Friday, December 25, 2015

Review #1,488: Kevin Gates "You Don't Love Me"

Reviewed on 12.25.2015 (Review #1,488)

Keepin’ tha reviewz goin’, we got a Bread Winners Association review up next! Kevin Gates You Don’t Love Me! Ain’t know about this mixtape till Pittsburg, PA rapper, Lua Proc, posted about it on Instagram. From there, I had to do my investigatin’ and now, I’m finally gettin’ ta this! Can’t wait ta hear it! Start Time: 9:51 AM | End Time: 10:37 AM

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 #1,488) reviewed on 12.25.2015 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

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01. “Middle Finger” feat. Kidd Kidd & Young Buck
Let’s hear it! >>> Lil’ drop from DJ Legacy in tha beginning, here; guess he hosted it? Feelin’ tha beat, so far; nice shit… Here’s Kidd on tha 1st verse, comin’ through wit some nice street shit! I swear, they go off more on tha tracks when they’re with you, Gates! LOL @ tha “titties out, if you want some breast milk” line; good shit, Kidd! Almost thought that was you on tha 2nd verse but it’s Buck, here, comin’ through with some good shit… Here you come through on tha 3rd verse, spittin’ some nice shit fa tha streetz… Gotta luv them “gold mouth dawgz!” My Rating: 4.3

02. “Mexico” feat. Stiches
I recognize this…; Murder For Hire mixtape, here… My Current Rating: 4.2

03. “To The Money” feat. Hurricane Chris
Let’s see this collab, despite tha title… >>> Hearin’ tha beat and it’s pretty nice; kinda reminds me of some Yo Gotti or Game-type shit? Nice shit from Chris on tha 1st verse, here, spittin’ dem flamez! Here you are on tha hook and despite tha title, at least there’s a lotta gettin’-fucked-up-type shit on tha hook! Can’t complain too much ‘bout this one; it goes off… Here you are on tha 2nd verse, comin’ through with some good shit; nice and consistent! Sounds like you’re nice and hoarse with your voice, here, Gates, lol… My Rating: 4.2

04. “Grind For It” feat. Khaotic
>>> Not feelin’ tha weird voice on tha hook, at first, but who knows, it could grow? Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and, of course, I always luv your “dope” and “pyrex”-type rhymes; fa’eva a legend, Gates!! Nice job wit tha 2nd verse, too, here; good shit! And, hearin’ tha 3rd verse from tha both of y’all and it sounds nice fa a collab! Definitely some catchy shit, overall; gotta keep grindin’!! My Rating: 4.0

05. “The Truth”
LOL, I ain’t even know what was gonna come next… But yeah, fuck these females! That whole thing that “happened in Florida” was like, WTF? She shouldn’t’ve made tha initiative!! Definitely a song that goes hard, overall; great job expressin’ these emotions, Gates! My Current Rating: 4.7

06. “I Feel Like” feat. 2 Chainz
Anotha collab between y’all two? >>> Tha previous collab was definitely nice but “I feel like” (lol) this gon be tighter! Definitely diggin’ tha slow intro with you on tha hook! Definitely somethin’ that makes me “feel like” I’m even more superhuman than before! It’s all about that kush!! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s Deuce Chainz (lol), comin’ through with his usual-soundin’ rhymes; I fux wit it… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s Chainz again, deuce fa a deuce with tha verses, here, lol! Again, his usual-soundin’ rhymes that sound good on this beat… This disc must be mainly songs featuring you? Hearin’ tha 3rd verse and it’s Chainz again, lol… Once again, it’s nice ta hear! My Rating: 4.5

07. “Fall” feat. Maino & Money
Damn, someone’s name iz “Money,” smh? >>> Diggin’ tha beginning, here; always luv how you hold those note-oh-oh-oh-oh-otes, lol! Hearin’ tha 1st verse from you and it sounds great ta hear… LOL @ you sayin’, “Customers;” feel like I’m drowned in that word! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse from Maino and he sounds random ta be on a song witchu… However, it still sounds nice ta hear. Hearin’ this 3rd verse from this Money dude and wow, it’s not about “money!” Who knew?!? It’s more on tha real-life-soundin’ tip; sounds good… Nice synth at tha end, here… My Rating: 4.1

08. “Bang Bang” feat. Trevor Jackson
No features? >>> Instantly startin’, here… Thought it would be shorter but it’s 4:15? Hearin’ a voice on tha hook; no credit? Prolly would’ve rather it be just you on this, Gates; voice on tha hook’s aight… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s this dude… Lemme do my searchin’… *Searches…* Aight, it’s Trevor Jackson. Tha 1st verse, overall, ain’t that bad… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s you, Gates; sounds nice… Definitely diggin’ your consistent rhymes with these “burgers” and all that! Totally made me forget this was on tha R&B tip once you came in! I swear, how did God create you? You literally are tha greatest!! Back to tha R&B tip on tha 3rd verse, here; don’t really dig when he tries to catch his breath during tha rhymes! My Rating: 3.7

09. “Tomorrow”
>>> Sounds like it’s a hot joint, here, with tha beat… “I’m on a lotta drugs, I’m out my body,” lol. I thought I might’ve heard this from somewhere, whether I got a sample or somethin’, but tha hook definitely sounds familiar… Either way, if this tha 1st time I’m officially reviewin’ it, it’s definitely hot! Great, smooth hook! Tha 1st verse’s nice ta hear, as you got your shit on lock, Gates! Tha 2nd verse sounds nice, too, and toward tha end of tha 2nd verse, it sounds like you’re randomly driftin’ off somewhere, lol… My Rating: 4.3

½time: Sounds like a nice lil’ mainstream-soundin’ CD fa you, Gates; I fux wit it… At tha moment, we have a 4.2 for tha CD rating; let’s keep it goin’!

