Wednesday, August 31, 2016

My Underground Playlist Adds: August 2016

YB "Birthplace"

Joey Jihad "Yola Back"

Level Feat. Foxx & Hurricane Chris "MC Hammer (Remix)"

Joey Jihad "Lighter Lighter"

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Louisiana Floodz Video

Broadcasting from Mellow Park in Peckville, PA, it's ya boy, FrankieThaLuckyDog a.k.a. Frank Calhoune, here, just givin' my condolences out to those currently affected by tha floodz that have been attacking Louisiana over this past week. For those that aren't aware, tha disaster began to hit Louisiana this past Friday, August 12, 2016, and floodz are currently still takin' over tha streetz of Louisiana. As tha water level exceeded 20 inches throughout tha state, over 20,000 people had to seek rescue, thousands of buildings and cars were flooded, and at least seven people passed away from incidents related to tha storm.

If you're currently looking to seek shelter, there's more information.

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For those in need of rescue in Baker, call (225) 778-0300.
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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Review #1,516: Level "Club Banga King 3"

Reviewed on 8.03.2016 (Review #1,516)

Got anotha brand-new review for ya, here! This one just got released today off of Mayham Entertainment & I’m anticipated ta hear it!! We got Level Club Banga King 3!! Tha 3rd Club Banga King disc!! Level always be holdin’ it down with tha energy, club bangaz and bein’ one of tha best dudes from BR! So, it’s only right that I go and buy this ta support him! Make sure y’all do, too!! I’m expectin’ a lotta high-rated songs, of course!! Start Time: 8:03 PM | End Time: 9:35 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 #1,516) reviewed on 8.03.2016 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

01. “Down In BR”
Can’t wait ta hear this CD!! Just got fulla dat shit for it!!! Retwaded!!! Only 2:18 on tha length?! ½ intro, ½ fiya track?! >>> Oh, I get it! “Down In The DM” beat; here we go… Haven’t heard a Jackin’ 4 Beats-rappin’ Level in a long while! Seems like this refreshin’, despite this bein’ a jacked-beat joint! Gotta feel how you comin’ through wit tha flow, here!! ROFL @ tha instant, “Nigga, what?!?,” on tha hook; crazy!! At least you don’t make this boring by havin’ your “Baton Rouge” flow on this bitch! Nice job wit tha 1st verse, of course; can’t deny it!! Tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ great; can’t believe you have that big tattoo on your face! Level has leveled up, lol! My Rating: 4.3

02. “MC Hammer (Remix)” feat. Foxx & Hurricane Chris
Ooh, can’t wait ta hear this crazy club banga!! I gon need a drank fa this one—water, that iz! Mouse On Tha Track on tha production and look at tha crazy lineup fa tha features!!! >>> Still soundin’ pulsatin’!! Crazy wit tha “hard like a ma’fucka!!” Yeah, Level, “I’m shmokin’ on tha best weed,” straight from tha 1st verse!! Who ain’t?! So fuckin’ jammin’, here; undeniable!! You really holdin’ it down on tha verse wit your flow; you’re one of tha best!! So fuckin’ crazy; can’t say it enough!! Holy, fuckin’ charged-up Foxx on tha 2nd verse, really holdin’ it down, here!! So fuckin’ hyped up!! This iz why I have all tha kinds of energy I have and neva back down from a challege!! It’s y’all; y’all give me this energy!! That’s why, I’ll always support y’all!!! Keepin’ it goin’ wit Chris on tha 3rd verse, here, comin’ through wit some regular-soundin’ Chris shit… Good fa this, even tho you & Foxx really held it down!! Still, Hurricane Chris on a really-dope remix!! My Rating: 5.0 (***GENEROUS RATING!!!***))

03. “All Da Above” feat. J Trax
Likin’ tha title a lot, especially since that’s how I feel when I’m a celebrity!! “All da” damn tyme!! J Trax on tha feature and production, here; leggo!! >>> Really feelin’ tha creepy-kinda beat intro, here! Hook’s definitely catchy, here; nice shit! Here you come on tha 1st verse, strictly “purple;” you know!! “28 and I been grown;” can’t believe I’m “28,” Level! First heard you when I was 19; what’s goin’ on, here?! Can’t wait ta meet you in tha future! I’m tryna touch down for tha 1st time in tha Boot/Baton Rouge sometime next year; gotta believe in my dreams!! Tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ pretty nice; your voice sounds grown, lol! Good shit; definitely feelin’ how you comin’ through on this as a celebrity! Beat pretty nice, too, combinin’ witchu! My Rating: 4.4

04. “Screaming” feat. Racked-Up Ready
Got Mr. RRR on tha feature, here; who would’ve thought he’d be gone?! Q-Red on tha beat!! Fuck yeah!!! >>> Definitely some crazy shit wit tha beginning beat, here! Oh, a Ready sample! This tha 1st time I’m hearin’ a Ready-sampled song! Good start ta be sampled; I think I can fuck wit these Ready-sampled tracks! Beat’s definitely on-n-poppin’ and Q-Red a legend!!! Here you are on tha 1st verse, Level, comin’ through wit “dat 9mm!” Who would’ve thought I’d have one ta me just weeks before I first heard you?! On January 23, 2008, it was one of my first hangouts outside of school/college, and some white dude pulled out a 9mm on me when I went to their apartment, for tha 2nd time. They were like, “You like this?” I said, “No! Get it away from me!” Then, he was like, “Fine; I’ll neva do it again!” He has an obsession wit gunz! You doin’ ya thang on tha 1st verse, here; dumb shit!! Ooh, a Ready verse fa tha 2nd verse; thought it was just gon be a sample!! Sounds pretty nice; I’m feelin’ this! Doesn’t sound too sellout-y for me! My Rating: 4.8

05. “Drop It Like It Burn” feat. Ace
Only know one Ace, and that’s Ace from Gardere, mainly known for his feature on “Hood Song (Dat Lane)” & from BluBlack’s CDs! We got Ken on tha beat; can’t wait ta see—hear what I gon hear, here!! >>> Bet it gon be a jammin’ joint, here; definitely feelin’ tha vibe! Here you are in tha beginning and you got this jammin’ shit on lock; can’t deny it!! “Tell me what you need!” Yeah, I agree! Any chick I hang out wit, I always buy them shit—I always pay for “it!!” Tha hook sounds real jammin’; holy, fuck, lol!! Oh-fuckin’-boy!! Shit sounds so excellent while fulla dat shit!! Oh, this Ace a female, here? Not bad; sounds like a Da Brat vs. Iggy Azalea, lol! That’s just my 1st reaction, but definitely a plus here fa a female!! Long, extended hook ta end this off! Perfect fa while you’re fulla dat shit!! It feels like it neva ends!! My Rating: 4.9

