Thursday, November 27, 2014

FrankieThaLuckyDog Celebrates Butla's Birthday (2014)

FrankieThaLuckyDog, celebratin' my boy, Butla, who's affiliated with BluBlack & Gorilla Muzik Entertainmentt's birthday, November 27, 2014! Shot in my studio room in Peckville, PA, I spelled "Happy Birthday Butla" outta New York scratch-off lottery tickets.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Review #1,420: YT Triz "Tales From Crime Hill"

Reviewed on 11.24.2014 (Review #1,420)

Got ya boy FrankieThaLuckyDog here, finna review somethin’ a lil’ different than usual! This next artist I finna review goes by YT Triz, and he hails from Orlando, FL! That’s right, tha big Florida!! I first discovered him a few months ago on Music Choice Rap wit tha song, “How Can I Lose,” featuring Bobby Shmurda. And yes, I’m all about dat Shmoney, ‘bout dat Shmoney, Shmoney squad!! Really diggin’ them at tha moment! So, with that bein’ said, I wanna see what this lil’ Florida dude be about… I also believe he just celebrated a 23rd birthday, a few weeks ago; HBD!! Diggin’ tha dreads and Florida grind, so here goes my review for YT Triz’s Tales From Crime Hill, released on Poe Boy Music Group! Start Time: 7:59 AM | End Time: 8:58 AM

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 two artists who claimed their “money [was] long,” 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 #1,420) reviewed on 11.24.2014 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

01. “Crime Hill”
Oh, I’m so anticipated for this release, right now!! >>> Anticipatin’ intro by tha DJs, here; lots of luv ta you, “YT!” Ooh, hearin’ your grimy, gutta delivery on tha verse, here! Definitely feelin’ how you comin’ and tha choir behind tha beat sounds even more anticipatin’!! Feelin’ his “dark” theme, wit these lyrics! I luv hangin’ out after dark and all dat shit, ya dig? Wow, really consistent wit tha rhymes; you ain’t stoppin’ at all, bruh!! “And, youse a fuckin’ nobody;” gutta shit!! Raw shit!! Luv how you said, “Welcome to Crime Hill, muthafucka!!,” at tha end, as an excellent way ta introduce this mixtape! My Rating: 4.5

02. “Bad Vibes”
LOL, glad you speakin’ on ‘em! It’s all about darkness and how you comin’ through wit it!! >>> Gotta mention: Gotta luv your name: “YT Triz!” Feelin’ how you comin’ through on tha hook, here! That’s right, counterattack those “bad vibes!” There so many pussies out there; I feel like we just keep kickin’ ‘em like they soccer balls, or some shit! Feelin’ how you comin’ through on tha 1st verse, here, soundin’ like Ace Hood wit tha flow! Florida style to tha fullest! Beat’s definitely official—dat southern shit dat I luv! Still feelin’ how you comin’ through on this track, here, as tha 2nd verse’s just as hot! Whoo!! Gotta luv your rapid flow!! Tha 3rd verse’s tha shit, too! It’s true: Once you get “dollaz,” then, “they” be hatin’! Also, I luv how I have Mass Appeal behind me now, and niggaz be ignorin’ me worse than they eva have! It’s like, they dunno what ta say! Like, “How’d tha hell dat nigga [Frankie] get a label behind him?” I know they bitch-asses fuckin’ jealous of me havin’ a label behind me! But, I soldier on!! My Rating: 4.5

03. “How Can I Lose” Feat. Bobby Shmurda
Whooooo!! Shit-to-tha-fuckin’-yeah!!! This my anthem, as well as dat “Computers” (Rowdy Rebel & Bobby Shmurda)!! Gotta luv tha collab, from FL to NY! Tha hook’s true as fuck: “How can I lose when I came here wit nothin’?” I agree wit myself, as I neva initiate bullshit! Really feelin’ how you comin’ through on tha 1st verse, strictly enjoyin’ yourself as a newbie! Gotta luv tha winnin’ YT Triz!! I usually be listenin’ to this song on repeat… for, like, almost two hours in a row! What iz that, like, 20x in a row?! Gotta luv it!! And, Bobby’s on tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through wit some catchy-ass shit fa tha streetz! Luv those lil’ pause parts: “My niggaz say nothin’. ‘Whoo…Whoo…Whoo…’!” And, “I’m screamin’ out, ‘Fuck ‘em! Fuck ‘em, fuck ‘em, fuck ‘em’!” Oh, this joint neva gets old!! I wanna get back to dat Florida again and hopefully, get ta do business wit you and tha Shmurda / Shmoney gang, one day! Did I also forget to mention that this music video’s pretty nice, too! Great vibes in tha hot weather, outside! It makes me feel like a champion at work while it’s in my head! And, tha 3rd verse’s nice: “I finna blow, like it’s an O, I finna smoke;” consistent flow! Shout out ta Poe Boy and Music Choice Rap fa recognizin’!! My Current Rating: 5.0

