Thursday, January 28, 2016

Review #1,492: Baton Rouge Music Company & N-K-(o)G-Nitto Records Presents "Music Is My Hustle (The Tape)"

Reviewed on 1.28.2016 (Review #1,492)


Got anotha review here and am doin’ my last-minute shit before I head to NY for tha weekend 2morrow; can’t fuckin’ wait!! This review I finna do iz a compilation and it’s Baton Rouge Music Company & N-K-(o)G-Nitto Records Presents Music Is My Hustle (The Tape), released on, well, as it says in tha name, Baton Rouge Music Company & N-K-(o)G-Nitto Records, lol; hope I got all that spelled correctly… Let’s see how this comp goes over… Startin’ this at 4:55 PM, exactly 11 hours before I clock in again, lol! Start Time: 4:55 PM | End Time: 6:02 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 use tha word “swag” frequently, 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 #1,492) reviewed on 1.28.2016 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.



01. DeTrane “Intro”
Phunk Dawg on tha production, here… Let’s hear it fa 31-year-old Trane! >>> Beat sounds familiar in tha background… LOL @ how you sound here; sounds like you’re just, well, regular on tha voice… Oh yeah, “R.I.P.” to Big Fancy, too! Could you believe that he passed away exactly five years ago today? Like, where did tha time go?! My Rating: N/A


02. Lil’ Handy feat. Box “Altercations”
Got a lil’ classic here, produced by Clever, FYI. Kinda wanted to wait till I reviewed tha actual CDs these are from for tha official review, but since I’m never gettin’ to it, I might as well just give it a review now… I already know it from editing it, but here goes an official review! >>> Just hearin’ this pure, beginning beat reminds me of my radio show that I used to have a long time ago (almost four years ago it ended!)! I think it was in one of my intros or somethin’… Anyway, to go with this pure beat, we have Handy on tha 1st verse, comin’ through wit a gutta, southern-styled delivery, as always. He bringin’ tha definiton of dealin’ with “altercations” on tha hook, here, nicely. As far as me, lately, I’ve been suckin’ ‘em up and then, shmokin’ a nice bowl of weed at tha end of tha day to prove that I won tha day! Still, I hate when people have to altercate wit me!! Great job with tha laidback hook, Handy! Almost 12 years that you been gone! May 19! And, here comes Box on tha 2nd verse, a lil’ more upbeat in tha voice and just spittin’ dat good shit like it was ’04 (which, it was, lol)! Comin’ through on tha 3rd verse fa tha “club,” here, Handy; good shit, of course! And, on a G-shit level, too! Speakin’ of “club,” too bad Handy didn’t live past 21! My Current Rating: 4.7


03. South Coast Coalition feat. LaTangla Fay “The Come Up”
>>> Haven’t got ta peep this classic, yet, so here it goes… Mista Matt on tha 1st verse, here, “back in ’87.” It’s funny that he mentioned “‘87” ‘cause one of my co-workers been workin’ at Dunkin’ since “‘87” and still holds it down, 29 years later!! That’s that shit right there!! Okay on tha verse, here, just rappin’, rappin’, rappin’… Ms. LaTangla’s nice on tha hook, here… Keepin’ tha Matt goin’ on tha 2nd verse and it’s a faster flow; definitely sounds betta than tha 1st! Keepin’ it goin’ with tha 3rd verse… Even more Matt, both on a regular flow and a fast flow; two for one! Nice… My Rating: 3.8


04. Jay Sloan “Puff Puff”
Produced by Dez Dynamic, here… >>> Brand-new fa me, here, and tha hook sounds catchy… “Weed brownies” on tha 1st verse? Did I hear right? Either way, hope there’s some sorta edibles in NY fa me this trip! Definitely could use ‘em after all tha bullshit I’ve went through at work over tha past two months!! Definitely likin’ tha content on this one; all about gettin’ high! Luv my low tolerance level and when it pops off 2morrow, around this time, it’s ON!!! Tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ pretty nice, too, keepin’ it “high!” “Pack a bowl;” that’s PA! We “pack” geebs in NY!! That’s, like, a whole bowl hit in one!! Tha world ain’t neva been tha same since I was introduced to ‘em back on August 2, 2014!! After tha 3rd hook, I’m diggin’ tha distorted “where tha weed at” in tha background! Nice lil’ joint right chea, if ya know what I mean, lol! My Rating: 4.3


05. Lil’ Boxx feat. Kevin Gates “Came A Long Way”
You mean “Came A Long Way”, not “Been Along Ways”, lol, and lol @ tha spelling of “along” as not two words? Still pretty nice and I remember when Boxx told me in ’09: “I chose to have Gates on just tha hook just like Game did with Wayne on “My Life” (2008).” That was his chemistry and it was an interesting thought! My Current Rating: 4.6


06. DeTrane “Played With Razors”
Still catchy with X-Fyle on tha beat! My Current Rating: 4.0


07. T-Bo feat. Lil’ Witness “9 To 5”
Still, as of October 30, 2012, T-Bo has me blocked. It’s like, constructive criticism!! OMG, I wasn’t even as direct as I am now! Like, think, money rhymes! I’d bash like there’s no tomorrow!! At least I was still dickridin’ in 2012!! >>> A female harmonizin’ in tha beginning… Kickin’ it off wit Witness on tha 1st verse and I’m diggin’ this beat… Sounds nice fa a somewhat-laidback joint, here, with aggression! Nice real-life lyrics from Witness; diggin’ it! Hearin’ tha hook about tha “name on tha shirt” and it’s like, which Louisiana artist will be next? Hate to even think of tha next tribute video I gon do… And, speakin’ of “picture on tha shirt,” whataya know! Trippy time I started tha review? It’s now 5:10 PM, which that’s tha day my brother died in my studio room just last year of an overdose from Xanex & morphine! Damn, can’t escape tha trippiness! Anyway, as T-Bo was on tha hook, here he iz on tha 2nd verse, comin’ through with a nice, consistently-delivered verse, despite blockin’ me! Uncredited female on tha ending, here, who sounds nice! LOL, a fade-out… My Rating: 4.2


