Thursday, January 28, 2016

Review #1,492: Baton Rouge Music Company & N-K-(o)G-Nitto Records Presents "Music Is My Hustle (The Tape)"

Reviewed on 1.28.2016 (Review #1,492)

Got anotha review here and am doin’ my last-minute shit before I head to NY for tha weekend 2morrow; can’t fuckin’ wait!! This review I finna do iz a compilation and it’s Baton Rouge Music Company & N-K-(o)G-Nitto Records Presents Music Is My Hustle (The Tape), released on, well, as it says in tha name, Baton Rouge Music Company & N-K-(o)G-Nitto Records, lol; hope I got all that spelled correctly… Let’s see how this comp goes over… Startin’ this at 4:55 PM, exactly 11 hours before I clock in again, lol! Start Time: 4:55 PM | End Time: 6:02 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!

© 2016 CD Review (Review #1,492) reviewed on 1.28.2016 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

01. DeTrane “Intro”
Phunk Dawg on tha production, here… Let’s hear it fa 31-year-old Trane! >>> Beat sounds familiar in tha background… LOL @ how you sound here; sounds like you’re just, well, regular on tha voice… Oh yeah, “R.I.P.” to Big Fancy, too! Could you believe that he passed away exactly five years ago today? Like, where did tha time go?! My Rating: N/A

02. Lil’ Handy feat. Box “Altercations”
Got a lil’ classic here, produced by Clever, FYI. Kinda wanted to wait till I reviewed tha actual CDs these are from for tha official review, but since I’m never gettin’ to it, I might as well just give it a review now… I already know it from editing it, but here goes an official review! >>> Just hearin’ this pure, beginning beat reminds me of my radio show that I used to have a long time ago (almost four years ago it ended!)! I think it was in one of my intros or somethin’… Anyway, to go with this pure beat, we have Handy on tha 1st verse, comin’ through wit a gutta, southern-styled delivery, as always. He bringin’ tha definiton of dealin’ with “altercations” on tha hook, here, nicely. As far as me, lately, I’ve been suckin’ ‘em up and then, shmokin’ a nice bowl of weed at tha end of tha day to prove that I won tha day! Still, I hate when people have to altercate wit me!! Great job with tha laidback hook, Handy! Almost 12 years that you been gone! May 19! And, here comes Box on tha 2nd verse, a lil’ more upbeat in tha voice and just spittin’ dat good shit like it was ’04 (which, it was, lol)! Comin’ through on tha 3rd verse fa tha “club,” here, Handy; good shit, of course! And, on a G-shit level, too! Speakin’ of “club,” too bad Handy didn’t live past 21! My Current Rating: 4.7

03. South Coast Coalition feat. LaTangla Fay “The Come Up”
>>> Haven’t got ta peep this classic, yet, so here it goes… Mista Matt on tha 1st verse, here, “back in ’87.” It’s funny that he mentioned “‘87” ‘cause one of my co-workers been workin’ at Dunkin’ since “‘87” and still holds it down, 29 years later!! That’s that shit right there!! Okay on tha verse, here, just rappin’, rappin’, rappin’… Ms. LaTangla’s nice on tha hook, here… Keepin’ tha Matt goin’ on tha 2nd verse and it’s a faster flow; definitely sounds betta than tha 1st! Keepin’ it goin’ with tha 3rd verse… Even more Matt, both on a regular flow and a fast flow; two for one! Nice… My Rating: 3.8

04. Jay Sloan “Puff Puff”
Produced by Dez Dynamic, here… >>> Brand-new fa me, here, and tha hook sounds catchy… “Weed brownies” on tha 1st verse? Did I hear right? Either way, hope there’s some sorta edibles in NY fa me this trip! Definitely could use ‘em after all tha bullshit I’ve went through at work over tha past two months!! Definitely likin’ tha content on this one; all about gettin’ high! Luv my low tolerance level and when it pops off 2morrow, around this time, it’s ON!!! Tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ pretty nice, too, keepin’ it “high!” “Pack a bowl;” that’s PA! We “pack” geebs in NY!! That’s, like, a whole bowl hit in one!! Tha world ain’t neva been tha same since I was introduced to ‘em back on August 2, 2014!! After tha 3rd hook, I’m diggin’ tha distorted “where tha weed at” in tha background! Nice lil’ joint right chea, if ya know what I mean, lol! My Rating: 4.3