04. “How Could You Relate”
LOL, from present tense to past tense, lol, back to back! Now, a “could!” Let’s see how much I can “relate” (usually, I never, but “relate” to diggin’ what you bringin’)! >>> Startin’ off wit a lil’ bit of a mainstream vibe wit tha “club” and how you sound, here… Almost thought it was gonna be shitty auto-tune on your voice, but you sound great, here, especially wit this beat! Oh, tight shit, here! Cut out tha “fake!” It’s all about bein’ real, just like yourself! Hearin’ tha 1st verse, and it ain’t that bad. If this was someone else, I’d prolly say that this sounds like a shitty mainstream rapper… Either way, it sounds like a potential single for tha future… Tha 2nd verse’s kinda soundin’ a lil’ shitty wit tha “racks” and “Bandz A Make Her Dance” quote, but I can’t front on you fa bein’ “on dem Xanz!” Overall, despite tha 2nd verse, I’m really diggin’ this! My Rating: 4.2

05. “I’m Ready” Feat. IceBerg
What do we got here? Hope it cold and goes hard! >>> Startin’ off wit a gangsta style, here, wit tha lyrics? Sounds like a good undaground song, here… Must be tha IceBerg dude on tha 1st verse… Sounds like some mo 305 / 954-like heat, just like you, Triz! Feelin’ tha gangsta shit, as always! Good job makin’ your debut wit me! And, tha 2nd verse’s nice, here! Almost am confused at who’s who, but y’all tearin’ this up! My Rating: 4.0

06. “2nd Life”
Let’s hear it! >>> Didn’t expect dat to be you on tha 1st verse, here… Either way, sounds like it’s a good start… Startin’ ta catch onto it a lil’ more wit tha more you spit… Keep winnin’ ‘cause I know you ain’t gon “lose!” Glad you “don’t give a fuck!” That’s what’s up; you gotta! Pretty gutta hook wit tha, “I don’t give a fuck (give a fuck) right now,” shit that repeats! Tha 2nd verse’s pretty nice, too, and tha beat’s soundin’ a lil’ betta, fa me! Keep them rhymes comin’!! Tha 3rd verse iz nice, too! Yeah, fuck all they “talkin’” and bullshit! I know no one more consistent than me, and I know that I’m valuable! Fuck what they thinkin’! Glad you keepin’ this gutta shit continuin’!! My Rating: 4.3

07. “Vamonos”
Lookin’ forward ta this title… >>> Nice beat start; you’re anticipatin’ me right now! Diggin’ how you comin’ through on tha 1st verse, here, wit this nice beat! Oh, that undaground heat!! “Smoke ‘em like it’s marijuana;” shit yeah!! Lots of shit goin’ on here, wit tha 1st verse; nice job… Tha hook’s catchy wit sayin’, “Vamonos,” ta these bitch-niggaz; glad you put me in an anticipatin’, ‘notha rap zone! Nice job wit how you comin’ through wit tha 2nd verse, too…! My Rating: 4.2

½time: So far, I’m definitely diggin’ this Florida heat from you, here, Triz! You got tha streetz on lock wit your grimy, gutta dedication! Tha beats are nice, and you’re not boring wit your rhymes! Like, it ain’t all about “money,” thank God! So far, I’m ratin’ this CD a 4.4, but we shall see how this continues! Before I continue this review, I have ta go take a shit; shit! It’s cold up here in Northeast PA, at tha moment, so when tha cold touches my feet, tha shit in me brews, lol, ya dig? SMH… *Goes to shit at 8:27 AM…* *Returns from shittin’ at 8:31 AM…* Thank God, that was fast!

08. “In My Hood”
Yeah! Let’s hear this Orlando dose of livin’!! >>> Oh, maybe I should’ve waited ‘til this song to shit? Almost am thrown off by tha weird voice effect on tha hook… Can’t say I gon 100% knock this, so we’ll see how it progresses… For now, tha hook’s ehh; thought it would’ve went way harder!! Tha beat’s pretty nice, but damn, you got tha weird voice goin’ on in tha 1st verse, too? Naw… Rhymes are okay, but it ain’t too grimy… Well, at 1:21, you start to get that original, grimy delivery I started to know from you… Not really diggin’ tha start to tha 2nd verse wit tha repetitive flow… I think I can’t wait ‘til this ends, sadly… It also ruined tha chance at a five-star-rated CD from me (only qualifies when every song’s at least a 4.0-rated song, from me)! My Rating: 2.9

09. “Thought”
Let’s see how we can continue from dat… >>> An okay start wit tha hook… It doesn’t even remind me of you, at first, as it just sounds like a regular rapper… Tha 1st verse ain’t too bad, here, though between tha beat and how you sound, it sounds plain… Tha 2nd verse’s just okay for me; I’m startin’ ta get bored from this… My Rating: 3.1

10. “Preach”
Maybe, some more anticipation, here, since Young Dolph has a song wit this same title, which goes hard! >>> Beat’s just okay, once again, but tha hook a lil’ betta than tha previous track… Tha 1st verse ain’t too bad; regular rhymes, here, though nothin’ special… Tha 2nd verse a lil’ betta, here, though still a boring track, a lil’… My Rating: 3.3

11. “Breathe”
Keepin’ this goin’… >>> Not really feelin’ tha beat start; a lil’ poppy for me…? Your flow’s a lil’ more catchier, this time, so let’s see how you do, overall… Tha hook’s a lil’ more creative wit tha breathin’, but still, not like a lightning strike fa me, as far as catchiness… Tha 2nd verse aight, but I can’t really get inta this pop-rap beat… Even got a 3rd verse, here… Once again, it’s aight; beat’s startin’ ta become repetitive, too… My Rating: 2.6