08. Lil’ Yella feat. Shi “She Tatted”
Who’s Shi? >>> Likin’ all this new music outta nowhere; this ain’t bad fa a somewhat-soundin’, mainstream-soundin’ song about “tattoos” on tha hook… I mean, I’ll take this ova money lyrics any day!!! Hearin’ Yella on tha 1st verse and he sounds like somebody in tha mainstream on tha flow with all those jumpin’-back-n-forth-soundin’ rhymes! Nice ta hear this with this graffiti-like content, which, speakin’ of, I’m definitely diggin’ tha back cover! It reminds me of tha abandoned buildings I go in! Best thing eva! Urbexin’!! Here’s tha 2nd verse with Yella havin’ “whipped cream on [his] dick,” as “bitches lick it off;” wow, lol… Definitely betta than that 1st verse and he really inside this track, right now, lol! My Rating: 3.9


09. Jay Sloan feat. Too $hort “Bad Bitch (Remix)”
Not anticipatin’ tha non-Louisiana, old-school feature… >>> Really diggin’ tha beat! Almost thought it had, like, an “Ayo”-like sound (Chris Brown x Tyga) to it! Nice hook; unexpectedly hot, here! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s soundin’ nice ova this beat! “Pass out, fuck… speed up, fuck;” lol @ all tha different verbs ta “fuck” to, lol! Really mainstream-soundin’ fa this CD/a Louisiana tape, but it works fa me, right now… Here comes Mr. $hort on tha 2nd verse and, I’ono how this collab really came about, but it sounds good on here; I’ll leave it at that! Luvin’ all these non-money songs, so far!! You know what you doin’, Trane, semi-retired from tha game or not!! My Rating: 4.1


10. Max Minelli feat. Jada Giovanni “Anybody Can Get It”
LOL @ “Ot;” you mean “It,” right, lol? Back cover error… But, Italian on tha last name of tha feature, here… >>> Sounds like a music video in tha beginning but since it’s a CD, I say, skit. Volume’s really loud, here, and it’s soundin’ like it has a lot goin’ on… Here, we got Mod Productions doin’ tha beat, here… Tha hook from this Jada chick sounds like we got a bad bitch, here; nice! Hearin’ Max ova this Mod beat on tha 1st verse and it’s definitely soundin’ like some top-notch shit! Good shit! Again, anotha hot song that’s not about money!!! Keepin’ it goin’ wit dat hot shit from Max on tha 2nd verse, here, doin’ tha damn thang! It sounds like he fulla caffeine or somethin’ ta make him hyper, here! Beat’s really consistent, here; pure shit!! My Rating: 4.4


Intermission:
Wow, that sky looks trippy and dope in Northeast PA, right now!!


11. ChaYsuh feat. MFP “Pop It Off”
Tha new single? I remember seein’ it… But, who’s MF P? >>> Yeah, this sounds like what I got a sample of… Tha beat almost sounds like it could have a touch of dubstep or somethin’ in it… Definitely feelin’ what we got goin’ on from ChaYs on tha 1st verse, here! And, tha hook’s definitely on-n-poppin’ fa a “smoke/drank”-type hook! Good shit from someone tha exact same age as me, lol! That MF P dude sounds nice on tha 2nd verse; good shit! Man, this CD’s definitely got it goin’ on, right now!! Ain’t thank it was gonna be this good!! Almost thought it was a bunch of old songs! Keepin’ it goin’ wit ChaYs on tha 3rd verse, here, comin’ through wit even more catchiness; can’t deny it! Just luvin’ tha production, here! Nice fade-out, too, lol… My Rating: 4.5


12. Carolinah Blue “Rep Fa”
… … … >>> Wow, let’s keep this shit goin’!!! J.Scalez on tha beat, FYI!! Anotha in-tha-zone-type beat!! OMG, imagine if I was high reviewin’ this right now?! Neva would’ve thought of gettin’ high fa this review, at first, but damn, it would’ve been crazy!! I’ll just wait fa 2morrow!! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s soundin’ pretty nice, here! Tha hook sounds pretty nice, here! Oh, just diggin’ this to tha max, right now!! Tha 2nd verse has it goin’ on, too; gotta luv it!! All about dat “225, Baton Rouge, Louisiana!” Can’t wait to get there, finally!! Sad to say that my great-grandma passed away four months ago, but my grandma dealin’ with her sickness since 2007 was a main reason why I haven’t been able to get to Louisiana. Like, no one could watch her… And now, who knows when I’ll make it down there! Could be any day…; who knows!! Wow, what tha hell at tha really-cold ending? Weird… My Rating: 4.6


½time: Wow, definitely an exciting compilation, right chea!! You definitely keepin’ tha excitement goin’, Trane!! Luvin’ pretty much every single joint, here! A 4.3-rated CD, currently; keep puttin’ out that quality music!!


13. Dupree Foreva “She’s Different”
First main artist I neva heard of on this comp (have a feelin’ I heard Jay Sloan before)… >>> I’ono about this; I think this tha most mainstream-soundin’ song on here… Not really diggin’ that hook that much and tha 1st verse ain’t really doin’ much fa me… This beat’s pretty basic fa me, too, compared ta tha previous jointz I was hearin’… “We done smoked ‘bout 50 blunts;” wow! But, c’mon, if you’re that high, you would’ve made this joint sound betta! I’m likin’ tha 2nd verse betta than tha 1st with this drug shit, but still basic fa me… My Rating: 3.2


14. South Coast Coalition “Midtro Smokin’ Cat Shit”
LOL? Skit? SCC main song? You have it as “Midtro Smokin Cat Shit (SCC)” on tha back cover, so I can only imagine what this gon be… >>> Oh wow, this definitely’s a skit and it’s pretty catchy! Oh, I feel like I can smell “smoke” or somethin’! Oh, I’m itchin’, right now!! Funny singin’, here; excellent skit! No rating fa a skit but definitely excellent ta break up this compilation! Nice beat, too! Gotta get fucked up; what else?! Music’s much more pure!! My Rating: N/A