05. Lil’ Boxx feat. Kevin Gates “Came A Long Way”
You mean “Came A Long Way”, not “Been Along Ways”, lol, and lol @ tha spelling of “along” as not two words? Still pretty nice and I remember when Boxx told me in ’09: “I chose to have Gates on just tha hook just like Game did with Wayne on “My Life” (2008).” That was his chemistry and it was an interesting thought! My Current Rating: 4.6

06. DeTrane “Played With Razors”
Still catchy with X-Fyle on tha beat! My Current Rating: 4.0

07. T-Bo feat. Lil’ Witness “9 To 5”
Still, as of October 30, 2012, T-Bo has me blocked. It’s like, constructive criticism!! OMG, I wasn’t even as direct as I am now! Like, think, money rhymes! I’d bash like there’s no tomorrow!! At least I was still dickridin’ in 2012!! >>> A female harmonizin’ in tha beginning… Kickin’ it off wit Witness on tha 1st verse and I’m diggin’ this beat… Sounds nice fa a somewhat-laidback joint, here, with aggression! Nice real-life lyrics from Witness; diggin’ it! Hearin’ tha hook about tha “name on tha shirt” and it’s like, which Louisiana artist will be next? Hate to even think of tha next tribute video I gon do… And, speakin’ of “picture on tha shirt,” whataya know! Trippy time I started tha review? It’s now 5:10 PM, which that’s tha day my brother died in my studio room just last year of an overdose from Xanex & morphine! Damn, can’t escape tha trippiness! Anyway, as T-Bo was on tha hook, here he iz on tha 2nd verse, comin’ through with a nice, consistently-delivered verse, despite blockin’ me! Uncredited female on tha ending, here, who sounds nice! LOL, a fade-out… My Rating: 4.2

08. Lil’ Yella feat. Shi “She Tatted”
Who’s Shi? >>> Likin’ all this new music outta nowhere; this ain’t bad fa a somewhat-soundin’, mainstream-soundin’ song about “tattoos” on tha hook… I mean, I’ll take this ova money lyrics any day!!! Hearin’ Yella on tha 1st verse and he sounds like somebody in tha mainstream on tha flow with all those jumpin’-back-n-forth-soundin’ rhymes! Nice ta hear this with this graffiti-like content, which, speakin’ of, I’m definitely diggin’ tha back cover! It reminds me of tha abandoned buildings I go in! Best thing eva! Urbexin’!! Here’s tha 2nd verse with Yella havin’ “whipped cream on [his] dick,” as “bitches lick it off;” wow, lol… Definitely betta than that 1st verse and he really inside this track, right now, lol! My Rating: 3.9

09. Jay Sloan feat. Too $hort “Bad Bitch (Remix)”
Not anticipatin’ tha non-Louisiana, old-school feature… >>> Really diggin’ tha beat! Almost thought it had, like, an “Ayo”-like sound (Chris Brown x Tyga) to it! Nice hook; unexpectedly hot, here! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s soundin’ nice ova this beat! “Pass out, fuck… speed up, fuck;” lol @ all tha different verbs ta “fuck” to, lol! Really mainstream-soundin’ fa this CD/a Louisiana tape, but it works fa me, right now… Here comes Mr. $hort on tha 2nd verse and, I’ono how this collab really came about, but it sounds good on here; I’ll leave it at that! Luvin’ all these non-money songs, so far!! You know what you doin’, Trane, semi-retired from tha game or not!! My Rating: 4.1

10. Max Minelli feat. Jada Giovanni “Anybody Can Get It”
LOL @ “Ot;” you mean “It,” right, lol? Back cover error… But, Italian on tha last name of tha feature, here… >>> Sounds like a music video in tha beginning but since it’s a CD, I say, skit. Volume’s really loud, here, and it’s soundin’ like it has a lot goin’ on… Here, we got Mod Productions doin’ tha beat, here… Tha hook from this Jada chick sounds like we got a bad bitch, here; nice! Hearin’ Max ova this Mod beat on tha 1st verse and it’s definitely soundin’ like some top-notch shit! Good shit! Again, anotha hot song that’s not about money!!! Keepin’ it goin’ wit dat hot shit from Max on tha 2nd verse, here, doin’ tha damn thang! It sounds like he fulla caffeine or somethin’ ta make him hyper, here! Beat’s really consistent, here; pure shit!! My Rating: 4.4

Wow, that sky looks trippy and dope in Northeast PA, right now!!

