Friday, February 20, 2015

Review #1,444: HighC "High In A Messed Up World"

Reviewed on 2.20.2015 (Review #1,444)

One final review before I’m caught up, here… Got this one in tha mail a lil’ over two months ago from HighC, one of Ganksta Mac (from tha ‘90s New Iberia, LA group, Tyght Wayz)’s boyz. He showed C my YouTube and shit and it caught his attention to get a hold of me! So, I’m finally peepin’ out his 2010 CD, High In A Messed Up World, released on All The Way Hood Entertainment! Lookin’ forward ta this release! I can relate to its title now; gotta luv gettin’ “high!” Now, without further or do, lemme get inta this! Reviewin’ without a nap, here! Been up since 3 AM and worked my ASS off, servin’ so many customers & doin’ donuts, from 4 AM – 11 AM! Start Time: 12:57 PM | End Time: 2:19 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 #1,444) reviewed on 2.20.2015 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

Link To CD: N/A

01. Messed Up World (Intro)
Produced by Ganksta Mac; let’s get it! >>> Really diggin’ you on tha intro; gotta luv your southern voice/style! Gank doin’ a nice job wit this beat, too! Feels like a great version of tha post-‘90s! My Rating: N/A

02. “High In A Messed Up World” feat. La’Keisha
Ganksta Mac did this track, too… >>> Diggin’ how La’Keisha’s “feelin’ high,” on tha intro! Made me feel like tha ‘90s; sounds great on tha hook, too! You’re doin’ tha damn thang wit this quality!! Has such a ‘90s sound to it, with an early 2000s-soundin’ beat!! Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and I’m diggin’ you tryna get through these times; excellent quality at its finest!! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it sounds pretty nice, here, as well! And, you on tha 3rd verse’s nice, as well; you’re “like honey,” lol. My Rating: 4.6

03. “The Anthem” feat. Sik Wit It
Yeah! Produced by G-Mac! >>> Really diggin’ tha quality on tha hook, here; always stay “high;” it’s what’s up!! Nice job wit tha beat, G-Mac!! Just luv tha sound effects of intensity, here, with that southern quality from tha undaground!! Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and it sounds nice ta hear! Tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ nice, as well; you got tha rhymes on lock, here, fa tha streetz of New Iberia! Diggin’ Sik Wit It on tha 3rd verse, as he says, “I’m sick wit it,” just like his name! Good shit; great collab! My Rating: 4.6

04. “Party” feat. Ganksta Mac
Can’t wait ta do this tomorrow in NY, despite 3 – 5 inches of snow! Produced by Charlie B; I’m even gettin’ interviewed in NYC for an upcoming publication tomorrow, too!! >>> Wow, beat’s definitely on an energetic vibe, here! Reminds me of bein’ in 2007 or somethin’; great memories, it seems like, though this only 2010! Feelin’ tha 1st verse, here; keep tha partyin’ goin’!! Tha hook sounds good ta hear, too; good shit! Tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ great; gotta luv these kinda club songs! They have that golden touch to ‘em, like tha 2000’s were! No “money, money, money” bullshit rhymes; it’s all about enjoyin’ tha club and how y’all actin’! No problems here!! Diggin’ tha 3rd verse too, strictly “out [their] body;” great job! Great collab, once again! Y’all definitely got shit on lock to tha fullest!! My Rating: 4.7

05. “Miss Hershey Chocolate”
Produced by Mr. B, as well! >>> Ooh, I’m diggin’ this beat; anotha quintessential-soundin’ track, between tha beat and how you make tha track sound! Nice job wit tha 1st verse; you gettin’ dem broads what you got goin’ on, here… Keep it up! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s soundin’ catchy, as well… Keepin’ it goin’ wit tha 3rd verse, strictly “P-Poppin’” through tha scene, here! My Rating: 4.5

06. Skit (Phone Call)
Ganksta Mac on tha beat, with a skit! >>> Diggin’ tha “Ralph Lauren Polo” shit in tha background of this phone call! Nice skit wit tha chick… My Rating: N/A

07. “Gutta Luv” feat. Ganksta Mac
Gank doin’ tha beat, here, too! >>> Diggin’ how tha track starts off immediately; good shit, so far! Tha beat’s nice and pure and you on tha 1st verse sounds nice ta hear! Tha hook sounds good ta hear, too; lol @ tha “wife, look” line and how it sounds! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and this iz catchy, too! Oh, so early 2000s with tha sound, once again; you definitely got a pure ear fa memorable songs ta capture memories!! Tha 3rd verse’s nice and impatient…, lol… My Rating: 4.4

08. “1 Way 2 Make Money”
Ganksta Mac beat. >>> Diggin’ tha start; this topic ain’t bother me back in 2010! Just missed tha bad times! Once it was 2011, tha whole “money” image was ruined fa me; I got robbed half a stack! Pure-soundin’ beat fa tha south and you got it goin’ on wit tha 1st verse, here… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s catchy wit tha extra beat sounds; I’m diggin’ it! I was such a loser when I had no job! Took it till 2014 fa me ta get my 1st job! When I’m off, it’s hard to believe I actually got a job!! Tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ nice ta hear, too; lol @ 1:48 wit tha cops and tha riot sound effects! Tha 3rd verse’s good ta hear, too; can’t complain about what you bringin’, here! Nice cold ending, too! My Rating: 4.3