06. “Street Niggaz” feat. Max Minelli & C-Loc
Ooh, almost thought it was a repeat song from Big Scoob’s new CD, Back 2 Da Streets! His nephew, Koon On Da Beat’s on tha beat, and it threw me off, lol! So, my anticipation’s pretty high, with these legends on tha feature!! >>> “Yeah!!!” Here we fuckin’ go!!! Jammin’, anticipatin’ beat start like it was a Big Scoob track!! Yeah, tha hook’s definitely fuckin’ tight!! Sounds like classic-soundin’ shit from you wit how you deliverin’ it! Of course, you holdin’ down tha 1st verse, here; definitely sick!!! Got Max comin’ through on tha 2nd verse, soundin’ like he even more evolved, like, level-up even further in tha streetz! And, Loc on tha 3rd verse, comin’ through like it’s ageless Baton Rouge music! Of course, gotta respect it at all times!! My Rating: 4.6

07. “Independent Swagg” feat. Juvenile
Think I might’ve heard from somewhere else? Either way, I gon treat this like a new review! Rodnae Da Boss doin’ tha beat! >>> Sounds, like, really exciting fa a Rodnae production and this hot 27-second beat intro! LOL @ tha hook; nice job, Level! Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and it’s soundin’ pretty nice; you feelin’ tha vibe fa these “be-otch-ez!!” Great/dumb shit!! Hearin’ Juvie on tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through really fast; can’t deny it!! Classic-soundin’ shit! Classic wit how you breakin’ down tha bridge/3rd verse, Level!! So fuckin’ classic!! My Rating: 4.6

08. “Don’t Give A Fuck” feat. Skip
Lookin’ forward ta dis Q-Red production!! >>> That’s a lotta tags in tha beginning… Oh, I’m feelin’ how you deliverin’ this hook; definitely some dope shit! Luv your celebrity vibe!! Instant transition to tha 1st verse from you, here, continuin’ tha crazy-catchy vibe!! And now, transitionin’ to Skip on tha 2nd verse, slowin’ down tha flow by quite tha amount, lol! Still, an interestin’ combination! My Rating: 4.7

½time: And, whataya know? Anotha critically-acclaimed CD I’m reviewin’!! A whoppin’ 4.7 for tha CD rating!! Talk about constant bangaz!! Tha Club Banga King you are, Level!! Of course, A+ production, A+ vibez, A+ features, A+ deliveries, A+ hooks, A+ verses!!! Good shit!! Let’s keep it goin’!!!

09. “He Say, She Say” feat. B-Will & Big Poppa
Oh, I expect this ta be nuts, too, wit Mouse doin’ tha beat, once again!! >>> Yeah!! Mouse doin’ tha damn thang wit slammin’ these sounds!! Definitely jammin’ once it hits tha hook! Lol @ how you comin’ through on it, Level!! Here you are on tha 1st verse, comin’ through wit some jammin’, crazy-soundin’ gangsta shit!! Definitely a jammin’-ass hook; you really got pure chemistry wit Mouse On Tha Track!! B-Will on tha 2nd verse, just spittin’ some good shit. It’s like a regular voice, which iz ehh, but tha rhymes help it out… LOL @ Poppa on tha 3rd verse, kickin’ it off wit, “Mannnnnnneeeeeeeee!” Nice/dumb!!! Kinda soundin’ like Cee-Lo Green, now that he’s evolved to 33 years-old! Poppa!! My Rating: 4.4

10. Skit
Bwahahaha! Ain’t expect a “skit,” lol! >>> What can be goin’ on…? Sounds like it’s samplin’ tha old dayz, in tha rain, old music, just vibin’ while it’s rainin’ out… My Rating: N/A

11. “Ms. Parker” feat. Mouse On Tha Track & Kango Slim
Ooh, during these great Heather times, there’s a new J Buc-produced track!!! Anticipatin’ this one!! Once again, from tha 225 to tha 504 wit tha features!! >>> Oh, this sounds mysterious on tha beat intro; fuckin’ lovin’ it!! Just gotta love weed!!! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeed!!!!! Tha hook’s real catchy from you, Level; dumb shit!! J Buc definitely got tha championship ratings comin’!!! Here you are on tha 1st verse, comin’ through wit dat exciting shit ta hear; gotta luv it!! Luv how you said, “Shit yeah,” pretty fast; “shit yeah,” lol! Rofl @ Mouse on tha 2nd verse; what a crazy-soundin’ verse!! Just luv his flow—his delivery’s unbelievable!!! Even tho it’s Kango on tha 3rd verse, it really sounds like an actual sample. Like, lol, that’s what I thought it was, at first! Great shit; anotha interestin’ collaboration!! My Rating: 4.8

12. “Beat Up” feat. Tweeday & Thug Brothers
Can’t wait ta hear this crazy, hyped-up collaboration!! Koon doin’ anotha track fa you, Level!! Exciting!!! >>> What an intro—oh wait, a hook!! Volume sounds kinda quieter, here, but tha vibe’s here; that’s all that matters! Good shit comin’ from you on tha 1st verse, Level! Definitely feelin’ it! I remember when all these rappers I randomly discovered on MySpace, or discovered me (Tweeday). It’s like, who would’ve thought y’all would reach collaboration status?! Shit’s definitely on-n-poppin’ wit this energy from tha 2nd verse, here!! And, keepin’ it goin’ wit tha 3rd verse, here, always not “hard ta find!” Always feelin’ tha dark beat vibe and how tha Thug Brothers hold it down on tha verse; definitely pure!! Y’all kept about 11 seconds of silence on this bitch, at tha end, lol; random… My Rating: 4.7

13. “Street Shit” feat. Spitta & G-Nate
Can’t wait ta hear this one, produced by EQ!! Anticipation at all timez!!! >>> Sounds like a serious beat intro; fuckin’ luvin’ this shit, right now!!! Excellent hook, here; luv how it sounds!! Definitely defines tha vibe/setting for tha streetz!! Here you are on tha 1st verse, Lev, comin’ through wit dat crazy “shit,” with those pure keys in tha background!! Such a fuckin’ jam, despite bein’ for tha streetz!! We got Spit on tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through wit his usual; gotta feel it! Spit it like it iz, Spit!! Keepin’ it goin’ wit Nate on tha 3rd verse, comin’ through wit some great “street shit!” His voice kinda plain like B-Will, but it’s still nice ta have him as a collaborator! My Rating: 4.7

14. “I Know You Want It”
Ewe, no producer?! I can’t think of what this can be!! >>> Oh, an uncredited Koon on tha beat, here! Nice surprise! Beat sounds pretty nice, of course; definitely some pure street/club shit! Catchy hook, too; nice! Good shit wit tha 1st verse, here! Excellent flow and really layin’ it down in tha bed, once again! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and tha line, “Don’t kiss yo girl, my dick up in there,” that repeated literally reminded me of “Uptown Funk”, lol; sounds similar wit tha flow, lol. Nice job wit tha rest of this shit! My Rating: 4.3

