Sunday, March 16, 2014

Review #1,386: Shell "Thuggaman Jones (Hosted by DJ Young Shawn, DJ Ben Frank & DJ Dow Jones)"

Reviewed on 3.16.2014 (Review #1,386)

Got an anticipatin’ review up next: Thugga Muzik Group’s Shell Thuggaman Jones (Hosted by DJ Young Shawn, DJ Ben Frank & DJ Dow Jones)! You know I always anticipate Shell releases, especially since he been showin’ me review luv, since April 3, 2008! And, wow, that First 6 Months mixtape wit 3Deep review’ll be six years old, on March 20! Though I’m excited for this review, I’ve seen some negative feedback on LiveMixtapes!

People sayin’ Shell sold out and he on some mainstream shit? Kinda prepares me, but Shell, life’s different when you get robbed, so if anything shitty comes in my way, best believe I gon call it shitty, ya heard me?! Start Time: 12:52 PM | End Time: 2:18 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 #1,386) reviewed on 3.16.2014 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

01. “Turnt Up”
You already know! I got my positive face on, right nah! >>> N.O. at its finest on tha beat: Beat Doctor! Oh no @ tha hook: Really, auto-tune? You goin’ in that masturbatin’-in-anotha-dude’s-ear route? Sounds way too much like Future-like shit, especially dat joint wit B.O.B. & him “Ready”… I usually skip shit like this immediately, but I wanna see how much I can handle… Hearin’ tha 1st verse, and it’s pretty bad! You need to let your natural voice come out; what’d you, take tha grill out, too? Kinda ironic that you followed me on Twitter durin’ tha Thugga Muzik Vol. 1 dayz, but this shit comes out, and no followin’ on Instagram. Ugh, your voice sucks on tha hook!!! I can’t handle this “money” shit, too; it’s almost like because I got robbed, niggaz gotta drill it in my fuckin’ head about “money, money, money;” it wasn’t like that years ago!! Why this 4:28? Too long! No need for a 3rd verse! Can I please request havin’ a headache?! Anyway, whether I didn’t skip it or not, this gets tha lowest score from me; terrible start ta what I thought would be a nice tape!! My Rating: 1.0

02. “Trap Spot”
Y…E…A…H…! >>> Glad your normal voice’s back; hope you stick to your normal self and not be brainwashed by fake people who only rap about “money!” Hearin’ tha 1st verse, and I’m feelin’ tha drugs you “got,” as always, as well as this “trap” shit! Feelin’ tha grimy voice of yours on tha hook; good shit, though when your “phone” rung on May 18, 2012, that was tha only time I talked to you. I wanted you to freestyle for my radio show, though you neva answered again/called me back, and my show had to retire three months and a day later. But, also, I’m feelin’ tha “molly” shit you “got,” too! Tha 2nd verse’s pretty nice, too! You even gave a “shout out ta dem Migos;” gotta agree! Nice verse; nice “trap” vibe, once again, fa tha 2K14! My Rating: 4.3

03. “Make A Movie” Feat. Queens
Not sure who tha feature iz; almost thought it was Joey Queans from New Orleans… >>> Back to tha gayness, it sounds like? Sounds like Lil’ Wayne when he was rappin’ like when you first came out, mixed with today’s bullshit… Beat sounds too much like a crossover song, too! No, DJ, please, don’t “bring that shit back;” ironically, they didn’t, lol! Was that ironic? Or wait, it sounds like it’s loopin’… What’s up wit tha exciting beat sounds, too? Naw… What made you wanna make a-tune music? Thank God you’re turnin’ 27 next Sunday; maybe, you’ll lose this attribute of yours and at 27, go back to tha 3Deep shit! Can’t take tha “money long” shit, as well as tha “phone” shit; why haven’t we talked more than once? Again, I could’ve skipped this one, but I figured, why don’t I see what Queens has to say… Boring flow; sounds like today’s shit—I can’t figure out which song it sounds like. Even “money” shit? Boring fa me; next! My Rating: 1.0

