Saturday, January 31, 2015

Review #1,431: Dizzy a.k.a. Raw D.I. "The Gift & The Curse"

Reviewed on 1.31.2015 (Review #1,431)

Just a few more hours before tha month ends… This CD I finna review from 2013 and it’s sponsored by P.C.O. Entertainment, once again: Dizzy a.k.a. Raw D.I. The Gift & The Curse! Start Time: 6:03 PM | End Time: 6:42 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 (which I consider ‘typical’ topics), I’m not buyin’ it!

© 2015 CD Review (Review #1,431) reviewed on 1.31.2015 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

01. “Gift & The Curse”
Without tha “The,” lol? >>> Nice piano to start this off… Sounds like we slowed thangz down since tha Luv 4 Da Streets disc… Tha hook sounds nice, and even though tha beat’s nice, it sounds like this gon be more on a boring level than tha Luv 4 Da Streets songs? Either way, I fux witcha, Dizzy; gotta feel your rhymes on tha 1st verse, includin’ those “cops sirens” at 1:17, lol… Oh, and no hook, here? Yeah, this gon be boring fa 5:15; that’s real long, especially wit no features… Overall, great rhymes, but too long fa an intro track! My Rating: 3.5

02. “Geto Boyz” feat. Raj Smoove
Here comes tha Smoove in tha beginning of tha disc, once again… >>> Instantly started, here, with anotha slower-soundin’ beat… Nice rhymes, once again, though this kinda boring, too… Damn, anotha one without a hook? Oh, I hear it, but damn, no transition in tha beat? Yuck… Nice mixin’ from Raj toward tha end of this track… My Rating: 3.1

03. “Shit 2getha” feat. UTP Skip
Yeah! >>> Pretty aggressive wit tha beginning and that’s “Fuck you” movie sample in tha beginning… Okay, this sounds much betta; hearin’ an actual hook with a beat transition first, and it sounds nice! Yeah, I have ta agree wit this title, especially during 2013, when I ain’t have my “shit 2getha!” I was dick-suckin’ this dude (and, when I say that, I mean, “Dickridin’,” but I stress my vulgar wording due to I got screwed in tha end) from Baton Rouge, who’s a rapper/producer. He still owes me $400 for me savin’ his career and it sux how tha whole year was him, him, him, and he blocked me! It’s like, R.I.P. 2013 fa me! Anyway, nice shit from you on tha 1st verse, Dizzy; gotta feel how you puttin’ it down on tha track, here… Hearin’ Skip on tha 2nd verse and he’s got tha aggressive voice, too; gotta luv how he comes through hard on tha track! Dizzy, here you are on tha 3rd verse (almost thought tha whole UTP was on this, accordin’ to tha ID, but it just says, “UTP Skip,” which iz just Skip); nice job, Diz! And, endin’ it wit a quick lil’ snippet from that movie, once again… My Rating: 4.2

04. “Bananaz”
Whoooooot!! >>> Beat Doctor on tha beat, here… Diggin’ tha beat, here; a catchier, slower beat with a nice hook wit you goin’ “bananaz!” Wow @ tha 1st verse: “Eat your body like… cancer;” interestin’ how you spit dat… Once again, you doin’ a nice job wit tha 1st verse, spittin’ like you need to spit rhymes… Tha 2nd verse sounds like you’re ready fa tha hoes, here, wit how you describin’ their actions as “bananaz,” lol… “Bitch, I’m from New Orleans, hear it in my grammar;” already! “Ya heard me!” A nice lil’ bridge/outro, here, with those few spots you mentioned dat go “bananaz.” LOL, there weren’t that many spots… Also, hope there’s a faster-soundin’ song on this CD, too…; you need them faster club bangaz, Dizzy! My Rating: 4.1

05. “So Faded” feat. Mugsy & Rantz Davis
>>> Sounds nice and scary for tha beginning beat… Um, it went from a gay-soundin’ voice in tha bcakground to a hot-soundin’, synth-soundin’ beat! Nice job wit tha 1st verse, Dizzy, handlin’ tha beat well…! Hearin’ tha hook and it’s that voice… Even though it sounds weird, at least tha beat and tha content of bein’ “faded” sounds nice! Tha 2nd verse sounds pretty nice, too, here; good shit… Hearin’ Mugsy on tha 3rd verse and it’s good, even though tha Luv 4 Da Streets times sounded catchier… My Rating: 4.2