09. “Chase’n Paper” feat. Lil’ Chris & La’Keisha
Produced by yourself, C! >>> Anotha money-related song, but you got tha beats and pure sound on lock, here, fa these pre-robbed times! Diggin’ tha hook; you got a nice amount of ambition, so I respect that! Tha rest of tha hook’s soundin’ good, too, as you “pull a rabbit out [your] hat, trick!” Tha 1st verse’s good; keep doin’ ya thang! I’m diggin’ how La’Keisha adds her vocals to tha background, as well! All y’all did a nice job, here! Great job on tha verses and tha “paper-chasin’!” My Rating: 4.2

10. “Everybody” feat. D-Frank & JG
Ganksta Mac on tha beat and tha featured artist’s like me: D-Frank, a D-Boy, lol! >>> This anotha nice-soundin’ beat, here; good shit! Definitely luv how I know it’s tha south, here! Tha 1st verse’s soundin’ nice, here; great collab! Tha hook’s nice; “everybody” all in all kinds of places! I agree; who knew where I’d be? Tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ nice from your collaborator! Keepin’ it goin’ wit tha 3rd verse, as well; anotha nice verse, on a “rat race!” LOL @ sayin’, “Old Fashioned,” like tha donut! My Rating: 4.3

½time: This disc definitely has a pure sound to it!! Just luvin’ tha beats!! Makes tha times be memorable and I know that afta this interview tomorrow, I gon definitely remember these times!! Just luv my life!! So far, tha CD rating’s at a 4.5; that’s excellent!! Keep it up fa tha streetz of dat New Iberia!!

11. “I’m Wreck’n” feat. JG
Ganksta Mac track, once again! >>> Anotha nice-soundin’ beat fa tha south, here; can’t say anything else about it! Tha 1st verse instantly starts and it sounds nice; keep grindin’!! Tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ nice, here; “turn me up in ya headphones and ya stereo!” Diggin’ tha flow, here! Tha 3rd verse’s good, too; lol @ tha “The Price Is Right” line ta end it off, as well as, “Bob Barker,” ta echo, at tha end! My Rating: 4.3

12. “Gunplay”
Ganksta Mac on tha beat, with one of my favorite rappers as tha title! >>> Diggin’ this beat, too; sounds nice and pure! Feelin’ how you comin’ through on tha 1st verse, strictly survivin’ these streetz! And now, you finna turn 37; you did a nice job fa only 32, when this CD came out! Tha hook sounds kinda familiar; I’m diggin’ how you sound on it! “Gunplay, gunplay, bah-da-bah-bah-bah!!” Tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ nice ta hear, as well; good shit! Let’s keep it goin’ wit tha 3rd verse, here…! It sounds like a good verse, as well; nice job wit this catchy shit fa tha streetz! My Rating: 4.4

13. “Recognize A Playa (Pimp Tyght)”
You produced fa Pimp Tyght, here! >>> Likin’ tha beat; sounds a lil’ country vs. southern, like some of those tunes from tha early 2000s… Oh, not a Pimp Tyght dude? I guess that’s a part of tha title, in parenthesis? Okay, I see; nice hook, here, as it sounds catchy… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s good ta hear, too… This was a short joint; I’m diggin’ it… This was a nice attempt at producin’ and rappin’ all on your own, here! My Rating: 4.2

14. Skit (Interview From The Block)
Ganksta doin’ tha beat, here… >>> Sounds good ta hear on this skit; nice interview! This gon be me tomorrow; whoo!! Really likin’ it when you talkin’ ‘bout bein’ so “high,” wit this interviewer! How ‘bout dem “weed” cookies, bruh? All about gettin’ “high!!” Excellent skit; anticipates me fa tomorrow!! My Rating: N/A

15. “Supa”
Big Curb doin’ a beat for ya, here… >>> Beat sounds like a nice-soundin’ mainstream-like, southern-style song, here…Tha hook sounds aight; I’m diggin’ what you comin’ through wit, even though this tha most mainstream-soundin’ joint on this CD… I have ta admit: I do like when you drop all tha names of those drinks! Definitely catchy wit tha more names you say! LOL, you just said, “Super?” Keep it to tha “A,” no “E-R!” LOL @ when people were passionate about “Barack Obama;” we finally got cheap gas prices?! What assness!! Uh, I got my Master’s! And, I graduated with it in 2012! My Rating: 4.0

16. “Uptown Bopper” feat. Ganksta Mac & KS
Ganksta Mac on tha track! >>> Whoo, I’m definitely lovin’ tha beat start, here; so pure!! I can feel that bass and those keys!! Tha 1st verse’s good; feelin’ what’s goin’ on, here… Hearin’ more of a collaboration and it’s turnin’ out ta be aight, now… Hearin’ tha hook and yeah, this sounds like a great joint fa tha bitches, right chea! I’m diggin’ how y’all bringin’ it! “Gettin’ down fa tha dollar! Dollar!” Now, more fa tha bopperz on tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through wit some nice shit; this ain’t bad… Tha 3rd verse’s soundin’ nice, as well; can’t complain… My Rating: 4.4

