Thursday, May 22, 2014

Review #1,398: Lokee "Cut Me In... Or Cut It Out! Vol. 1 (Hosted by DJ Chicken)"

Reviewed on 5.22.2014 (Review #1,398)

After a continuous amount of time workin’, I’m finally gettin’ a lil’ bit of time ta review. Was ‘pose ta review this last month, but work can really absorb tha hours outta you! As I interviewed him last month, I found out about this disc and bought it. From 88 Gang Muzik, it’s Lokee Cut Me In… Or Cut It Out! Vol. 1 (Hosted by DJ Chicken)! A host? Only 10 tracks? Seems more like an album than a mixtape ta me, though… Start Time: 4:20 PM | End Time: 5:01 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 #1,398) reviewed on 5.22.2014 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

01. “Happy”
Startin’ this review at 4:20; you know what it iz! >>> Really likin’ tha beat sound, here! Tha hook sounds like somethin’ from, like, tha early ‘00s, or somethin’. Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse, and I don’t mind it; tha lyrics remind me of somethin’ Fabolous would spit, or somethin’ (you know, tha “bag”)… Sounds pretty good fa somethin’ that sounds crossover, or somethin’. Tha 2nd verse sounds good, too; “hoes like flavors,” huh? I like that; good shit! You have a hella-catchy voice, and you’re always young; rememba dat! You don’t look bad at all! One of my aunt’s tha same age as you, and she still calls mommy every day, so think about how young you are! A 3rd verse fit on here… Sounds good, too; really feelin’ this fa a sex scene! My Rating: 4.4

02. “Why Me”
>>> Ooh, a 2010’s style of G-shit on tha beat start! Okay, this iz more on tha lyrical side, and it’s your kick-ass lyrics, just like it was tha ‘90s!! Great shit; pretty consistent! You sound like you were influenced by a lil’ bit of Philly music, here? Reminds me of tha old dayz of Philly rappers, Joey Jihad & Meek Mill (“Bossman”), even wit tha beat, a lil’ bit! You even sound a lil’ bit like Pusha T on tha vocals, too. Tha hook’s pretty nice, too; serious shit! Glad this iz over four minutes long! Wow @ tha 2nd verse, too; you can’t be stopped!! “Keys like Alicia;” I always love when niggaz rhyme her name like that, lol! Tha 3rd verse’s pretty nice, too! Wow @ this tight shit!! Sounds like your voice’s really gettin’ soar from goin’ hard!! Wow @ “prolly sellin’ my used rubbers on eBay;” you tha shit, bruh! Who wouldn’t wanna have a “used rubber” from you, bruh? That’s a collector’s item, ya dig?! Ooh, la la, lol! My Rating: 4.8

03. “Bang Bang”
>>> Of course, you producin’ tha track? You really be holdin’ it down wit err-thang you be doin’! Beat’s pretty kick-ass; diggin’ those sounds throughout tha 1st verse; warptastic!! Feelin’ what you spittin’ on tha 1st verse; consistency!! Tha hook’s pretty tight, too; “bang, bang!” Tha 2nd verse’s pretty nice; good shit! And, tha 3rd verse’s great, too; keep it goin’! Tha last six seconds (acapella) sounded like some ‘90s-like vocals, real quick; dope! My Rating: 4.3

04. “I’m Sorry”
>>> Oh, not an original production, here, as it came from online… Looks like a random title fa this sound; very mainstream-soundin’… So far, it ain’t too bad for a start… Really mainstream fa me ta be obsessed with, on tha 1st verse, but I’m diggin’ tha hook; catchy… Tha 2nd verse ain’t too bad, here… Tha 3rd verse aight; I’ll fuck wit this… My Rating: 4.2

05. “Krazy”
>>> Nice production in tha beginning, here; sounds like some shit from around tha late ‘90s/early ‘00s! Start almost sounds like Twelve A’Klok; nice “amazing” consistency, in tha beginning!! Kick-assness in tha 1st verse; you really laid it down!! Tha 2nd verse sounds dope ova this beat, too; good shit! Tha 3rd verse sounds nice, too; you on yo shit, my boy! I can smell dat shit from anotha coast away, lol! My Rating: 4.5

½time: I think this an excellent CD, bruh!! I really luv tha older-soundin’ production and rhymes you got goin’ on, here! This ain’t on no boring, mainstream-soundin’, 2012-type shit! Tha average CD rating’s at a 4.4, right now; keep it goin’!!