04. “R4MN” Feat. Foxx & Lil’ Trill
Ooh @ Foxx on tha feature! Earlier, on Friday, it marked seven years since Music Choice Rap premiered tha “Wipe Me Down (Remix)”:
Time ta anticipate this one! I see that y’all three got a mixtape collaboration project comin’ out together; can’t wait to hear!! >>> “R.I.P. ta Mr. Magic;” thought you’d put that in tha 1st song… Hearin’ tha beginning, and I’m not really into tha quoting shit: “Fuck them otha niggaz ‘cause I ride for my niggaz;” whateva, especially since I neva can get people to “ride 4” me! Hook’s boring, fa me, wit this mainstream-soundin’ beat and shit. Here’s Foxx on tha 1st verse; much betta, compared to tha shit on this CD, so far! See, Shell: Regular Foxx, gutta flow, grimy lyrics, and sounds nice and energetic, just like it was tha “Watch My Shoes” dayz! Prolly gon be tha best part of tha whole CD: Tha Foxx verse! Too bad this song won’t have tha top rating ‘cause of your boring hook/tha beat. Hearin’ you on tha 2nd verse, and it’s one-dimensional wit these lyrics; I feel like I’m instantly-resisting positive feedback… Let’s see how Lil’ Trill comes through on tha 3rd verse… Wow, almost sounds like Lil’ Cali, this time? Funny ‘cause he likes a-tune, and though this CD has that in it, he avoided it? Weird? Guess he grew up, already? Rhymes are okay, though; better than your verse, Shell! My Rating: 3.0

05. “Money 2”
I dunno ‘bout this one; am I expecting a masturbating voice? I’d prolly rather sing my girl, St. Vincent’s “Birth In Reverse”: “Take out tha garbage, masturbate;” shit yeah! >>> No gay voice, but totally rippin’ off Ace Hood? I know he has had some fast-rappin’ shit out, recently, and this sounds just like him, on tha 1st verse! It’s pretty tight, but no way does this CD qualify for tha quality of bein’ “on dem pillz” at all! Too bad DJ B-Real’s all in his evasive, upset stage; his beats prolly could’ve helped you on some of these jointz, on here. Either way, definitely a nice 1st verse; I have to give you props! However, this hook’s wack; I don’t fuck wit this “money” shit! Tha 2nd verse continues that fast-rapped style, though I’m not feelin’ tha beginning lyrics wit tha “money” obsession… A mixed-reviewed joint fa me, here. My Rating: 3.5

06. “Hold Me Down” Feat. Gar
Gar on tha feature, here; Chopper City Boyz, stand up! >>> Not really into tha R&B content on tha hook; thought this would be on some G-shit wit Gar on it… Fuck! Hearin’ tha 1st verse, and since you ain’t “pick up tha phone” fa me a bunch of times, you know I gon dislike this 1st verse! I need to be a priority, but people don’t fuck wit me, anymore, smh. And, again wit tha “pillz”? You oughta get into that jiggin’ mode again ‘cause this tha kinda music that doesn’t deserve tha references! Oh, of course, Gar just hides in tha hook at all times; he neva has verses on features, smh… Tha 2nd verse’s okay, though too much attention on this “bitch”? And, “otha bitch” and “otha bitch;” sounds like it’s remaking anotha old song? Too bad all these bitches iz what throws peoples’ careers off; they fall off before they turn 30 or somethin’ ‘cause of all these kids and bitches! My Rating: 2.1

07. “All Night” Feat. Juvenile
Keepin’ it 504 throughout this whole CD, I see? >>> Thank God there’s that shitty voice of yours in tha beginning ‘cause I finna run downstairs and get my pizza outta tha oven, while this plays! Anyway, pure gayness wit this mainstream-soundin’ beat; Juve’s part was aight, too, though this iz pure trash for me! PURE!!! My Rating: 1.0

½time: Wow, worst CD of tha year, so far?! I could’ve seen one or two songs bein’ trash, but startin’ from tha jump, as well as it bein’ almost every other joint on here? You really need ta lay off tha auto-tune; who’s idea was that to put that on your voice? They was doin’ that shit when you dropped “Watch My Shoes”; why no bullshit on your voice, back then? Too bad you’re bein’ brainwashed by somebody! Not into an R&B mixtape—how does tha word “mixtape” go with R&B? No way; mixtapes are for tha streetz! So far, a pathetic, embarrassing 2.3 for tha CD rating! :(