15. “Paper Route” feat. B-Real & Ronnie Rap Game
Who’s Ronnie Rap Game, lol? OMG, right when they change tha way to bake at work, as well as me havin’ anxiety to get off on Percy Keith’s birthday (August 18), B-Real’s here! Even on tha beat! Oh, in my zone, too! I think I need to find food before I go inta this one!! *Finds something…* Aight, I’m back! Oh, B-Real, when will you reconnect wit me?! Just mailed my new CD off today to him, Big Wayne, his mom & their brother, Justin Dabney; hope they enjoy it! I also wrote a letter to B-Real & his mom, stating that we should reconnect, especially since tha one-year of my brother’s passing just passed. There’s no time left for beefin’! It’s been 2 ½ years; so much has happened in my life!! With that bein’ said, let’s do dis!!! >>> *Screams* “Fuck this!!!” Naw, when I say that, I feel funny! Shit’s so fuckin’ pure!! Gotta luv B-Real on tha hook!! He made me $52,000 richer!!! Tha money and status continuin’ ta rise wit me, thanx ta him!! He really got shit on lock!! He missin’ out on too many of my ventures, tho! But, anyway, here you are on tha 1st verse, comin’ through wit dat tight shit! Luvin’ tha rhymes and how you comin’ through wit how you deliver this shit! Definitely tha place ta be: Level’s life!! Think: I worked from 4 AM – 2 PM & 5 PM – 9 PM last Sunday! And, 4 AM – 2 PM & 7:40 PM – 12:18 AM this past Sunday! Where’d all that work ethic start from?! B-Real!!! Who would work 14.91 hours in a day?! Me!! Got Ronnie on tha 2nd verse and he sounds catchy on this, fa some1 I neva heard of, before! Good shit! Ooh, even more ta this! A 3rd verse! Must be a group? Sounds betta than tha 2nd verse; really feelin’ this fastness!! Gotta appreciate this while you can!! Just think of this luv: B-Real still has me blocked, but his “Turnt Up”’s chartin’ on my playlist, like, right now!! Why would I play some1 who can’t stand me?! It’s all about thinkin’ positive!!! My Rating: 4.9

16. “Bootin’”
Just like tha Boot, itself, you “bootin’!” I feel dat!! No producer listed & only 2:12 on tha length? >>> Sounds like it gon be excitin’!! Okay, Q-Red on tha beat! No producers listed ‘cause no features listed? I’ont get it, but definitely a surprise!! Feelin’ how you have tha energy on tha short hook, as well as this crazy 1st verse!! Lol @ tha line, “Middle fingaz up like, ‘Fuck! Fuck! Fuck! Fuck!’!” Tha 2nd verse sounds jammin’ as fuck, too; undeniable!! Unbelievable!! My Rating: 4.5

17. “Still Jiggin’” feat. Da Jiggalaters
I’m like, “I know this was on two CDs;” how’d I hear two, already? Now, I realize! Big Scoob & Sam I Am! Now, Level!! Anyway, Q-Red on tha beat, here!! Almost thought that was him on tha pre-hook but it’s Sam I Am with you, Level, ya dig?! Ooh, you tearin’ up tha hook, here!! Really diggin’ tha “Roll On” shit from tha Big Tymers on tha sample, too!! And, we got you on tha 1st verse, comin’ through wit tha “pillz,” as you eat “‘em all at tha dinner table!” Yeah, Level!! “2016;” it’s official!!! Definitely a sick 1st verse ta vibe to at all times!! And, it’s wild, here, wit Sam I Am on tha 2nd verse!! He anotha dude I first heard on February 16—might’ve been 17th, 2008 ‘cause that review I done did, Big Jay’s Pyrex Radio Vol. 4: From Crumbz 2 Brickz, took me two dayz ta review ‘cause I was reviewin’ a CD a month, back then! Dope shit on tha 2nd verse, includin’ when I heard D-So & them do they thang, too! Definitely dope shit from Scoob on tha 3rd verse, here!! It’s all about bein’ tha most resistant and consistent!! Keepin’ this shit goin’ wit T-Lo on tha final part, here! Dumb shit, especially when two months ago, tha Jukebox Challenge featured my radio edit to T-Lo’s “All Day”, with my dog bark in tha beginning!! My Current Rating: 5.0

Overall: Wow!! Anotha critically acclaim review by ya boy, FrankieThaLuckyDog a.k.a. Frank Calhoune!! Level, you really turned up on this one!! So many potential singles on this bitch—pretty much err-thang!!! Your energy, your vibes, your deliveries, your songs, your hooks, your verses, your producers, your features, your… EVERYTHING!!! No wonder where I get all my energy from!! I just sent that Heather chick a video of me jammin’ to your “Hit Dat (Remix)” that I filmed of myself a few weeks ago, showin’ off where I get all my energy from!! You’re tha definition of energy, Level!! Tha most-energetic rapper of all-time fa me!!! Hope you continue ta be successful and neva give up on your dreams!!


16.       “I Know You Want It” 4.3
15.       “Down In BR” 4.3
14.       “All Da Above” feat. J Trax 4.4
13.       “He Say, She Say” feat. B-Will & Big Poppa 4.4
12.       “Bootin’” 4.5
11.        “Street Niggaz” feat. Max Minelli & C-Loc 4.6
10.       “Independent Swagg” feat. Juvenile 4.6
09.       “Don’t Give A Fuck” feat. Skip 4.7
08.       “Beat Up” feat. Tweeday & Thug Brothers 4.7
07.       “Street Shit” feat. Spitta & G-Nate 4.7
06.       “Screaming” feat. Racked-Up Ready 4.8
05.       “Ms. Parker” feat. Mouse On Tha Track & Kango Slim 4.8
04.       “Drop It Like It Burn” feat. Ace 4.9
03.   “Paper Route” feat. B-Real & Ronnie Rap Game 4.9
02.   “Still Jiggin’” feat. Da Jiggalaters 5.0
01.   “MC Hammer (Remix)” feat. Foxx & Hurricane Chris 5.0

Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      74.6
Total Songs:                      / 16
Average CD Rating:       4.7 (automatically a 5-star-rated CD)

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Review #1,515: Joey Jihad "Yola Back"

Reviewed on 8.02.2016 (Review #1,515)

Time fa anotha review! This one’s from North Philly’s Joey Jihad Yola Back! I found out about this from my boy, Juice, from Philly, who I went to tha Lack with. He posted on Instagram that he was bumpin’ this CD and I had to go look for it! Fa those of y’all that don’t know, Joey Jihad, I first heard in February of 2008 with his Tha Big Dog Yard mixtape. I first got word of who he really was on March 13, 2008 @ 5:01 PM from my boy, Juice. His song, “Bossman”, with Meek Mill, really caught on with me and later became my favorite rap song I eva came across! That was tha 1st time I heard of Meek Mill and who knew he would be so popular today? From that day in tha dorms in Scranton, PA, it was on-n-poppin’!! Reviewin’ Haddy even caught on in 2014, when on April 6, 2014, I went to Philly to visit fellow rapper, HH Spady. I interviewed him, drove around wit him, shmoked us some good & then, tha interview hit YouTube:

Great day, even though we had a fallin’ out. I was young at tha time of my decision-making… But, now, let’s see how this goes… BTW, why tha private Instagram? Artists shouldn’t have they shit private!! Start Time: 7:08 / 7:45 PM | End Time: 8:52 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 #1,515) reviewed on 8.02.2016 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