17. “U Can’t Win”
B-Down on tha beat! >>> A “money” start, here… Hearin’ tha beginning and tha beat’s pretty nice; definitely produced on a pure level, as always!! Good rhymes you spittin’, here… I feel what you spittin’ on tha hook wit this “money;” it’s true! Though I hate hearin’ about it, it iz true that “u can’t win” when it comes ta havin’ “no money!” Tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ good, too; good shit! I feel ya wit tha 3rd verse, especially wit them “Girbaud jeans;” gotta still luv ‘em! I gon wear ‘em to my interview tomorrow! They neva go outta style and they always undaground!! Nice echoin’ at tha end of this… My Rating: 4.3

18. “What’cha Wanna Do” feat. D-Frank
Big Curb on tha beat and tha Frank dude on tha feature! >>> Ooh, has a bit of a crunk feel to it, on tha intro, here; nice beat and hook! Tha 1st verse’s soundin’ great ta hear; it’s all about a journey in dat south!! LOL, almost thought tha 2nd verse was DJ Paul from Three 6! It sounds great ta hear from Mr. Frank!! Definitely felt how he flowed on tha track, here! Ooh @ tha 3rd verse start: “I’ll put that pistol on ya like I’m K-Chill;” nice shout-out ta tha Opelousas legend! Can’t believe he been in tha game fa two decades, now! My Rating: 4.4

19. “Shine Like Platinum” feat. La’Keisha
Yeah! Reminds me of when I used to rock my chainz, back in ’02 – ’08! Produced by yourself, C! >>> Feelin’ tha beat, here; sounds like it’d be great if you were high!! Tha hook’s nice ta hear; all about dat “‘Num!” Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and it’s soundin’ good; keep bein’ “dirty” in “dem streetz!” Hearin’ tha hook from tha both of y’all and Keisha does a nice job wit her background vocals, once again! You got tha hook on lock, here! Hope you got a grill in ya mouth; I fiend ta be cool wit people like y’all wit all dat southern shit in ‘em, such as grillz, Louisiana-bound, dreadheads and all dat, ya dig? Tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ nice ta hear, too; good shit! “Fo, five weeks later, I’m high;” what else? Gotta be!! “When I aim, I pull it; I be on target like snipers!” Yeah, nice line! That’s what’s up! Tha 3rd verse’s soundin’ nice ta hear, too; wow, I’m feelin’ this much mo than what I thought I would’ve felt! My Rating: 4.5

20. “Get Down” feat. Joker
B-Down on this beat! >>> Great beat; diggin’ how it sounds like a basketball bein’ dribbled! However, right in tha beginning, about seven seconds in, why iz somethin’ censored? Was that, “5-0-4?” Nice job wit tha verse, though; sounds great ta hear! Tha hook’s good, too! Tha 2nd verse from Joker sounds nice ta hear, here… “I’m high, you high;” that’s what it’s all about!! “I push weed, I push powder;” how ‘bout “weed” cookies, lol? Tha 3rd verse’s soundin’ nice, too; good shit! Again, that shit was censored at tha end, too? Why? *Reverses tha reversed shit…* It says, “’05;” that’s how old this iz? Tell tha truth…, lol… My Rating: 4.3

21. “High In A Messed Up World (Radio)” feat. La’Keisha
See #2 fa tha review!

Overall: I thought this was a consistent, pure-soundin’ CD fa Louisiana; definitely a gem!! Real glad you sent it to me; means a lot ta show you luv!! And, thanx fa discoverin’ me; makes me have some sorta value, especially with this big interview comin’ up tomorrow! So, I had to make sure I finally got done catchin’ up wit tha reviewz I was behind in! With that bein’ said, keep holdin’ down New Iberia, Louisiana, tha south, and anywhere in between with your street style, and most-importantly, your high rhymes!!


17.       “Supa” 4.0
16.       “Recognize A Playa (Pimp Tyght)” 4.2
15.       “Chase’n Paper” feat. Lil’ Chris & La’Keisha 4.2
14.       “Get Down” feat. Joker 4.3
13.       “I’m Wreck’n” feat. JG 4.3
12.       “U Can’t Win” 4.3
11.        “Everybody” feat. D-Frank & JG 4.3
10.       “1 Way 2 Make Money” 4.3
09.       “What’cha Wanna Do” feat. D-Frank 4.4
08.       “Gunplay” 4.4
07.       “Gutta Luv” feat. Ganksta Mac 4.4
06.       “Uptown Bopper” feat. Ganksta Mac & KS 4.4
05.       “Shine Like Platinum” feat. La’Keisha 4.5
04.       “Miss Hershey Chocolate” 4.5
03.    “High In A Messed Up World” feat. La’Keisha 4.6
02.    “The Anthem” feat. Sik Wit It 4.6
01.    “Party” feat. Ganksta Mac 4.7

Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      74.4
Total Songs:                      / 17
Average CD Rating:       4.4 (automatically a 5-star-rated CD)

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