15. Asia Sky “Beautiful Unusual”
Somethin’ tells me I think this gon be too soft/R&Bish for this CD, based off of how it looks? X-Fyle a.k.a. Howard M on tha beat… >>> Surprisin’ me with tha ‘90s dance-like beats in tha background, here! Ain’t think it was gonna be upbeat like this…! Doesn’t really fit tha Louisiana vibe, or tha vibe on a mixtape like this, but it’s still interestin’ ta hear! Excellent taste! Feelin’ her vocals, here! Wow, this was only 1:54!! Really short but definitely wasn’t a filler! What a surprise!! My Rating: 4.3


16. Lil’ Yella feat. Shi “Good Times”
Here comes tha Shi again w/Yella… Oh, and look at tha filename (but not on tha back cover): “(Produced by Young Hits)”; thanx fa tha info! >>> That weird moment where tha previous song was much hotter than this, as far as tha beginning! This iz more on tha R&B tip with tha hook and it’s just about decent fa me… Hearin’ Yella on tha 1st verse and he comin’ through on tha soft tip, here… Ehh, not really a style I’d fuck with on a mixtape, but let’s just say that everything’s been goin’ over well, at least… LOL @ tha 2nd verse! Was that fa me, Yella? “Scratchin’ on lottery tickets;” still me right there!
Gonna get me a nice, fat bag on Saturday!! We’ll see what lies inside!! Can’t believe I’ve been gettin’ dem bags from that same store on Long Island since March 21, 2008, and am still goin’!! Even have a bridge, here, from Shi, singin’… It sounds like summer, even though it’s about 30 degrees out, right now… I was lookin’ on weather.com and it looks like we’re gonna have a warm mid-winter/spring? Hope so!! My Rating: 3.4


17. Lil’ Boonie feat. D-So & City Boy “Don’t Nobody Love Me”
Still locked up in 2016? Feels like for 27 years-old, I feel like he’s, like, so much older now! Like, what, 35 or somethin’? I don’t know his birthday, lol, but legendary Z-Man on tha track! >>> Tha sound of this beat sounds like some classic shit from ’06 or somethin’… Definitely diggin’ it, even though it sounds a lil’ quiet? Nice lil’ shit from City Boy in tha beginning, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse from Boonie and it sounds great, as always! Baton Rouge in tha streetz, as always! Gotta luv how I’m completely street-certified by all y’all! Y’all made me and err-body luvs my whole blend of a club addict/thug look! Great shit! Also, it anticipates me fa February 29! Tha date only comes once every four years and I’m lookin’ forward to it! I’m gonna go to Utica, NY ta hang wit this 48-year-old chick I used to work with; we shmoke so many bowlz of weed! It’s greeeeeeeeeeat!!! Speakin’ of great vibes, we got D-So on tha 2nd verse, comin’ through wit his G-shit and his laidback flow; gotta fuckin’ love it!! He neva ages!! Gonna be 36 this year? That ain’t near old!! I gon be 28; still feel like 19, like when I first got connected with Louisiana music!! Keepin’ it goin’ wit City Boy on tha 3rd verse, “Hungry.” Well, you know, I gon eat plenty of snacks 2morrow! Gotta remember to get ‘em before I leave, lol! Gotta stay stocked up fa NY and my geeb hits!! “‘Bauds sag to tha flo…;” gotta luv dem Girbauds! Oddly, I ain’t bringin’ any with me this trip ‘round… I got a Chinese outfit and my weed pants, this time, but best believe I always be on dem “‘Bauds!!” Classic shit; fuck what err-body else wearin’ now-a-dayz!! My Rating: 4.4


18. Drezzy feat. Ivy “Gettin’ To The Money”
I have to say, this must be an impressive CD if it took 18 songs to get to a “money” title! Middle Finger Productions on tha beat (EQ Tha Misfit)! >>> A strong beat intro, here… Stupid content, but I’m definitely diggin’ this hook, lol! I guess tha vibe of this mixtape’s really makin’ me like anything, right now! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s definitely hot; definitely diggin’ Drezzy, here! I’ono if I’m feelin’ tha 2nd verse, here; kinda sounds braggin’… See, this tha shit I don’t fuck with, when it’s braggin’ non-stop about “money!” I dug tha 1st verse, but not really tha 2nd verse… Overall, a mixed review fa me, but still nice! My Rating: 3.6


19. Big Bandit “Doin’ Somethin’ Right”
Let’s see… >>> Sounds like a catchy beat, here, and tha beginning’s nice… Kinda sounds like tha DJ Infamous/Big K.R.I.T. “Somethin’ Right” song with tha hook, here; very similar with tha “somethin’ right” shit, lol. But, diggin’ it fa a Louisiana vibe, right now… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it sounds good; can’t complain… Tha 2nd verse ain’t too bad, here… A lotta “money” shit, here, on tha 2nd verse; I’ono… My Rating: 3.7


20. Dark Ace “Bottle Rocket”
Newbie! >>> That hook sounds familiar? Might’ve heard from somewhere but I’ono about a review? Nice hook; interestin’… Tha 1st verse sounds catchy; regular-soundin’ rappin’, here… LOL @ “tha only time I make it rain iz when I’m pissin’ in public;” crazy… Tha 2nd verse ain’t too bad, here; a decent track, overall… Even a 3rd verse, here? Kinda long fa me; kinda gettin’ bored… My Rating: 3.5


21. Jay Sloan “Dat Drip”
Dez Dynamic on anotha song of his… >>> Sounds like cheesy music in tha hook/beginning, here, as far as this “drip” sample… Either way, a lil’ catchy with a West Coast/hyphy-soundin’ beat? Tha 1st verse ain’t too bad, but he had much betta tracks on here! Tha 2nd verse’s ehh…; not really into this content that much… My Rating: 3.3