08. “All Nighter” Feat. Cristian Radke
I dunno about tha feature’s name, as far as anticipation… Anyway, sequel to tha previous joint? Watch this one be better, smh… >>> Not really into tha pop-tryna-be-rap-like voice on tha hook, and after hearin’ you in tha beginning, as a sample, I think this iz shitty, too? Yup, not feelin’ this one-dimensional shit. Since when did all rap come down to focusin’ on “money”? What’ll be like in 10 years? “Money” iz just slang for gayness!! Tha 2nd verse ain’t good fa me, either, wit all this bullshit. Sadly, I like this a lil’ betta than tha previous “All Night” joint, only ‘cause of tha hook; wow… My Rating: 1.4

09. “Salute”
Most definitely! Next Sunday, March 23, you know what that iz, right? LOL… I gon get dem scratch-offs ready…, unless you come at me wrong! >>> A lil’ more normal, this time; good hook and beat sounds decent fa an anthem. Tha 1st verse’s decent, too; at least it’s actually for tha streetz! I like tha “yoppa” part; nice sound effect. I still don’t get why every single song has ta do wit “gettin’ to tha money;” why? No wonder why you don’t stay in touch wit me ‘cause I’m not “gettin’ to tha money;” at least you appreciate my reviewz! And, you gon definitely take this review into consideration! “Shit” iz not what 2014’s about! Tha 2nd verse sounds catchy; even spreadin’ this “pussy” around ta your “lil’ brother,” lol. Good song, here, but because of how shitty this CD’s been, I don’t see this CD bein’ memorable at all… My Rating: 4.0

10. “Eastside Nikka” Feat. B Trez
Neva heard tha feature, but tha title looks like a salute ta me, on tha “East”! >>> Sounds like remaking rhymes on tha hook wit tha “I wake up in tha morning” shit. Actually, you’re remaking yourself, a lil’, wit “Face Shots”—almost forgot about that. That was a more-normal joint that landed on none of your CDs, smh. I can’t believe I’m also bein’ captured by this beat, too! Pretty good ear for a beat like this! Nice sounds/climax durin’ tha hook, and now, tha 1st verse… It’s innocent for tha streetz, between tha bitches and shit you rappin’ about, not like on that song wit Gar! Tha 2nd verse sounds nice, too; I’m feelin’ tha “12” shit. Though you say you’ll “neva be a bitch,” don’t you think you grew a vagina on a bunch of these jointz, on here? I know tha streetz ain’t too happy! B Trez on tha 3rd verse, and he sounds decent, at least. His voice reminds me of a drug-dealin’ version of Milo Sheff, someone from Hartford, CT I fuck wit. My Rating: 4.1

11. “Throw It”
Hmm… >>> Again, anotha normal-soundin’ joint; sounds like what you were used to! Catchy hook and track, even if it’s about “throwin’ 1’s!” Tha 1st verse sounds good/jammin’; “rollin’ up a swisha!” Though you’re on you’re auto-tune shit fa this CD, I still wouldn’t mind hangin’ wit you, one day; I still think you cool as fuck! Tha 2nd verse sounds good, too; showin’ off everything you got, of course… I wonder how many times you make a “money” reference, throughout this CD? Even referencin’ “U.O.E.N.O.”, too, lol… My Rating: 4.0

12. “Kilos” Feat. Deezle
Yeah @ this title! >>> Kinda nervous ta hear, with you in tha background, here…; it makes me anticipate you bustin’ out in your a-tune voice… Well, finally, around :45, you came up from tha background, and it’s good rappin’ fa tha “kilos;” nice hook, too. Beat’s aight, here, though nothin’ that would capture me, like tha “Eastside Nikka” joint. Hearin’ Deezle on tha 2nd verse, and he sounds like a Ya Boy Earl vs. Stalley, but wit some watered-down lyrics. Likin’ tha “kilos”-like shit, but forget tha “bread”… My Rating: 3.8
EDIT: Right when I finished tha review, M.I.A.’s “Y.A.L.A.” came on MCU. Much betta than this CD; maybe, you should take notes? “Weight in kilo, light as a pillow;” even on yo shit, too, wit tha “kilo!”

