Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Review #1,594: Kell "Time 2 Use My Gift Vol. 1"

Reviewed on 11.09.2016 (Review #1,594)

Comin’ up next, I have a review for anotha newbie. Outta Baton Rouge, LA, we got Kell, signed with Sick Spit Entertainment, Time 2 Use My Gift Vol. 1! I’m feelin’ anticipated fa this one ‘cause I found out about him through Benjamin Racks! Even has a unique birthday: June 27, 1982; he in tha ’82 – ’84 category!! Even tha front cover look like a ViperGFX cover from when them ’82 – ’84 babies were mainly active (’06 – ’10 dayz)! Too bad it ain’t, but whateva! How will he hold up? We shall see! Only have a YouTube playlist for tha link, tho… Start Time: 6:11 PM | End Time: 7:08 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 #1,594) reviewed on 11.09.2016 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

01. “Intro”
>>> Beat sounds nice; you got tha hook on lock! Wow @ tha verse!! Just namin’ so much gangsta shit, here!! “My blueprint like Jay-Z;” undeniable!! I like how you had an “R.I.P.” to “Handy” and then, on tha 2nd verse, “Left Eye!” Excellent rhymin’! You like a grimy version of Percy Keith, a lil’! Hey, I done found me a link, finally! A new mixtape website, Yo! Mixtapez, thanx to tha end of this “Intro”’s YouTube video! Only thing iz, tha “2” iz flipped in tha YouTube video! My Rating: 4.6

02. “Lyrics Like Pills”
Oooooooh… >>> Thought tha beat was gon be faster, but it’s really slow… I expect you ta slaughter this one! Sounds like a regular-soundin’ rap song fa tha south, but it still cool… Nice rhymes, regardless… My Rating: 4.0

03. “By Any Means”
>>> Beat nice fa tha south, once again… Hearin’ tha hook and you sound like one of those rappers that’ll go down in history when you pass; good shit! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and I’m definitely feelin’ all these man-made sound effects! “Ching-Ching!” Excellent job with makin’ a catchy track!! When you say, “Sellin’ CDs & DVDs,” on tha 2nd verse, it sounds like some of that throwback shit I used to love from ’04 or somethin’! Good shit! You holdin’ it down like a boss!! My Rating: 4.3

04. “Megan Good” feat. Benjamin Racks
Got a sample off of Benjamin Racks postin’ it and it’s pretty catchy! Here go da review! >>> I like how tha beat sounds like a special version of a mainstream/typical track; that Baton Rouge version! Tha hook pretty catchy with this title, too; undaground shit at its finest! Tha 1st verse ain’t too bad from you, here; good shit! Can’t deny! “Just bought a loud pack, hope it’s good like Megan;” of course, it iz! So great ta hear Racks on tha 2nd verse, here, deliverin’ tha catchiness! Always loved how he sounded on tha tracks! Usually, he more wild than this but this still cool ta hear a somewhat-laidback Jefferson (that’s his real last name), lol! I told Racks to neva quit this rap shit; he gotta keep continue! We only 28!! My Rating: 4.4

05. “You Gone Learn” feat. Mayl Man, Kyre, Le, Tic & Pacman
Recognize some of these names… >>> You gettin’ me anticipated wit tha beginning, here… Diggin’ tha “retawded” shit in tha beginning! Yeah!! This my shit, right chea!! Nice lil’ repetitive, hyped-up hook!! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it gets me excited ta hear a bunch of newbies in tha beginning! Gutta shit fa tha 225, of course! And, tha 2nd ½ of tha 1st verse’s nice! “Pills kicked in;” I want edibles!! Tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ nice, here; definitely in tha zone! Tha 2nd ½ of tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ a lil’ tougher wit how they comin’ through wit it! Good shit—dope shit!! Diggin’ how tha 3rd verse’s soundin’, here! Different voices fa different flows that I’m lovin’! My Rating: 4.6

06. “Letter To My Son”
>>> I’ono how much I gon feel this, so let’s see… Hearin’ tha hook and I like how it sounds like a gutta tale with tha beat and how you sound… Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and it sounds good; deliverin’ like a G! I like how you say, “That he miss you,” as well as tha lil’ background, “Trippy, mane;” nice! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s soundin’ betta fa me; likin’ this story! Usually, these kinda songs ain’t really fa me, but tha beat helps keep my interest up… Also, I’m interested in your story! My Rating: 4.5

07. “True Colors” feat. Mayl Man & Prime
! >>> A decent hook; I like how you say, “Nigga think I’m green outchea,” on tha hook, as it’s interestin’… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it sounds nice over this decent beat… Tha 2nd verse ain’t too bad, here; decent track… My Rating: 3.7

½time: This CD pretty dope, here! Definitely feelin’ your boss-life status, holdin’ it down on these beats! You got tha aggression and nice energy ta hold shit down! Not ta mention, your features hold shit down, too! A 4.3-rated CD, here!