01. “Yola Back”
Comeback song, here, after you were locked up! Yeah, you were locked up when I came down to Philly that day; imagine if we met? That would’ve been awesome! I’ono when I would be back around but I can’t wait till we meet up, one day, on this music shit! Let’s see how your comeback song gon do, produced by Jumbo Beatz… >>> I’m feelin’ excited fa this; can’t wait ta hear!! Voice sounds completely different from eight years ago—can’t believe it was that long ago since Tha Big Dog Yard!! First impression, I may be thrown off by tha voice effects, at times, but I think if I was still in that mindset with Juice bumpin’ tha music outta nowhere, I prolly would say that I’m really feelin’ this. With that bein’ said, I think I’m definitely diggin’ this. This does need one thing, though! *Pauses at 1:20 to light up tha bowl…* Aight, I decided to rewind it. Keepin’ my previous feedback, but definitely am givin’ it props, right now!! Excellent-soundin’ come”back”!! Just sounds like crazy rhymes; can’t deny it!! Yeah, people may hate on it a lil’ more than tha previous music you released, but this iz still quality and catchiness at its finest, fa me!! I’ont care if bein’ high can cheat tha ratings; it’s a rating! My rating for this moment!! Could this be one of tha most-classic songs of this year?! We shall see!! Instant add fa me!!! My Rating: 4.8

02. “The Get Back” feat. Atoduh
Almost looked like “Ahmeen” on tha ID. That’s anotha dude I had a falling out with. Tha dude I’m talkin’ about delivers donuts where I’m at. We were cool at one point but he takes showin’ luv a different way. I’m autistic, so when I say things, I get looked at tha wrong way. It’s like, I’m only showin’ luv; nothin’ else! Let’s see how this one gon go, produced by Atoduh, himself… >>> Beat sounds unique; definitely diggin’ tha production… Kinda sounds mainstream, but at tha same time, it’s still nice. Hearin’ tha 1st verse from you, Haddy, and it’s soundin’ great ta hear; nice voice! Makes me like it more than I thought I would, from hearin’ tha hook! Nice way you delivered tha 1st verse; lots of street shit bein’ spit! How about, speakin’ of guns and shit, I thought I heard a gunshot in tha air about 10 minutes ago! Random?! When tha hell I hear dem go off?! Anyway, hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s soundin’ consistent wit tha rappin’! Also, definitely feelin’ these “jab-jabbin’” lyrics (what I mean by that iz that they hit you, fast, consistently)!! Overall, I’m diggin’ this; definitely feelin’ it, when I thought it was gon be decent!! My Rating: 4.5

03. “Lighter Lighter”
Anotha Atoduh beat; this looks anticipatin’… >>> Yeah, a trippy beat start!! Oh, wow, this iz you!! Wow, I’m really feelin’ tha fast rappin’ ova this trippy-ass beat!! Makes me feel like I’m lost in tha woods; dumb shit!! Gotta luv it!! And, it’s only 2:18 on tha length!! This sounds like tha older you on tha voice and how you comin’ through wit this shit!! Definitely classic, tha way I love it!! Might even be better than tha “Yola Back”; holy fuck!!! I’m so fuckin’ glad I got nice and fulla dat shit fa this review!! It had been five dayz!! Just feelin’ tha 2nd verse to tha fullest; A+ rhymes!! Seemed like this joint lasted fa’eva…, and, not even two minutes have went by!!! Wow, definitely catchy and hot, to tha fullest!!! My Rating: 5.0

04. “Forever Up”
Anotha Jumbo Beatz production, here… >>> OMG, it sounds like Super Mario RPG on tha intro beat, here! It’s ironic ‘cause I got ta play Super Mario RPG when I was reviewin’ tha Tha Big Dog Yard mixtape; wow!! Definitely addictin’, here, especially with this beat!! “She had me eat her groceries;” wow!! I’m really feelin’ that line; go, Haddy!! Can’t believe you’re back and outta jail!! Would’ve loved to meet you two years ago when I went to Philly to meet HH Spady! Really feelin’ this consistent, crazy-type of rappin’!! Sooooooooo consistent wit tha sound; definitely in tha right zone!!! We’re gettin’ up there in age!! Can’t believe I’m 28; I was 19 when I first heard you!! Great job on tha 1st verse wit how you came through wit tha consistency! Tha 2nd verse don’t stop, too; definitely nice wit this hook! Tha beat just goes tooooooooo fuckin’ hard!!! Tha 3rd verse’s definitely crazy wit how you just keep rappin’ and rappin’ and rappin’ and rappin’ and rappin’ and rappin’!!! It’s just somethin’ in how you deliver this shit that’s so crazy!! My Rating: 4.9

05. “44 Bars”
Atoduh on tha beat… >>> Consistency at its finest!! I don’t see no mainstream in this sound; I’m still feelin’ it as much as I did your music, back in tha day! Oh, hearin’ tha beat kick in and, wow, it sounds like really-old rap music!! It’s like tha ‘90s, here, in a way; dumb shit!! Holy, fuck, you don’t stop!! “44 Bars”? Only a minute went by?! Seemed like you spit 21374023847230482730423748032847 rhymes in a fuckin’ minute!!! Holy, fuck, at 1:16; insane!!!!! ROFL, it don’t stop!!! What a fuckin’ excellent present to do after a day of crazy work!! A Joey Jihad review!!! My Rating: 4.9

06. “Week Ago” feat. Deezy
This one’s produced by CheckMate; let’s see… Random guess, but a spinoff of Bobby Shmurda’s song? >>> Feels like magical music, outta nowhere; definitely catchy! This hook sounds nice ta hear wit tha “week ago” shit; definitely catchy, non-stop!! I’ve always loved tha Bobby Shmurda line/song and this goes good as a sequel! Nice East Coast-soundin’ beat and Deezy does tha damn thang on tha hook! Tha 1st verse’s soundin’ pretty nice with you holdin’ it down!! Good shit! Definitely consistent at its finest!! Really feelin’ tha 2nd verse, here; such fiya!! Can’t believe a year ago today, I did a live review fa ATL rapper, Trouble, and his #ZayDidIt mixtape at tha abandoned Kings Park Psychiatric Center. I chickened-out with climbin’ tha water tower ta review one of tha songs. Then, tha next day, I topped tha water tower ‘cause I was that brave!! Look, a year later: This review!! Definitely feelin’ tha 3rd verse, here, from Deezy; good shit! Luv how he has that Philly-styled rappin’  with tha voice; definitely diggin’ it! Wow, can’t believe this joint’s five ½-minutes long! Doesn’t bore, doesn’t drag!! My Rating: 4.4

07. “IDC”
Jumbo Beatz, again… >>> Let’s see what gon come outta these auto-tuned vocals; hope it ain’t too bad… I figured this was “I Don’t Care”; correct guess! Well, not sayin’ I’m dick-ridin’ or anything, but I’m really feelin’ this fa an auto-tuned song!! Somethin’ about tha consistent way you deliver this shit and don’t stop!! You just have that spice!! Even you can mention “Fergalicious” in a rhyme and it not be wack; dumb shit!! Even when you say that title on tha hook, I feel like it’s so catchy, but entertainin’ at its finest!! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s pretty nice; lovin’ tha consistency, once again!! You’re unstoppable!! You’re undeniable!! I can’t believe this review’s happenin’, right now!! It’s like somethin’ we really needed during this year!!! Wow @ how you comin’ through wit tha end of tha 2nd verse!! Yeah, people can get real annoyed with your voice, here, but it goes hard fa me!! My Rating: 4.7

