Monday, June 29, 2015

Review #1,472: Level "Authentic"

Reviewed on 6.29.2015 (Review #1,472)

Keepin’ my reviewz goin’ with a brand new CD that was released only two weeks ago. Once again, it wasn’t sent to me, so you already know I’m freein’ this one! Thanx to Rodnae Da Boss for postin’ about it on IG, I found out about it. I may be super-busy, but I still took tha time out, like a dickhead, to check this out: Level Authentic, sponsored by Mayham Entertainment, once again. Start Time: 7:33 PM | End Time: 8:37 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 #1,472) reviewed on 6.29.2015 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

01. Intro (Mista Cain)
Let’s see, here… Oh, and I just luv how everytime I’m reviewin’ these CDs that I’m hearin’ Calvin Harris & HAIM “Pray To God” in tha background! Luv it; reviewtastic! Sounded so great while I was high on Long Island, last week, gettin’ donuts!! >>> A phone call… See, why am I even in tha music biz? Why ain’t he eva call me? We talked before; don’t be a stranger, Mista! Luv how he keeps sayin’, “Be real,” lol. My Rating: N/A

02. “I Know What 2 Do”
Kickin’ it off with a production from Rodnae, tha reason why this review’s here! >>> Ooh @ tha beat start, here! Kickin’ it off again after my nap! Definitely feelin’ tha hook a whole lot, even though I have to throw my middle finga up at tha “money long” shit. That’s why no one eva sees me in tha music business, anymore, so stare that line in tha ear!! But, let’s see what we got with tha 1st verse, here… Okay, more on tha sex tip, here; good shit ova this beat! He even up-to-date on Gates and “I don’t get tired?” Last time I talked ta you, Level, Gates wasn’t even near gettin’ signed! Err-body don’t fuck wit me, anymore! “Text me when you ready, baby…;” of course, you only answer females, smfh!!! No wonder why you kept ignorin’ me, Level: I have a dick! Ain’t dat sad? What if I was born with a vagina and was transgender? I mean, at least have one gay fan out there in tha world, somewhere, wherever they may be! You got Mista on tha phone; he has a dick, Level, right? But, a consistent 2nd verse ta continue tha vibe, here… Keepin’ it goin’ with tha 3rd verse and it sounds like you got “plenty mo” of dicks, lol? Perfect beat pattern ending, nice and cold with 12 seconds! My Rating: 4.6

03. “Pu$$y” feat. C-Loc
Koon doin’ tha track… >>> Yeah, yeah, with “can’t stand no pu$$y-a$$ nigga;” I get it and have gotten it… Beat sounds nice fa a southern beat and tha hook’s pretty nice. Definitely diggin’ how you keep sayin’ tha title, singin’ it and shit; even diggin’ tha background “pu$$y” vocals. Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and you definin’ tha fakes. Then again, tha streetz have told me so long ago that you were fake? If so, are you still? How do you break those thoughts? Only thing that stands out iz you always rap about money, but I’ve neva gotten a penny from you in services, but have fucked with you for six years? Shit, that’s why I tell people at work, “Making $7.00 an hour? God forbid I eva get $0.07 an hour in tha music business, smh!” Got BiggDawg on tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through with regular rhymes; it’s just a nice collab… Here comes tha 3rd verse from you with some identifyin’… You just luv “pu$$y,” here, but not vagina; more like callin’ out pu$$ie$! My Rating: 4.4

04. “MC Hammer” feat. Mouse On Tha Track
Mouse On Tha Track track! Have I heard before? *Checks* Yup, one down quicker… My Current Rating: 4.7

05. “Hustle Harder” feat. Scarface
Title speaks for itself, I guess? Look at this feature… Swift doin’ tha track! >>> Kinda not likin’ tha instant start, here; uncredited singer on tha hook? “Tryna get this money, everyday;” boring… This on tha strugglin’ tip on tha hook, here; kinda bleh… Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and tha beat sounds better; nice and southern/laidback! Kinda feelin’ these rhymes, I ain’t gon lie… “I neva sold drugs;” ain’t you have jiggaz a lot??? I don’t get it… Nice fresh 2nd verse from Scarface, here; definitely feelin’ it ‘cause of this laidback beat, lol! I remember when his 2005/2006 group, The Product, put me in their Top 8 on their MySpace ‘cause I sent them this pic:
Nice, right? Too bad MySpace’s fucked up, now… Tha rest of this sounded nice, too! My Rating: 4.4