22. DeTrane “Aiming 4 The North”
Forgot tha space between your name and tha track number, lol! Nice job from X-Fyle on tha beat, once again! My Current Rating: 4.1


23. DeTrane “Outro”
And, you produced it! If “Outro,” then what’s #24? >>> LOL @ your regular voice… Nice @ tha “next project’s already in tha works!” Also, what about a shout out ta me? Anyway, nice beat in tha background! My Rating: N/A


24. MC Nero “Everybody Talkin’ ‘Bout Da Nero”
Goin’ back to tha ‘90s, here? Not sure what this “track” iz… >>> 1996, here; I recognize this! “Everybody Talkin’ ‘Bout Da Nero”, here, off Nero’s 1996 I Gotta Lotta Respect! I believe I reviewed it a long time ago but if I had to make it short and sweet fa a re-review, I’d say that this sounds nice and dark/paranoid! Now, imagine this while high! New attribute I can apply ta these old Louisiana song, while listenin’ to ‘em! Catchy, great, consistent rhymes, as always! Gotta luv it! My Current Rating: 4.6


Overall: Excellent compilation!! Got a lil’ on tha decent side toward tha near-end but for tha most part, a lotta impressive music on here!! Glad to support you over tha past eight years, Trane! It’s been an honor! I gon keep continuin’! I’ve been doin’ somethin’ in tha music biz since October 2007… at least once a month, straight!! How ‘bout dat consistency?! Even with so much shit goin’ on!! But yeah, keep up tha great work and keep it goin’, keep it flowin’!!


Rankings:

21.       Dupree Foreva “She’s Different” 3.2
20.       Jay Sloan “Dat Drip” 3.3
19.       Lil’ Yella feat. Shi “Good Times” 3.4
18.       Dark Ace “Bottle Rocket” 3.5
17.       Drezzy feat. Ivy “Gettin’ To The Money” 3.6
16.       Big Bandit “Doin’ Somethin’ Right” 3.7
15.       South Coast Coalition feat. LaTangla Fay “The Come Up” 3.8
14.       Lil’ Yella feat. Shi “She Tatted” 3.9
13.       DeTrane “Played With Razors” 4.0
12.       Jay Sloan feat. Too $hort “Bad Bitch (Remix)” 4.1
11.        DeTrane “Aiming 4 The North” 4.1
10.       T-Bo feat. Lil’ Witness “9 To 5” 4.2
09.       Asia Sky “Beautiful Unusual” 4.3
08.       Jay Sloan “Puff Puff” 4.3
07.       Lil’ Boonie feat. D-So & City Boy “Don’t Nobody Love Me” 4.4
06.       Max Minelli feat. Jada Giovanni “Anybody Can Get It” 4.4
05.       ChaYsuh feat. MFP “Pop It Off” 4.5
04.       Carolinah Blue “Rep Fa” 4.6
03.   MC Nero “Everybody Talkin’ ‘Bout Da Nero” 4.6
02.   Lil’ Boxx feat. Kevin Gates “Came A Long Way” 4.6
01.   Lil’ Handy feat. Box “Altercations” 4.7


Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      85.2
Total Songs:                      / 21
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Average CD Rating:       4.1

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Review #1,491: Yola No Soda "Yola No Soda"

Reviewed on 1.26.2016 (Review #1,491)


Not in tha mood at all to be reviewin’ at a busy time like this, but I must get some shit off my chest and throw some people under tha bus, right now! This next review iz Yola No Soda Yola No Soda, released on 99 Wayz 2 Grind Entertainment. FYI, Yola No Soda iz from Gardere Lane a.k.a. G-Lane, formerly known as Yung Yola. Back in 2009, way before I would write Percy Keith, I was writin’ Yola in jail once a month. I thought this was one of my favorite rappers, etc., someone who made me President of their label on July 18, 2009, gave me their MySpace login info and more. However, in 2011, when I tried to interview him for my radio show, from jail, as an exclusive, my value started takin’ turns as he would text me but not answer, at times. Then, I caught him on Facebook a few times without gettin’ a hold of me, and it started gettin’ to me. We reconnected in 2013 and things seemed okay. Then, in 2015, when my brother died, my magazine article got released & more, he started not really payin’ too much attention to me. I would post and he wouldn’t really acknowledge tha posts that much… Much to my surprise, just yesterday, I went to go send him my latest music video and I didn’t realize I already sent it. I stumbled across this CD on DatPiff and lil’ did I know, tha CD’s almost two months old! It’s like, damn, not even sent to me? So, I aired him out on Facebook & Instagram that I should come first when it comes to sendin’ new music to! What fuckin’ President am I to not get your music? And so, he got up in his feelings, deleted me, and that was tha end of him! So, with that bein’ said, why tha hell am I reviewin’ this right now? Well, I just wanna get it off my lap but also, who wants to go to work tomorrow for fuckin’ Margaret? Tuesday nights, I try to stay up later ‘cause she comes back to work and tha drama begins again! But yeah, peep out this post of me airin’ out Yola:




So yeah, who’s worse? Yola or Margaret? I have no idea, but at least I get paid for dealin’ with Margaret! It gon be a yucky transition to tomorrow, but best believe, I’m goin’ to NY on Friday!!! Start Time: 10:18 PM | End Time: 11:20 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 use tha word “swag” frequently, 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 #1,491) reviewed on 1.26.2016 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.



