Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Review #1,474: Lil' Boxx "HustleVeli: Grind Motivation 101 (Hosted by Big Jay, Pyrex Radio)"

Reviewed on 7.14.2015 (Review #1,474)

Got a long-awaited review I finna do, right now! Pretty exciting day, as I got fulla dat shit with my girl earlier in tha day, so you know today’s on point!! Thought I was gon be nice and high durin’ this review, but tha plug still at work; it all good, though! But anyway, we gon have an exciting review, here! Sponsored by Big Faces Entertainment, I finna review Lil’ Boxx HustleVeli: Grind Motivation 101 (Hosted by Big Jay, Pyrex Radio)! I had been connected with Boxx since March 5, 2009, tha 1st day I smoked! He’s always been loyal and neva been a bitch, unlike 95% of tha music biz I’ve dealt with! Boxx hasn’t released a mixtape since 2009 and his Bring The Pain Vol. 2: Word Of Mouf disc; a lotta evolution has occurred since! I haven’t had a disc out since 2010, so when I drop mine, you’ll see a ton of evolution! Think: I wasn’t even drivin’ to places on my own, yet! But, until that moment comes, lemme go ‘head and review you! Start Time: 8:26 PM | End Time: 9:44 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 #1,474) reviewed on 7.14.2015 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

Link To CD: http://lilboxx.com/

01. “Who I Am”
And, looka! This was what my debut single was called! Glad it’s your opening track to this new CD of yours! Production from someone by tha name of A Wizzle, here! >>> Sounds a lil’ on tha gutta side, here; pretty nice start! Definitely diggin’ this beat, especially when it adds a G-Funk-y sound to it around :42! “CVS… GPS… PBS… see me stress;” real nice!! You really killin’ it with tha rhymes, here!! I love how your voice sounds a lil’ different, here, like you’ve grown! Can’t imagine what mine gon sound like tha next time I record a track! I haven’t recorded a new track since I’ve worked, but I’ve been freestylin’ a lot betta, these dayz! “Sharper than a harpoon;” whoo! Really killin’ it ‘round tha 2:00 mark!! Such consistency at its finest!! Excellent openin’ track, pickin’ up right where we left off witchu!! “Roamin’ like a data plan;” you really killin’ it wit these non-stop rhymes!! “Ah, you know!!” My Rating: 4.7

02. “I’m Back At It”
“Ah, you know;” already!! Jay Beatz doin’ this beat, here; leggo!! >>> Wow, this sounds like a much-betta intro track!! Definitely diggin’ this hook as it reminds me of tha older, great times of Baton Rouge music!! Really feelin’ this hook a whole lot!! You got tha holdin’ tha notes on lock!! And, daaaaaaaaaaaaaaam @ tha 1st verse; you really on fire!!! So much to devour!!! And, I feel your aggression on tha 2nd verse; can’t deny it!! Even when you randomly drop a few “money” rhymes or references, these rhymes and this aggression covers it up! Like, I don’t have to stare at tha speakers and be like, “Ugh, ‘money’ shit; boooooorrrringgg!!” You know?! My Rating: 4.8

03. “Errbody Know Me” feat. Lil’ Cali
Seems like a good flashback, right before I lost my cousin to heroin on December 14, 2011 and right around I got robbed $555 for tha 1st time. I was really obsessed wit Louisiana music at tha time, lol! My own music awards, my own mixtape compilations, my own radio show, ROFL! I had no life! And now, “errbody” I fuck wit in person are, like, 22, and I was 23 at tha time. They have more active in-person lives than I had! But yeah, still pretty hot wit Wodie On The Beat on tha beat! Just like how I said back in 2011, great beat, great aggression, “no introduction” needed & great job collabin’ wit Calitastic! LOL, Cali all obsessed wit “stacks” and shit on his verse. Since this was right before I first got robbed, I let it slide. But, if this came out now, I would’ve prolly been like, “Ahh, ear-bleeding!! No, no, no, Cali!!!,” ha ha! My Current Rating: 4.4