12. “I Don’t Love These Hoes”
Next… >>> Okay, this way betta wit tha start, here, wit tha “pillz” and beat!! Soundin’ nice, on tha hook; a lil’ iffy wit tha weird voice on tha 2nd ½ of tha hook, but still, I’m a lil’ impressed, so far… Tha 1st verse sounds like you’re a pro, older than 22, here! You got dat mastermind perspective, here, and I respect it… Tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ decent; feelin’ what you “love,” here… Not really diggin’ tha ending, here; enough wit tha gay-soundin’ voice! My Rating: 3.6

13. “Last Night”
Hmm… >>> A random intro, here; glad you luv ta “smoke weed!” Sounds like a completely different voice, here? Sounds like a lyrical rapper on tha 1st verse, and it’s decent, wit this beat… Tha hook ain’t too bad; it’s only aight fa me, wit tha sound and what you bringin’ to tha table… Tha 2nd verse’s aight, too; nice advice ta “keep” peeps in tha right lane… “Let’s smoke weed until our vision blurry;” you already know! My Rating: 3.5

14. “Thug Niggas”
Sad that this mixtape’s almost done… >>> Feelin’ tha ‘90s-like rap beat, here… Ooh, even got a female “la-la-la”in’ on tha hook! Iz that you on tha 1st verse? Sounds good, regardless… Tha 2nd verse’s nice, too; sounds like you’re rappin’ in tha ‘90s, despite bein’ an actual ‘90s baby! My Rating: 4.4

15. “Dead Homies”
“How” will we end this? >>> Pop start? Nope! Wasn’t sure what that first 13 seconds was, but I hear a true southern beat, here, as well as tha normal you! Whoo, diggin’ this track and hook! Scary about tha “dead homies numbers still in my phone;” I’ve had that happen to me wit Louisiana artists I was dealin’ wit! It’s crazy! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and this tha normal voice I’m used to, from you; grimy and gutta, tha way I luv it!! Wow, “You coulda least told me, ‘Bye,’ nigga;” powerful lyrics, here!! Tha 2nd verse’s nice, too; you stayin’ on topic and keepin’ this grimy shit comin’ fa tha streetz! My Rating: 4.5

Overall: I’m so glad I got ta take tha time out ta review this CD! I know most of tha 2nd ½ of tha CD was somewhat a disappointment ta me, ironically, after tha “shit” I took. However, for tha most part, you really impressed me wit your consistent bangerz! Keep stayin’ on tha grind! I gon keep supportin’ you! FWM!!


15.       “Breathe” 2.6
14.       “In My Hood” 2.9
13.       “Thought” 3.1
12.       “Preach” 3.3
11.        “Last Night” 3.5
10.       “I Don’t Love These Hoes” 3.6
09.       “I’m Ready” Feat. IceBerg 4.0
08.       “Vamonos” 4.2
07.       “How Could You Relate” 4.2
06.       “2nd Life” 4.3
05.       “Thug Niggas” 4.4
04.       “Dead Homies” 4.5
03.    “Bad Vibes” 4.5
02.    “Crime Hill” 4.5
01.    “How Can I Lose” Feat. Bobby Shmurda 5.0

Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      58.6
Total Songs:                      / 15
Average CD Rating:       3.9

Sunday, November 23, 2014

FrankieThaLuckyDog Celebrates New Go Get It Music's Beezy Bird's Birthday (2014)

FrankieThaLuckyDog, celebratin' my boy, Beezy Bird, who's with New Go Get It Music's birthday, November 23, 2014! Shot in my studio room in Peckville, PA, I spelled "Happy Birthday Beezy Bird" outta New York scratch-off lottery tickets. Also, congrats on recently gettin' married!!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

FrankieThaLuckyDog Celebrates Rich Kidd Entertainment's Doonie's Birthday (2014)

FrankieThaLuckyDog, celebratin' my boy, Doonie, who's with Rich Kidd Entertainment's birthday, November 16, 2014! Shot in my studio room in Peckville, PA, I spelled "Happy Birthday Doonie" outta New York scratch-off lottery tickets.

Friday, November 14, 2014

FrankieThaLuckyDog Celebrates Trill Entertainment's Lil' Boosie (Boosie Badazz)'s Birthday (2014)

FrankieThaLuckyDog, celebratin' my boy, Lil' Boosie (Boosie Badazz), who's with Trill Entertainment, Asylum Records & Atlantic Recordings' birthday, November 14, 2014! Shot in my studio room in Peckville, PA, I spelled "Happy Birthday Lil' Boosie" outta New York scratch-off lottery tickets.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Review #1,419: BluBlack "Rezurection"

Reviewed on 11.13.2014 (Review #1,419)

Been a lil’ ova three months since I’ve done a Louisiana review… Been dealin’ wit losing a friendship, tons of working, and a lotta down time on myself, hangin’ out in NY. But, thanx to havin’ Mass Appeal behind me, I’m pushin’ myself to be more motivated into doin’ more reviewz; gotta catch up! Wit dat bein’ said, lemme go and review this joint, right chea: BluBlack Rezurection, brought to you by Black Noise Records! Pretty anticipated fa this release! Get ‘em, Blu!! Not even anything about this on Google, so you know I had to come through and promote it!! Start Time: 8:38 PM | End Time: 10:25 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 two artists who claimed their “money [was] long,” 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 #1,419) reviewed on 11.13.2014 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

