Monday, October 3, 2016

Review #1,563: Smoke 1 Click "Ruff, Rugid & Raw"

Reviewed on 10.03.2016 (Review #1,563)

Time fa my 3rd review for today! I’m not sure how many I gon get into today, since I gotta prepare an upcoming tribute video fa G-Slimm, who passed away 20 years ago on October 13, 1996! Speakin’ of 1996, here comes my next review: Smoke 1 Click Ruff, Rugid & Raw, released in 1996 on Smoke 1 Records & was produced by tha late, great Tre-8! Start Time: 11:15 AM | End Time: 11:33 AM

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 #1,563) reviewed on 10.03.2016 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

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01. “It’s Alright”
Let’s hear it!! >>> Grimy, gritty beat, here, fa tha eerie folks! Tha hook’s pretty-much fulla energy and gangsta shit!! “Alright, fuckin’ right! Here we go, on tha mic…!” Definitely luvin’ this 1st verse; great shit!! “Give you nightmares like Freddie;” wow!! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s pretty nice ta flow fa this gangsta vibe, here… Keepin’ it goin’ wit tha 3rd verse, comin’ through as a top-notch G! Keepin’ it goin’ wit a 4th verse, too; nice shit! Gotta luv tha energy!! Gotta keep tha hook flowin’ at tha end wit all those hi-hats; luv it!!! My Rating: 4.9

02. “Ruff, Rugid & Raw”
>>> Sounds nice ta hear; feelin’ how y’all “like it,” on tha hook (“ruff, rugid & raw”)! Ooh, tha 1st verse reminds me of some Graveyard Soldjas-type shit!! Definitely feelin’ it to tha max!!! Got anotha dude from tha Click on tha 2nd ½ of tha 1st verse, here, comin’ through wit dat nice shit ta flow through tha track… Here comes some “Jeffrey…drama” on tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through wit some nice shit, of course! Even more with tha 2nd ½ of tha 2nd verse; definitely nice! Great appearance from Tim Smooth! I know Ice Mike makes appearances, too; definitely nice! Great job with tha 3rd part of tha 2nd verse; “Tre-8,” of course! My Rating: 4.6

½time: Definitely a nice tape!! A 4.8-rated one, so far; that’s to tha extreme!! It’s all about that dark, gutta, gangsta shit!!

03. “Can’t Be Fucked Wit”
>>> Definitely diggin’ tha intro!! “Smokin’ blunts until we die;” true, true!! Great job with tha 1st verse; gotta hold tha streetz down!! Tha 2nd verse’s pretty crazy, of course; can’t deny it!! Tre-8 was all about dat energy and perfection fa tha streetz!! Can’t believe a car accident claimed his life, five years ago!! It’s like, I don’t believe in car accidents! Neva see it happenin’ to me!! Real consistent wit tha rhymes on tha 3rd verse, here!! “T-Smooth;” yeah!! Anotha one that passed away five years ago and had a lot ta offer! And, we have a 4th verse, here, bringin’ tha “drama zone” to yo attention! Damn! A 5th verse, too? Y’all got shit on-n-poppin’, here!! My Rating: 4.6

04. “Hold On”
>>> Tha hook sounds nice with tha “holdin’;” good shit. Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty good ta hear; nice story “in tha hood!” Yeah, even tho this was two decades ago, this current generation (2010’s) really sucks! It’s tha peeps like us that have to keep tha quality continuin’!! With that bein’ said, we have more ta offer on tha 1st verse, as tha 2nd dude keeps this shit goin’; nice job! I’m definitely likin’ tha 2nd verse a whole lot!! “You can always smoke some reefa wit yo niggz;” luv it!! Just luv this quality, undaground, dark music!!! Definitely likin’ tha 3rd verse, too! Seemed shorter than tha 2nd verse but it did tha damn thang! My Rating: 4.5

05. “A Lil’ Somethin’ Comin’ Out (Promo)”
>>> Nice! Iz this around somewhere, or did this neva get released? Excellent quality! Can’t deny it!! Just luv tha aggression and energy at all times!! My Rating: 4.5

Overall: Great job from y’all, of course!! Can’t deny tha heat y’all bring to tha table, between tha dark vibes, hood tales & everythang a gangsta needs ta hear! Props, once again, to Tre-8, Ice Mike, Tim Smooth & anyone else, if I forgot anyone!!


05.       “A Lil’ Somethin’ Comin’ Out (Promo)” 4.5
04.       “Hold On” 4.5
03.   “Can’t Be Fucked Wit” 4.6
02.   “Ruff, Rugid & Raw” 4.6
01.   “It’s Alright” 4.9

Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      23.1
Total Songs:                      / 05
Average CD Rating: 4.6 (automatically a 5-star-rated CD)

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