04. “Music Symbols & Dollar Signs”
Oh yeah, this nice one, too! Think I first heard it when I was already hired and its content was not ear-bleeding for me, luckily, lol. Like O did tha track, here! Still sounds like a nice lil’ money anthem for this generation of underground music… Of course, because DJ B-Real blocked me on February 5, 2014, there’s almost no more underground Louisiana adds on my playlist. If this would’ve been a few years older, it would’ve easily been a playlist add. Anotha thing iz no one gives me their music (music if I’m close witchu) or CDs on time, anymore, so it’s not like I want old music on my playlist! It sux that everyone raps about “money,” these dayz. Like, are we shocked that it’s 2015 and someone’s rappin’ about “watch me yuuugh” and all those gay dances from tha jigg dayz with “Watch Me/Nae Nae”? They need to have a jigg resurrection and bury all tha shitty “get money rap” bullshit in a ground fulla piss and asbestos! My Current Rating: 4.3

05. “Nasty” feat. Dre Chatman & Airee Renee
Looks like it could be an okay collaboration? Rich On Da Track doin’ tha track, here… Feels like I only see his name when it’s you or Nu$$ie, even when it’s 2015! >>> No intro needed; an okay hook—sounds betta than some of tha shit out now? Some of tha background vocals throw me off with tha stupid auto-tune and tha “gettin’ to this money” shit’s kinda like, “Why?” Either way, I don’t mind this… I think tha both of them singin’ on tha hook’s a nice way to collab! Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse, here, and it sounds consistent; gotta go all in her! Could imagine when that day’ll be for me? “Errbody” gotta quit this post-ponin’/no-showin’ shit on me, first! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s nice ta hear with your grown self. However, I thought tha song was about gettin’ “nasty?” Had ta throw anotha “money” rhyme in tha song, Boxx? Hmm… My Rating: 3.7

06. “I Don’t Think”
Let’s see how you randomly “think” of shit on this one, produced by EQ! *EDIT* Damn, 0:00 on tha length? Tha file fucked up… Lemme go see what I can find… *Checks online* Lucky for me, I found a YouTube video! >>> This sounds real nice; luv tha hook! Excellent with how you rap tha hook wit tha beat sounds! Excellent-soundin’ track!! Here you are on tha 1st verse, comin’ through wit dat consistency on tha track, once again; gotta luv your rhymes!! “Question my authority or assassinate my character…;” wow, real dope with tha 2nd verse, here!!! My Rating: 4.5

07. “Sick & Tired”
Kinda like a low-anticipated song title, here, but with EQ Tha Misfit on tha beat, it might make me like it betta? >>> Yeah, it sounds like a nice anthem with tha hook, here; nice beat, too! Kinda how I feel in tha music biz: “I’m sick & tired of…” tha music biz not showin’ me tha value I deserve! Like, why don’t I have tha likes I deserve? How come no one know what my life like, now? Nobody follow me in a true fashion! Proceeding, here comes tha 1st verse and you’re really goin’ off, here! Gotta have all dat energy! Quoting people at my job: “How are you so energetic?” Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s just as good as tha 1st verse! “People changin’ on me…;” of course! Weird in my case ‘cause usually, it’s like, when niggaz be gettin’ money, they change on you! Well, I’m tha one wit a steady income, and almost err-body changed on me! Like, why? Tha music biz died in 2013! No more phones, no more luv; 2013 was tha music biz’s final year! And, B-Real blocking me really killed my Louisiana passion! So, a review like this iz hard to come by!! My Rating: 4.3

½time: Off to an excellent, consistent, grimy, 225-y start here, Boxx!! Just as I expected, but only betta! You are a perfect example as to why I be havin’ so much energy at my job! Immortal energy’s hard to come by when others are “tired,” you know?! You’re at a 4.4 for tha CD rating, currently; thumbs up!! Before I continue, lemme just flash back and see how long ago that Bring The Pain Mixtape Vol. 2: Word Of Mouf review was… *Checks* Ha ha, it was Review #313; that was 1,161 reviewz ago!!!