01. “Thank U 4”
>>> Okay, just so you know, reviewin’ this may be nice. However, once this review iz over, so iz my interest in this! Gonna completely forget about it when it ends, like it neva existed!! As far as this, a lil’ catchy with what you “thank,” but since you don’t even “thank” me fa nothin’, I can say, “Fuck this!!” Beat an online beat and it ain’t even Louisiana/southern!! Like, “I get a lotta it,” when it comes ta money? Ugh, check this what I sent you…
I neva got a fuckin’ penny from you; we neva did any busines!!! My Rating: 3.6


02. “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” feat. K.Beezy
Neva heard of tha featured dude… >>> A repetitive hook with a dry, typical-soundin’ “trappin’” beat, here… Ugh, what’s with you with tha bullshit “money” rhymes??? “Did five years?” No, you did four, smh! It was March 2009 – August 19, 2013; you don’t remember, smh? “I should’ve went ta college;” prolly! You go and ditch some1 like me who has a Master’s Degree fa what? And, quit tha bullshit money rhymes; shit makes me wanna throw tha fuck up!! Neva heard of this K.Beezy dude on tha 2nd verse and it just sounds like a regular rapper rappin’ fast… It’s like, how’d you find this dude? What am I, then? A piece of F.U.C.K.I.N.’ shit!!! My Rating: 3.5


03. “#WhatDaFukANiggaMean”
I assume tha title’s all together like that? Produced by you. >>> Sounds like your old music… Too bad I can’t take this serious, anymore… Hook sounds pretty nice ova this beat; can’t complain… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it sounds like those good ol’ times of tha 99 Wayz 2 Grind dayz… Still can’t believe you don’t fuck wit me, no mo; like, what’s wrong with you?! Tha 2nd verse sounds nice, too; just know that it’s in one ear and out tha other, though! My Rating: 4.2


04. “All Types Of Games”
That’s exactly what you’re playin’ with me, right?! >>> Was that $hop With Ken’s beat tag in tha beginning? Wonder how this collab came about, or did you just steal tha beat from online, since you didn’t credit tha producer on tha filename? Either way, for a guilty pleasure feeling, I’m really feelin’ this beat and your attempt of singin’ on tha hook? I’m definitely diggin’ it! Let’s pretend you still fuck wit me for tha next hour, like nothin’ went wrong…………………………………, smh! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s nice ova this beat! Makes me think of when I used ta be so obsessed with all that Louisiana music! Too bad it really ain’t do anything fa me, though; waste of so many years! So behind in so much shit ‘cause of that shit and now that I’m older, it’s so hard to keep up with everything!! Diggin’ all tha “weed” shit on tha 2nd verse, especially how you expect them to “give a refund” when it comes to that shit that “doesn’t give you a buzz.” Thank God I get NY shit that’s fiya; I’ve always wanted quality and I got it!! My Rating: 4.7 (what a generous DICK I am!!!)


05. “Keep Ya Head Up”
>>> Beat sounds nice, here; good shit! Too bad all these artists pop out “kids” and are required to put them above my promotion skillz, smh! It’s like, should’ve took your time with tha “kids,” smh! Still, a nice hook and nice 1st verse, here… Tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ pretty nice, too; can’t complain, overall… I just hate that you rappin’ ‘bout all this shit about “24k” and you can’t even do any services with me, smh! My Rating: 4.1


06. “Ain’t Playing”
>>> What? The Beat Plug’s tha producer? Fuckin’ Percy Keith producer!! Whether he got it from online or not, still, it’s all about him, not you!! Tha hook’s really repetitive but kinda addictin’? Whateva… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s kinda like typical rap music, like, not carin’ about others, smh. Tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ good, here, or iz it? I’m just givin’ it credit so I don’t say, “It’s wack!” My Rating: 3.8


07. “O.G. Blowin’ On Da O.G.”
Thank God I’m not “blowin’ on [no] OG” ta this CD! If you would’ve been real, I would’ve luved to review this CD high, but nooooooooooooooooooooo way in fuckin’ hell are you gettin’ that bonus from me!!! >>> Of course, I figured I’d like this smooth vibe with tha kush-type hook… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s only aight fa me… Kinda sounds like you’re randomly spittin’ random shit, here, aside from tha “O.G.!” Tha 2nd verse ain’t too bad, here, though I thought I’d be more impressed… I expected some inhalin’/exhalin’, some more weed rhymes, but it’s just a bunch of randomness… My Rating: 4.3


08. “Dumb” feat. Orange Juice Jones
Oh, so not lookin’ forward to tha feature!! What tha hell, iz this gon be a sample of an old song?! >>> Completely mistaken with tha feature, here, but that’s ‘cause I wasn’t interested, in tha first place… Beat sounds like some Q-Red shit and as it’s in one ear and out tha other, I’ll say that this bitch jammin’… Hearin’ this OJJ on tha 1st verse and he’s bringin’ back that classic 225, jiggaz-type shit, here; good job! No bullshit money rhymes; see! There’s life without “money” rhymes!! Good shit from you on tha 2nd verse till you said, “Dat nigga Yola gotta always show his cash,” like, what “cash,” lol? None eva went in my pocket!!! My Rating: 4.4


09. “Living Like Pac”
>>> Nothin’ interestin’ in tha boring beat, here, but tha rhymes are nice ta hear from you… Still, a lil’ random, but I can tolerate it…, just for this hour! “Nigga, I’m 100;” no, you’re nowhere-near!!! Comin’ at me like you did, not makin’ me a priority and deleting me ain’t “100;” no fuckin’ way!!! Don’t get this title, too, smh; random reference, smh! Tha rest of this ain’t too bad, but let’s just continue… My Rating: 3.4


½time: I thought this would’ve been a lil’ betta and a lil’ more undaground, but it looks like you’re tryna break into tha mainstream like all tha rest of these cats, out chea… Still, some quality tunes but definitely nothin’ nostalgic at all!! A 4.0 for tha CD rating, currently; let’s move on…


10. “In My City”
>>> A slow start… Not sure if I’m feelin’ tha faster flow of yours… SMH @ mentionin’ “money,” ya know?! What tha hell @ :50 with tha “SKIIIIIIIIIRRRR” sound effect? Interesting sound effects, at least, but so random!! SMH @ tha auto-tune on tha hook!! That’s more important than me?! You fuckin’ suck!!! Wow, tha whole entire 2nd verse’s sounds so off-beat and random ta me!! Like, how much more random can you get with tha rhymes?? My Rating: 2.7


