody by continuin’ to rap till tha final day… I like that “eBay, baleeve me” part; good shit, Zoe…! And, we got Cali on tha 3rd verse, always comin’ through as a celeb… Glad he always keeps it goin’ wit what he brings to tha table… We still gotta link up—well, you & Cali gotta link up wit me, one of these dayz! I always hit y’all up when I plan on comin’ down but we ain’t link up, yet… Either way, good shit, Cali; good shit… Tha whole entire time I reviewed this, I ain’t even criticize tha “money” shit on tha hook; totally bypassed me! My Rating: 4.3


13. “Not My Dawg” feat. Lil’ Soulja Slim, Young Juve & Spitta
>>> Nice beat from Koon; definitely a nice vibe! I’m diggin’ this hook; good shit, Level! I’m feelin’ how you identify tha fakes, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse from you and I’m glad you linked up wit tha son of a Soulja, here! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse from tha son of a Soulja and it sounds nice. I feel like he’s got this current generation on lock; he ghot a future! I typed “ghot” by mistake but feel like Lil’ Soulja Slim can turn “got” into “ghot,” like, in a trend way! Crazy how I just came up wit that while I was listenin’ to him! Good shit he spit, too; gotta stay consistent! Hearin’ tha 3rd verse from Juve and it’s soundin’ like a “gucc”-like verse; gotta dig it. Got a 4th verse here from Spitta, comin’ through wit his king-type shit; gotta dig it, too! Nice “Noah’s Arc” ending, too… My Rating: 4.7


14. “Fuck ‘Em” feat. Mike B & Big Blaze
>>> Ain’t catch tha producer’s beat tag in tha beginning but I like how this hook/beginning sounds like a tribute/remake to C-Murder; good shit! Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and it sounds dope wit what you bringin’ to tha table! Gotta luv your energy at all times! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse from Mike B and tha energy’s undeniable!! Just luv what y’all bringin’ to tha table at all times! Good shit! And, we got Big Blaze on tha 3rd verse; gotta fuckin’ love it!! Just luv tha consistency he bringin’ to tha table and I’m diggin’ tha “weed from tha same pound” line; good shit! No matter what age, time, generation, etc., Blaze always has that neva-dyin’ quality! Always reminds me of tha ’06 dayz/early dayz of Big Blaze! Just luvin’ what he continuously bringin’ to tha table! Definitely an A+-soundin’ verse! Luv how it didn’t have a hook repeat; crazy shit! My Rating: 4.8


15. “She Be Screaming” feat. Racked-Up Ready
My Current Rating: 4.8


16. “Street Nigga” feat. Max Minelli & C-Loc
My Current Rating: 4.6


17. “Go Get Beat Up” feat. Tweeday & Thug Brothers
My Current Rating: 4.7


18. “Get Cha Issue” feat. Ratchet Life & Beezy Boy
>>> Sounds like a catchy lil’ track, here; nice hook, Level… Hearin’ what you got goin’ on wit tha 1st verse and it sounds like dat gangsta shit that neva dies; good shit! Ratchet Life on tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ like he a cool dude from tha hood, here… I know I done known a bunch of Beezies from my time of Louisiana-listenin’. I may know this one but not too sure… Got Beezy Boy on tha 3rd verse? I hear tha intro before tha 3rd verse kicks in… Guess we gotta flip tha names in tha ID around? Hearin’ tha verse and it decent; nothin’ too-too special… Just sounds like random lyrics to keep tha party movin’… My Rating: 4.2


Overall: Surprised to not see “I Bet U Won’t” but, I guess, whatevz… Surprised to also know that this a five-star-rated review, despite everything I’ve recently been through wit Louisiana situations! Great job, Level! It’s all about that consistency, party vibes, excellent production, excellent collaborations & everything you continue to bring to tha table! Gotta keep it movin’; neva stop! Club Banga to infinity!!


Rankings:

18.       “Mohead Ain’t Dead” feat. Hard Head, iPod Da DJ, Hollywood Luck & Robert Paulson 4.0
17.       “Looser” feat. Louis Bad Azz & Philly Fade Jeff 4.1
16.       “2 Much” feat. Box 4.2
15.       “Get Cha Issue” feat. Ratchet Life & Beezy Boy 4.2
14.       “‘Bout My Money” feat. Zoe Realla & Lil’ Cali 4.3
13.       “Gotta Lotta Respeck” 4.3
12.       “Glock Up” feat. Spitta & Clever Kev 4.4
11.        “He Say, She Say” feat. Bay Bay, B Will & Big Poppa 4.4
10.       “So U Think U Can Twerk?” feat. Big Choo 4.5
09.       “I Got It” 4.6
08.       “Street Nigga” feat. Max Minelli & C-Loc 4.6
07.       “Wit Da Yea” feat. Mista Cain 4.6
06.       “DFWT” feat. Jay Lewis & Mouse On Tha Track 4.7
05.       “Go Get Beat Up” feat. Tweeday & Thug Brothers 4.7
04.       “Not My Dawg” feat. Lil’ Soulja Slim, Young Juve & Spitta 4.7
03.   “She Be Screaming” feat. Racked-Up Ready 4.8
02.   “Fuck ‘Em” feat. Mike B & Big Blaze 4.8
01.   “Hammer (Remix)” feat. Foxx & Hurricane Chris 5.0


Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                       80.9
Total Songs:                       / 18
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Average CD Rating: 4.5 (automatically a 5-star-rated CD)

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