Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Review #1,548: The Dayton Family "What's On My Mind?"

Reviewed on 9.27.2016 (Review #1,548)

My next review may not 100% be a Louisiana review, but I still count it as a part of my marathon. Tec-9, who I’ve talked to, told me about this release and I decided to add it to my marathon. The Dayton Family What’s On My Mind? iz my next review, released in 1995 on Po Broke Records & Relativity Records. This was produced by The Dayton Family, themselves, who happen ta be Bootleg, Shoestring (Tec-9) & Backstabba. Start Time: 7:32 PM | End Time: 8:35 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 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 #1,548) reviewed on 9.27.2016 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

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01. Sound Effectz
Six seconds… >>> Eerie… and, computerized… My Rating: N/A

02. “Smoke For Free”
>>> Feelin’ tha West Coast vibe, here, and tha 1st verse’s soundin’ nice; diggin’ tha “smoke” content! This a “1994” track, despite this CD bein’ released in 1995… Tha hook’s pretty nice; once again, feelin’ tha West Coast vibe! I used ta be one of those that shmoked “for free.” However, after no1 was pullin’ through up here with havin’ anythang, I had ta get it out tha mud! It’s top-notch that way!! Anyway, hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s pretty good, too; keep tha rhymes comin’! My Rating: 4.2

03. “I’m A Gee”
>>> Nice lil’ undaground beat fa tha ‘90s, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and this shit’s official, as far as street quality. A long 1st verse but it was worth it, here… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s pretty simple, but nice! “I’m a muthafuckin’ gangsta (I’m a muthafuckin’ gee); I’m a muthafuckin’ gangsta (I’m a muthafuckin’ gee)!” Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s pretty nice, too… Hearin’ tha 3rd verse and it’s soundin’ nice, too; can’t complain… My Rating: 4.1

04. “Potato Chip”
>>> Anotha nicely-produced track… I’m diggin’ tha energy provided in tha 1st verse, here… Interestin’ hook on this “potato chip-ass nigga;” gah-bage, they iz, lol! Definitely catchy! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s soundin’ nice, too; consistency at its finest! Tha 3rd verse’s nice ta hear; spit it live! My Rating: 4.3

05. “Oxydol”
Nice title… >>> Beat’s nice; a lil’ more uptempo fa tha West Coast style, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and y’all rollin’ dem rhymes off, once again! Gotta dig it! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s consistent, here; definitely diggin’ tha rhymes! My Rating: 4.3

06. “Watch Yo Ass”
>>> Definitely diggin’ tha keys in this beat start; gangsta at its finest!! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice ova this beat! Can’t deny these rhymes from these OGz! Tha hook’s kinda catchy, but mainly ‘cause tha keys in tha beat… Ooh @ 2:06 in tha beat; great beat interlude!! Now, we got tha 2nd verse and y’all comin’ through wit tha vibe ta keep shit on-n-poppin’! My Rating: 4.3

07. “Nutty Niggaz”
>>> Jammin’ gangsta beat and tha 1st verse’s pretty aggressive and energetic!! Tha hook’s catchy; definitely feelin’ how y’all repeat tha title! Really feelin’ tha vibe of tha start to tha 2nd verse! Definitely gangsta at its finest! Unstoppable rhymes!! My Rating: 4.6

½time: Unstoppable CD, so far! Definitely quality fa tha undaground streetz, here; great job, y’all! A 4.3-rated CD, currently; nice!!

08. “Dope Dayton Ave.”
>>> Nice beginning with this beat and y’all intro! Great shit comin’ outta tha 1st verse, here, strictly rhymin’ off this beat! Tha hook’s pretty catchy; definitely a “dope” avenue! Tha 2nd verse’s keepin’ this consistent, aggressive, street shit vibin’!! Nice reference to tha “Geto Boys” with tha track, “Mind’s Playing Tricks On Me”! Tha 3rd verse’s soundin’ nice ta hear, too… Gangsta shit at its finest! Even some mixin’ toward tha end, too, like if it was a mixtape! My Rating: 4.4

09. Sound Effectz
Again, lol? >>> Same “sound!” My Rating: N/A

10. “Flint Niggaz Don’t Play”
>>> Feelin’ tha funky beat and how y’all comin’ through on tha 1st verse, here… Y’all mention “Nine-Tre” a lot; most of these tracks were recorded in ’93? Tha hook sounded a lil’ catchy, even tho I’ve liked some of tha previous shit on here a lil’ more… Consistent rhymes comin’ outta tha 2nd verse, here; can’t deny it! Gutta, consistent rhymes continuin’ in tha 3rd verse, here! My Rating: 4.2

11. “Thru A Thang”
>>> Catchy beat start; definitely undaground-soundin’! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice fa tha dark! Tha hook sounds catchy fa this undaground G-shit! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and I’m feelin’ tha beat much betta durin’ this verse! Definitely mysterious!! It’s like, what can happen 2morrow?! Who knows!! Beat’s A++!!! Rhymes are definitely nice, too!! And, we’re endin’ this with that mysterious beat; nice! My Rating: 4.5

12. “Billy Blunt”
Likin’ tha title! >>> Definitely anticipatin’ tha beat start, here! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and I’m feelin’ tha consistent rappin’; y’all don’t stop! Tha hook sounds nice; always great ta hear a weed anthem! Or betta yet, “Tha buddha! Tha buddha!” Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s soundin’ nice ta hear; can’t complain! “I won’t stop smokin’ till I smoke all my B-U-D;” Y-E-A-H!! My Rating: 4.3

13. “What’s On My Mind?”
Title track, here… >>> Sounds good fa a start, here… Lol, “I got my dick in between some bitch’s breasts;” dope shit! Y’all wildin’ out on tha 1st verse, here! “I pulled my dick out, then I pissed on tha flo’;” crazy! Gotta love y’all! Really feelin’ these descriptive, X-rated lyrics! A long 1st verse but it’s all good… Hearin’ tha hook and it sounds decent with tha background vocals… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s decent, too… Tha title part can get repetitive, at times, and these verses can get long, at times, too… My Rating: 3.9

14. “Flint Town”
Endin’ it wit a 6:08-length track… >>> Beat’s nice fa this West Coast undaground-like style… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and there’s a lot ta spit, here… Simple hook, here, as y’all repeatin’ tha title. However, it’s nice; good job! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and this continues… Good shit comin’ outta tha 3rd verse, too; can’t complain! I like how y’all say, “Groove to tha sounds of tha TDL;” almost thought that was “TDF,” lol… And, with 1:42 remaining, we have an outro… My Rating: 4.1

Overall: I thought this was an excellent CD! Not much ta say, at times, but y’all know y’all did y’all thang! Feelin’ tha production tha whole way round and how y’all spit y’all gangsta tales on this! Great job!


12.       “What’s On My Mind?” 3.9
11.        “Flint Town” 4.1
10.       “I’m A Gee” 4.1
09.       “Flint Niggaz Don’t Play” 4.2
08.       “Smoke For Free” 4.2
07.       “Oxydol” 4.3
06.       “Potato Chip” 4.3
05.       “Watch Yo Ass” 4.3
04.       “Billy Blunt” 4.3
03.   “Dope Dayton Ave.” 4.4
02.   “Thru A Thang” 4.5
01.   “Nutty Niggaz” 4.6

Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      51.2
Total Songs:                      / 12
Average CD Rating: 4.3

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