10. “Boss Shit (Remix)” feat. 550
Not sure who 550 iz, but let’s see how this goes down… >>> Kinda sounds like a jacked Future on tha 1st verse, here; let’s see if I feel this, altogether… It sounds like it could be tight, in a way, but kinda like tha mainstream, southern music that’s out right now that I wouldn’t love-love… Hearin’ you spit and it sounds nice, though it sounds a lil’ low on tha vocals or track, overall? A decent track at its best, overall, though I can fuck wit it, a lil’… My Rating: 3.6

11. “Whippin’ Up” feat. Chedda Da Connect & Scrilla
LOL! Even though I can’t stand auto-tune and it bein’ awkward with Chedda’s voice, I do really love this one! I feel like he’s bein’ seduced while recording with that voice, lol, but fa’real, it’s a great song fa tha trap! Err-body does a nice job on this, whether they sound fucked-up or not! Gates, of course, you had tha best, most-normal-voiced verse on this shit and you own it! LOL, gotta luv when Chedda says, “Real street nigga who ain’t scared ta sell shit!” It’s almost like he drowned in auto-tune, lol! My Current Rating: 4.6

12. “I’m Sayin’”
Damn, only 47 seconds? >>> Sounds great ta hear! Consistent with a nice beat in tha background! And, it ended outta nowhere! My Rating: 4.6

13. “I Like That”
>>> Sounds nice; kinda reminds me of tha Baton Rouge Gates I knew, with tha “mane” shit, lol. But yeah, this shit sounds nice ta hear; tha beat’s so quiet, lol. Tha hook sounds catchy; definitely diggin’ what you always bring to tha table! Tha 2nd verse sounds nice ta hear, too; you got this on lock fa dem bitches! My Rating: 4.2

14. “Worst Pain”
LOL @ only 43 seconds! >>> Good shit; who cares if your “clothes dirty!” That’s how you’re real! That’s why, we all love you ta pieces, Gates!! Tight shit, once again! My Rating: 4.4

15. “Rollin’ Around”
Let’s hear it! >>> A lil’ slow sound, here, and an okay hook… Rappin’s a lil’ random, here; sounds like you just came up with random shit… “BWA;” shout it again, lol! Again, hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it sounds kinda random with what you’re spittin’… Nice, random Jamaican shit toward tha end, here… My Rating: 3.5

16. “Work”
SMH, only kept tha 39 seconds, here? Prolly could’ve used tha whole entire song here instead of, like, tha previous song! Either way, definitely a classic joint! Would’ve been a perfect rating if tha whole thang was on here with Lua Proc, but for now, I’ll just rate it off your verse! My Current Rating: 4.8

17. “Kno One”
Here it iz, once again, lol! My Current Rating: 4.2

18. “Monster” feat. Jo Rodeo
Now, let’s see how we gon wrap this shit up! No Lua Proc on #16 but we have someone here? Will they be worth it? Prolly won’t be worth near as much as Lua Proc but let’s see… >>> Hearin’ this dude on tha 1st verse and it kinda reminds me of a mix between Tyga & Problem… Nothin’ too interesting fa me; just a random newbie fa me… “Shoppin’ at tha Dollar Tree;” noooooooo, smh! Tha hook’s a lil’ boring fa me; not that crazy about this, overall… Hearin’ you on tha 2nd verse and you bring some life ta this, Gates… Definitely feelin’ your consistency at all times; good shit! My Rating: 3.4

Overall: Not too bad, overall; I was feelin’ this… Nothin’ too striking for new jointz, but still, a nice lil’ Gates-featured compilation, overall!


18.       “Monster” feat. Jo Rodeo 3.4
17.       “Rollin’ Around” 3.5
16.       “Boss Shit (Remix)” feat. 550 3.6
15.       “Bang Bang” feat. Trevor Jackson 3.7
14.       “Grind For It” feat. Khaotic 4.0
13.       “Fall” feat. Maino & Money 4.1
12.       “To The Money” feat. Hurricane Chris 4.2
11.        “I Like That” 4.2
10.       “Kno One” 4.2
09.       “Mexico” feat. Stiches 4.2
08.       “Tomorrow” 4.3
07.       “Middle Finger” feat. Kidd Kidd & Young Buck 4.3
06.       “Worst Pain” 4.4
05.       “I Feel Like” feat. 2 Chainz 4.5
04.       “I’m Sayin’” 4.6
03.   “Whippin’ Up” feat. Chedda Da Connect & Scrilla 4.6
02.   “The Truth” 4.7
01.   “Work” 4.8

Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      75.3
Total Songs:                      / 18
Average CD Rating:       4.2

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