Sunday, March 16, 2014

Review #1,385: Vintage Rippah "Keep It Vintage"

Reviewed on 3.16.2014 (Review #1,385)

Tryna get tha reviewz over with, while I can. I may have a life-changing moment tomorrow, so by that being a possible transition point fa me, it’s time to clean up! Today’s 1st review iz Vintage Committee’s Vintage Rippah Keep It Vintage; let’s see how it goes… Start Time: 11:24 AM | End Time: 12:07 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 100,000x (which I consider ‘typical’ topics), I’m not buyin’ it! After I was robbed by an artist who claimed they “get money,” hearin’ about how much you “got money” and anything “money” really bothers me. If you have not done business wit me before, I won’t tolerate “money” talk in tha music!!

© 2014 CD Review (Review #1,385) reviewed on 3.16.2014 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

01. “Talk Much”
Self-produced, here, fa tha intro track, I see… Let’s get into this… >>> Beat “intro” sounds like an outta-nowhere/debut-single joint I’d hear from someone I haven’t heard for tha 1st time. A repetitive hook, here; catchy… Tha 1st verse sounds good wit your random rhymes. I hate that line: “Man, fuck a nigga; I don’t owe shit.” People have came through wit that kinda perspective at me, and it makes me look shitty, especially since I do so much fa peeps… Tha 2nd verse sounds catchier; sounds like what you’re doin’ on a daily basis, though a Migos flow. My Rating: 4.2

02. “I Told You I Was Dumb”
More self-produced music; lookin’ forward to hearin’! >>> Didn’t know you were “19.” However, tha sound in tha beginning of this beat sounds like DJ B-Real’s production for Bubba’s 2011 single, “Polo Everythang”; sounds pretty similar, but this iz nice, too! Some good vibes of Baton Rouge… Here’s tha 1st verse, wit you comin’ through wit some consistent, BR street-like rhymes; I’m feelin’ tha flow a lot! Great flow and consistency on tha 2nd verse, once again! So, since you said you were “19,” and this iz an Early 2014 release, you must be born in 1994? If so, I’m, like, tha Savage to you, as Savage iz to me (six year differences). Feels odd for me to rep that position, but cool at tha same time. My Rating: 4.5

03. “Willy Wonka”
Not a fan of tha title, but again, more self-produced music… >>> This beat sounds pretty anticipatin’; sounds like good, internet-rap, and a catchy hook, surprisingly. Catchy rhymes in tha 1st verse; lots of consistent rhymes!! Each song so far seems to have a good source of consistency! Tha 2nd verse has a different side of catchiness to it, as you’re tellin’ a story about “Mr. Willy Wonka;” nice, and when you say, “He don’t like to talk much,” I think of myself with Asperger’s Syndrome. My Rating: 4.3

04. “226”
$hop With Ken beat. >>> Gay beat tag in tha beginning; I hate when it’s a song snippet or whateva. But, beat’s nice, just like your beats. Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse, and it’s not bad, so far… Hearin’ tha hook, and it sounds like some old No Limit-like shit wit tha “soulja; I thought I told ya.” Catchy fa a BR perspective! Tha 2nd verse sounds good, too; nice that it’s only 2:30, too. I almost thought there was gonna be a 3rd verse, but nice outro, too. Nice “Lil’ Ken” shout outs, but nah @ tha “money in my pocket” shit; I don’t fuck wit “money.” My Rating: 4.3

05. “Answer For Ya”
Self-produced. >>> No “dick-suckin’-tune” fa me, in 2014; really? Just skipped it after, like, three seconds! My Rating: 1.0

06. “Plottin’” Feat. Mista Cain
Boring-as-fuck feature with Ken on tha beat… >>> Good street vibe, and wit Ken on tha beat, I can see why tha vibe’s good. That boring Mista on tha 1st verse, and smh: “Eva since they took my yungin, all I do iz get drunk;” low self-esteem? I don’t get it… Thank God I neva lost anyone, currently! Though I ear-dodge his lyrics, tha vibe fits, so it’s good; at least it ain’t auto-tune! And, you’re back to normal on tha 2nd verse, and I’m likin’ tha ‘90s bounce-like vocals (e.g., “you tha shit”)! Rhymes are decent, but good for tha streetz. My Rating: 4.2