08. “Pass Me The Drugs” feat. Mayl Man & Tic
>>> Of course, this shit tight! Nice job on tha hook wit this nice-soundin’, Baton Rouge-soundin’ beat! I luv how you hold down tha 1st verse, here! “Drugs on me;” you tha shit!! Tha 2nd verse’s pretty nice from this Mayl Man, here! Anotha Baton Rouge breed at its finest! I like tha “picture / pitcher” shit, too! This Tic on tha 3rd verse, or are they flipped on tha ID? Sounds like a mysterious voice, but it still nice! My Rating: 4.3

09. “Ass Like That” feat. Carleone
>>> Sounds like a simple lil’ club banga… Not really a Baton Rouge sound, here, but it still nice; catchy hook… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it “fleek”tastic, here… Tha 2nd verse ain’t too bad, here; not much ta say… I’ono why, but when I hear tha beat outro, it’s makin’ me appreciate tha beat more… My Rating: 3.8

10. “First Time”
>>> Not diggin’ this beat start; sounds like a jacked beat—a NY one! Hearin’ your rhymes and they’re good, but I don’t have much interest… Funny how this mainly about “Mary Jane;” really needed a betta beat!! My Rating: 3.5

11. “Hold It Down” feat. Mayl Man
>>> “Glen Oaks, Baton Rouge” representa, here (you)… Hearin’ tha hook and it sounds great with this beat, too! Nice job wit how you’re comin’ through wit it on tha 1st verse, here, holdin’ “it down!” Tha Mayl Man on tha 2nd verse, here, spittin’ a nice lil’ story about “tha school zone;” dope! Lots of streetz, too; dope! My Rating: 4.2

12. “Rado Truck”
>>> Beat a lil’ different fa an upbeat one, but it sounds nice wit you doin’ ya thang on this hook! Luvin’ this celeb life-type lyrics! Gotta luv livin’ like dat! I be celebratin’ like dat, now! Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and it’s soundin’ nice; jammin’ shit, here! And, a 2nd verse ta squeeze in here, wit only 23 seconds left! Nice lil’ quick ending, all tha way till tha end! My Rating: 4.3

13. “Sky’s The Limit”
Gay title, especially since havin’ Tic on this CD kinda brings back those thoughts! And, tha name’s in tha title, smh!! >>> Beat’s nice fa a southern, laidback one fa tha streetz… Can’t take tha title serious but tha hook good… Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse, clockin’ “in!” Anti-“employee” shit, here, as you wanna be an “employer;” I feel ya! So many customers at my job think I own tha place; fuckin’ right! Wish it was so! Nice lil’ 1st verse; I can relate! Tha 2nd verse ain’t too bad, here, as you continue ta hold it down… My Rating: 3.9

14. “Cypher” feat. $tevo, Le, Tic & Grip
>>> Ain’t expect this ta be a jammin’, upbeat, soundin’-like-‘90s/early 2000’s-type beat, here! Sounds nice wit how you’re comin’ through on tha 1st verse! And, tha beat continues ta brighten up tha hype wit $tevo on tha 2nd verse, comin’ through nicely! Le on tha 3rd verse, deliverin’ shit on tha mic; can’t complain… After those three verses, a lil’ beat interlude appeared… I ain’t expect tha beat interlude but it still soundin’ nice ta transition to tha 4th verse (Tic); good shit… And, tha 5th verse (Grip), holdin’ shit down, too! My Rating: 4.3

15. “Real Niggas Do (Outro)”
>>> Likin’ how tha beat sounds nice and slow, here… I like how you’re handlin’ this hook, here, leadin’ tha way to those listenin’! Diggin’ how you comin’ through on tha verse, here! When you say, “I’m 1-0-0!,” I instantly think of you as a Skull Duggrey breed! “1,000!” My Rating: 4.1

Overall: Great job with this one, Kell! You got a bright future ahead of you, whether it starts at age 34 or not! I don’t even look at it as an age thing, anymore! I just consider it, “He’s six years older than me;” that’s concrete, right there! But yeah, excellent job wit how you handled tha tracks, spittin’ your stories & props to tha features!


15.       “First Time” 3.5
14.       “True Colors” feat. Mayl Man & Prime 3.7
13.       “Ass Like That” feat. Carleone 3.8
12.       “Sky’s The Limit” 3.9
11.        “Lyrics Like Pills” 4.0
10.       “Real Niggas Do (Outro)” 4.1
09.       “Hold It Down” feat. Mayl Man 4.2
08.       “Cypher” feat. $tevo, Le, Tic & Grip 4.3
07.       “Rado Truck” 4.3
06.       “Pass Me The Drugs” feat. Mayl Man & Tic 4.3
05.       “By Any Means” 4.3
04.       “Megan Good” feat. Benjamin Racks 4.4
03.   “Letter To My Son” 4.5
02.   “You Gone Learn” feat. Mayl Man, Kyre, Le, Tic & Pacman 4.6
01.   “Intro” 4.6

Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      62.5
Total Songs:                      / 15
Average CD Rating:       4.2

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