11. “Thang 4 U”
>>> Bass too loud? You don’t know how to mix-and-master, smh? Quit mentionin’ “money” ‘cause you DON’T HAVE NONE!!! Bullshit! There’s a sample on tha hook! I luv Aaliyah, but c’mon, not on a Yola / Baton Rouge / Louisiana CD!! I don’t have any interest fa tha rest of this R&B shit on this so-called “sick tape,” smh! My Rating: 1.8


12. “Never Be The Same”
>>> Question: When I die, are you gon say, “R.I.P.,” or are you gon say, “Rest In Piss Frankie,” smh? You won’t remember me when I’m gone; fuck Frankie!! No need to try and sing Marvin Gaye on tha hook, smh! My God, does this R&B shit have to continue or what?! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s okay; let’s leave it at that. I’m not into tribute songs, anyway; they don’t make me jigg!! I wanna see you complain about that comment I just made! It’s not like you’re gonna see it, anyway!! “Thangz ain’t what they used to be;” well, Yola, thanx fa changin’ on me outta nowhere, smfh!!! Yeah, “Tha Flippa Boyz dayz,” too! Even Killa Sounz changed on me, too! Made a tribute video ta Disco, sent Killa his awards and then, he unfollowed and deleted me, smh! As far as you, smh @ talkin’ about Disco and, “I would’ve taken tha bullets fa him…” It’s like, really? I know you would neva take a fuckin’ “bullet” fa me now, would you?! I can’t believe back in tha day, I think I said, “I would take a bullet fa you and bleed fa you, Yola,” like, whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!??! Even my brother heard that when he was alive!! Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!?! I wasn’t even on drugs back then!!! WTF?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! That had to have been tha weekend of November 5, 2010, when my cousin got married! See, I remember tha date; that’s how real and official I am!!! My Rating: 2.4


13. “Stay Down Till I Come Up”
>>> More randomness, here; repetitive hook, okay beat and randomness on tha 1st verse… “Gettin’ all this money;” shut tha fuck up about that shit already!!! Quit it!!! I neva got a penny from you!! You neva had any interest in me!! I don’t have ta say anything else about this; just end already! My Rating: 2.3


14. “Fresha Than The Board Of Health”
Like my manager says, “Really?!?” I remember when you rapped about “tags hang off everything a nigga buy.” I know that ain’t in today’s world of yours, since tha quality of you has significantly dropped!! >>> Stupid beat tag in tha beginning…; Lil’ Ken? $hop With Ken? However, back to tha Baton Rouge sound, here, though I don’t think it gon be strikin’… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s whateva; smh @ tha “money” shit. And, as far as tha “pants hangin’ off my ass” shit, that was Yung Yola, not this Yola! This Yola only iz a dad, not no rapper/producer/cool dude!! “I ran my money up;” where?!?!?!??! I ain’t get any!!! I luv how on tha 2nd verse, you’re continuin’ to be obsessed with Polo, here. Oh, don’t you wish you were cool again?! Not gonna happen!!! My Rating: 3.7


15. “Doing My Thang” feat. Ryco Hu$$le & BluBlack
Fa’real? I played this back in 2010, when you was almost 27 years-old! I’m now 27 years-old and no way would I push somethin’ from 2010 of mine; I live a completely different life now!! I hate that stupid Frankie from tha past that made $0.00 an hour and all that! I neva even made a penny off of you, either; pathetic!! I feel so worthless, powerless & all that bullshit! But, I guess this a 2015 version, since tha original version had Slymm On The Track and now, it has BluBlack… Original version was produced by you & Slymm On The Track and now, it’s just Blu… >>> Oh, this song from Blu, instead; peep tha review when I reviewed it under good terms…

 “Yung Yola, No Soda!” Like his lil’ other name, too! Really feelin’ tha intro, here, between tha beat and instantly gettin’ hit wit some Soda (Yola)!! Catchy-ass hook from one of tha greatest!! And, even gettin’ hit wit him on tha 1st verse, too! Was locked up from ’09 – ’13, and it sounds like he neva even left! Kinda like Boosie, but, of course, in my autistic, unique perspective, I bring up Yola way before I bring up Boosie! That’s my job!! Great shit; I’ll always support him!! And, here we go wit Ryco on tha 2nd verse… Formerly known as D.$.G. ‘til ’13, it’s soundin’ pretty catchy, here. However, I wish he would take more risks wit gettin’ a hold of people / listenin’ to other peoples’ sides. I mean, it’s not scary, unlike havin’ a gun on you! Anyway, anotha great collab, like it was tha ’08 / ’09 dayz! Speakin’ of, as Yung Yola’s tha master to me (bein’ five years older than me), I’m, like, tha Yung Yola to tha people at my job, as I’m five years older than most of ‘em! Most of ‘em, especially this one chick, Amanda, who shift-leads, really looks up to me! So, as much as I look up to Yola, they look up to me! I also can’t believe I’m 26, tha same age Yola was when Yola & I first connected! Now, I see tha special life I live, now that I’m 26! Anyway, you’re on tha 3rd verse, Blu, comin’ through wit dat good shit, as well! I did think tha others owned you here, Blu, but it still was a real-nice joint to hear! I think Yola really set tha unexpected excitement fa me, here! He neva fails!! Just like my consistency at my job; I neva have been regreted of bein’ hired!!