06. “Like Heaven” Feat. JP
A collab… >>> Not really my kinda liking, for tha start; not a fan of auto-tune. This ain’t terrible, though, but tha vibes you brought to me on this CD have been great, so I won’t bash on it! My Rating: 3.6 (not bad for an a-tune song!)

07. “What It Iz” Feat. Dat Boi Cue & Dolamite
Nice collab… >>> Tha beginning music sounds like somethin’ from Baton Rouge… Even tha hook, here; nice job! Kinda mainstream-soundin’, but it cool… Rhymes are pretty dope on tha 1st verse, rhymin’ words with “-ic!” Dope shit, right chea! Really feelin’ tha collaboration, as tha 2nd verse and 3rd verse’s pretty nice! Of course, can’t deny a comeback from Dolamite! I like tha “hood” outro, too… My Rating: 4.4

08. “Ride Wit Us”
>>> Nice beat intro, and you sound nice and high as fuck!! Crazy dat you did “nine years, six months, two weeks, a fuckin’ day and a minute,” my nigga! Glad you’re still here! Now, we need Skull Duggrey ta get outta jail! Excellent intro, and tha hook’s pretty nice; dope shit! Tha 2nd verse sounds pretty good, too; feels like tha great times of tha streetastic N.O., right chea! Diggin’ tha vibes; keep it goin’! I like how you showed “Tim Smooth” some luv, wit, “Sick as fuckin’ cancer; Tim Smooth!” R.I.P.! Tha 3rd verse’s nice, too; tha rhyme vibes sound like how rappers come through on tracks, wit rhymin’, these dayz. However, wit you, you can pull it off ‘cause you know how ta make it tight/not boring, or smh’ish! My Rating: 4.5

09. “Mo Murda”
>>> A slower bounce vibe, here (less than 100 BPM); good shit! I’m really feelin’ this shit, especially how you “just ate a piranha!” Kick-assness; keep dat N.O. alive! Tha 2nd verse sounds nice; really reppin’ fa tha N.O. fa tha 2010’s decade! LOL @ tha “Fall Out Boy” reference; keep it comin’! Tha 3rd verse’s dope, too; you keepin’ shit on-n-poppin’, at all times!! My Rating: 4.4

10. “Torture”
A bonus track; back in tha day, here, back in ’96! BTW, I talked to Merrill “Real Roc” Robinson, and he said you had an album from tha late ‘90s called Torture, or somethin’. I couldn’t find it anywhere; iz that true? Lemme know; I would love ta have/review it! But yeah, it don’t get mo classic than this shit!! Just like when I first heard it, of course, tha beat remains classic/undaground-like, as well as your grimy, ready-ta-engage-in-some-“torture”-like voice/rhymes!!! My Current Rating: 4.9

Overall: Of course, you did ya thang on this one, big Lokee!! Wow, you came through real nice wit tha tracks!! Wish I would’ve known about this when it was current, back two years ago; prolly could’ve put some jointz in rotation, on my playlist! But yeah, it great ta have this, and I’m glad I put money in yo pockets! And, thanx fa textin’ me back and forth throughout this whole review, lol! Don’t think I did that with an artist before; you legendary! Keep up tha great rhymes, crazy beats, and as always, reppin’ fa tha streetz! You have that “unique” look and sound, just like you just told me!


10.       “Like Heaven” Feat. JP 3.6
09.       “I’m Sorry” 4.2
08.       “Bang Bang” 4.3
07.       “Happy” 4.4
06.       “What It Iz” Feat. Dat Boi Cue & Dolamite 4.4
05.       “Mo Murda” 4.4
04.       “Ride Wit Us” 4.5
03.    “Krazy” 4.5
02.    “Why Me” 4.8
01.    “Torture” 4.9

Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      44.0
Total Songs:                      / 10
Average CD Rating:       4.4

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