Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Review #1,552: Big Mafia "Sometimers"

Reviewed on 9.28.2016 (Review #1,552)

Keepin’ this shit goin’, here comes Big Mafia Sometimers, released in 1996 on Ditty Boo Records! Start Time: 4:13 PM | End Time: 4:47 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 #1,552) reviewed on 9.28.2016 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

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01. Intro
>>> Beat sounds nice, simple & funky, a lil’…; not bad fa an “intro…” My Rating: N/A

02. “17th Comin’ Up”
>>> Beat sounds decent… Kickin’ it off wit tha hook, here, and it’s definitely representin’ fa tha ward of tha “17th,” here; dope… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice; not bad, overall… It almost sounds like some1’s joinin’ you on tha 1st verse? Tha dude on tha 2nd ½ of tha 1st verse sounds like a Juvenile or somethin’… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it ain’t too bad, here… Again, it sounds like you’re joinin’ with that Juvenile-soundin’ dude… My Rating: 4.0

03. “Sometimers”
A long title track, here… >>> Even tho a lil’ plain, I’m definitely diggin’ tha organ or whateva beat sound’s flowin’ ova this beat… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and I’m diggin’ how you sound like a 200-pound dude, here, holdin’ shit down! “Today, they be your friends; tomorrow, your enemies…” I think that’s an excellent line! Had somethin’ like that happen today wit some1 in tha music biz. I had been cool wit them fa six years and now, when I seen them reconnect wit one dude (DJ B-Real) that I wanted ta reconnect wit, I asked him how he did it. He answered me quick but then, quickly stopped answerin’ me about helpin’ me wit tha situation. He wound up blockin’ me on Instagram last night, like, what? He copied what tha one dude did ta me! WTF? Dude done changed…; whateva… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s soundin’ great, too, with these consistent rhymes fa da gangstaz! Keepin’ it goin’ wit tha 3rd verse, here, comin’ through nicely, as always! My Rating: 4.2

04. “Drastic Life”
>>> Nice beginning beat and it sounds nice and dark, here… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s definitely nice, “tryna” dodge tha “problems!” Really, my only problem iz gettin’ free time, at tha moment! Also, “tryna” avoid drama at my job! Those two thangz need ta get solved! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice; can’t deny this one! Tha 2nd verse’s keepin’ this G-shit continuin’, consistently! Nice job wit tha rest of this joint, too! Endin’ with tha nice beat from tha beginning, here! My Rating: 4.4

05. “Down Since ‘99”
I thought it was ’95? >>> Sounds like a nice intro and hook… Tha beat’s pretty nice, slow & dark… Nice job wit tha 1st verse; can’t complain… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s a nice scene fa tha gangstaz, in tha dark! Mo gangsta shit comin’ outta tha 3rd verse, here; can’t deny it! Even down ta spankin’ they “ass!” My Rating: 4.2

½time: So far, so good; quality at its finest fa tha undaground, here! A 4.2-rated release; let’s keep it dark and goin’!

06. “Neighborhood Assassin”
>>> Nice! Catchy hook, here, keepin’ it real ova this beat! It’s all about dat quality gangsta shit! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and we got shit goin’, here… Here we are wit a 2nd verse, here, spittin’ some nice shit, of course! Tha 3rd verse’s keepin’ this shit goin’, too, consistently… Still more than two minutes remainin’ and it sounds like we’re yada-yadain’ with tha random vocals…; long outro? Yeah, but it still a nice track… My Rating: 4.3

07. The Search (Part 1)
Nice title…! >>> Oh, just a short lil’ interlude, here… Nice lil’ interlude, just like tha intro! My Rating: N/A

08. “Mafia Style”
I know y’all got a CD by this name? >>> Diggin’ tha West Coast-y beat, includin’ tha undaground sounds in tha background! Tha 1st verse’s pretty nice; lovin’ tha beat! It’s so strong, it can make ya sick, lol! It just goes through ya!! Imagine hearin’ this while high?! Tha hook? Umm…, just talkin’? Nice with “fantabulous,” a combination of “fantastic” and “fabulous;” dope! After a long-ass interlude after tha 1st verse, we have tha 2nd verse at 3:13 and it’s soundin’ nice… Oh wait, what a short verse, lol? Really dug tha beat but there wasn’t much poppin’ with everything after tha 1st verse… My Rating: 4.0

09. “Sometimers (Radio)”
See #3 fa tha review!

10. “LJ Growing Up In The Big Easy”
>>> Beat’s pretty nice, here, and y’all got shit on-n-poppin’ wit tha 1st verse; gangsta shit! Tha hook’s nice ta hear with tha beat; just a title… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it sounds like some nice, southern shit; gotta respeck it! Great job keepin’ this shit on-n-poppin’! It’s all about “The Big Easy!” My Rating: 4.1

Overall: Even tho I’ve heard better, I thought this was a nice, consistent release! All tha tracks had at least a 4.0, so you’re 5.0’d by me! Great job wit tha production and you had tha rhymes on-n-poppin’!


07.       “17th Comin’ Up” 4.0
06.       “Mafia Style” 4.0
05.       “LJ Growing Up In The Big Easy” 4.1
04.       “Down Since ‘99” 4.2
03.   “Sometimers” 4.2
02.   “Neighborhood Assassin” 4.3
01.   “Drastic Life” 4.4

Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      29.2
Total Songs:                      / 07
Average CD Rating: 4.2 (automatically a 5-star-rated CD)

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