06. “Stop Lyin’” feat. Lil’ Cali & Bro-Bro
Here we go with tha Q-Red again! I wound up realizin’ after samplin’ a few seconds of it that their names are flipped in tha ID… Wish everyone would take me more serious, though. Like, why follow me on IG when you don’t even like one of my pics, but comment on insecure peoples’ pic—fuck it, I could care less, now! >>> LOL @ startin’ this off with tha year you were “born,” Level; of course, I won’t forget it! LOL, Mass Appeal Records even interviewed me and put “Level’s birthday” in tha interview ‘cause I mentioned it, lol! You sound nice on this, right chea, on tha 1st verse; can’t complain… “I-to-tha-T-to-tha-S-to-tha-L-to-tha-E-to-tha-V-E-L;” nice!! Real nice!!! Bleh @ tha end of tha 1st verse: “You ain’t got no money;” bleh!! Feelin’ tha hook, though, as you constantly are sayin’, “Bitch, stop lyin’,” as well as tha, “Stop that aggravated stuntin’,” shit; real nice!!! We got Cali on tha 2nd verse and it’s soundin’ nice, as well. Kinda shitty with tha “money” rhymes, but let’s just say that this flows over nicely… Hearin’ Bro-Bro on tha 3rd verse and great voice ova tha track, but I’ono fuck wit all that “money” shit at all!! My Rating: 4.4

07. “Whip Down”
Q-Red. >>> “All you gotta do iz call me on your phone…;” terrible shit in tha hook, since we only had, like, one regular conversation ova a six-year period! WTF kinda business iz that?! Ehh, startin’ ta lose interest with tha 1st verse, too, with more of tha “you got my numba” shit; nooooooooooo! Should I write you up, lol? Keepin’ it goin’ with tha 2nd verse and okay, we’re on some sex shit, here. Let’s keep it goin’ without inconsistent content! Nice how you said that: “Like a pitbull, I’mma bite it!” We got tha 3rd verse, here, and it’s soundin’ nice; no complainin’ here… My Rating: 4.0

08. “Dat Syrup” feat. Paul Wall
Anotha top-notch feature, or should I say, a thing of tha past? Gucci Robinson doin’ this track… >>> Nice beat start with tha keys and intense sound! Prolly would’ve expected this to sound like tha Scarface feature with tha laidback vibe, but I’m anticipatin’ this intense beat intro! Nice and slow beat with pure sounds fa tha south! Excellent hook—oh wait, you said, “Niggaz know my money long;” fuck!!! Otha than that, I’m definitely diggin’ this! “I’m blowin’ on dat purple strong!” Nothin’ was betta than smokin’ with a 47-year-old chick; can’t believe they moved, recently! Anyway, still soundin’ pretty great with you on tha 1st verse! “My body movin’ slow;” don’t dat “dro” really take ova you? Luv when it’s in me, especially while listenin’ to music and goin’ down haunted roads like Mary’s Grave on Long Island! Or, eatin’ weed cookies and your day slows down; yeah! I could buy time anyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy time, right now!!! We got Paul Wall on tha 2nd verse, here; let’s hope he sticks to gettin’ fucked up than “money” bullshit! Hearin’ it now and yeah, nice and on-topic, here! LOL, “‘No Ordinary Love’ like Sade;” nice and random! Luv how he references “Baton Rouge,” too, includin’ sayin’ your name. Now that his buzz has been down, will we talk again? Yeah, I talked to Paul Wall back on November 18, 2004, before most knew about him:
Nice, right? Luv tha intense beat ending! My Rating: 4.6

½time: So far, an excellent CD, once again; real consistent and fulla quality, as always! With that bein’ said, tha average CD rating’s at a 4.4, right now!

09. “I Got You” feat. Detroit
Last year, when I reviewed tha Turn Down 4 What? CD, I thought this was tha Detriot (spelled like that) from tha Mr. Magic CDs. However, I guess I’m wrong? Must just be Detroit? Boss On Da Track doin’ tha track… >>> Nice beat start, here, fa tha clubs… Hearin’ a “Give Me That” sample in tha background, lol; when Baton Rouge vs. Baton Rouge! Hearin’ tha hook and it’s pretty nice; definitely likin’ tha singin’ part of tha title! Good shit on tha 1st verse, but then again, you got your dick in mouths with “my money long,” once again; noooooooooo!! What a way to keep ruinin’ parts of each song!! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it kinda rap-singish, here. Doesn’t make me think it’s tha Detriot I was talkin’ about… LOL @ tha endin’ of tha verse: “Goin’ onnnnnnnnnnnnnnn…” Endin’ this joint off with plenty of singin’ parts of tha hook—well, tha hook repeated. My Rating: 4.3

