Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Review #1,484: Gunplay "Living Legend"

Reviewed on 11.24.2015 (Review #1,484)

I think it’s about time I get some of these reviewz done? Finally got off of six dayz a week and can catch up a lil’ better… Straight outta Carol City, FL, here goes my review for Gunplay Living Legend! An anticipated album, but I never got to get to it till now, unfortunately… Released on Maybach Music Group & Def Jam Recordings, Gunplay previously went by “Don Logan” earlier this year. However, he went back to Gunplay. So, let’s see how good this CD wound up bein’… Start Time: 6:59 PM | End Time: 7:49 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!

© 2015 CD Review (Review #1,484) reviewed on 11.24.2015 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

01. “Tell ‘Em”
Without tha “Daddy” in tha title, lol? Didn’t think it would be tha opening track… Been a minute since I heard it, last—of course, anything released before my brother died seems like soooo long ago! Hearin’ tha intro on here and it sounds like an intro attached to this, lol. Now, rehearin’ it and it does sound like it would be an intro track… It’s just, it gettin’ released on Music Choice Rap with not many spins from there or me made me think it wouldn’t be an opening track, fa some reason… But, definitely nice, still, with how you are and what you are! Once again, feelin’ tha consistency with how you’re everything… My Current Rating: 4.2

02. “Just Won’t Do” feat. PJK
Lemme hear…; don’t think I know tha feature… >>> Sounds like it gon be a slow song? Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and you recycled your “Bible On The Dash” highlighted line (“I ask tha pastor, what’s tha fastest way to Heaven…”); ehh… Still, as always, gotta feel what you bringin’ to tha table, here. Crazy to think that two years ago, I used to jump up and down with excitement when your music would come on Music Choice Rap! And, addin’ Meital Dohan “Give Us Back Love (Dave Audé Radio Edit)” in tha background while your music came on, I was crazy!
Imagine if I was gettin’ high a lot back then?! What tha hell would I be like? Like, it’d be even crazier! But, hearin’ tha hook and damn @ tha acronym for tha feature! PJK = Peryon J Kee! Sounds like a nice lil’ southern hook, here; can’t complain… Hearin’ you on tha 2nd verse and it’s pretty nice, still; kinda sounds a lil’ short…? Tha last minute of this’ kinda random with a lil’ bridge or somethin’…; not bad… My Rating: 4.0

03. “Be Like Me” feat. Rick Ross
Neva got ta play this one, especially since I kept focusing on tha previous single, “Wuzhanindoe”, at tha same time; wish I didn’t fall behind this summer. It’s just, everytime I turned, I was doin’ either a tribute video fa someone or a live CD review. But, this still jammin’ fa anotha Ricky collab! Definitely diggin’ tha upbeat Maybach style, here, in tha beat! And, Rozay brings it on tha 1st verse; can’t complain, despite his fake past! Hearin’ you on tha 2nd verse and, of course, just as jammin’ as Ross! Of course, you sound better with these regular-soundin’ rhymes… Even keepin’ it goin’ on tha 3rd verse, of course; quenchin’, lol… My Current Rating: 4.4

04. “Only 1”
Okay, let’s hear this, lol! >>> Tha beat start sounds like it gon be anticipatin’… Kinda likin’ tha hook, except tha “gettin’ money” repetitiveness… Diggin’ what you spittin’, here, includin’ your character in your voice when you say, “Me 2;” nice! Regardless of anything, I’m definitely feelin’ this! Keepin’ it goin’ with tha explicitness on tha final verse! My Rating: 4.3

05. “From Da Jump” feat. Triple Cs
Lookin’ forward ta this collab! >>> Sounds like a nice start with tha beat, here… Here you are on tha hook, comin’ through with that 305-type gangsta shit; gotta feel it! Nice job with you on tha 1st verse, comin’ through on tha move like you always do… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse (Young Breed, I believe?) and it’s soundin’ great ta hear; gotta luv them C boyz!! Hustlin’ at its finest; gotta feel tha “extendos!” Hearin’ tha 3rd verse (Torch, I believe?) and it’s good… Kinda like err-body tryna get to tha “money,” but it’s whateva… My Rating: 4.2

½time: So far, definitely nice and consistent; can’t complain! A 4.2-rated CD, currently; gotta feel what you bringin’ to tha table in a mainstream way!

06. “Wuzhanindoe” feat. YG
And, here we are with this one! Gotta luv tha Cali-type beat and collab, of course! Still pretty dope ta hear, as it tried to make its way to tha mainstream rap scene as much as it could! Just feelin’ how you go off on tha beat, doin’ tha damn thang… YG, of course, adds that nice collab-catchiness to tha hook that you can’t deny, as well… And, hearin’ YG on his verse and it’s nice and consistent! Can’t deny his music; he really brings tha quality from tha West Coast like none other fa this decade! My Current Rating: 4.6

07. “Chain Smokin’” feat. Stalley & Curren$y
Ooh, this came outta nowhere like a surprise! Can’t wait ta hear this with 5:39 on tha length!! >>> Excellent first 22 seconds, here, with tha heavy “smokin’!” How ‘bout a geeb, Mr. Logan, lol? You know that’s where I’m at all tha time in New York, ya dig?! Beat’s pretty nice with this southern, laidback vibe! Definitely diggin’ tha hook with tha “smokin’” vibe, of course; nice, Gunplay! Here’s Stalley on tha 1st verse, comin’ through like a nice pothead in tha beginning, and then, transitions to his “big dog” lifestyle; gotta dig it! Got Spitta on tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through like your new Curren$y song ta get high to, lol! When I think of Curren$y, all I can think about iz when tha single gets released, I just can’t wait ta listen to it while I’m high! He makes high music all tha time and I luv it!! Great job contributin’, $y, lol! Here you are on tha 3rd verse, comin’ through with your “vapor” and non-stop, random rhymin’… It ain’t too bad, though I think your patnaz did betta with tha rhymin’ on this one… It ain’t really a “Kush” fa me, but it’s still nice ta have a 2015 version! Yes, we got a skit for tha end, here! Po’in’ up, microwavin’ up!! LOL, gettin’ me excited, here!! Can’t wait fa tha next hit…of weed, that iz!! My Rating: 4.7