11. ChaYsuh feat. MFP “Pop It Off”
Tha new single? I remember seein’ it… But, who’s MF P? >>> Yeah, this sounds like what I got a sample of… Tha beat almost sounds like it could have a touch of dubstep or somethin’ in it… Definitely feelin’ what we got goin’ on from ChaYs on tha 1st verse, here! And, tha hook’s definitely on-n-poppin’ fa a “smoke/drank”-type hook! Good shit from someone tha exact same age as me, lol! That MF P dude sounds nice on tha 2nd verse; good shit! Man, this CD’s definitely got it goin’ on, right now!! Ain’t thank it was gonna be this good!! Almost thought it was a bunch of old songs! Keepin’ it goin’ wit ChaYs on tha 3rd verse, here, comin’ through wit even more catchiness; can’t deny it! Just luvin’ tha production, here! Nice fade-out, too, lol… My Rating: 4.5

12. Carolinah Blue “Rep Fa”
… … … >>> Wow, let’s keep this shit goin’!!! J.Scalez on tha beat, FYI!! Anotha in-tha-zone-type beat!! OMG, imagine if I was high reviewin’ this right now?! Neva would’ve thought of gettin’ high fa this review, at first, but damn, it would’ve been crazy!! I’ll just wait fa 2morrow!! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s soundin’ pretty nice, here! Tha hook sounds pretty nice, here! Oh, just diggin’ this to tha max, right now!! Tha 2nd verse has it goin’ on, too; gotta luv it!! All about dat “225, Baton Rouge, Louisiana!” Can’t wait to get there, finally!! Sad to say that my great-grandma passed away four months ago, but my grandma dealin’ with her sickness since 2007 was a main reason why I haven’t been able to get to Louisiana. Like, no one could watch her… And now, who knows when I’ll make it down there! Could be any day…; who knows!! Wow, what tha hell at tha really-cold ending? Weird… My Rating: 4.6

½time: Wow, definitely an exciting compilation, right chea!! You definitely keepin’ tha excitement goin’, Trane!! Luvin’ pretty much every single joint, here! A 4.3-rated CD, currently; keep puttin’ out that quality music!!

13. Dupree Foreva “She’s Different”
First main artist I neva heard of on this comp (have a feelin’ I heard Jay Sloan before)… >>> I’ono about this; I think this tha most mainstream-soundin’ song on here… Not really diggin’ that hook that much and tha 1st verse ain’t really doin’ much fa me… This beat’s pretty basic fa me, too, compared ta tha previous jointz I was hearin’… “We done smoked ‘bout 50 blunts;” wow! But, c’mon, if you’re that high, you would’ve made this joint sound betta! I’m likin’ tha 2nd verse betta than tha 1st with this drug shit, but still basic fa me… My Rating: 3.2

14. South Coast Coalition “Midtro Smokin’ Cat Shit”
LOL? Skit? SCC main song? You have it as “Midtro Smokin Cat Shit (SCC)” on tha back cover, so I can only imagine what this gon be… >>> Oh wow, this definitely’s a skit and it’s pretty catchy! Oh, I feel like I can smell “smoke” or somethin’! Oh, I’m itchin’, right now!! Funny singin’, here; excellent skit! No rating fa a skit but definitely excellent ta break up this compilation! Nice beat, too! Gotta get fucked up; what else?! Music’s much more pure!! My Rating: N/A

15. Asia Sky “Beautiful Unusual”
Somethin’ tells me I think this gon be too soft/R&Bish for this CD, based off of how it looks? X-Fyle a.k.a. Howard M on tha beat… >>> Surprisin’ me with tha ‘90s dance-like beats in tha background, here! Ain’t think it was gonna be upbeat like this…! Doesn’t really fit tha Louisiana vibe, or tha vibe on a mixtape like this, but it’s still interestin’ ta hear! Excellent taste! Feelin’ her vocals, here! Wow, this was only 1:54!! Really short but definitely wasn’t a filler! What a surprise!! My Rating: 4.3