10. “Me & You”
Q-Red on tha track, once again… >>> R&B music in tha beginning? Maybe for some wack person, but doesn’t fit here… Kinda likin’ when tha background sample dubs in tha hook, but I’ono if I see this bein’ that special… Then again, because of tha producer, I can’t say anything since I don’t get any feedback in return. Basically, it just looks like you can only see that I think that this iz below-average, so far? Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and it sounds like a nice scene in tha bed, “unda tha covers.” Here comes tha 2nd verse and it’s more sex shit, on a depicting tip, as always! My Rating: 3.7

11. “Ack Like You Kno” feat. T-Rock
Anotha big feature from tha dead? LOL, how’d this one come about?? Checkin’ tha back cover and holy shit! Oh no! Oh, God! Oh, wow! O…M…G…! What? Huh? Crazy? DJ B-Real did tha beat!! Thank God I got work tomorrow at 4 AM so I can get my mind off of shit!! >>> LOL, online, they screwed up tha title and put “Cak;” I almost thought that was a southern term. It’s actually “Ack;” they had tha letters flipped. But, I hate to say, this sounds pretty nice; tha beat sounds can be addictive! Tha hook’s pretty nice, too; gotta bring it to ‘em, Level! Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and you’re nice and energetic; gotta luv it! Hearin’ tha hook for a 2nd time and it almost sounds like somethin’ B-Real would write/sing. Like, that could’ve happened as a nice surprise? Here comes this anticipatin’ feature (T-Rock) on tha 2nd verse! Who would’ve thought this Georgia dude would rap on a B-Real beat?!? Feelin’ what he spittin’; very Baton Rouge of him with this content/flow! Luvin’ tha fast shit, too; excellent verse!! My Rating: 4.8

12. “For Everybody” feat. Skip
Yay, anotha Skip collab! J Buc beat. >>> Sounds nice; kinda plain, at times, between tha hook and some of tha beat, but still good… Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice… Well, kinda more on tha okay side. LOL, my expectations keep decreasing outta nowhere, lol… Kinda random, since Kiesza’s “Hideway”’s on in tha background, but I wanna say that I wanna just take J Buc and throw him into a deep house club!! With that randomly bein’ said, here’s Skip on tha 2nd verse, comin’ through with some regular-soundin’ rhymes. I prolly would’ve liked this betta if it went a lil’ harder. Like, more aggression needed? Guess it’s more “for everybody,” after all? LOL, more Skip on tha 3rd verse? Tha “money” shit kinda threw me off; a lil’ too long for an okay joint… My Rating: 3.6

13. “Space Age” feat. Lady Kym
LOL, nobody spell her name right; it’s Kym! BaseHeadz beat. >>> An okay song that’s a lil’ laidback, so far. However, doesn’t compare to tha laidback vibes of tha Scarface one… Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and it’s okay…; nothin’ really to say. Here’s tha hook with Lady Kym… It sounds okay, but really, she had to mention, “Gettin’ to this money,” smh? Guess that means tha hook sucks? I only like how she sings it… Here’s you on tha 2nd verse and it sounds good, just keepin’ it goin’… Even some “rappin’” on tha 3rd verse from Kym, here… Kinda feelin’ this tha most behind tha singin’? Just okay rhym—fuck! Why say, “As long as we gettin’ money?” I don’t get it! My Rating: 3.3

14. “I Bet You Won’t” feat. Mouse On Tha Track
Ooh, more Mouse collabz & productionz!! >>> I’m feelin’ tha energy in tha beginning; anticipatin’!! Catchy hook, here, includin’ tha both of y’all doin’ y’all thang on tha hook! Mouse can kinda slide with that “money” bullshit on tha hook; his voice flows nice, ya know? Hearin’ tha 1st verse and tha both of y’all sound nice, here! Definitely diggin’ Mouse with tha “easy”-rhymin’ lines! Catchy shit; glad y’all went back and forth with tha 1st verse! Ooh, got Mouse on tha 2nd verse, really comin’ through with catchy shit! And, it’s back ta you; more alternatin’! Like, how do y’all think of that? Like, should I do tha 1st verse? Should Mouse do it? Naw, let’s both do it! Nice thinkin’! Lots ta digest, here! Gotta luv it! My Rating: 4.5

