Friday, March 20, 2015

Review #1,454: Bigg Nick "Hustla's State Of Mind"

Reviewed on 3.20.2015 (Review #1,454)

Here’s a review that got in my way, just now: Bigg Nick Hustla’s State Of Mind, from 2012, courtesy of Mac Soul Music. Start Time: 5:05 PM | End Time: 6:10 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 #1,454) reviewed on 3.20.2015 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

01. “Fire”
>>> Nice beat to rap on and tha hook sounds nice with your “fire” energy… Tha 1st verse sounds good with your real-life rhymes, here… Tha 2nd verse sounds nice with tha real-life rhymes, as well, with a lil’ cockiness… SMH @ “my president iz black, he motivates me;” really? How much did he ruin in this world, already? Hate that he got re-elected, no less, but only one more year of this mess! My Rating: 4.2

02. “Grizzy” feat. Derty Red & Lil’ Cali
>>> Goin’ for a bounce-influenced beat, here… Nice hook with how you say tha title, but screw dat gay shit about “if it ain’t about money, quit wastin’ my time!” Here comes tha 1st verse from Derty Red and though at times, it sounds good fa this track, I just don’t fuck wit “money” shit… More “money”-obsessed shit with tha 2nd verse, here, from you… How does it feel to fuck “money,” Nick? God, this verse’s annoying me… Like, how many “money” references?! Even more of this shit wit Cali on tha 3rd verse…; yeah, yeah, yeah… My Rating: 3.6

03. “I Do Dis”
>>> “You think I ain’t gettin’ money;” damn, more recycled shit, it sounds like? Only like tha title repeatin’ in tha hook for tha hook, here… Tha 1st verse aight, here; basically, it’s a lack of interest for me, here, once I hear tha topic of “money,” smh. My Rating: 3.5

04. “I’m A Beast” feat. Goonie & Bro-Bro
>>> A better-soundin’, Louisiana-soundin’ beat, here… Tha hook sounds pretty nice, here; diggin’ tha club vibe… Hearin’ tha 1st verse from this Goonie dude; not really feelin’ tha Boosie voice, but most of this sounds great—well, not tha “money ain’t shit to me” shit. Hearin’ you on tha 2nd verse and damn, I thought this was a club song about “tabs” and shit? Why you gotta bring up “money” and shit so many times?! This wasn’t what I grew up to! Hearin’ Bro-Bro on tha 3rd verse; sounds good to hear, with no “money” shit, luckily! My Rating: 4.0

05. “Get Away” feat. J Beezy & Red Dog
>>> Volume’s real quiet, here? Why you ain’t fix your volumes? Although an R&B vibe on tha hook, I’m likin’ this summer-soundin’ vibe. Let’s just hope it’s not ruined by “money” bullshit! Here you are on tha 1st verse and it’s okay… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse from J Beezy and it’s decent fa this track… And, Red Dog on tha 3rd verse, though nothin’ really too poppin’ about tha voice, here; thought it would be more distinct… Instant ending outta nowhere? My Rating: 3.4

06. “Dolla After Dolla” feat. Lil’ B & Red Dog
>>> Stupid-soundin’ hook; why this gotta be 4:23? Don’t have to fill tha CD up!! Can’t deal with this with your “ka-ching” shit on tha 1st verse; bad start to this song… Ain’t diggin’ tha 2nd verse, too, from Lil’ B; really obsessed with “money,” smh? And, tha 3rd verse’s whateva; blah, blah, blah… This song ain’t fa me at all! I should’ve just skipped it! My Rating: 1.4

07. “Leave ‘Em Lookin’”
>>> Likin’ tha beat start with its intense feel… Hearin’ tha hook and it sounds catchy. However, I dunno if I can take any of this music serious, anymore ‘cause it’s always about “money,” smh… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s—oh wait, you just said, “I’m gettin’ money;” disease?!? Fuck feedback! However, tha 2nd verse has some nice energy in tha flow from you, here… Commentin’ on tha beat again: Sounds just like tha same sound pattern as Famous Stranger’s “The YFL”… My Rating: 3.7

08. “Laid Back” feat. J Beezy
>>> Definitely a nice-soundin’ Louisiana beat with a hook about “ridin’;” hopefully, this continues ta sound nice! Okay, here’s you on tha 1st verse and it’s soundin’ nice fa this anticipatin’ ride! Speakin’ of that, I can’t wait ta ride wit my boy, Lil’ Frankie, when I go to Long Island tomorrow!! You already know how we do, on dat good shit!! And, speakin’ of good, see, you didn’t have ta mention “money” on this verse, right chea; good job! Tha 2nd verse from J Beezy sounds pretty nice; can’t deny it… And, anotha verse, here, from you, on tha 3rd verse… Almost feels like it hints some bullshit, but you passed tha test. Not to mention, you swapped tha full verse for a ½ verse of J Beezy, here; nice! My Rating: 4.2

09. “Money On My Mind” feat. Goonie
>>> Although I have a feelin’ this gon suck, at least it’s only 2:28… Hearin’ tha 1st verse from that Boosie Goonie and it’s soundin’ good ova this beat… Tha volume’s 4.4 decibels lower than it should be, which makes it quiet… Hearin’ tha hook and tha beat sounds betta, but this still ain’t for me, overall; can’t tolerate that “money” shit! Here you come through on tha 2nd verse…; uh, it’s okay. My Rating: 3.5

½time: So far, an average CD, with a 3.5 for tha CD rating. Could’ve been better, if there weren’t all these bullshit “money” songs/topics…

