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!!

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