Tuesday, October 10, 2017

R.I.P. Video #59: Shack (39 Posse)



Broadcasting from Baton Rouge, LA, it's ya boy, FrankieThaLuckyDog, here, sadly reporting anotha tragic loss in tha Louisiana rap community. A special edition, today, October 10, 2017.

Derrick Mushatt, better known in tha undaground as Shack from tha '90s New Orleans rap group, 39 Posse, was murdered 20 years ago today, back on October 10, 1997; he was only 28 years-old. 39 Posse was a group consisting of Shack, DJ KLC & MC Dart, all from New Orleans. They released their self-titled debut in 1991 on Parkway Pumpin' Records. Followin' their debut was 39 Automatic in 1993 on Parkway Pumpin' Records. 39 Posse also produced E.X.D., a New Orleans group that stood for "Extremely Deadly", and their 1993 CD, No Elevation, released on In The House Records. On tha night of Friday, October 10, 1997, 39 Posse member, Shack, was murdered at only 28 years-old. 39 Posse would later be featured on N'awlinzer, Big Slack's 2002 release on King's Entertainment, Ready For Combat.


Music:

39 Posse (1991)
01. "Got What It Takes To Make It"
02. "Ask Them Hoes"
03. "Pass The Snake"
04. "Clockin'"
05. "Pumped In Power"
06. "Ask Them Hoes (Instrumental)"


39 Automatic (1993)

01. "Got What It Takes To Make It (Remix)"
02. "Bitch I'm Dart"
03. "39 Automatic"
04. "Hot Spot"
05. "Stuntin' Stars"
06. "Ask Them Hoes"
07. "Pass The Snake"
08. "Bonus Beat"

Featured On:
Big Slack Ready For Combat (2002)
"Throw Ya Hands Up" feat. 39 Posse


Production:
E.X.D. No Elevation (1993)
Intro
"No Elevation"
"Blow Of Death"
"Play You Bitches Dumb"
Intro II
"Knockin' Niggaz Off"
"Another Brotha Filla Coffin"


R.I.P. Derrick "Shack" Mushatt
12.11.1968 - 10.10.1997

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Review #1,758: TBG "Gorilla Gang (Hosted by DJ Ya Boy Earl)"

Reviewed on 9.19.2017 (Review #1,758)


Got anotha review before I regain my focus wit tha old reviewz… I already have anotha review lined up for 2morrow but it’s for tha dance-music world… So, lemme get inta this. Neva was alerted when this one came out but now, it’s time to review it. TBG Gorilla Gang (Hosted by DJ Ya Boy Earl), released in 2015 on TBG Records! Of course, by now, it’s R.I.P. Da Real Gee Money but tha TBG Gang gotta continue! Start Time: 8:02 PM | End Time: 8:51 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!

© 2017 CD Review (Review #1,758) reviewed on 9.19.2017 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.



01. Fredo, Gee Money, Nino & Ree-Up “Blood”
Kickin’ it off wit a B-Real production; ooh! Let’s see… >>> That’s right, Earl: “See, money don’t make you real! Your actions do!” That’s what I be about all tha time! Not ‘bout no damn money, ya dig? With that bein’ said, hearin’ tha beat and it’s pretty nice, of course! Hearin’ tha 1st verse from Fredo and it sounds dope; good shit, here! Gee Money takin’ ova tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through wit some good shit… He was only 20, here, but this sounds nice ta hear, too… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 3rd verse, here, as Nino spittin’ some consistent, gangsta shit, as always! Endin’ it wit tha 4th verse from Ree-Up, here, comin’ through in full TBG gear, here, fa tha TBGerz; good shit! My Rating: 4.5


02. Fredo feat. Nino “What You Say”
Anotha B-Real production! >>> A slow but nice start/beat, here… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s pretty nice wit these “catchin’ playz” times… Kinda sounds like B-Real on tha hook, here, at times… I ain’t officially give him credit on tha hook ‘cause I know it ain’t him on tha 1st verse (same voice on tha hook). It sounds like a catchy lil’ verse; gotta dig it… And, we got Nino on tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ like a good verse… Gotta luv livin’ tha life in tha Rouge—well, I luv hearin’ it through tha music… My Rating: 4.4


03. Blvd Mel, Fredo, Gee Money & YMM Captain “iPhone 6”
>>> Sounds like a nice lil’ instant start—ugh, it rewound! Likin’ tha quiet beat start… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s pretty nice; good shit! We got tha 1st verse from Fredo, here, holdin’ it down wit dem “shits,” of course! Gotta luv how he have err-thang! As long as people have edibles, that’s what’s tha main priority! Got Gee Money on tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through wit his fully-energized verse, here; good shit! That YMM Captain dude on tha 2nd ½ of tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through wit some catchy shit; dumb shit! Gotta luv Mel holdin’ down tha hook; good shit! Maybe, we’ll connect in person soon? Free Percy Keith! My Rating: 4.4


04. Fredo & Gee Money feat. Ree-Up & Toon “Jumpin’”
>>> Definitely feelin’ tha upliftin’, party vibe on tha hook, here! Gotta luv “jumpin’ to tha roof!” I like tha lil’ “I get loose, loose, loose” shit in tha background; iz that B-Real? Ooh, I feel excited, lol… Can’t wait ta go back to BR, next month!! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty dope… Tha 2nd ½ of tha 1st verse a chick (Toon?); sounds good ta flow wit this, too… Got tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through nicely, as always… And, finally, on tha 2nd ½ of tha 2nd verse iz Gee Money, comin’ through wit some nice shit… I knew from when I first heard Gee Money 10 months & 4 dayz ago (B-Real’s birthday), I knew I had to appreciate him! Good shit! Hope err-body continue and neva give up wit this rap shit! My Rating: 4.6