½time: Last time, on Tha Big Dog Yard, tha average CD rating was a whopping 4.6, for a 2008 CD! There were two ***PERFECT-RATED*** jointz and nothin’ under 4.1! Now, with this one, HOLY FUCK!!! Can’t believe how unbelievable this iz soundin’!!! One ***PERFECT-RATED*** joint and a 4.7 average CD rating!!! Tha Big Dog Yard’s total score was 27.4 for tha ½time (seven jointz) and this iz leadin’ by a whoppin’ 5.8 points, 33.2 total score, with seven jointz altogether!! I’m so proud of my talents and so glad to keep this review shit goin’!! My 1,515th review!! Tha Big Dog Yard was only my 79th review!!! Gotta continue bein’ celebrities!!

08. “Stick Up Kid”
DJ Swift doin’ tha production on this one; how will it go? >>> Ugh, anotha auto-tuned song, but I gon try and be nice… Definitely not feelin’ tha background vocals of random auto-tuned sound effects, tryna be gangsta… This 1st verse, which I almost thought was a feature, ain’t that bad, despite tha background… As far as this hook, I’ono… I’m feelin’ 50/50, here, as I’m in a great mood ta enjoy your music, no matter what, but still feel a lil’ annoyed by how you sound, with tha voice… Still, definitely feelin’ tha way you comin’ through on tha 2nd verse with your catchy rhymes! Tha 3rd verse’s pretty nice; I like tha “Jet Life” rhyme in reference ta “Curren$y.” Tha rest of tha verse kinda reminds me of tha 1st verse, as tha 2nd one seemed betta… I’ono, takin’ a huge drop in tha ratings fa me, here… My Rating: 3.0

09. “Shmugga” feat. OT
Jumbo Beatz on this production; let’s see what it do… >>> We need a comeback! Okay, at least we have a normal voice, here!! Feelin’ tha paranoia in tha beginning! Ooh, really lovin’ this hook!! Definitely catchy; you so fast wit it!!! Holy, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck!!! What craziness!!! Definitely needed it!! It’s sometimes scary ta know that I’ve been doin’ reviewz fa 10 fuckin’ years!! Like, Tha Big Dog Yard, I was only two years in!! Holy fuck, where’d tha time go?!? Excellent-soundin’ 1st verse; so fuckin’ consistent and tight!!! Holy, fuck!! This tha perfect kinda music ta enjoy while high!! I trusted tha anticipation and I was right!! Hearin’ OT on tha 2nd verse and, wow, consistent in a unique way!! Can tell this dude on some celebrity-type shit! It’s like, we live it when we’re celebrities!! You just have that programmed into you that you’re a celebrity!! I can’t believe I’m one; I made myself one!! Fuckin’ love it!! My Rating: 4.9

10. “T.I.W.T.G.S.”
Wonder what this acronym stands for? Brandon Lee doin’ this production… >>> Sounds like a long beat intro…; I’m feelin’ more anticipated ‘cause I wanna hear it, already, lol! “Send you like a envelope;” dope! Beat can be kinda plain, but its underground vibe makes me appreciate it more! Great shit comin’ outta this 1st verse; gotta love livin’ tha life of a celebrity!! Nice job wit tha 1st verse! Hook sounds like an uncredited feature? Nice hook! Here you are on tha 2nd verse, comin’ through wit some dope shit! It’s all about keepin’ it gangsta, holdin’ yo hood down!! I like how you used “Fetty Wap”’s name as somethin’ you earn, on tha 2nd verse; nice! And, I’ono if it’s ‘cause I’m stoned, but did I not hear what tha title stood for? LOL! My Rating: 4.4

11. “All The Way Up (Freestyle)”
How will it go? Can you handle it like tha “Weatherman (Freestyle)”, which got a 4.6? I doubt it’ll be as great as that, but we shall see! >>> Yeah, a decent original version that’s gettin’ so much play, now. This freestyle sounds nice ta hear, as a bonus; good shit! Definitely feelin’ how you comin’ through with this, “finna make tha news!” “Martin was tha King, but his dream got him killed;” excellent line, right there!! Yeah, dreams can get you “killed,” sadly. Then again, I’m chasin’ my dreams and neva backin’ down from ‘em!! I thought this wasn’t that bad fa a freestyle but yeah, “Weatherman (Freestyle)” all tha way!! My Rating: 4.0

12. “Soul Glow”
Flight Beats on tha production, here… >>> Uh oh, here we go with tha auto-tuned start… Feelin’ tha really quiet beat intro, here, but it’s really remindin’ me of PnB Rock on tha voice! “Fleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!!!” Like, not here!! Kinda diggin’ tha intro a lil’ more now that it sounds a lil’ like a normal voice… Tha hook’s pretty nice; definitely feelin’ how this beat backs you up! Ehh, afta about a minute, here’s tha 1st verse and your voice kinda fucked up… Still, I don’t mind enjoyin’ this, right now! It wasn’t too bad of a verse, overall; definitely feelin’ what you bringin’ to tha table! Tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ nice; kinda on a decent level fa me, tho… Okay, it’s pickin’ up at 3:01; sounds like you got fully energized from wakin’ up! Overall, I think this on tha decent level fa me… My Rating: 3.9

13. “HEAT” feat. Snoupe
Capital letters, here, with a Snoupe on tha feature… I’m not sure what ta expect…; Jumbo Beatz on tha beat… >>> Beat sounds nice; this sounds like it’s goin’ to be nice… You definitely comin’ through wit tha catchy hooks; gotta feel that “HEAT!” Tha 1st verse’s soundin’ nice ta hear; regular-paced rappin’, here, as it’s not bad… Wouldn’t’ve thought you’d spit, “Wit my dick up in her mouth…,” since I always thought everything you was gon spit was strictly for tha streetz and not tha ladies. Then again, it’s all good; ain’t nothin’ wrong wit that line! Hearin’ tha Snoupe dude on tha 2nd verse and it’s like laidback but fast. “Laidback” as in a smooth-soundin’ voice, but fast with tha pace it’s rapped in! Nice job, y’all!! My Rating: 4.3

14. “Monster (Freestyle)”
Jahlil Beats on tha beat ta end this off; almost thought that was tha Jumbo Beatz dude, at first, when I seen tha name… >>> Feelin’ excited fa this beginning, fa some reason… Oh, lol, goin’ up against Meek, here! Rappin’ ova his beat from last year! I still think you sound great on this! It’s like, Meek attempted ta sound great till everythang was just about “tha money” who “turned [him] to a monster!” It’s like, what about my review?! I done reviewed his shit before, where as when you were on tha tracks, Haddy, you ***PERFECT-RATED*** him!! You did!! You ***PERFECT-RATED*** him!! Like I said, you guys sound consistent on tha rhymin’, here, but Haddy gets this one, easily, since he ain’t spittin’ “money, money, money, money, money,” non-stop! Tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ pretty nice, at first. Kinda sounds like you’re tryna get a lil’ glamorous wit tha lyrics in tha verse… I’ono, don’t sell out like Meek; neva! You’ll always be respected by us: tha streetz! Tha undaground! My Rating: 3.8

Overall: Wow, unbelievable tape!!! Talk about an official comeback!!! I recorded tha “Forever Up” joint live on camera, which I gon upload tha live review to YouTube, soon! I’m still highly impressed by your rapid-fire rhymin’, your catchy deliveries, your street content, your crazy rappin’ skillz & how you come through wit these fiya tracks!! Most of this shit was on point!! Let’s see how we did for tha rankings!