10. “Who U Wit” feat. Red Dog & Bro-Bro
>>> Back to tha Louisiana sound, here; sounds nice “wit” your energy on tha hook. Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it ain’t bad… I dunno, but I need DJ B-Real to unblock me ‘cause I’m not really excited about anything I be reviewin’… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it sounds good from you…; diggin’ your aggression on your voice. “Half on dat liquor, half on dem jiggaz;” that’s right! Gotta have some “jiggaz” music and not dat fuck shit about “money!” And, Bro-Bro on tha 3rd verse, here, comin’ through wit some nice-soundin’ BR shit; great aggression! My Rating: 4.2

11. “Return Of The Mac” feat. BDB & Mo Stackz
>>> Yucky remake music, here; I don’t think so! Even tha beat! Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse; nice energy, but this song ain’t doin’ it fa me… Yuck @ tha hook bein’ tha same hook as tha original track! Tha 2nd verse’s whateva, too; good to flow with this, I guess? Mo Stackz sounds pretty catchy with tha consistent rhymes, here, surprisingly; nice 3rd verse… Aight, I’ll be nice with this rating… My Rating: 3.0

12. “Tenderoni”
I actually know this one; ain’t know it came from this CD, first… My Current Rating: 4.2

13. “I-10” Feat. Lil’ B & Red Dog
>>> Sounds anticipatin’, especially since it’s a ridin’ song, once again! Definitely feelin’ this one, as well; nice hook! Unlike tha previous ridin’ song, this one’s got some bs “money” shit on tha 1st verse, but at least there’s some “purp” shit, I guess? Tha 2nd verse ain’t too bad, here; it’s whateva… I think tha ID’s wrong: It says, “Lil’ B & Red Dog.” Meanwhile, I think tha word, “Feat.,” iz missing from tha ID ‘cause it sounds like you’re on tha 2nd verse? Anyway, tha 3rd verse’s soundin’ pretty nice, too… My Rating: 3.9

14. “I Go Hard” feat. Derty Red & BDB
>>> Not really into tha sample on tha hook; why are all these songs 4 ½ minutes long?? Derty Red on tha 1st verse; sounds decent… Tha 2nd verse from BDB sounds good with tha “blowin’ blunts” and shit like that…  And, tha 3rd verse from you sounds okay to hear, especially with your aggressive voice… My Rating: 2.7

15. “Hustla Fa Life” feat. Remy Ro & P.Bond
>>> Quality sounds a lil’ watered-down, here… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s whateva… Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and it sounds good, at times, though I don’t think I gon jump for joy wit this… Tha 2nd verse from Remy Ro kinda sounds random to be on here, with this voice; I dunno… P.Bond on tha 3rd verse and although tha flow’s excellent, tha lyrics aren’t really for me; fuck this “money” shit! My Rating: 3.2

16. “Swagg Up” feat. Mo Stackz
>>> This B2K / Omarion R&B vibe ain’t for me, here; too poppy… Wow, what a horrible hook!! It sounds like I was smarter when I was 12! Tha music back then was way better!! Well, at least this only 2:35! Definitely not feelin’ your rhymes, here, with all this bullshit about “money” in, like, every line…, as far as tha topic! My Rating: 1.0

17. “Opportunist”
>>> Not feelin’ tha hook or beat; your voice sounds like it’s ready for auto-tune dick or somethin’… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and really, this joint has to be 4:11 in length? It’s not like there’s features! Boring; not diggin’ these rhymes dedicated to tha females… My Rating: 1.2

18. “Crash Dummy” (Ken Ruffin feat. Bigg Nick)
>>> Might be worth tha bonus track? Diggin’ tha beat, here, and tha 1st verse sounds nice for this kinda energy provided on this track… Ehh, it’s startin’ ta lose its touch with tha “money” bullshit—ahh, why so many times?! Nick, you need to quit braggin’ about it so many times! Ugh, annoying!! And, here comes Ken on tha 2nd verse, soundin’ pretty nice; sounds like a nice “Baton Rouge” sound, without tha “money” bullshit! And, tha 3rd verse sounds pretty nice, too… My Rating: 4.1

Overall: I believe I liked your newer CD better; this wasn’t really that on-n-poppin’ fa me… Like, too many “money” topics/songs and then, there were songs that sounded too R&B fa this CD. Also, tha songs that had that jigg vibe were just okay for me; they had somethin’ screwed up in ‘em, almost… But, hope you continue to grind…


18.       “Swagg Up” feat. Mo Stackz 1.0
17.       “Opportunist” 1.2
16.       “Dolla After Dolla” feat. Lil’ B & Red Dog 1.4
15.       “I Go Hard” feat. Derty Red & BDB 2.7
14.       “Return Of The Mac” feat. BDB & Mo Stackz 3.0
13.       “Hustla Fa Life” feat. Remy Ro & P.Bond 3.2
12.       “Get Away” feat. J Beezy & Red Dog 3.4
11.        “I Do Dis” 3.5
10.       “Money On My Mind” feat. Goonie 3.5
09.       “Grizzy” feat. Derty Red & Lil’ Cali 3.6
08.       “Leave ‘Em Lookin’” 3.7
07.       “I-10” Feat. Lil’ B & Red Dog 3.9
06.       “I’m A Beast” feat. Goonie & Bro-Bro 4.0
05.       “Crash Dummy” (Ken Ruffin feat. Bigg Nick) 4.1
04.       “Fire” 4.2
03.    “Tenderoni” 4.2
02.    “Who U Wit” feat. Red Dog & Bro-Bro 4.2
01.    “Laid Back” feat. J Beezy 4.2

Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      59.0
Total Songs:                      / 18
Average CD Rating:       3.3

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