Sunday, March 16, 2014

Review #1,387: Don Flamingo "Bloody Roses (Hosted by DJ Hektik)"

Reviewed on 3.16.2014 (Review #1,387)

Keepin’ tha reviewz goin’, anotha EGMG Lifestyle review I got goin’ on, here: Don Flamingo Bloody Roses (Hosted by DJ Hektik); let’s see what’s up, here… Start Time: 4:39 PM | End Time: 5:15 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 #1,387) reviewed on 3.16.2014 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

01. Mannie Fresh Speaks
Nice to have him on your intro! >>> Mannie talkin’ nice about “Show,” here; at least his “lyrical” shit’s catchy… Over tha “And Then What” beat; nice beginning. My Rating: N/A

02. “Bloody Roses (Intro)”
Black Metaphor on tha beat; here we go! >>> Not really anticipatin’ tha pitched female sample on tha beginning… I dunno how much this’ll hold up, but let’s see… Okay, so I guess Don Flamingo = The Show? Hearin’ tha 1st verse, and it’s Show, comin’ through wit good, consistent rhymes; I feel ‘em, and it’s not too bad wit this sample, in tha background… At least tha beat’s a lil’ betta… Wow @ “sellin’ heroin;” a sick Show! It was just a consistent verse, this whole time; good job, includin’ tha “scenic view” shit and all that. Though tha sample threw me off, this wasn’t that bad, overall. My Rating: 3.8

03. “Slanguage”
Dee-1in’ it wit Flight School Productions on tha beat, here… >>> Sounds like a familiar beat wit tha “biatch” (Too $hort-like) background sample, in tha beginning… Hearin’ you rappin’ on tha 1st verse, and it sounds like you’re havin’ fun wit tha flow (“oven” / “dozen”)! Nice that you holdin’ a “40-inch torch;” already, Show! Great rhymes, but beat’s way too plain. Tha hook’s quick; passes through nicely, I guess… Tha 2nd verse’s pretty consistent; you neva stop rappin’! Glad you keepin’ it goin’; nice job! My Rating: 4.1

04. “Lose It All”
Kidd On The Track beat; not sure what to expect… >>> Beat’s nice and smooth, as well as your consistent rhymes. I feel ya wit tha “put family 2nd,” at times. Sometimes, you can’t escape tha grind. You even have “kids,” now? Well, I guess you’re not a 20-year-old dad. Hmm, a “Dead Presidents” hint in tha beat sample; kinda throws me off, but at least it was short, and you’re keepin’ these consistent rhymes goin’! Nice job wit these non-stop verses! My Rating: 4.2

05. “Family Tree”
Kidd On The Track, again; hmm… >>> Not sure what to expect wit tha soulful-soundin’ beat start… Bad beat tag that caught a masturbatin’-in-anotha-dude’s-ear syndrome of a-tune, smh! Hope he don’t use that beat tag again!! Luckily, your rhymes can recover from that annoyance! I like how tha beat stops, at times, during tha 1:00 – 1:10 mark! Tha hook’s pretty nice, too; I’m feelin’ what you got goin’ on, here. Tha 2nd verse sounds important, too; good job… My Rating: 3.9

06. “My Lil’ Nigga E”
No producer listed; jacked beat? >>> Luvin’ all tha “ya heard me” shit from E; he ain’t dead, right? I mean, judgin’ from tha intro of him, it sounds like this a tribute or somethin’? Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse, and it sounds like you’re tellin’ a story about him; a lot of it’s in tha past tense, so I’m hopin’ I don’t hear that he died… :( Good shit on tha 1st verse, as you’re consistently tellin’ this story ova this nice, street beat… Tha 2nd verse’s nice, too; keep this comin’… Hearin’ tha 3rd verse, and it’s more in tha current times; he even “havin’ a baby,” soon, too? And, “two baby mamas”? I dunno about that; that sounds like a lack of focus in a rap career. I’ve seen so many fall off ‘cause of that, mainly financially! My Rating: 3.8

½time: So far, nice; prolly could be a lil’ catchier wit tha jointz, but your rhymes be holdin’ it down! A 4.0 for tha CD rating, currently!

07. “Alright Ok”
Kidd On The Track on tha beat, here… >>> A lil’ different from you…; decent, but tha “money” shit throws me off. I’ve been robbed twice, so I can’t deal wit this shit… Lemme hear what you got on tha 1st verse, here… Sounds decent; I fucks wit it… Tha 2nd verse iz pretty nice, too; I can dig it… LOL, it’s dyin’ at 2:51? Completely slowed down; “aww, fuck! My nigga, I’m fucked up;” interestin’… My Rating: 3.9

08. “Smokin’ My Kool 2”
SIAH-produced track, here; lookin’ forward ta this kinda title! >>> Sounds good, so far, ova this okay beat; interestin’ trip wit The Show! My Rating: 4.1

09. “If I Should Die”
Flawless Tracks beat… >>> Halloween-like beat style? I’m likin’ it; very interestin’! A mysterious voice on tha hook? Or, a sample? Feelin’ your rhymes ova this beat; nice shit! Bleh, tha hook’s cliché/quoted, but it still sounds good. My Rating: 4.3

10. “The Cool”
Looks Lupe Fiasco-ish wit tha title, but SIAH on tha beat, so let’s see what we got, 504 style… >>> Almost sounds like him, at times… Sounds pretty good wit this kinda story. Good shit fa tha streetz; I’m feelin’ it, a lil’. My Rating: 3.7

11. “God Bless America”
Cash Jordan on tha track; let’s see what we got! >>> Sounds more upbeat for tha streetz, here; good job wit tha 1st verse. Tha hook sounds catchy, too, wit this USA shit… Tha 2nd verse iz nice, too, as you have “no fear;” that’s what it iz! SMH @ Obama on tha 2nd hook; gay. At least you picked it up! You continue wit tha 3rd verse, too; nice! My Rating: 4.2

12. “Bloody Roses (Outro)”
SmurfGotBeats beat; gimme an ending, here… >>> Rappin’, here, on this outro; nice, includin’ how you comin’ through wit tha nice rhymes ova this beat! “Eat tha beats up;” only thang you can do, Show! Consistent rhymes; good shit, Show! Nice how you ended it with, “ya dig?!” And, good outro from Fresh, and yea, hope you “buy [your] mama a big house!” My Rating: 4.4

Overall: I thought that was a pretty nice CD, despite a lil’ bit of a lack of catchiness, here and there. Either way, nowhere near wack; good job! Keep doin’ ya thang! Tha stories were nice to hear; I’m sure you got more on tha way! I finna review your boy, Bronco, so let’s see what gon happen wit him…


11.        “The Cool” 3.7
10.       “My Lil’ Nigga E” 3.8
09.       “Bloody Roses (Intro)” 3.8
08.       “Family Tree” 3.9
07.       “Alright Ok” 3.9
06.       “Smokin’ My Kool 2” 4.1
05.       “Slanguage” 4.1
04.       “God Bless America” 4.2
03.    “Lose It All” 4.2
02.    “If I Should Die” 4.3
01.    “Bloody Roses (Outro)” 4.4

Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      44.4
Total Songs:                      / 11
Average CD Rating:       4.0

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