14.       “Stick Up Kid” 3.0
13.       “Monster (Freestyle)” 3.8
12.       “Soul Glow” 3.9
11.        “All The Way Up (Freestyle)” 4.0
10.       “HEAT” feat. Snoupe 4.3
09.       “T.I.W.T.G.S.” 4.4
08.       “Week Ago” feat. Deezy 4.4
07.       “The Get Back” feat. Atoduh 4.5
06.       “IDC” 4.7
05.       “Yola Back” 4.8
04.       “44 Bars” 4.9
03.   “Forever Up” 4.9
02.   “Shmugga” feat. OT 4.9
01.   “Lighter Lighter” 5.0

Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      61.5
Total Songs:                      / 14
Average CD Rating:       4.4

Tha Big Dog Yard had 13 tracks and’s total score was 56.7; its average CD rating was a 4.4, too! It got certified five stars, since no ratings were lower than 4.0. Still, such excellent competition and definitely one of my highlight releases of tha year!!! Can’t wait ta play these jointz!! Gotta show them soooooo much luv!!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Review #1,514: YB "Self Investment (Hosted by $hop With Ken)"

Reviewed on 8.01.2016 (Review #1,514)

Feelin’ kinda outta it, after workin’ 4 AM – 2 PM & then, 7:40 PM – 12:18 AM, yesterday. It’s almost like this day off of mine flies by… But, guess I gon have ta enjoy it with reviewz? Got YB up now with Self Investment (Hosted by $hop With Ken), courtesy of Self Investment Inc.! Lookin’ forward ta hearin’! Almost thought it was an older release but it’s a new one! Start Time: 3:46 PM | End Time: 5:04 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 #1,514) reviewed on 8.01.2016 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

01. Intro ($hop With Ken Speaks)
Let’s hear it! >>> Wouldn’t’ve guessed it was your voice, at first, but it sounds nice with this intro beat… My Rating: N/A

02. “Lord I Just Wanna Know”
I’m also kinda outta it with my mood, right now, but I think this gon be on some next-level shit! $hop With Ken production… >>> Yeah, definitely pure; I can’t wait ta hear this whole entire CD!! Feelin’ tha different-than-usual voice, here, comin’ through wit tha catchy hook ova this Baton Rouge-soundin’ beat! Pure vibes at its finest! Good shit on tha 1st verse, comin’ through wit that shit to get through life… As much as I love workin’, it’s really ruinin’ my happiness. Like, do I need to work 49 hours a week, six dayz a week? I have almost no time fa nothin’!! Tha 2nd verse sounds nice, here, just like tha 1st verse! That’s right: “Gotta eat, too!” I just helped a Baton Rouge rapper out a lil’ over a week ago! It’s like, if I’m eatin’, they eatin’! Cold ending? No extra hook? Nice, tho! My Rating: 4.4

03. “Dem Hands” feat. Scotty Cain, $hop With Ken & Lil’ Juan
Yeah! $hop With Ken & Nunu James on tha beat! >>> Yeah! We got a club vs. street-type banga, here; good hook! Definitely feelin’ tha energetic vibe in tha beat, here; gotta luv it!! Nice job wit tha hook, Y-Bizzle! Got tha 1st verse goin’ on, here, comin’ through wit dat hot shit! Nice 1st ½ of tha 1st verse from Scotty and now, Ken on tha 2nd ½ of tha 1st verse; definitely nice! Gotta luv when he raps!! Can’t wait fa that day when “lean” enters my life! Weed definitely took over in a nice way! I look at music differently! Keepin’ it goin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, as you’re comin’ through wit dat energy! I almost thought this was gon be a song about money, money, money, but it’s all about layin’ down “dem hands!” Continuin’ wit tha 3rd verse from Juan, here, spittin’ consistent rhymes at its finest! Nice beat outro, here; not a cold-cold ending, lol! My Rating: 4.7

04. “Wake Up, Po Up”
Ken on da beat, again! >>> “Oh!” I’m feelin’ excited fa this start, here; can’t wait ta hear! Really slow delivery on tha 1st verse, here; kinda sounds like today’s rappers with that slow flow… Now that tha beat kicked in, it sounds betta wit you comin’ through wit your slizzard-type rhymes; good shit! Tha hook sounds nice; gotta “pass out” wit dat feelin’! I ain’t get ta dat feelin’ wit tha “drank,” yet, but I’ve definitely gotten to it wit weed, geeb (gravity bong) hits & edibles! Tha feelin’ feels like it neva ends! Keepin’ it goin’ wit tha 2nd verse and yeah, “You betta not spill it;” dumb shit! “Shit’s so purple, looks like Barney took a piss in my cup!” Gotta luv what you came up with there, YB!! Much faster with tha flow on tha 3rd verse, here; what a flow-changin’ song right chea!! Kinda diggin’ how you surprise me wit tha pace of tha flows on tha verses! “Whoooooooooo!! Drug life!!” Nice ending!! My Rating: 4.6

05. “When I Was Down” feat. Vintage Rippah & Li’ Rob
Keepin’ tha Ken productions goin’ (bet he produced tha whole entire CD)! >>> Sounds like it gon be an excitin’ joint based off tha beginning beat… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s pretty catchy wit this beat! “I get drugged down”? You already know! My #01 addiction? Working!! Who works 14.91 inconsistent hours in a day, without knowin’?! Me! Crazy shit! Got tha 1st verse, here, soundin’ nice on this catchy joint… Tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ nice, too; definitely feelin’ this voice fa this drugged-type shit!
”Xan barz got me up, actin’.” It’s like, who would’ve thought coffee would keep me active at work? Also, when I go to New York? Great! Tha 3rd verse’s even betta; diggin’ this fast-paced rappin’! Definitely southern at its finest, here! Luv tha rhymin’ letters! Tha “B.o.B.” shit with “Grand Hustle” and all those letters definitely nice!! My Rating: 4.3

06. Skit 1 (Durty South E Speaks)
Even this skit’s produced by Ken, too! >>> Nice lil’ background music with this on-tha-air-like broadcast! Yeah, this shit’s definitely nice! “Steaming hot bowel movement;” holy!! “We got ammunition fa yo ass and yo asshole!” LOL! Gotta luv it! I talk like that, too; instant shit!! My Rating: N/A