16. Lil’ Yella feat. Shi “Good Times”
Here comes tha Shi again w/Yella… Oh, and look at tha filename (but not on tha back cover): “(Produced by Young Hits)”; thanx fa tha info! >>> That weird moment where tha previous song was much hotter than this, as far as tha beginning! This iz more on tha R&B tip with tha hook and it’s just about decent fa me… Hearin’ Yella on tha 1st verse and he comin’ through on tha soft tip, here… Ehh, not really a style I’d fuck with on a mixtape, but let’s just say that everything’s been goin’ over well, at least… LOL @ tha 2nd verse! Was that fa me, Yella? “Scratchin’ on lottery tickets;” still me right there!
Gonna get me a nice, fat bag on Saturday!! We’ll see what lies inside!! Can’t believe I’ve been gettin’ dem bags from that same store on Long Island since March 21, 2008, and am still goin’!! Even have a bridge, here, from Shi, singin’… It sounds like summer, even though it’s about 30 degrees out, right now… I was lookin’ on and it looks like we’re gonna have a warm mid-winter/spring? Hope so!! My Rating: 3.4

17. Lil’ Boonie feat. D-So & City Boy “Don’t Nobody Love Me”
Still locked up in 2016? Feels like for 27 years-old, I feel like he’s, like, so much older now! Like, what, 35 or somethin’? I don’t know his birthday, lol, but legendary Z-Man on tha track! >>> Tha sound of this beat sounds like some classic shit from ’06 or somethin’… Definitely diggin’ it, even though it sounds a lil’ quiet? Nice lil’ shit from City Boy in tha beginning, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse from Boonie and it sounds great, as always! Baton Rouge in tha streetz, as always! Gotta luv how I’m completely street-certified by all y’all! Y’all made me and err-body luvs my whole blend of a club addict/thug look! Great shit! Also, it anticipates me fa February 29! Tha date only comes once every four years and I’m lookin’ forward to it! I’m gonna go to Utica, NY ta hang wit this 48-year-old chick I used to work with; we shmoke so many bowlz of weed! It’s greeeeeeeeeeat!!! Speakin’ of great vibes, we got D-So on tha 2nd verse, comin’ through wit his G-shit and his laidback flow; gotta fuckin’ love it!! He neva ages!! Gonna be 36 this year? That ain’t near old!! I gon be 28; still feel like 19, like when I first got connected with Louisiana music!! Keepin’ it goin’ wit City Boy on tha 3rd verse, “Hungry.” Well, you know, I gon eat plenty of snacks 2morrow! Gotta remember to get ‘em before I leave, lol! Gotta stay stocked up fa NY and my geeb hits!! “‘Bauds sag to tha flo…;” gotta luv dem Girbauds! Oddly, I ain’t bringin’ any with me this trip ‘round… I got a Chinese outfit and my weed pants, this time, but best believe I always be on dem “‘Bauds!!” Classic shit; fuck what err-body else wearin’ now-a-dayz!! My Rating: 4.4

18. Drezzy feat. Ivy “Gettin’ To The Money”
I have to say, this must be an impressive CD if it took 18 songs to get to a “money” title! Middle Finger Productions on tha beat (EQ Tha Misfit)! >>> A strong beat intro, here… Stupid content, but I’m definitely diggin’ this hook, lol! I guess tha vibe of this mixtape’s really makin’ me like anything, right now! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s definitely hot; definitely diggin’ Drezzy, here! I’ono if I’m feelin’ tha 2nd verse, here; kinda sounds braggin’… See, this tha shit I don’t fuck with, when it’s braggin’ non-stop about “money!” I dug tha 1st verse, but not really tha 2nd verse… Overall, a mixed review fa me, but still nice! My Rating: 3.6

19. Big Bandit “Doin’ Somethin’ Right”
Let’s see… >>> Sounds like a catchy beat, here, and tha beginning’s nice… Kinda sounds like tha DJ Infamous/Big K.R.I.T. “Somethin’ Right” song with tha hook, here; very similar with tha “somethin’ right” shit, lol. But, diggin’ it fa a Louisiana vibe, right now… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it sounds good; can’t complain… Tha 2nd verse ain’t too bad, here… A lotta “money” shit, here, on tha 2nd verse; I’ono… My Rating: 3.7