07. “The Player’s Club”
A Q-Red beat; how was that piss with him? I’m sure that’s what you had to do to catch his attention, right? >>> Nice orgasm in tha beginning? Why does this “need-to-take-a-piss-with-you-to-be-accepted” producer keep producing R&B, all of a sudden? Even took Kellz’s track from back in tha day? Well, we all know I can’t comment on tha production, so I’m just gonna move onto you on tha 1st verse… Catchy flow; props fa bein’ “on Xanex,” lol. Good verse, overall. However, because of tha hook and producer, I’m just wishin’ this would end, already! Hearin’ you on tha 2nd verse, and although you said, “Eat dat ham up,” neva say dat to B-Real! He’ll think you’re callin’ him gay, and he’ll call you a faggot, in return! Neva forget 4/11…/13! Nice track, though tha hook—in a Q-Red production—gets to me, like a diabetic eatin’ too much chocolate, ready to die! My Rating: 3.7

08. “Day 1 Niggaz” Feat. Lil’ Rob
Self-produced; not a fan of this kinda title at all, since no one fucks wit me wit my mixtape compilations and services. Also, as far as me in person, I can’t get no one to help me out wit shit, so technically, I have “niggaz-who-don’t-last-more-than-three-years” niggaz. Kinda weird, to me, to have someone I knew all my life… >>> Didn’t expect ta hear an East Coast-like style fa tha beat, here; sounds okay, so far… Nice rhymes from you on tha 1st verse, and yea, you confirmed it: “Born in ’94.” Tha hook’s kinda boring; like I said, I can’t relate to it. I can’t imagine: “I’m still cool wit tha dude I met in 2002.” My oldest connects are from ’05, and friends are as old as ’08. I was 17 & 20, so it’s almost like “Day 1”’s literal, in your sense, if you were in my shoes. Anyway, this Lil’ Rob dude sounds nice on tha 2nd verse; catchy voice and rhymes! But, why tha 11 seconds of silence, at tha end? I gotta fix up these files a lil’ bit, now, though most of tha tracks have no silence. My Rating: 3.6

½time: So far, so good wit your tracks; great production and lots of great tracks! Only one terrible track, which screwed your average CD rating to only a 3.7, right now. Would’ve been a 4.1 if you only knew betta!

09. Soulja Conversation (Interlude)
An interlude, I see; lookin’ forward to hearin’! >>> “Magnolia Slim” on tha phone, here? Was there even tha sayin’, “tha yo,” back before he died? Must be a different version of him? I dunno, but nice interlude! I like how you’re anticipatin’ tha “smoke” and shit! My Rating: N/A

10. “Crooked Youth”
Interestin’ title, with you on tha beat. >>> Real high anticipation for tha beginning wit tha, “I’m in tha studio wit my boxers, ya heard me;” dumb shit!! That’s what it’s about, though, ain’t tha “studio” always ‘pose to be colder? Either way, catchy hook and this weird “youth.” Tha 1st verse sounds good, too; lots of Juvenile “Ha” influences and references, on tha end of tha lines! Though I’m not a fan of rip-offs, I gotta give this a lotta props fa its catchiness! Tha 2nd verse sounds good, too, and yea, you mentioned, “Girbauds;” I’m wearin’ ‘em, as we speak! Whoo @ tha catchiness of this track, overall!! My Rating: 4.4

11. “Ghetto Livin’” Feat. Que Tha Truth
You produced it, so let’s go into y’all’s “ghetto,” here! >>> Sounds like an East Coast-like beat, but at least it’s less than three minutes long! Ahh, you gotta quit tha beat tags in all these songs, especially since they’re your tracks! “Now that I’m a lil’ older,” huh? I’m almost 26, and I don’t feel like I’m “a lil’ older,” yet; still waitin’ on that job—tha next transition point in my life! Nineteen was when I wrote/produced my 1st original track, “Who I Am”, on August 19, 2007! Anyway, nice rhymes from you, as you’re survivin’. I almost thought my mixtape compilation, Tha Louisiana Archives, was gonna not survive, but luckily, some people believed in me, will be sendin’ money soon, and yes, Thursday, I will have my 17th volume! Not feelin’ tha Lil’ Phat knockoff before tha 2nd verse… We got Que on tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through wit nice rhymes. A good voice, though I almost wanna cringe for it nearly soundin’ like a Cain! My Rating: 4.0

