Friday, September 30, 2016

Review #1,557: Doobie Smoov "Dream Of Death"

Reviewed on 9.30.2016 (Review #1,557)

Keepin’ it goin’ wit Alexandria’s Doobie Smoov Dream Of Death, up next, released in 1996 on Graveyard Records! Start Time: 6:39 PM | End Time: 7:10 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 #1,557) reviewed on 9.30.2016 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

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01. Ready II Die
>>> Lol, just a five-second intro…; get ready fa dis gangsta shit! My Rating: N/A

02. “Mass Murder”
>>> Feelin’ tha beat, as it’s undaground and jammin’, at tha same time. Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and you got this shit on lock! Feelin’ how you holdin’ tha south down! Tha Xandria! Hearin’ tha hook and it’s pretty anthemic about tha “shot!” Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and you have tha consistent, gangsta rhymes on lock, here! Definitely diggin’ what you bringin’ to tha table! Tight, acapella shit from 2:27 – 2:31! Tha 3rd verse pretty gutta, too; “it just won’t stop!” My Rating: 4.5

03. “Crunk”
Yeah! >>> Despite tha title, it’s laidback, here, but I’m feelin’ it! Nice lil’ slow beat throughout tha track, here, and tha 1st verse’s pretty nice! Feelin’ how it almost sounds like you deliverin’ a paranoid-type flow, here, with tha lyrics! Even down to tha hook: I’m diggin’ it, despite it bein’ so opposite of “crunk,” lol! Really diggin’ it! I luv bein’ “crunk,” I luv bein’ “high,” I luv bein’ anything positive! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s soundin’ nice ta hear, too… Tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ nice, too! “What chu gon do when tha weed run out?” I know, right? You know how it be when you have a stressful job! Gotta shmoke in moderation! How’d I go nine dayz without, so far? Dem reviewz, lol! Still, workin’ six dayz a week, you need sum’n, sum’n!! Keepin’ it goin’ wit tha 3rd verse and “five blunts.” That sounds nice but nothin’ like chillin’ wit this 49-year-old chick I know! We shmoked 6 ½ bowls on August 18, in honor of my boy, Percy Keith’s birthday (Baton Rouge rapper)!! Undeniable!! I think she shmoked one bowl more than me ‘cause I had a headache that day!! Yeah, I’m outdone, at times! Great job wit tha verse, tho! My Rating: 4.7

04. Without Sin
[No preview due to it played without me knowin’…] >>> Nice; great way ta lead inta “No Love”!! My Rating: N/A

½time: Excellent, dark, gangsta release, here! A 4.6-rated tape, so far!! Gotta luv how you handle tha tracks!! You know what I be diggin’, ya dig?!

05. “No Love”
>>> “Love” tha beginning with tha singin’ of tha title!! I remember radio-editin’ this! Definitely luvin’ tha dark beat, here!! Tha 1st verse’s jammin’; makes me miss my radio show! Tha dark vibe! Tha dark station!! Can’t believe it’s been over four years!! Anotha rapper like Busta Rhymes, strictly hooked on dat “Courvoisier!!” Lol!! Tha actual hook sounds decent, here; feelin’ tha uncredited singer! Tha 2nd verse’s nice; crazy wit tha “J-O-B!” Sometimes, it always makes me think, I wish I had my freedom back, instead of tha “J-O-B!” We’ll let time tell dat! My Rating: 4.6

06. “So Real”
>>> Beat’s nice and laidback; gotta feel it! These “rules” remind me of Biggie or somethin’; keep it goin’ wit tha 1st verse! Tha hook’s catchy with tha singer, once again, holdin’ shit down! When I hear or see tha word, “Real,” I always think of my ex-connect, DJ B-“Real!” Always miss him every fuckin’ day and wish he would unblock me/reconnect wit me, already!! Anyway, keepin’ it goin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, and it’s soundin’ nice, too… Keepin’ it goin’ wit tha 3rd verse and it’s soundin’ nice, as well; undeniable…! My Rating: 4.4

07. “Dream Of Death”
It’s sad how ever since my brother died, last year, this iz sadly what goes through my mind, especially while high! Time’s flyin’!! I’m fuckin’ 28!! >>> I can agree with my paranoia and tha vibe in tha beat, here! Definitely sounds nice and dark! Gotta luv how tha 1st verse sounds! Definitely feelin’ your “drug dealers” “reality” that you be dealin’ with! I wish I was high reviewin’ this! I’m shmokin’ wit a chick 2morrow in 24 hours & 4 minutes, lol (7:05 PM)! I’m just in a hurry ta get these reviewz done while I work six dayz a week and do other shit, too (playlists, uploads, etc.)! Hook’s just a beat; definitely feelin’ it!! Tha 2nd verse sounds like an uncredited feature? Either way, definitely excellent with how it sounds!! “Little does he know…;” excellent emotion at 2:38!!! Diggin’ this long-ass verse!! So glad it’s long and doesn’t end, too! This that quality shit that’s long! Like, really? It’s 6:03? Doesn’t seem like it!! My Rating: 4.8

08. “Breakdown”
>>> Back to tha laidback shit and I’m definitely feelin’ this slow hook! Definitely dat quality shit while high, ya know?! “Picture me paranoid;” excellent way ta describe tha 1st verse!! Would I be afraid of tha clowns that are out, now? My move: Just keep it movin’! Don’t worry ‘bout shiiiiiit!! Only one verse? Really held it down fa only one!! My Rating: 4.3

Overall: Ain’t expect it ta end so fast, due to I thought there was anotha track, lol! But, definitely one of tha best releases I’ve reviewed recently, outta my Louisiana Reviewz Marathon!! Luved tha dark vibes, tha intense shit goin’ on, tha rhymes you brought to tha table & everythang else! Great job, Doobie Smoov! I know there’s anotha CD/tape of yours in my marathon, during tha ‘90s! Can’t wait ta review it! I know you still grindin’; keep it up!!


06.       “Breakdown” 4.3
05.       “So Real” 4.4
04.       “Mass Murder” 4.5
03.   “No Love” 4.6
02.   “Crunk” 4.7
01.   “Dream Of Death” 4.8

Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      27.3
Total Songs:                      / 06
Average CD Rating: 4.6 (automatically a 5-star-rated CD)

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