20. Dark Ace “Bottle Rocket”
Newbie! >>> That hook sounds familiar? Might’ve heard from somewhere but I’ono about a review? Nice hook; interestin’… Tha 1st verse sounds catchy; regular-soundin’ rappin’, here… LOL @ “tha only time I make it rain iz when I’m pissin’ in public;” crazy… Tha 2nd verse ain’t too bad, here; a decent track, overall… Even a 3rd verse, here? Kinda long fa me; kinda gettin’ bored… My Rating: 3.5

21. Jay Sloan “Dat Drip”
Dez Dynamic on anotha song of his… >>> Sounds like cheesy music in tha hook/beginning, here, as far as this “drip” sample… Either way, a lil’ catchy with a West Coast/hyphy-soundin’ beat? Tha 1st verse ain’t too bad, but he had much betta tracks on here! Tha 2nd verse’s ehh…; not really into this content that much… My Rating: 3.3

22. DeTrane “Aiming 4 The North”
Forgot tha space between your name and tha track number, lol! Nice job from X-Fyle on tha beat, once again! My Current Rating: 4.1

23. DeTrane “Outro”
And, you produced it! If “Outro,” then what’s #24? >>> LOL @ your regular voice… Nice @ tha “next project’s already in tha works!” Also, what about a shout out ta me? Anyway, nice beat in tha background! My Rating: N/A

24. MC Nero “Everybody Talkin’ ‘Bout Da Nero”
Goin’ back to tha ‘90s, here? Not sure what this “track” iz… >>> 1996, here; I recognize this! “Everybody Talkin’ ‘Bout Da Nero”, here, off Nero’s 1996 I Gotta Lotta Respect! I believe I reviewed it a long time ago but if I had to make it short and sweet fa a re-review, I’d say that this sounds nice and dark/paranoid! Now, imagine this while high! New attribute I can apply ta these old Louisiana song, while listenin’ to ‘em! Catchy, great, consistent rhymes, as always! Gotta luv it! My Current Rating: 4.6

Overall: Excellent compilation!! Got a lil’ on tha decent side toward tha near-end but for tha most part, a lotta impressive music on here!! Glad to support you over tha past eight years, Trane! It’s been an honor! I gon keep continuin’! I’ve been doin’ somethin’ in tha music biz since October 2007… at least once a month, straight!! How ‘bout dat consistency?! Even with so much shit goin’ on!! But yeah, keep up tha great work and keep it goin’, keep it flowin’!!


21.       Dupree Foreva “She’s Different” 3.2
20.       Jay Sloan “Dat Drip” 3.3
19.       Lil’ Yella feat. Shi “Good Times” 3.4
18.       Dark Ace “Bottle Rocket” 3.5
17.       Drezzy feat. Ivy “Gettin’ To The Money” 3.6
16.       Big Bandit “Doin’ Somethin’ Right” 3.7
15.       South Coast Coalition feat. LaTangla Fay “The Come Up” 3.8
14.       Lil’ Yella feat. Shi “She Tatted” 3.9
13.       DeTrane “Played With Razors” 4.0
12.       Jay Sloan feat. Too $hort “Bad Bitch (Remix)” 4.1
11.        DeTrane “Aiming 4 The North” 4.1
10.       T-Bo feat. Lil’ Witness “9 To 5” 4.2
09.       Asia Sky “Beautiful Unusual” 4.3
08.       Jay Sloan “Puff Puff” 4.3
07.       Lil’ Boonie feat. D-So & City Boy “Don’t Nobody Love Me” 4.4
06.       Max Minelli feat. Jada Giovanni “Anybody Can Get It” 4.4
05.       ChaYsuh feat. MFP “Pop It Off” 4.5
04.       Carolinah Blue “Rep Fa” 4.6
03.   MC Nero “Everybody Talkin’ ‘Bout Da Nero” 4.6
02.   Lil’ Boxx feat. Kevin Gates “Came A Long Way” 4.6
01.   Lil’ Handy feat. Box “Altercations” 4.7

Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      85.2
Total Songs:                      / 21
Average CD Rating:       4.1

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