Friday, September 23, 2016

Review #1,532: Da Sha Ra "Still Bootin' Up"

Reviewed on 9.23.2016 (Review #1,532)

Here comes more of dat old Louisiana rap music! Continuin’ wit 1994, here’s Da Sha Ra Still Bootin’ Up, released on Take Fo Records & was produced by Thomas “Blaknificent” Williams (#’s 1, 2, 5, 7, 9 & 13), Trini McGee (3, 4, 8 & 14) & Kvin “Kidd” McCoy (6, 10, 11 & 12)! Start Time: 3:53 PM | End Time: 4:44 PM

Disclaimer: I rate each song from 1.0 – 5.0; each rating iz my own opinion! I only please myself wit my ratings! I don’t care how lyrical you are, as long as it’s jammin’ enough for me to like it! I look for beats, then vocals, and then lyrics. To determine my favorites, I will differ tha 4.0 ratings. If a song gets at least a 4.0 rating from me, I love it already. If at least a 4.6 rating, I pretty much really love it, as it’s considered mindblowin’ when I hear it! Any song can earn up to a maximum of a 5.0 rating. Anything I type before “ >>> “ iz what I’m sayin’ before I listen to tha song; anything after I type “ >>> “ iz what I think of tha song while I’m listening to it. If you sound like anything too mainstream for me, 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 #1,532) reviewed on 9.23.2016 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

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01. “Rough Neck Cutties”
It’s spelled “cutties,” but it’s “cuties”? Lol… >>> Quality’s ehh, but this sounds like a nice lil’ jam from back in tha day… Good job with tha hook and these “cuties,” lol. Tha 1st verse’s soundin’ okay; I can dig it… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s soundin’ catchy with these chicks; lol @ “Salt N Pepa” and that reference about “paper.” Even endin’ tha verse wit them singin’ SWV, “I’m So Into You”, lol. Tha 3rd verse’s soundin’ good; catchy rhymes in tha beginning of tha verse… Endin’ wit a “rough neck” chant, here, too… My Rating: 4.0

02. Interlude – Phone Call
Let’s hear… >>> Sounds like a hater; blah, blah, blah… I like how tha background music’s Mardi Gras-like with “don’t start no stuff, won’t be no stuff” in tha background… My Rating: N/A

03. “Don’t Start No Stuff” feat. Mia X
And, here we are! >>> Bounce beat, but a lil’ nursery rhyme-like beginning? Really mixed up styles, here; let’s see how this progresses… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it sounds good fa this track, flowin’ through wit tha bounce and tha rappin’… Tha 2nd verse sounds kinda loud and really energetic… More shit comin’ outta tha 3rd verse, too, here… My Rating: 3.7

04. “Early N The Morning (The Original)” feat. Ronell Bell of NBA
>>> Partners-N-Crime? Naw, it’s y’all… Quality’s kinda fucked-up but it still sounds nice ta hear… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it sounds great ta hear this scene, walkin’ “thru tha do’” Tha hook ain’t too bad, compared to tha actual other version… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it sounds like a nice lil’ collaboration between everyone, here… I like tha crazy “ring, ring” shit dude goin’ nuts with; totally high feelin’, lol? My Rating: 3.9

05. Interlude – Out All Night
>>> Nice and loud with an argument goin’ on, here. Lol, I believe this whole entire album an argument, lol… Random singin’… My Rating: N/A

06. “YudoMeLikDat?” feat. DJ Jubilee & Dionne Davis
Lol @ tha collab! Can’t wait ta hear! >>> Sounds like a jam with this singin’ in tha beginning; nice shit, so far… Hearin’ tha 1st verse from Sha Ra and it’s soundin’ catchy ova this beat… Tha hook sounds nice ta hear, here… Tha 2nd verse ain’t too bad, here; kinda quick, overall… Ooh, a rappin’ Jubilee on tha 3rd verse, here, with all tha “Jubilee” chantin’ in tha background, too! Dope shit!! What a quick verse, but it was worth it! Worth a repeat! Nice lil’ chantin’ toward tha last 1:18 with, “Da Sha Ra iz in tha house!” Oh wait, it must be a different song ‘cause it’s tha title of tha next song! Damn! Whoeva ripped this ripped it wrong! My Rating: 4.2