12. “Gwaupo”
Yucko, on tha title, produced by you… >>> Bad intro, as your voice’s nearly changed, includin’ it bein’ about “money.” No @ tha hook, as it has background vocals like that Ca$h Out dude! Even tha lyrics are on that “cheesy shit, like” Ca$h Out! Hearin’ tha 1st verse, and how random that “Lil’ Issue just got out tha pen fa some of dat murda shit;” fa real? Well, no Ca$h Out-like delivery on tha 1st verse, here; it’s okay, though this track ain’t fa me, at all! Maybe, before November 17, 2011, I would’ve enjoyed this, a lil’ bit, but life changes when you get robbed! It’s almost like you get shot/survive and raped! “That 1-2-17 my birthday;” can’t connect what day that iz, lol? Anyway, not bad for tha 2nd verse. My Rating: 2.3

13. “OG Told Me” Feat. Lee Banks
Anotha Vintage Rippah beat; let’s see… >>> Wasn’t sure what kinda beat to expect wit tha vinyl scratch, in tha beginning… Sounds East Coast-y, but sounds good wit your rhymes, on tha 1st verse. Props fa your “skin” fa “not bein’ vanilla;” black power, at its finest! Not bad wit tha verse, and tha hook’s pretty nice. Lee on tha 2nd verse, here; diggin’ his street vibe, and good lyrics! Forget tha “I’m almost famous;” undaground ‘til tha end! I remember when I was 19, and my aunt wanted to get my debut single on one of tha pop stations. I immediately was like, “No…!” My Rating: 3.9

14. “Sample Play”
Keepin’ your tracks comin’ along with… >>> Not likin’ that repeatin’ “soul” thing in tha beginning… Oh, “song…” Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse, and I don’t think your fast flow works on this beat; sounds random. Tha hook’s random, but good; damn, this 3:44? Prolly could’ve been a minute shorter, like most of tha other jointz on here… No wonder why it’s long: this a pretty long hook/pre-hook combination. Ehh, no need for “tha sample [to] play.” Hearin’ tha 2nd verse, and you’re already no longer in “school”? Weird ‘cause around tha age of 18/19, I was finally bein’ vocal with people—black people, too. Well, beginning May 28, 2003, at age 14, I was rappin’ 4-bar verses to people, though I thought they didn’t take me serious, when they would ask me to rap 100’s of times… When I say, “didn’t take me serious,” I note that I neva went to anyone’s house, neva hung out, etc.; hard without a car, back in tha day! My Rating: 3.1

15. “The Vintage”
Everythang “vintage,” like Stevie Ryan, here… >>> Nice “shit yeah” in tha beginning… Beat sounds like some older-styled southern music… Even “fuckin’” at 19, too? Lots of rhymes on this 1st verse, too; a lil’ catchy—just a lil’… Long verse, though—oh wait, I already heard this, back on 31st Deedy’s Street Lights: Episode 2, not too long ago. I feel a lil’ betta than my original 3.7 rating, though. My Current Rating: 3.9

16. Outro
Dot…dot…dot… >>> Soulja Slim, again? Sounds like a nice sample… Ending your CD wit tha beat tag… *Yawn* My Rating: N/A

Overall: Wow, time flew with this one! I enjoyed reviewin’ this! A few doozies that cost tha average CD rating to drop, but for tha most part, you’re a good rapper/producer; one-man-bandin’ it like me! Keep up tha great, solo work!


14.       “Answer For Ya” 1.0
13.       “Gwaupo” 2.3
12.       “Sample Play” 3.1
11.        “Day 1 Niggaz” Feat. Lil’ Rob 3.6
10.       “The Player’s Club” 3.7
09.       “The Vintage” 3.9
08.       “OG Told Me” Feat. Lee Banks 3.9
07.       “Ghetto Livin’” Feat. Que Tha Truth 4.0
06.       “Talk Much” 4.2
05.       “Plottin’” Feat. Mista Cain 4.2
04.       “226” 4.3
03.    “Willy Wonka” 4.3 (lol, really, #3? Who knew?)
02.    “Crooked Youth” 4.4
01.    “I Told You I Was Dumb” 4.5

Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      51.4
Total Songs:                      / 14
Average CD Rating:       3.7

LOL @ tha whole top 3 bein’ knockoffs!

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