08. “No Luv”
Production from Grind Music, here (formerly just known as “Grind”, meaning, tha ChaYsuh “Grind”?); lookin’ forward ta hearin’ fa some reason… >>> Actually, my anticipation backfired at me; not feelin’ this sample and tha beat’s kinda plain for me, as far as a southern beat! Reminds me of you-know-who who robbed me that $555 in 2011! It reminds me of somethin’ they would make with this sample! However, you did a nice job with tha hook and your aggression… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s very consistent to where tha sample’s overshadowed by your tight, consistent rhymes!! “I chew a beat like a gusher;” holy, gushing!!! Ahh, here you go wit havin’ to throw a “money” reference on tha 2nd verse, here, off top… Uh…, once again, nice, consistent rhymes, regardless. And, a long beat outro with that sample… Uh, anybody wanna rob $555 from me now? Was a close call to whether or not I like this betta than “Nasty”, but I think I approve that one more. My Rating: 3.5

09. “No Pass” feat. General Mark
Yes, we have a new feature on tha feature! And, it’s an EQ-produced track, so I know this one gon go ham! Pay off, anticipation level!! >>> Almost thought it was K Camp “Lil’ Bit” on that first second of tha beat; nice tease! Sounds like a tight street anthem between your aggression and tha way this beat sounds on tha hook! And, at :28, it sounds like Mark made his debut with a quick lil’ appearance! Hearin’ tha title part and it was pretty nice; reminds me of anotha song that’s been out? Hearin’ Mark in tha background about niggaz bein’ “broke” or somethin’ and I’m thinkin’, “Oh, no, don’t be obsessed with money on tha verse!!” And, “no pass,” here, as far as waiting, since he’s on tha 1st verse… Okay, I give him credit; sounds pretty nice. He sounds like he’s got anotha great voice like yours. You sound all hyper and shit ‘cause you’re skinner like me, I believe? I bet he weighs more than you and has a lil’ slower flow ‘cause of that, lol, but it qualifies for quality! “Drop nuts like elephants;” large!! LOL, a bag of regular coffee beans was open this morning and I was like, “It’s like a pouch of a kangaroo bein’ extra pregnant,” or somethin’, lol! With that bein’ said, you got a consistent verse goin’ on here, Boxx, on tha 2nd verse; definitely nice!! Oh yeah, tha hook easily reminds me of Migos “One Time”! “Only tell you one time, only tell you one time. Only tell you one time, only tell you one time.” “You don’t get no pass, you don’t get no pass. You don’t get no pass, you don’t get no pass,” lol! Hearin’ you on tha 3rd verse and damn, you keepin’ this shit goin’ wit tha consistent, manual-depectin’ rhymes!! Nice beat outro, too; luvin’ this Louisiana version of Migos “One Time”!! My Rating: 4.6

10. “Came A Long Way” feat. Kevin Gates
Speakin’ of 1,161 reviewz ago, here we are again! LOL, back when my girl was only 16—what!!! Kevin Gates has paved tha way for us! Like, I neva thought a record label would drive to my house ‘cause they discovered that I blogged/reviewz Gates since ’08! Like, I’m in Mass Appeal Records’ magazine ‘cause of Gates! Tha magazine article’s out now: http://massappeal.com/doggystyle-frankie-tha-lucky-dog/
Luv life!! I celebrate all tha time!! But, to make this one short and quick, pure production from Rich On Da Track, here, and you got tha verses on lock with tha catchy, Baton Rouge-livin’ rhymes! And, with Gates on tha hook, it’s definitely somethin’ to embrace! This was right before he got arrested in ’09 and when I talked to you, you explained, “I only wanted Gates on tha hook ‘cause when Game had Lil’ Wayne on ‘My Life’, he only had Wayne on tha hook. I wanted to create somethin’ like that;” you did a nice job wit that! My Current Rating: 4.7