^ Wow, that review’s horrible!! That was back on November 13, 2014! That Amanda screwed me over and smh @ how I tried ta hold you down, Yola! That was my fault!!! How you get “Doing My Thang” from “T.H.I.C.” as tha title?? My Current Rating: 4.7


16. “Sunshine” feat. Lil’ Neil
>>> Too R&Bish fa me; boring… Tha feature really does nothin’… Then again, I can see why you don’t fuck wit me, anymore. You ain’t on that G-shit and instead, on this R&B shit, which I’m not ‘bout! My Rating: 1.4


17. “Momma N Daddy Told Me”
Not diggin’ tha title; I don’t dig parents in subjects of anyone I deal with! I neva got tha chance ta go out fa a while and now that I can, all y’all talkin’ ‘bout y’all parents? Really? >>> Diggin’ tha G-Funk-kinda beat intro, here… Random hook, here, as you bringin’ up tha parents in tha hook… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it goes from tha parents to tha “hoes;” fa’real?? OMG, I remember when I tried mailin’ you a letter to jail for, like, 45 cents, at tha time, and when I asked my grandma for a stamp, she got annoyed and was like, “I’m tryna hold off on my stamps.” Like, that should’ve been a sign right there that you weren’t meant to be!! Like, 45 cents iz a warning?! Why didn’t I catch it?!? I hate bein’ dumb!!! “Damn, bro, that’s ‘pose ta be yo patna;” I know, right? Like, why’d you not treat me as important?! “One thing about it, I neva turn fake on myself;” well, then, what did you do to me?! Why am I not your #1 person ta hit up?!? After everything I did for you and that’s not “fake?!” Then, what iz it?! I’m confused as fuck!!! My Rating: 3.0


18. “For U”
What’s with all tha “U” titles? >>> Okay, must be $hop With Ken on tha beats; gonna hit him up and see what his interest iz with you… Or, then again, maybe, you stole his beats from online? Hmm, lemme ask… *IG-messages Ken…* Okay, nice lil’ song fa those locked up, or whateva, but c’mon, no shout out fa me? I’m not in jail, but c’mon, why you focused on just jail and dead ones, smh?! Just a regular lil’ tribute song…, not that I’m interested or anything… Oh, just heard back from Ken:
“I never heard of him big bro;” well, looks like this review ends with you STEALING his beats!!! Bwahahahahahahhaha!!! My Rating: 3.2


Overall: Thank God I’m done with this review!! Can’t believe you started goin’ in a soft, R&B route with tha music during tha 2nd ½!! Like, that’s not what I was expectin’, or maybe it was, since you completely cut me outta your life?! And, not even one fuckin’ shout out ta me on this CD? After everything I did for you, from dressin’ up as you fa Halloween, writing you almost 30 jail letters, tons of radio spins, radio-editing all of your music, bein’ there for you, wantin’ to “take a bullet” fa you, bein’ your “President of 99 Wayz 2 Grind Entertainment” & more, and it ends with you not sendin’ me your music when it comes out?! Fuck my life, right?! I’m completely done with you!! I’m not 21-year-old, sober, freebie fucking Frankie, anymore!! I’ve been through a lot more shit since!! I don’t live tha same life like y’all always do!! If this was a job, your ass would be FIRED!!!!! Good luck gettin’ somethin’ else outta someone else ‘cause you damn sure ain’t gettin’ nowhere-near tha same treatment as I gave you, when it came down to support!! And, it was all FUCKIN’ FREE!!!!!


Rankings:

18.       “Sunshine” feat. Lil’ Neil 1.4
17.       “Thang 4 U” 1.8
16.       “Stay Down Till I Come Up” 2.3
15.       “Never Be The Same” 2.4
14.       “In My City” 2.7
13.       “Momma N Daddy Told Me” 3.0
12.       “For U” 3.2
11.        “Living Like Pac” 3.4
10.       “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” feat. K.Beezy 3.5
09.       “Thank U 4” 3.6
08.       “Fresha Than The Board Of Health” 3.7
07.       “Ain’t Playing” 3.8
06.       “Keep Ya Head Up” 4.1
05.       “#WhatDaFukANiggaMean” 4.2
04.       “O.G. Blowin’ On Da O.G.” 4.3
03.   “Dumb” feat. Orange Juice Jones 4.4
02.   “Doing My Thang” feat. Ryco Hu$$le & BluBlack 4.7
01.   “All Types Of Games” 4.7


Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      61.2
Total Songs:                      / 18
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Average CD Rating:       3.4

Review #1,490: HotBoy Major "Guard Cha Grill Round 1: Tha Gangsta Gutta Edition"

Reviewed on 1.26.2016 (Review #1,490)


I finally have a lil’ time for a review, outta tha crazy-busy schedule of mine… A Kevin Gates-affiliated artist, here, here goes my review for HotBoy Major Guard Cha Grill Round 1: Tha Gangsta Gutta Edition, off Major Entertainment. I’m so tired from work, right now, so I’m gonna try and get this over with fast, especially since Major likes to follow/unfollow me on IG… Start Time: 8:50 PM | End Time: 9:25 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 use tha word “swag” frequently, 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 #1,490) reviewed on 1.26.2016 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

Link To CD: http://www.datpiff.com/HotBoy-Major-Guard-Cha-Grill-Round-1-Gangsta-Gutta-Edition-mixtape.732606.html


01. “Hot Boy”
>>> I know you have an insane obsession with Gates, as he’s always on your IG posts. And, I thought I was obsessed with posting about artists? Sounds great with tha voice, beat and flow, but really can’t tolerate no “money” lyrics; hate that shit!!! My Rating: 3.7


02. “Money-Making Mitch” feat. Kevin Gates
>>> Gay hook fa me but nice lil’ beat that sounds like it’s an online rapper-type beat… Damn, that hook’s so long… Ehh, okay, but sounds like braggin’ ta me… Feelin’ tha Gates verse, here; consistent rhymin’ at its finest… A lil’ on tha braggin’ tip but it’s whateva… Hearin’ that hook again and I’ono how anyone can take this serious!!! My Rating: 3.5


03. “Messy”
>>> Hmm, not bad; okay beat and I’m likin’ how this sounds with tha vocals… Just hearin’ your lyrics makes me wonder, like, “Why iz it that every artist has to shine?!?” My Rating: 3.2


04. “Where U From”
>>> Kinda sounds like older-soundin’ Louisiana music, here, from New Orleans; not too bad… Consistent rhymes and I have a feelin’ this’ll be tha best one on this CD… My Rating: 4.3