07. “Run Up A Check”
Kentacular! >>> “Forever Young!” F.Y.N.I.C.! I don’t really go for these kinda songs, so we’ll see how this goes… I’m really likin’ tha beat intro and how you’re comin’ through on tha intro… Yeah, tha hook’s kinda ehh, but I’m feelin’ it! It’s sad how I’m like this with my job! I neva felt like I was working for a “check,” but it seems like I’m addicted ta takin’ care of my job! It’s like, they don’t give me hours ‘cause of a “check!” They give me hours ‘cause we’re short-handed! With that bein’ said, it sounds like a lotta yada-yada, random-like rappin’ on tha 1st verse, here; I’ve heard betta… Shit, a ton of rappin’ on tha 2nd verse, here… It’s like, what’s goin’ on, lol? My Rating: 4.0

08. “Birthplace”
I remember this one! Kentastic!! Reviewed tha previous CD, Dedication Of Honor, last year, on July 29; this falls on August 1, 2016! Here goes that previous review:

“Really hot beat intro, despite bein’ very influenced by DJ Mustard (e.g., “Left, Right” by YG)… Wow, this really sounds like that song and “Thinkin’ With My Dick” (Kevin Gates & Juicy J) on tha hook, but it’s original production from Ken! Really diggin’ tha hook and this sounds catchy, just like a great 1st single from this CD! Hearin’ tha 1st verse from you and it’s consistent with how you do it on tha beat! I can tolerate this “ass-shakin’” anthem and even tha money shit on tha hook! Damn @ tha 2nd verse; you don’t stop!! Just really diggin’ this anthem!! Nice job wit that bridge, or 3rd verse—whateva you wanna call it! Got a lot ta offer, here! And, nice beat outro ta end it off! Could possibly be somethin’ I consider for an add on my playlist? I’ono… We’ll see what mood I’m in, despite me fallin’ off from Louisiana, lately…”

This missed bein’ an add with me, last year. That’s prolly ‘cause I was too focused on lil’ girls at my job with “starting breaks,” avoiding a bunch of Louisiana artists, buyin’ co-workers cars & all that bullshit, smh! Louisiana’ll always be in tha veins!!! My Current Rating: 4.8

09. “Reppin’ Like You Steppin’” feat. Scotty Cain, Lee Banks & Li’ Rob
“Steppin’” down from Ken’s production with a Vintage Rippah one, here… >>> Not diggin’ tha beat tag outta nowhere, but it’s a nice lil’ beat fa this… This sounds like some nice lil’ undaground shit fa Baton Rouge, here… I’m feelin’ how you’re comin’ through on tha hook wit that dumb shit—dat street shit! Here you are on tha 1st verse, comin’ through wit consistent rhymin’!! Definitely some nice shit; really feelin’ tha flow of rhymin’ way more than “Run Up A Check”! Holy, crazy beat sounds before tha 2nd hook!! Very consistent; marry tha beat!! Tha 2nd verse iz comin’ from Scotty Cain, here, comin’ through wit dat consistent rappin’ fa tha Rouge; definitely nice ova this beat! Great shit from Lee Banks on tha 3rd verse, here, comin’ through wit dat G-shit at its finest!! Definitely feelin’ him to tha max when tha beat goes nuts, before tha verse ends!! Here comes a 4th verse, here, from Rob, comin’ through wit some paranoid-type shit. “Stayin’ in tha house;” I used ta be like dat but now, I need ta get out! It’s almost like why these reviewz are delayed a lil’… Either way, definitely some dumb shit to tha max, here!! My Rating: 4.6

10. “Broski’s” feat. Tazz
First time seein’ this as a title, includin’ with an apostrophe. I usually don’t spell plural forms of words with apostrophes, but I’ll let this one slide, for now… Ken on da beat! >>> Really slow start, but I’m really feelin’ tha bass in this beat, this time! Really lovin’ hoooooooooow yoooooooooou delivvvvvvvvvvver tha hook, especially that title! Yeah, definitely diggin’ this title/tha word, “Broski!” Definitely an excellent hook; you easily pass any test!! Here you are on tha 1st verse, comin’ through wit some nice shit, wit patnaz always holdin’ it down fa each other… Unfortunately, I don’t believe in any of dat ‘cause no1 really has my back like I have others’… It’ll prolly be like that till tha day I die, but I learned one thing: I tried ta make money off this music shit but instead, I gon be payin’ my favorite artists, instead! I feel like they deserve rewards! Not just awards, but rewards! Thought I would feel tha Tazz dude a lil’ more on tha 2nd verse, here, but he reminds me way too much of Ty Dolla $ign with how he sounds/delivers/sings his rhymes… Either way, can’t complain about this joint, overall… Kinda sucks how this gon rank way behind a bunch of jointz on here… Kinda long, overall? Ain’t thank it was gon be 4:53! My Rating: 4.3

11. “Dirty Dinero”
Lots of jointz on this tape!! Ken got anotha one!! >>> What can I say, so far…? Hmm… It sounds like you got tha energy on this one; definitely nice wit how you comin’ wit it! Definitely diggin’ this catchy hook! It may be about money but this heavy bass and how you say tha title’s definitely catchin’ on wit me! Lots of random rappin’ on tha 2nd verse, here, like tha “Run Up A Check” joint… My Rating: 4.1

½time: This tape’s definitely got a ton of heat on it, just like I expected!! Tha beats are pure; tha rhymes are definitely nice; tha collabz are definitely sick!! What more can I say?! A 4.4-rated CD, so far; gotta luv it!! Keep this shit goin’!! Anotha 12 jointz!!

12. “Yungin Fasho” feat. $hop With Ken
Can’t wait ta hear, as always! Kentastic!! >>> A Ken intro/straight to tha 1st verse, here; gotta luv it! Tha beat’s pretty nice and yeah, gotta luv Ken’s “diamonds in [his] teeth!” I used his teeth—well, anyone’s—as an expression to describe how I feel about when people hate/get jealous of me at my job! Tha hook sounds nice from YB; good shit! Keepin’ it goin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here… Ehh, kinda random like tha last song’s rhymin’; I expected betta… Ken gets tha crown on this one; definitely nice, especially comin’ through on tha 1st and not 2nd verse… A beat outro, here, as well as a siren…; nice! My Rating: 4.0

13. Skit 2 (Durty South E Speaks)
Anotha Ken production! Anotha skit!! >>> A fast beat start before tha radio announcement comes through… Damn! A 4:02-length skit? Still, it sounds nice ta hear… Beat kinda sounds like a Jeezy-type beat in tha background; nice… I’ont get how dudes, like one of my boyz, can just make out wit one chick from NY that he neva met, but people won’t buy my CD on tha spot? I’ont get it? “Smells like asshole;” of course, who don’t like tha smell of shit? I do!! My pre-weed since 13!! Wonder what was reversed? I can check it, but I’ont feel like checkin’ it, at tha moment… My Rating: N/A