½time: This album was off to a boring start, but it picked up slightly toward tha 2nd ¼… So far, tha CD rating’s at a 3.8; let’s keep this goin’…

06. “Ever Since” feat. Kourtney Heart
Once I saw Kourtney’s name, I instantly thought of Magnolia Shorty… >>> Not feelin’ tha beginning beat; sounds real soft… Even though this has a bounce vibe in tha beat, I’m not really into this. Kourtney ain’t too bad, like a Jennifer Hudson on tha hook, but I’m not too crazy about this R&B-soundin’ shit… Here’s you on tha 1st verse and it sounds like you’ve been inflicted by your “brother” and his death… Okay, a quicker verse, this time; at least it’s not that long… Here’s tha 2nd verse and did “fuck” get censored? An okay verse… Even got Kourtney on tha lil’ bridge, here, missin’ ‘emMy Rating: 2.8

07. “Downtown Nigga” feat. 8-9 Boyz & Kidd Kidd
Nice collab? >>> Samplin’ SWV and their “Downtown,” here; makes sense… I’m diggin’ how y’all turned this into a 2013 version, fa tha N.O., here… Hearin’ tha beginning and it sounds nice… Okay, keepin’ it goin’ wit these 8-9 Boyz; sound okay to hear… Glad to hear that err-body on they grind… Good ta hear you, too, here… Kidd on tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ good ta collab wit, as well. Props fa shoutin’ out Sess 4-5’s “Nuthin’ But Fire Records,” too. My Rating: 4.2

08. “Fuck A Hook” feat. Paasky & 3D Na’Tee
Before tha “Hot Nigga” no-hook song, lol? >>> Beat’s only decent, here, but it works… Here you are on tha 1st verse and you’re comin’ through wit some nice shit, at least… Either way, this just a decent combination, between tha verse and tha beat; nothing striking for me… No “hook,” just like tha title, and it’s Paasky on tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through wit regular-soundin’ rhymes… We got Na’Tee on tha 3rd verse, here, and she’s got some nice rhymes, here… Yeah, how can they call her “average?” She’s always been holdin’ tha rhymes down! My Rating: 3.8

09. “24/7” feat. Mugsy & Teco
Nice collab, once again? >>> Sounds nice with a B.G. sample and that “24/7” repeatin’ on tha hook, as well as Teco holdin’ tha hook down, on this beat… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it sounds good from you, Diz; keep holdin’ it down… Hearin’ Mugsy on tha 2nd verse and it’s an okay verse fa me; tha flow’s a lil’ catchy, with how it’s delivered… You’re on tha 3rd verse, here, Dizzy…; ehh, it’s okay. I mean, there’s nothin’ wrong wit this joint; it just doesn’t strike me easily, like tha older songs… Oh yeah, I like when tha “7” repeats, in tha beat, like, “7—7—7—7—7—7—7,” lol… My Rating: 3.7

10. “2 Fli”
Yup! >>> Beat’s a lil’ soft for this ending track, which kinda fits… Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and it sounds like it passes tha test, at least… Bleh, a sample on tha hook; it’s whateva… Tha 2nd verse’s only okay, too; nothin’ special, here… My Rating: 2.5

Overall: I’ono… This was just a decent album for me; nothin’ really strikin’ outta it… Only a 4.2’s my highest rating? I’ono… Prolly could’ve had a few faster beats, but not really on tha R&B side… Also, a few tracks bored me with too many rhymes and a lack of transitioning tha beats… But, hopefully, you’ll be hittin’ me up when you drop a new disc; lemme know!


10.       “2 Fli” 2.5
09.       “Ever Since” feat. Kourtney Heart 2.8
08.       “Geto Boyz” feat. Raj Smoove 3.1
07.       “Gift & The Curse” 3.5
06.       “24/7” feat. Mugsy & Teco 3.7
05.       “Fuck A Hook” feat. Paasky & 3D Na’Tee 3.8
04.       “Bananaz” 4.1
03.    “So Faded” feat. Mugsy & Rantz Davis 4.2
02.    “Shit 2getha” feat. UTP Skip 4.2
01.    “Downtown Nigga” feat. 8-9 Boyz & Kidd Kidd 4.2

Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      36.1
Total Songs:                      / 10
Average CD Rating:       3.6

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