13. “All I Know” Feat. Greedi & Young Greatness
Neva heard tha features, before. Hope Greedi ain’t greedy, unless he ready ta spend buku money on me! >>> I dunno if I’m anticipatin’ one of tha DJs comin’ through wit tha “money” intro… Hearin’ you on tha hook, and although I like your flow/think it’s catchy, I dunno if I can take anotha “money” joint serious… Hook’s ehh; I guess I can fuck wit it, but just a lil’… Oh no, a dick entered your mouth on tha 1st verse! Fuck! Or, iz this tha hook? Gettin’ confused ‘cause you keep sayin’ tha title… Now, 1:20 in, and we got (I assume) Greedi… Feelin’ tha “white, green, and brown” shit, and it’s soundin’ street, so far, so it really ain’t bad… Okay, so you rapped on tha 1st verse, durin’ tha beginning, and tha dick-in-your-mouth shit’s tha hook; gay! Here’s tha 3rd verse from tha otha feature (Young Greatness?). I like this voice and “whoot”/excited flow. Not too bad for a collaboration, overall, but tha hook makes me wanna take off points! My Rating: 2.2

14. “4 My Rounds”
I’m likin’ this title a lot; let’s see if it’s worth my 296 seconds of listening! >>> Sounds nice and slow; great, slow vibe on tha hook, here, “4 [your] rounds!” Hearin’ tha 1st verse, and it sounds like some catchy “soulja shit” fa tha streetz, wit you rappin’ nice and slow. Kinda soundin’ like Weezy around 1:21 wit, “Ride for my nigga; die for my nigga,” wit tha voice. Tha 2nd verse sounds good, too: “If I fuck wit you, I fuck wit you;” hope that’s tha case when you see this review! I’m still a fan of yours, regardless! Nice job wit tha 2nd verse, too; keep it goin’! Tha 3rd verse sounds good, too; sounds like a bridge wit tha repeatin’… It turned out to be a good verse, either way. My Rating: 4.1

15. “Bipolar AF” Feat. Mr. Grizzly 
Y’all forgot tha dot in “Mr”. Anyway, interestin’ title; I’m expectin’ some anger/paranoia-type shit! >>> “I don’t think I wanna thug no mo”? I got tha perfect thang fa this joint as feedback, right now:

Say hello to my toenails, right now! I think they’re worth more than this rating, smh!! You sound like a straight-up loser on this, wit wantin’ ta “quit” and shit! Funny how I expected “anger/paranoia-type shit,” and instead, it’s tha complete opposite! Plus, tha gay voice!! Well, at 1:13, it went back to normal, but, what, that’s, like, four bars? Eight? Whateva… Guess tha song in tha background on MCU’s smarter than you: Arctic Monkeys “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?”; at least there’s a “high” in that, not like this loser-soundin’, or should I say, “biploar AF” joint! But, Mr. Grizzly sounds good on tha 2nd verse; nice grizzly voice, and he doesn’t sound like a loser, at least! I mean, at times, I’ve wanted to quit, but I would neva stop bein’ in this music business! There’s always some sorta talent I have that makes me continue! I can’t be defeated, no matter where my self-esteem’s at; I’m always grindin’! Anyway, this wasn’t really as bad as a 1.0-rated joint, since Grizzly did his thang, but tha whole subject of bein’ a “bipolar” loser makes me not feel this. If it’s one person that’s completely “bipolar”/“I don’t wanna [fill in tha blank], no mo,” it’s DJ B-Real; talk ta him, if he even answers people, anymore! My Rating: 1.6

Overall: Tha 2nd ½ picked up, a lil’ but nothin’ really too exciting. Either way, most of this CD was pure trash!!! You really need ta get rid of tha a-tune, rap more about tha jiggaz again, instead of tha money, and have a higher self-esteem! You might need to buy some beats from me, or somethin’; maybe, I can revive your classic-soundin’ vibes! Get back on yo old shit, Shell!


15.       “Turnt Up” 1.0
14.       “All Night” Feat. Juvenile 1.0
13.       “Make A Movie” Feat. Queens 1.0
12.       “All Nighter” Feat. Cristian Radke 1.4
11.        “Bipolar AF” Feat. Mr. Grizzly 1.6
10.       “Hold Me Down” Feat. Gar 2.1
09.       “All I Know” Feat. Greedi & Young Greatness 2.2
08.       “R4MN” Feat. Foxx & Lil’ Trill 3.0
07.       “Money 2” 3.5
06.       “Kilos” Feat. Deezle 3.8
05.       “Throw It” 4.0
04.       “Salute” 4.0
03.    “4 My Rounds” 4.1
02.    “Eastside Nikka” Feat. B Trez 4.1
01.    “Trap Spot” 4.3 (smh, this my #1? Wow…)

Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      41.1
Total Songs:                      / 15
Average CD Rating:       2.7

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