Link To CD: N/A

01. “‘Bout Dat Mess” Feat. Racked-Up Ready & Hannibal
Should be an interestin’ collab, though I shouldn’t say that wit so much excitement ‘cause Ready’s one of those cats that’s playin’ that stupid-ass, unreal, “unfollowing” game with me, outta nowhere, smh! I ain’t even do anything on Twitter! >>> A DJ Smallz intro; nice, catchy hook from that sample that sounds like Boosie! And, beat’s real nice wit you spittin’ on tha 1st verse, Blu! Gotta luv it! “Too old in tha game to be buckin’ wit you gangstaz;” agreed! Though I’m not a fan of anyone thinkin’ they “too old” fa somethin’, I do have to agree wit Blu: Tha only thing I’ll eva be “too old” for iz bullshit!! Nice job spittin’ on tha 1st verse, Blu! That sound I just luv! And, Ready on tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ like some classic, Young Ready-type Racked-Up Ready! Nice and grimy, between tha content and delivery! Got a nice-soundin’ verse from Hannibal on tha 3rd verse; sounds real nice on this beat! Consistent rhymes; gotta dig that paranoia wit tha “police” and shit, somethin’ I’m actually goin’ through, at tha moment! An outro from G.H., a “Chopper City” representa; nice lil’ “504” representation, like he said… My Rating: 4.7

02. “Intro”
Did we just have a bonus “intro” track, before? Weird that tha actual “Intro”’s #2, but let’s see, here… >>> Didn’t sound like it connected wit tha outro of tha previous joint, lol… Anyway, nice beat, and consistent-soundin’ lyrics; diggin’ it, Blu, of course! LOL @, “Bitch, I get it up there, and I ain’t talkin’ ‘bout bus fare!” You got dat right, Blu! Fuckin’ $27.00 to go to NY & back wit tolls, smh! Cocky-ass NY! “Baton Rouge forgot about me;” actually, no! You’re one of tha prime definitions of “Baton Rouge,” and you continue to shine, especially wit me! I make sure you & Black Noise Records are my priority, while these otha niggaz don’t get commercials/do business wit me, smh! Nice lil’ “Intro” track, overall; consistent rhymes! My Rating: 4.4

03. “Suiside” Feat. Ar’Jay
Looks anticipatin’, though I dunno how much I’ll fuck wit some singin’ on tha hook… I dunno, we’ll have ta see how this goes… Spelled “Suiside”, here, instead of “suicide”; wonder if that’ll make a difference? >>> Not too bad of a hook, here; sounds a lil’ catchy, for tha streetz… LOL, Blu on tha 1st verse, comin’ through wit a slightly-soundin’ Nicki Minaj flow; diggin’ dat “weed” line! You already know what it iz, Blu! “Been doin’ this shit my whole life, and still haven’t made it;” I feel ya. I feel like, why am I doin’ all this shit for Louisiana? Then, Mass Appeal from NY found me and I feel like I have value in my shit, now! Just stay consistent, even if you look like a weirdo in your room, constantly tryna define yourself! Tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ pretty catchy, too; keep it comin’, Blu! My Rating: 4.3

04. “Twerk Team” Feat. Hannibal & Sims
Should be interestin’… >>> Nice, energetic start already! Diggin’ this “twerk” anthem fa all these cities in tha south—oh wait, “New York,” lol! Sounds like a nice, undaground-soundin’ anthem! No need ta have all these special effects and shit; Blu comin’ through wit tha pure-soundin’, 225-like flow/sound!! Great hook, and tha 1st verse from Blu’s great to hear! LOL, Hannibal startin’ tha 2nd verse wit some “Pimp C” quotes; flowin’ pretty nice, here, includin’ tha “yee-haw,” lol… Sims comin’ through on tha 3rd verse… Soundin’ a lil’ dry wit tha voice/delivery fa this kinda song, but I dig that he has that YG sound, at times, wit his delivery… My Rating: 4.4

05. “D.F.W.M.” Feat. Hannibal & Ar’Jay
Already reviewed this song multiple times… Featured on my final mixtape compilation, Tha Louisiana Archives Vol. 17: Tha Survivor’s Cave, released back in March. Here’s what I had to say, previously:

No offense, but I don’t like that voice on tha hook; sorry, Ar’Jay. Kinda awkward and sounds like it’s yearnin’ fa somethin’, ova a “Don’t Fuck With Me” title… Anyway, Hannibal on tha 1st verse, and at least there’s a good flow, here; good shit fa tha “Lane!” Beat’s okay, here, too; not much happenin’, at times… Thought that was Ar’Jay on tha 2nd verse? Maybe, it iz; wow, I’m so lost… However, I like how tha beat reversed around 1:46! Pretty catchy, or wait, Blu, iz that you? Can’t believe I’m confused, even though I put this on YouTube… Neva mind, it was Blu; sounds nice and morphed… Ar’Jay singin’ on tha bridge, here, afta tha 3rd hook… Kinda random, though, it’s like, ehh, not really tha kinda voice fa this track. I liked tha whole The Big Picture CD betta than this joint, pretty much. Their new CD, FUPM, iz comin’ soon! My Current Rating: 3.4