05. “Back & Forth”
“Fouth” on tha back cover? Must be “Forward” since that’s what it says on tha filename… >>> Beat sounds like this’ll be consistent…; not too bad… Damn, it’s “Forth;” such confusion!! But, I’m likin’ tha consistency of tha delivery on this one… My Rating: 3.9


06. “Live Major”
>>> Online beats? Not even original ones? C’mon… Still, sounds nice ta hear, but nothin’ I would bump past a review! Nice-soundin’ hook and nice-soundin’ real-life rhymes, here… My Rating: 4.0


07. “Broke Nigga” feat. Blvd Jay
>>> Okay beat but I don’t like these lyrics at all! What’s so wrong about a “broke nigga?” I mean, ain’t that all I deal with in this fuckin’ music business? Like, no one can afford cheap shit like a $20 mixtape appearance I would do! Boring, unknown feature, too… That’s my fear with any new music, these dayz! It’s like, I can’t take anything new serious ‘cause all it’s about iz money!!! My Rating: 3.0


08. “Only One”
>>> An okay hook; not bad… Lots of random lyrics that you “ain’t tha only one,” here. It’s like, question, are there any virgins rappin’ in Louisiana? Like, everyone “ain’t tha only one,” like, really? Decent, overall, but a lotta random shit, here! My Rating: 3.3


09. “Trap” feat. Lump
>>> Really not likin’ that Kevin Gates tag/intro; sounds corny ta me… Like, can I go sniff a dude’s socks or somethin’, smh? Ironic that I said that ‘cause this about “money,” smfh!!! Boring, repetitive hook; can’t tolerate it! It’s kinda catchy fa a guilty pleasure-like song, but that’s about it. Ugh, this feature!! Nothin’ but “money” bullshit; what else iz new!!! My Rating: 3.1


½time: A 3.6-rated CD, so far.


10. “Jail Nightmares”
>>> Decent, but life’s fearless since my brother died; that’s how I look at it… You have “kids,” already? Damn! An okay song, overall, but kinda drier than usual with tha flow… My Rating: 3.4


11. “Set It Off”
>>> Random hook fa me? Nothin’ really interesting, but what’s up with tha “dick” everywhere?? I still don’t know how y’all constantly “fuck!” I would get judged wrong and prolly get arrested for sexual harassment if I asked to “fuck,” smh! Hate this world, at times! A random song fa me that doesn’t stand out, overall… My Rating: 2.9


12. “B & J”
>>> “B & J” = “BeyoncĂ© & Jay-Z;” random, dry hook, here, over a soft beat… Why does a relationship have ta consist of, “You got dem stacks, I got dem stacks,” smh? Fucked-up world!! Dry song, overall; nothin’ really sparkin’ with me… My Rating: 2.5


13. “Fire Dick” feat. Kevin Gates
??? >>> Sounds like tha best-produced song on this CD? True Baton Rouge sound on tha beat, here; nice and explicit… Sick of Gates’ intermission shit with that, “I don’t get tired (get ‘em, Gates)!,” shit! It’s not like he Louisiana, anymore! A nice verse from Gates but I have a feelin’ that he gon ditch HotBoy in tha long run, just like he ditched Percy… I don’t see you standin’ a chance with Gates, in tha future; I feel like it’s an in-tha-moment moment, just sayin’… My Rating: 4.1


14. “Of A Thug”
>>> Beat’s really dry, once again, and this ain’t too bad… Damn, this just cut off outta nowhere? WTF? Okay… My Rating: 2.8


15. “Cutty Buddy”
>>> Online beat, but I’m likin’ how this sounds… Ehh, sounds like some random internet rapper, here, with tha vocals and how this sounds… Nothin’ really special ‘bout this one, overall; pass… My Rating: 3.2


16. “In The Car” feat. Delucci
>>> Kinda boring fa me; nothin’ goin’ on with this one… Kinda sounds like it could be a good song fa tha dark but I don’t see myself trippin’ off ta this one… I’ll get high ta somethin’ else, especially to someone that can follow me and not unfollow me, smh! Tha feature here ain’t too bad; decent, and thank God there’s no bullshit “money” shit! My Rating: 3.0


17. “Chevy” feat. Lil’ Blaze
>>> Beat sounds like a G-Funk sound, here… This ain’t too bad, once again; sounds like you’re on some G-shit, here… This feature ain’t too bad, either; not bad… My Rating: 3.3


18. “Go Hard”
>>> Stupid intro again! This sounds like an attempt to be catchy on tha hook, but it fails ‘cause tha beat’s typical/dry and there’s nothin’ really catchin’ my attention, here… That gangsta life on tha lyrics, here; anotha decent track… My Rating: 3.1


Overall: I’ono… I have a feelin’ you gon be a “has-been.” I just feel like tha whole Gates representation’s why you put this disc out. I feel like I’m not really gonna hear much from you after this, or if I do, it gon be one more project and then, back to a total underground approach… SMH @ tha follow/unfollowing on IG twice! I’ont fuck wit that at all!!!


Rankings:

18.       “B & J” 2.5
17.       “Of A Thug” 2.8
16.       “Set It Off” 2.9
15.       “Broke Nigga” feat. Blvd Jay 3.0
14.       “In The Car” feat. Delucci 3.0
13.       “Go Hard” 3.1
12.       “Trap” feat. Lump 3.1
11.        “Messy” 3.2
10.       “Cutty Buddy” 3.2
09.       “Only One” 3.3
08.       “Chevy” feat. Lil’ Blaze 3.3
07.       “Jail Nightmares” 3.4
06.       “Money-Making Mitch” feat. Kevin Gates 3.5
05.       “Hot Boy” 3.7
04.       “Back & Forth” 3.9
03.   “Live Major” 4.0
02.   “Fire Dick” feat. Kevin Gates 4.1
01.   “Where U From” 4.3


Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      60.3
Total Songs:                      / 18
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Average CD Rating:       3.4

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