15. “Don’t Waste Yo Time” feat. Rodnae Da Boss
And, here’s exactly why I found out about this CD, right now. Rodnae has a pic of tha back cover, too! Even has production credits, too! *Edits review to add producers…* Get ‘em, Rodnae! Feature & production! >>> Ehh, kinda slow, here; decent, so far, with an okay hook from Rodnae… Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and it’s a regular-soundin’ song fa tha ladies… Likin’ your descriptive scene of makin’ luv, but it’s whateva. Tha 2nd verse ain’t too bad, here, but I think this track’s too boring fa me… And, it continues ta drag with tha Rodnae singin’… Only thing that catches on iz some of tha descriptive lyrics; at least they’re not 1D… My Rating: 3.4

16. “I’m Sorry” feat. Mookie Blakk & Mook
Q-Red beat. Before I listen to it, I have to say, “WTF @ tha title?” Level bein’ “sorry?!” “Sorry” for not fuckin’ wit me that much? “Sorry” for havin’ a private IG? I mean, look at this shit:
WTF iz that?!? At least B-Real finally maned up & made his shit unprivate, but c’mon, artists!! With that bein’ said, double Mooks on tha feature… Other Mook’s tha Small Circle Kartel one? I’ono… >>> Ugly-soundin’ start with tha vocals; I’ono, let’s see what gon come outta this… A boring start, here; prolly not tha Kartel Mook? I’ono… Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and it’s whateva; can’t really get into this sorrow rap! Eva since September 14, 2013, Gunplay, Miley Cyrus & my stepmom tryna fuck wit me, I’m no longer “sorry!” Even at my job, it doesn’t come outta my mouth! I say, “We apologize;” neva just me! Whateva happens, happens!! Here comes tha 2nd verse from Mookie Blakk, comin’ through with some regular-soundin’ rhymes. Nice to collab, but this on a boring note, overall. Oh, and Music Choice Dance just reminded me of tha only way I can fuck with a song about “money”:
Any day!!! My Rating: 2.8

17. “Be This Way” feat. JayFam
Endin’ it with anotha Q-Red beat… >>> Endin’ it on a slow note with a long intro… Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and I’m feelin’ this vibe; good shit. Feelin’ this, despite more on a depressing note! Diggin’ tha singin’, at times… Tha 2nd verse’s pretty nice, too; nice ending! This tha way a CD should end, if it has a sad-soundin’ song! It’s like, “Why?” That’s tha question I ask about my brother. Like, why’d he die in tha room across mine (my studio room)? Why an overdose? Why’d we fight tha last time we saw each other? Why wasn’t he meant for this world?! Oh, sad—lemme get off this topic! My Rating: 4.2

Overall: I have to say, this was a nice CD. Tha beginning had it more on lock while most of tha 2nd ½ was kinda plain and boring. Either way, nice job, Level! Glad you keepin’ tha consistency goin’! When will tha next release come out? We shall see, but will I be around?


16.       “I’m Sorry” feat. Mookie Blakk & Mook 2.8
15.       “Space Age” feat. Lady Kym 3.3
14.       “Don’t Waste Yo Time” feat. Rodnae Da Boss 3.4
13.       “For Everybody” feat. Skip 3.6
12.       “Me & You” 3.7
11.        “Whip Down” 4.0
10.       “Be This Way” feat. JayFam 4.2
09.       “I Got You” feat. Detroit 4.3
08.       “Stop Lyin’” feat. Lil’ Cali & Bro-Bro 4.4
07.       “Pu$$y” feat. C-Loc 4.4
06.       “Hustle Harder” feat. Scarface 4.4
05.       “I Bet You Won’t” feat. Mouse On Tha Track 4.5
04.       “Dat Syrup” feat. Paul Wall 4.6
03.    “I Know What 2 Do” 4.6
02.    “MC Hammer” feat. Mouse On Tha Track 4.7
01.    “Ack Like You Kno” feat. T-Rock 4.8

Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      65.7
Total Songs:                      / 16
Average CD Rating:       4.1

And, whataya know? Anotha review where B-Real tops tha list!! How iz that possible? Do I sound like such a dickhead? How many reviewz has he topped? Anyway, I can’t believe I did four reviewz today! Tomorrow, it’ll be back to work and then, I won’t be around till next Monday! Wow… But, I’ll be preparing tha tribute video for Young Ready all up until his birthday, July 8; be on tha lookout! So far, it’s takin’ so much of my time and thinkin’ to make it! It’ll be, like, a documentary! Hope y’all pay attention, I guess?

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