11. “They Hate It” feat. Samuel Maurice
Got anotha newbie here, with PK Beats on tha beat! Lemme see… >>> Kinda sounds like a bullshit, mainstream-soundin’ beat start, here… Beat kinda gets a lil’ interesting on tha hook, but still a lil’ poppy… Tha hook ain’t too bad, but kinda 1D with tha “they hate me” content… We got you on tha 1st verse and tha flow’s kinda catchy… “Neva fold like lawn chairs on Labor Day;” wow, totally from left field, lol!! Excellent lyrical skillz on tha 2nd verse!!! Can’t deny how much you can roll so much shit off your tongue!!! “Powerball like lottery;” lol, you know!! My Rating: 4.3

12. “Loyalty”
A1 Productions beat, here; lemme see what we got goin’ on… >>> Feelin’ tha beat start; sounds like it gon be some consistent, southern shit! Hearin’ tha hook and it sounds real nice! Like how you start tha hook off wit, “OMG, Heavenly Father…;” nice! Feelin’ you and this loyal street banga! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and, of course, you got tha consistency on lock, here!! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s pretty nice; definitely feelin’ what you bringin’ to tha table at all times!! My Rating: 4.4

13. “Lighters Up”
Let’s hear it, produced by The Dream Beats… >>> Feelin’ tha start, here, as you talk about “Mother Nature recreatin’ tha trees,” even though it’s about “money,” lol! And, you’re continuously goin’ on wit these consistent rhymes; definitely feelin’ ‘em! Wow @ tha 2nd verse, as well! Damn @ tha “preacher catchin’ bodies,” or whateva that comparison was! And, 1:05 on tha outro? Seemed like it flew by… My Rating: 4.0

14. “Courageous” feat. DJ Mario
Vyruz Beatz doin’ tha track, here, with a DJ on tha feature… Let’s see, despite anotha DJ hosting, lol… >>> August Alsina on tha hook? Kinda sounds like tha worst quality on this CD… Really not diggin’ this mainstream shit at all! Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and it’s good with your consistency; lemme leave it at dat! Tha last few bars of tha 1st verse was 100% quality with how you rambled so much off your tongue!! Tha 2nd verse sounds nice ta hear, too; good job… My Rating: 3.1

15. “Lying”
Same producer from tha last joint, here… Have a feelin’ this gon be bleh, but let’s see… >>> “We gon grind fa Instagram likes;” really, Big Jay? Sucks that “likes” defines how popular someone iz, smh! But, hearin’ this and this ain’t as bad as tha previous song. Tha hook ain’t too bad, but this beat and track seems too plain… Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and it’s real nice ta hear your consistent rhymes, once again. However, you could’ve rapped this on a Baton Rouge beat! “I’m outchea like open cleavage;” tit-tayz!!! Tha 2nd verse’s pretty nice, too; can’t deny this… Neva would’ve thought “Britney Spears” and “Oops…I Did It Again” would come outta your mouth! Nice “lying” and “tiger to a lion” parts to compare, too, in tha hook! My Rating: 3.5

Overall: I thought you did an excellent job wit this CD! Most of tha production’s on point and you had some nice features, too! Your undeniable energy can’t be stopped and you know what you’re doin’ as far as stayin’ consistent! Glad you neva been cocky about yourself and have stayed true to bein’ connected wit me! That’s what’s up! Keep up tha grind!


15.       “Courageous” feat. DJ Mario 3.1
14.       “Lying” 3.5
13.       “No Luv” 3.5
12.       “Nasty” feat. Dre Chatman & Airee Renee 3.7
11.        “Lighters Up” 4.0
10.       “They Hate It” feat. Samuel Maurice 4.3
09.       “Music Symbols & Dollar Signs” 4.3
08.       “Sick & Tired” 4.3
07.       “Loyalty” 4.4
06.       “Errbody Know Me” feat. Lil’ Cali 4.4
05.       “I Don’t Think” 4.5
04.       “No Pass” feat. General Mark 4.6
03.    “Who I Am” 4.7
02.    “Came A Long Way” feat. Kevin Gates 4.7
01.    “I’m Back At It” 4.8

Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      62.8
Total Songs:                      / 15
Average CD Rating:       4.2

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