07. “In Da House”
[No preview, due to it randomly went into it on tha previous joint…] >>> Sounds nice with this energetic beat and how y’all holdin’ it down “in da house!” Nice “Pump Up The Volume” samples, randomly, too… Great job wit tha 1st verse and tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ pretty energetic, too, as it neva ends! Great job wit tha 3rd verse, too; can’t deny tha energy! Even a 4th verse, here? Keepin’ it goin’! My Rating: 4.1

½time: Sounds like a nice-and-energetic release, so far! Good shit, y’all! A 4.0-rated album, at tha moment!

08. “Still Bootin’ Up” feat. Mia X
Keepin’ it goin’… >>> Lots of energy, here! Great job wit tha energetic beat with tha crowd in tha background! Also, some of those trombones in tha background! Y’all wildin’ out, here, throughout tha hook and tha 1st verse! Tha 2nd verse’s continuin’ this craziness, too! All it has ta sound like iz a bunch of energetic yellin’ and chantin’ and I’ll love it, lol! A lil’ calmer with how tha voice sounds toward tha end, despite it still bein’ loud, lol? My Rating: 4.3

09. Prelude
>>> Just a beat, lol? Nice ta control my anticipation! My Rating: N/A

10. “Nothin’ Better” feat. Dionne Davis
Dionne’s back ta sing some mo! >>> Beat’s pretty funky and soundin’ cool, here… Hearin’ Dionne on tha 1st verse, here; sounds nice… Tha rappin’ joins tha 1st verse, too, and it ain’t too bad… It sounded better on tha previous joint Dionne collaborated on, but this still nice… I like tha “tickity-tickity-tock” shit, tho… Not too bad fa a track, overall; kinda plain fa me with tha non-stop singin’, at times… My Rating: 3.6

11. “Stunt Man (Remix)”
>>> Reminds me of some “dope man, dope man”-type shit; decent, so far… A long beginning but now, we got tha 1st verse… So far, it ain’t too bad; kinda plain, at times… Tha 2nd verse ain’t soundin’ that bad, here… Tha 3rd verse aight fa me… Long ending, here, with everyone bein’ “a stunt man,” lol. My Rating: 3.5

12. “Eastbank Boy/Westbank Booty”
Nice title… >>> Lots of shakin’ in tha beginning, here; nice… Pretty crazy wit tha loud vocals, lol; “bruh,” y’all even sayin’, lol! I’ono how much interest I have in this, as it’s long and repetitive… It ain’t too bad, at times, but at times, it bores me… Craziness; it don’t stop… Almost sounds like Prince “ahh”in’ at tha end, lol; decent fa a song that bored me… My Rating: 3.7

13. “Bootin’ Up (Remix)”
>>> Y’all cuttin’ “up,” here… Just diggin’ tha loud vocals and how y’all keep tha energy comin’! Not bad wit tha 1st verse, here, and tha hook decent… Crazy shit throughout tha 2nd verse; doesn’t stop, lol! Tha rest of this keeps it goin’… My Rating: 3.6

14. Shot Out
>>> Nice with a mix of Tupac’s music in tha background, here… Still, y’all vocals way too loud! My Rating: N/A

Overall: Very energetic fa some females! Vocals were really loud at times, but it still sounded like a nice lil’ album fa tha 504.


10.       “Stunt Man (Remix)” 3.5
09.       “Bootin’ Up (Remix)” 3.6
08.       “Nothin’ Better” feat. Dionne Davis 3.6
07.       “Don’t Start No Stuff” feat. Mia X 3.7
06.       “Eastbank Boy/Westbank Booty” 3.7
05.       “Early N The Morning (The Original)” feat. Ronell Bell of NBA 3.9
04.       “Rough Neck Cutties” 4.0
03.   “In Da House” 4.1
02.   “YudoMeLikDat?” feat. DJ Jubilee & Dionne Davis 4.2
01.   “Still Bootin’ Up” feat. Mia X 4.3

Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      38.6
Total Songs:                      / 10
Average CD Rating:       3.9

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