06. “First Of All (F.U.)”
Hmm…, hmm… >>> Really likin’ tha beat intro, here… Diggin’ tha early 2000’s beat sound, here; gotta luv how Blu’s sound always sounds pure, for tha undaground! Nice lil’ rhymes, too, includin’ an “R.I.P.” shout out to “Michael Green,” as well. Nice hook, too; real catchy wit tha “first of all,” as well as tha “fuck you” shit! Tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ good, too! Even on dat “molly;” gotta luv da Jungle Boy!! My Rating: 4.5

07. “Same Thang”
Keepin’ it goin’…! >>> Likin’ this softer sound!! Great beat durin’ tha 1st verse, includin’ your real-life rhymes! Them “dreads hang” and all dat; gotta luv tha “dreads;” always! Tha hook sounds pretty nice, too! As always, I’m diggin’ tha undaground sound! Glad you don’t sell out; fuck all those otha niggaz who brag about their “YouTube views” and shit! No recognition from tha Lucky Dog, there! Oh, smh, speakin’ of, you mentioned one of tha main ones in tha 2nd verse: “Look at Mista;” yeah, like, a ‘random buzz’ ain’t for me, at all! Save that for others! But, lol, diggin’ that there’s a skit before tha 2nd hook; a shootout! Nice that there’s a beat outro, too… My Rating: 4.4

08. “Up There”
LOL! Anotha one that was on one of my previous mixtapes! Also, The Big Picture CD from Black Noise… Wow, I’ve come a long way within that year that I put this on my mixtape! Five figgaz later!! And, FYI, in case y’all ain’t see tha review:

Glad this still made tha cut! It was first featured on my Tha Louisiana Archives Vol. 14: Important Artists Only! mixtape I dropped last year, on my birthday. Usually, I just post tha current rating, but since this iz an important review, I’m just gonna paste what I previously wrote, for tha hell of it… Just luv tha hypnotic sounds of tha beat; too crazy!! Would’ve done better with me last year, if I wasn’t in my DJ B-Real funk/what I like to call, “Heroin addiction!” Tha hook’s catchy wit Blu comin’ through wit a singin’-like voice; definitely diggin’ it!! And, comin’ through on tha 1st verse as a mission: You “gotta get it up there!” Tha 2nd verse iz consistent, too; gotta luv how Blu comes through like it’s your “lunch;” you must have this in your DNA—systems, whateva!! My Current Rating: 4.8

09. “That’s How I’m Coming (F.A.N.)”
Keepin’ these acronyms goin’…! >>> A lil’ bit of a fade-in intro, here… Diggin’ tha beginning; “F.A.N.” = “Fuck a nigga;” figured that from F.A.N. Entertainment, which their label name’s “Fuck A Nigga Entertainment.” Anyway, diggin’ tha hook, of course! Filename says, “That’s How I’m Coming,” as tha title, while S.O.S. gave me tha title as, “F.A.N.” For me, it makes sense to use both, here… Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and this sounds great. LOL, “Don’t need ta say my age!” LOL, if you don’t think I still remember your exact birthday, then, I might as well die now, ya dig?! Feelin’ tha 2nd verse, here, includin’ those beat sounds! Damn, you got this shit on lock, 24/7!! LOL @ not hittin’ “‘em wit dat Dougie,” but, “Hittin’ ‘em wit dat Douglas?” Diggin’ it! My Rating: 4.3

10. “What That Mean?” Feat. Hannibal
Keepin’ this goin’…! Filename has an acronym of “WTM”, but it looks better wit tha full title…? >>> Diggin’ tha hook; I feel you callin’ out tha cocky crowd, here, wit how they have ‘so much!’ LOL @ tha French Montana start to tha 1st verse, not worryin’ “about nothin’.” For you, it sounds great; I would’ve criticized someone else, but you got this catchy shit on lock! LOL @ you “screamin’, ‘Yolo,’ in this ma’fucka;” like how you said that… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse, and it’s soundin’ catchy wit tha non-stop “WTM” shit; nice! No Hannibal, lol? Background vocals on tha hook? That what it sounds like… Aight, I’ll be nice and leave him in tha ID ‘cause of tha hook… My Rating: 4.2

11. “First Day” Feat. D.J.
Neva heard of tha featured person, before… I recognize this title from S.O.S., so let’s see how tha actual review goes… >>> Nice lil’ start, here; glad we’re back to tha more-upbeat shit. Oh, catchy hook; that classic Blu sound, here!! Luv tha repetitive hook; “stupid…dumb…!!” All “day!!” “I know how ta add, I got a calculator brain!” I agree, Blu! I was high three dayz ago, and I was like, “I gotta get up for work in seven hours, rounded. That’s 3,600 x 7… = 25,200 seconds!” Best believe, I got it!! I blew my cousins & their friends away wit my “brain!” Shit yeah! And, tough Blu, as you were “14” and “brought a tooley to school;” damn! Hearin’ tha D.J. dude on tha 2nd verse and he sounds like a good youngin ta be cool wit Blu… Nice lil’ first time hearin’! My Rating: 4.6

½time: Got anotha excellent release, here!! See, if I’m workin’ my ass off and makin’ myself a priority, these reviewz gotta come wit value—pure value!! And, there’s no room for wackness, here!! So far, I’ve come across an undaground, consistent, great-225-vibin’ Blu, puttin’ out a 4.4-rated CD, at tha moment!! Can this greatness continue? Of-fuckin’-course, it gotta!!