08. “White Bitch”
Hmm, let’s hear this… >>> Okay, this sounds like it gon be pretty tight! Definitely diggin’ tha intense sound in tha beat and this repeatin’ sample! Definitely a nice joint fa tha cocaina!! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and you keepin’ it goin’ fa one of tha coolest 36-year-olds out there! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and you “got tha plug on blow,” so you know you holdin’ it down! LOL, randomly, I said, “Cocaina,” and now, you said it in tha verse! LOL, who knew?! Tha 3rd verse’s soundin’ pretty nice, too; can’t complain… I’ono, but I feel like this would be a good Music Choice Rap song outta nowhere… My Rating: 4.5

09. “Blood On The Dope” feat. PJK & Yo Gotti
Looks like anotha anticipatin’ collab! I think this gon be excellent, too! >>> Of course, anotha hot beat fa tha “dope” you providin’! Hearin’ tha hook and this shit’s nice! Definitely feelin’ tha content you bring to tha streets, here, with tha “dope;” you already know how Gotti rolls, too, lol! Hearin’ tha 1st verse from you and it sounds great ta hear, here… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and damn, tha ID’s backwards! Peryon ahead of Gotti, here, since Gotti must be on tha 3rd verse… But, hearin’ what he bringin’ to tha table and it’s decent… Still, I feel like he fits in nicely, kinda like tha quiet FrankieThaLuckyDog in tha room fulla people that talk a lot, lol. Hearin’ tha 3rd verse from Gotti and, of course, nice job providin’ tha “dope” in multiple wayz, lol… My Rating: 4.2

10. “Dark Dayz”
Yup, that’s what it’s been like this year, between losin’ my brother of an overdose and then, four months later, my great-grandma… But, I should be excited ta hear this! >>> Ooh, tha same producers as tha “Bible On The Dash” joint! Definitely diggin’ this “dark”-soundin’ beat! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s a pretty-nice verse… It sounds like you’re lettin’ out them demons, but in an effective way! “Been an H-U-S-T-L-E-R since Age 1…;” what? What about “Age” 0, lol? Like, not in tha ‘70s, lol? I’m just playin’, lol… Great job with tha long 1st verse, as you keep tha dark, undaground vibe goin’, but for tha mainstream! Tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ nice, too; you really deliverin’ your heart out on these “dark” streets, Mr. Play! Fadin’ out around 1:17 remaining? What’s at tha end…? I hear somethin’ vibratin’—phone… Nice, motivational conversation from your mom! My Rating: 4.4

11. “Leave Da Game” feat. Masspike Miles
Endin’ it with anotha long joint… Let’s see how we end this CD off… >>> Kinda sounds like it gon be a lil’ on tha depressin’ side? Not really that bad for a start, here… Diggin’ tha hook from Masspike, as well as tha beat. Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and yeah, no matter how much we struggle, we can’t “leave da game!” I definitely agree with this one, as I’m strugglin’ with shit, too! Most of tha shit I struggle with iz priorities people have fa me! Like, I’ve been in tha game fa at least a decade, eight years fuckin’ with tha Louisiana rap scene! I’ve neva met any artists and almost all of them fail to send me shit when it first comes out! I kinda look at myself like, “Am I not special?” People tell me ta block this one and get away, but I’m so far deep in “da game” (5,999,000 YouTube views) that it’s almost impossible to get out, no matter what! Someone’ll contact you along tha line! But yeah, on to tha 2nd verse, here… It sounds pretty good ta hear, too; can’t complain… Got tha final verse of this CD, here, on tha 3rd verse, and it’s soundin’ nice ta hear, too… People may hate on me makin’ my own priorities, but I gotta do thangz fa myself, especially with a job and car payment! I got my 2nd album comin’ out soon! I just produced six tracks for it yesterday, so I’m glad to be refocusing on my music! My Rating: 3.9

Overall: Of course, just as I expected! I thought that this was a nice lil’ mainstream CD from you, with your great, southern vibes! Too bad “Kush” didn’t make it, and your “The World Is Mine” didn’t appear on here, but you still brought a bunch of great jointz to tha table! Just like you said on tha final joint, you struggle with deciding to “leave da game,” but we must continue! People have come when I started and faded away so fast! I know that me, tha consistent one, I must continue! But yeah, keep up tha great work! Keep your aggression, underground, drug-related, Floridian content comin’!!


11.        “Leave Da Game” feat. Masspike Miles 3.9
10.       “Just Won’t Do” feat. PJK 4.0
09.       “Tell ‘Em” 4.2
08.       “Blood On The Dope” feat. PJK & Yo Gotti 4.2
07.       “From Da Jump” feat. Triple Cs 4.2
06.       “Only 1” 4.3
05.       “Dark Dayz” 4.4
04.       “Be Like Me” feat. Rick Ross 4.4
03.   “White Bitch” 4.5
02.   “Wuzhanindoe” feat. YG 4.6
01.   “Chain Smokin’” feat. Stalley & Curren$y 4.7

Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      47.4
Total Songs:                      / 11
Average CD Rating:       4.3

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