14. “1 Call Away” feat. Aerie
I have a feelin’ this gon be my least-favorite track on here… Was thinkin’ it was gon be a Charlie Puth remake, but there’s Ken on tha beat, so there could be a chance… >>> Beat’s real hot, here, with these sounds outta nowhere… Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and it’s semi-random with tha rappin’, but it sounds good ta hear! I’ono if I can feel this hook, but it’s not bad; kinda sounds like a random chick… Almost thought it was Dat Boy A’s chick… Aerie even has a verse on tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through, just keepin’ tha vibe goin’… I prolly would’ve rather her just be on tha hook and you have anotha verse, Y-Bizzle; kinda draggin’… My Rating: 3.8

15. “Flexico City”
! ! ! ! ! K E N ! ! ! ! ! >>> A shorter joint, here, with 2:39 on tha length! Tha beat sounds pretty nice and you’re comin’ through wit some nice shit on tha 1st verse! You’ll go down in history as one of my younginz! I’m five years older than you and I’ve been followin’ you since day 1; that ain’t gon change! Tha hook sounds pretty nice and regular for a hook about gunz. I honestly thought it was gon be about flexin’ err-where, lol… Beat kinda went in tha background and there was only one verse… I’m likin’ how this was set up, altogether; nice! My Rating: 4.0

16. “Fugazi” feat. Razy Ray
More Ken heat!! >>> This sounds like a catchy one; think you got a winna, here! Definitely diggin’ tha hook, as well as tha how you deliver it! Nice, deep-soundin’ southern beat!! Nice job wit tha 1st verse, here, Bizzle! Now, we got a new dude, here (Razy Ray), comin’ through, feelin’ like tha next fresh boy out there… We’ll have to see how his career gon go; this a nice start, tho! My Rating: 4.2

17. “What’s Your Purpose”
No features and produced by Prince GT… >>> Beat sounds like a regular southern-type beat, here… Tha hook ain’t too bad; I’m kinda diggin’ this title and how this sounds… Let’s see how we gon do on tha verses… Here’s tha 1st verse and one of those sound effects once tha verse started sounded familiar… Wow, this was a short joint; not bad… My Rating: 3.9

18. “Go Hard”
Continuin’!! Back to dem Ken onez!! >>> Sounds like a catchy joint, here, with this beat from Ken! Nice beginning, here! I’m diggin’ this hook; you definitely sound like a nice influence ta make artists “go hard!” Good shit; definitely diggin’ tha hook, Bizzle! Tha 1st verse sounds nice, here, as you’re consistently deliverin’ some rhymes, here; good shit! And now, you got tha fast rappin’ goin’ on with tha 2nd verse; I’ono, but I’ll give it credit, this time! My Rating: 4.3

19. “We Good”
Kentacular!! >>> Kinda sounds interesting with this beat start, here; let’s see what gon come outta this one… Tha rhymes from you on tha 1st verse sounds nice; feelin’ tha real-life-type shit on this kinda beat… Tha hook ain’t too bad, here… Yeah, fuck tha “labels;” gotta get it out tha mud! Tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ nice, too; gotta keep it real! My Rating: 4.1

20. “Mind Games” feat. Blue Black
Tha other “Blue Black”, here (not “BluBlack” from Gardere, I don’t think), with Ken on tha beat… >>> Kinda sounds like some older music in tha beginning; how will y’all do? A decent hook, here, with a decent beat… I’m surprised that I like tha “1 Call Away” betta than this, so far… Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and I’m diggin’ all your rhymes, here; gotta lay it down! Hearin’ this 2nd verse from this Blue Black dude and it doesn’t even sound like either Blue Black? Maybe it’s ‘cause I ain’t hear that Blue Black dude in a long while… I’ll consider Blue Black tha same dude as that Lit BlueBlack dude I heard, back five years ago, or so… It was a decent verse, though I feel bored… My Rating: 3.7

21. “RN$” feat. Que Tha Truth
I think he “Tha”, like me, not “The”. But, Kenville!! >>> Beat sounds nice and chill, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and here you are, spittin’ some rhymes, soundin’ a lil’ random wit tha flow of tha rhymes… Tha hook’s simple and plain; decent… Hearin’ Tha Truth on tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through wit a nice-soundin’ voice on this one; good shit, so far… Yeah, gotta rock dem “Polo boxers;” hate when rappers be on dat Wal-Mart-type Hanes, Fruit of the Loom, regular-store-sellin’ boxers; fuck dat! I only fuck wit celebrities!! Nice verse, overall; good, chill shit… My Rating: 3.9

22. “Murder 187” feat. Doonie
I’m pretty sure I know this one, right before I got my job… *Checks…* Yeah, I was right. What I said, previously:

“Pretty nice; I saw a pic of Doonie & Ken in tha studio, recently. Anyway, I’m diggin’ tha hook; good shit from YB on tha 1st verse, comin’ through consistently about this “187”-type shit. Now, let’s hear tha 2nd verse from Doonie, here… Sounds pretty nice, so far… I know he branchin’ his reputation wit dat Heartfelt CD, but this sounds like Doonie deep in dat undaground, tha way I first heard about him over [eight] years ago—it was [eight] years on February 23!”

Dumb shit!! My Current Rating: 4.5

23. Outro (YB Speaks)
No producer this time, lol? Let’s hear what you got ta say for tha ending… >>> Still keep fa’gettin’ this only your “2nd solo project;” feels like you dropped so many! What about a shout out ta me? Can’t fa’get about me! Either way, nice way ta end this fa a “Self Investment!” My Rating: N/A

Overall: Tha 1st ½ of this was pretty dope, as I was lovin’ each and every track. Tha 2nd ½ of it started to get a lil’ decent and had a bunch of shit that sounded random ta hear, on tha flows and shit. However, this definitely turned out ta be consistent and some great shit ta enjoy! Nice job, YB! Classic dude! Keep shittin’ on ‘em!!


19.       “Mind Games” feat. Blue Black 3.7
18.       “1 Call Away” feat. Aerie 3.8
17.       “What’s Your Purpose” 3.9
16.       “RN$” feat. Que Tha Truth 3.9
15.       “Run Up A Check” 4.0
14.       “Flexico City” 4.0
13.       “Yungin Fasho” feat. $hop With Ken 4.0
12.       “We Good” 4.1
11.        “Dirty Dinero” 4.1
10.       “Fugazi” feat. Razy Ray 4.2
09.       “When I Was Down” feat. Vintage Rippah & Li’ Rob 4.3
08.       “Go Hard” 4.3
07.       “Broski’s” feat. Tazz 4.3
06.       “Lord I Just Wanna Know” 4.4
05.       “Murder 187” feat. Doonie 4.5
04.       “Reppin’ Like You Steppin’” feat. Scotty Cain, Lee Banks & Li’ Rob 4.6
03.   “Wake Up, Po Up” 4.6
02.   “Dem Hands” feat. Scotty Cain, $hop With Ken & Lil’ Juan 4.7
01.   “Birthplace” 4.8

Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      80.2
Total Songs:                      / 19
Average CD Rating:       4.2

And, once again, “Birthplace” takes tha lead, on this review that’s over eight pages long!! YB!!!

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