12. “T.H.I.C.” Feat. Yung Yola & Ryco Hussle
Lookin’ like an anticipatin’ collab, here! Original filename says, “That’s How I Came,” but I’m diggin’ this acronym, instead… >>> “Yung Yola, No Soda!” Like his lil’ other name, too! Really feelin’ tha intro, here, between tha beat and instantly gettin’ hit wit some Soda (Yola)!! Catchy-ass hook from one of tha greatest!! And, even gettin’ hit wit him on tha 1st verse, too! Was locked up from ’09 – ’13, and it sounds like he neva even left! Kinda like Boosie, but, of course, in my autistic, unique perspective, I bring up Yola way before I bring up Boosie! That’s my job!! Great shit; I’ll always support him!! And, here we go wit Ryco on tha 2nd verse… Formerly known as D.$.G. ‘til ’13, it’s soundin’ pretty catchy, here. However, I wish he would take more risks wit gettin’ a hold of people / listenin’ to other peoples’ sides. I mean, it’s not scary, unlike havin’ a gun on you! Anyway, anotha great collab, like it was tha ’08 / ’09 dayz! Speakin’ of, as Yung Yola’s tha master to me (bein’ five years older than me), I’m, like, tha Yung Yola to tha people at my job, as I’m five years older than most of ‘em! Most of ‘em, especially this one chick, Amanda, who shift-leads, really looks up to me! So, as much as I look up to Yola, they look up to me! I also can’t believe I’m 26, tha same age Yola was when Yola & I first connected! Now, I see tha special life I live, now that I’m 26! Anyway, you’re on tha 3rd verse, Blu, comin’ through wit dat good shit, as well! I did think tha others owned you here, Blu, but it still was a real-nice joint to hear! I think Yola really set tha unexpected excitement fa me, here! He neva fails!! Just like my consistency at my job; I neva have been regreted of bein’ hired!! My Rating: 4.8

13. “I Just Popped A Tab” Feat. Lil’ City & Profit
Ooh @ tha newbies on tha feature! Hope they’re real great fa this classic-lookin’ title!! Filename says, “Fire Breathing,” which iz nice, and tha title S.O.S. told me iz, “I Just Popped A Tab;” both work for me!! >>> Fade-in intro? Why must they fade in, lol? Sounds awfully quiet…? Okay, at :24, it kicked in; nice hook from one of them newbies! “In tha lab, one blunt iz all I need;” lol, one hit of tha gravity bong, a.k.a. tha Geebs, gets me real high!! Oh, can’t wait ‘til Sunday!! Dat shit sooooooooooo power-fuckin’-ful!! Nice 1st verse from Lil’ City, here; feelin’ his high life he got goin’ on, between tha 1st verse & hook! LOL, heard tha “Fire Breathing” part; nice for a title, but I definitely gotta just go wit, “IJPAT,” lol! LOL, I did an acronym, just now, lol! Blu, you’re on tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through wit consistent rhymes; good shit! “Trashin’ at dat red light;” they need ta get rid of those stupid photo-enforced shit in NY! So shitty to full stop at 60 MPH ‘cause of a fuckin’ $218 camera! Tha 2nd newbie, Profit’s on tha 3rd verse, and he sounds like Wacko and/or Skip (I forget which one); nice! Gives me a 504 vibe fa this Blu perspective! “Gutta to tha bone grizzle!!” My Rating: 4.3

14. “223’z & 9mm’z”
A gun joint, here, wit only 2:20 on tha length? LOL, two minutes shorter than my high guess, lol? I’m buggin’ out! >>> Feelin’ tha lil’ gangsta-soundin’, Baton Rouge-like beat for tha start, here! Sounds like you’re deliverin’ tha hook in a catchy way! Really diggin’ everything you bringin’ on tha hook!! “Tattoos and dreads;” nice! Also, diggin’ tha lil’, “Shit yeah,” background adlibs! LOL, one day, my manager asked me somethin’, and I said, “Yeah…,” quietly. She then said, “You don’t sound that enthusiastic!” Then, I told her, “Like my southern people say it, ‘Shit yeah!!’” LOL, she was diggin’ it! Luv bringin’ my Baton Rouge/Louisiana vibes to work; they see someone they’ve neva come close to seein’, before!! I like how you delivered tha end of tha 1st verse, too; catchiness tha whole way ‘round!! Fuck, this joint was too short fa me! Too good!! Thought there’d be a 2nd verse, but hey, it’s still excellent!! My Rating: 4.7

15. “I’m ‘Bout My Cheese”
This looks like it gon be catchy! Fuck tha word, “Money,” it’s all about dat “cheese,” ya dig?! >>> Really diggin’ tha beginning; almost sounds like an old video game sound in tha beginning? LOL, I dunno… Either way, great beat from you and I like how you’re deliverin’ tha hook in a laidback way! LOL, tha 1st verse sounds nice, too! Diggin’ how you comin’ through, here… LOL, 2nd time I heard you mention, “Donkey Kong,” on this CD; great! I almost was gonna play that (“Donkey Kong” 64), but I went wit Final Fantasy III, at tha moment… This review has been so catchy, to where I’ve only played, like, five minutes outta tha whole review, so far, lol! Tha 2nd verse sounds good, too, “tryna reach tha moon!” I feel ya! We gotta all have, like, a piece of everythang, ya know?! An outro, here, includin’ some chokin’ on some smoke; shit yeah!! LOL @ them “shittin’ on [themselves],” too; gutta shit! Gotta luv my undaground!! My Rating: 4.3

16. “King Of The Block”
Keepin’ tha solo jointz comin’ along, here… BTW, surprised I’m still up: 9:43 PM? I gotta get up at 3:09 AM tomorrow, to open, lol! Gotta keep grindin’, ya heard me?! >>> Ooh, likin’ tha anticipatin’, dark beat intro!! Really diggin’ this hook: “Call me a threat, I’m tha king of tha block!” Get ‘em, Blu!! “It’s tha captain;” of course you are, Blu! Glad you ‘bout ta “roll anotha blunt;” neva stop!! Glad 2009 ain’t caution or stop you!! Ooh, likin’ tha shit at 1:09, wit how you said, “Self;” you said, “Sizzelf!” LOL, “Enjoy your sizzelf wit dat caramelicious coffee,” ya dig? LOL, it could come outta me, one day!! I remember thinkin’ of watchin’ this DVD about tha south, a decade ago. When they mentioned New Orleans, they mentioned DJ Jubilee, and they were like, “How did he make up 500 different names of dances?” Seemed impossible, but now, it’s like wit me wit greeting people! I’ve come up wit at least 100 different sayings! I can’t even keep up wit ‘em!! Anyway, tha 2nd verse sounds pretty nice, too; tight track, here! My Rating: 4.6

17. “Dime Bread Diva” Feat. S.O.S.
From tha The Big Picture CD, from last year! It was my top-rated song from that CD and here’s what I had to say about it, in case y’all missed it:

Definitely diggin’ tha beat start, right chea! I like that it’s 22 seconds!! Classic-soundin’ Blu catchiness on tha hook, right chea!! Sounds like he’s havin’ sooooooo much fun wit this “dime bread diva,” or should I say, divas!! Real catchy!!! Tha 1st verse from Blu sounds hella catchy, too!! “I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T,” you know! Of course, this sound takes me back to tha Code Blu dayz; I’m real glad I’m reviewin’ it live, right now!! Here’s S.O.S. on tha 2nd verse, comin’ through wit tha Blu/Black Noise flow, and I’m feelin’ it! Great shit; just luvin’ how he comin’ through wit tha flow, also!!

And now, thinkin’ about it, it has great memories with me, back when I reviewed it! Tha day after, that’s when I got tha call to go to my job!! I changed tha game!! Tha day before, I was a complete loser, lost! And now, I own it, but against almost everyone in tha music business, I’m not cocky about my status! My Current Rating: 4.9

18. “This One Here”
Yeah, what’s up wit “This One Here,” lol? Now, 3:20 for tha length? LOL, we got 2:20, 3:20, but no 4:20? Well, tha 1st joint was 4:21; doesn’t even count, lol! >>> Ooh, chokin’ heavily on that smoke in tha beginning!! You know I luv when y’all are chokin’!! “This one” sounds good, fa those that are goin’ through a struggle. LOL, for me, it’s like, “This one here for those who struggle socializin’…” Then again, one I hit da weed, my socializin’s all normal, thank God! Anyway, tha 1st verse ain’t too bad, here; sounds okay… LOL @ how, startin’ tha 2nd verse off, you “opened up tha refrigerator door and thought, ‘SMH,’” lol! Tha 2nd verse ended outta nowhere, as tha beat faded out wit you finishin’ tha verse off… My Rating: 3.8

19. “He Who’s Winning”
Likin’ this title; what will come outta it? >>> Ooh @ tha beat start; sounds like I’m in a land of tha unknown! Sounds like you sound a lil’ white, here, lol, wit tha way you say, “Swagger.” LOL, like, no “A”-ending pronunciation? Anyway, speakin’ of how you tellin’ ‘em, “You wanna get high?” I have ta say, it sounds like you sound nice and high, but in a different way, here… LOL: “Nothin’ in my pants but dick and iron;” that’s all they gon find, for those that are readin’ this! Nice that you mentioned, “Drop that loser, and come wit he who’s winning!” Yup, did that tha other day, as I found $30 in winning scratch-offs! Tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ good, too, here; sounds like a lotta rhymes… My Rating: 4.2

20. “Money” Feat. Hannibal & S.O.S.
I’ll take tha “Cheese” title, instead of this… But, you’ve been consistent, lately, so let’s see what gon come outta this… >>> What’s up wit tha intro? Sounds like DJ Khaled shoutin’ out, “DJ Smallz”…? Inconsistent/ripped from anotha mixtape? Like, all tha otha jointz but tha 1st one had a DJ Smallz mention… Anyway, nice hook wit tha singin’ Blu, even though I neva take “money” songs serious… Can’t eva call you a “sellout” ‘cause you keep tha undaground vibes alive, in dat BR! You’re on tha 1st verse, and tha rapid-soundin’ flow’s pretty nice; I can dig it, to mix wit this singin’ hook. Thought I wasn’t gonna get too much outta Hannibal on tha 2nd verse, but I’m diggin’ this fast-paced flow! Almost sounds like he’s a Midwest cowboy in tha hood, lol… Hearin’ S.O.S. on tha pre-verse (before tha 3rd verse), and it’s kinda ehh, wit his singin’—well, not too bad… At least he ain’t fake like all those other shitty artists I see flashin’ shit! But, a verse snuck in, toward tha end, and it sounded better than I expected, wit tha fastness… But, as you know, I usually don’t rate my “money” songs that high, especially in tha 4.0 range! My Rating: 3.9

21. “Yea On A Nigga”
Looks like it gon be catchy wit tha “Yea” in tha title, lol? >>> Anthemic beat start… Okay, tha hook sounds pretty tight; almost sounds like my notification alert on my phone (“Jai Jai Ram Ramaiya Krishna Kanhaiya” by Lord Vishnu Bhajans) wit one of tha sounds, lol! Diggin’ this field of gunplay on tha hook; good shit! Tha 1st verse sounds like a cool Blu, as always, wit how you sound! Tha 2nd verse sounds nice, as you’re givin’ these niggaz tha prices on dem “pillz!” I already know you a fiend fa dem “pillz!” Nice “shout out to Kevin Gates;” gotta give him a shout out! That’s how tha label found me (through my reviewz)! My Rating: 4.1

22. “Turn Up, Don’t Turn Down” Feat. Hannibal
LOL, just when S.O.S. gave me tha track names as acronyms, earlier, this one’s a full title, while tha filename’s an acronym (“TUDTD”), lol… >>> Really diggin’ tha zoned-out beat start; trancey? Diggin’ it, though it looks short wit this length… Nice job wit tha quick 1st verse… Tha hook sounds pretty catchy; I’m likin’ how you’re semi-singin’ tha hook, gettin’ fucked up! And, here’s Hannibal on tha 2nd verse, comin’ through wit a good sound, between tha beat and himself… My Rating: 4.2

23. “Never Seen” Feat. Hannibal
Endin’ it wit tha 23rd track, featuring Hannibal, once again… >>> Why tha DJ Smallz tag intro? That just lowers my anticipation, fa real! Sounds too inconsistent, since this an album, not a mixtape! Anyway, sounds good wit tha beat and how you’re comin’ through on tha hook, Blu! Likin’ tha “never seen” shit… Here you are on tha 1st verse, comin’ through, preppin’ these hoes wit “pullin’ up [your] zipper,” lol… LOL @ tha Santa Claus line: “I got a fat weed sack;” dumb!! Nice shit, Blu! And, Hannibal wrappin’ up this CD wit tha final verse, comin’ through wit some shit ta feel good, feelin’ fucked up! It reminds me of all my nights in NY, sittin’ in dat treehouse, gettin’ fulla dat shit! All I do iz record myself, talkin’ random shit, feelin’ good, and gettin’ buku pics! I hate that it gettin’ fuckin’ cold out again, but at least we have a heater in there, now! Priceless memories!! My Rating: 4.0

Overall: Feels like it’s been fa’eva since I’ve last done a review, so this seems like it took fa’eva to do… Anyway, great job, Blu! You continuously solidify your status as Gardere Lane’s #1 rapper, as well as one of my favorites in Baton Rouge/Louisiana! You continuously brought tha heat, here, and I luv how you reached out to me when that one friend I was dealin’ with up here was ignorin’ me. It’s like, BluBlack, outta nowhere? Tellin’ me you have a new CD out? That’s what’s up! Anyone’ll come to my rescue and just like your song says, “Don’t fuck with me!” Yeah, I got an army of backups, especially from my job and peeps like you from Louisiana! But yea, I think I oughta wake up tha Fridayz, so I finna wrap this up! Keep bein’ you! Keep stayin’ undaground! Kinda like how my gurl, Amanda, says: “Don’t ever change! You’re tha bomb-dot-com!!” Known you for six years and you still don’t disappoint!! Can’t wait to show/talk about this wit Mass Appeal! Glad we got S.O.S. behind us! CD’ll be on iTunes & online soon, so everyone’ll hear it!


23.       “D.F.W.M.” Feat. Hannibal & Ar’Jay 3.4
22.       “This One Here” 3.8
21.       “Money” Feat. Hannibal & S.O.S. 3.9
20.       “Never Seen” Feat. Hannibal 4.0
19.       “Yea On A Nigga” 4.1
18.       “He Who’s Winning” 4.2
17.       “Turn Up, Don’t Turn Down” Feat. Hannibal 4.2
16.       “What That Mean?” Feat. Hannibal 4.2
15.       “I’m ‘Bout My Cheese” 4.3
14.       “Suiside” Feat. Ar’Jay 4.3
13.       “That’s How I’m Coming (F.A.N.)” 4.3
12.       “I Just Popped A Tab” Feat. Lil’ City & Profit 4.3
11.        “Intro” 4.4
10.       “Twerk Team” Feat. Hannibal & Sims 4.4
09.       “Same Thang” 4.4
08.       “First Of All (F.U.)” 4.5
07.       “King Of The Block” 4.6
06.       “First Day” Feat. D.J. 4.6
05.       “‘Bout Dat Mess” Feat. Racked-Up Ready & Hannibal 4.7
04.       “223’z & 9mm’z” 4.7
03.    “Up There” 4.8
02.    “T.H.I.C.” Feat. Yung Yola & Ryco Hussle 4.8
01.    “Dime Bread Diva” Feat. S.O.S. 4.9

Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      99.8
Total Songs:                      / 23
Average CD Rating:       4.3

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