05. Nino feat. Fredo “Run Around”
B-Real on dem beatz! >>> Off to a slow, sketchy start… Ehh, trashy; don’t see a 4.0 wit this one! Not diggin’ tha voice on tha hook and tha beat too dry… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it ain’t bad, here… Ugh, tha shitty-soundin’ voice’s on tha 2nd verse, here… Not feelin’ tha rhymes and this vibe, overall; fail for me and it’s a B-Real production, lol! My Rating: 2.3


06. TBG feat. Big Wayne “Catch It Then”
>>> An uncredited B-Real beat, here; nice! This more like it! Definitely feelin’ tha G-shit on tha hook, here; good shit! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty dope; gotta feel tha energy! Tha 2nd ½ of tha 1st verse’s pretty dope, too, holdin’ tha streetz of tha 225 down, too! “Stay wit tha shits!” Gotta luv tha whole them of “tha shits!” And, we got tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through wit tha gangsta shit, once again! Ooh, even more uncreditin’: Big Wayne; why both brothers uncredited, here? Nice job wit his energetic vibes, of course! Even a 3rd part of tha 2nd verse, here, from Gee Money, consistently spittin’ some vicious rhymes! Definitely dope, y’all! Nice instant ending, too! My Rating: 4.7


07. TBG “Wish Death On Me”
>>> Anotha uncredited B-Real beat, here… Sounds more like a slower vibe, here, soundin’ a lil’ betta than that dry one (#05)… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s a rough world but we gotta find tha positive source… Hearin’ tha hook and you can pass on this… I kinda like that it’s a female but I’ont fuck wit tha 50 Cent “Many Men” remake… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse and it’s Da Real Gee Money, soundin’ pretty nice… Sucks when you can feel “death” around… Gotta be lucky to be alive, these dayz! Got tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ like an okay verse… Overall, kinda cheesy, at times, but still on a real tip… My Rating: 3.1


08. Gee Money & Fredo “It’s Tru”
>>> B-Real produced this with a “Mike Stroke” dude? No credit, here, so I’m just takin’ a guess… Hearin’ Gee Money on tha hook and not diggin’ tha voice; kinda cheesy… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and I luv his hotel vibe of “poppin’ tabs, watchin’ a movie” and all dat; gotta add a Jacuzzi, tho! Got Fredo on tha 2nd verse and not diggin’ these voice effects; they can go! Got tha 3rd verse, here, from Gee Money and it’s soundin’ a lil’ more interestin’, again… My Rating: 2.6


09. TBG “Knuckle Up”
Oh, I know this one… Here’s what I had to say about it, last year:

“Uh oh!! Kickin’ off tha 2nd ½ of this CD wit a B-Real-produced track [funny ‘cause this tha one b4 we kick off tha 2nd ½ of this CD!]!! Definitely feelin’ his on-Mars-soundin’ production!! Yeah, y’all knucklin’ in real life, but nuckelin’ on tha title, lol! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty serious; definitely quality shit! Baton Rouge’ll always have gangsta in it at all times!! B-Real really slammin’ tha beat, here!! Tha most-inspirational dude of all-time!! Can’t believe he made me get a job!! Keepin’ it goin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ consistent and jammin’! Definitely dumb!!” My Current Rating: 4.9


½time: Mainly, this a tight CD; luv tha production, hyped-up vibes & people on this CD. Tha only downfalls are tha dry productions, at times, as well as tha auto-tuned, dry vibes… A 3.9-rated CD, overall, at least; let’s continue to build it up!


10. Gee Money & Nino “Primetime”
B-Real on this beat, of course! >>> Who on tha 1st verse? Uncredited dude but B-Real doin’ tha damn thang on tha beat! Oh, it’s Nino on tha 1st verse; good shit! And, we got Gee Money holdin’ down tha 2nd ½ of tha 1st verse, too; good shit! Damn, a lil’ short? My Rating: 4.4


11. Blvd Mel feat. Fredo & DJ B-Real “Hold Up Wait”
Anotha B-Real one! >>> Sounds like a tight track; I hear some B-Real “huhs” in tha background; nice! Gonna give him credit on tha hook, this time! Definitely feeiln’ what he bringin’ to tha table, here! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it sounds pure; gotta feel it! Blvd Mel bringin’ tha heat at all times; gotta luv him! Keepin’ it movin’ wit Fredo on tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through wit dat street shit! Quality at its finest; gotta luv it! My Rating: 4.5


12. Ree-Up feat. Fredo & Gee Money “Call Log”
>>> Keepin’ these uncredited B-Real tracks comin’ along, here… Nice lil’ beat and tha 1st verse’s soundin’ nice from Ree-Up, here, holdin’ tha streetz of BR down… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s pretty nice, here, wit all this “call log” history… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse and it’s nice, as well; good shit… Switched to tha 2nd ½ of tha 2nd verse wit Gee Money, here, spittin’ “magic” and doin’ his thang… Luv how he had err-thang, holdin’ it down like a “boss,” like he said… My Rating: 4.2


13. Fredo & Gee Money feat. Nino “I Love Pussy”
>>> Not too crazy about tha Fetty Wap-soundin’ voice on tha intro, fa some reason… Hearin’ tha hook and it sounds like a joke… Honestly, it sounds like me at 15 years-old, like, “OMG, a song that keeps sayin’, ‘Pussy’, like Jacki-O’s song,” lol… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s bleh; too much Fetty!! Got Gee Money on tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through wit a decent verse… Oh boy, tha flow got fucked up now that he rappin’ real fast… An uncredited Nino on tha 3rd verse, here; why uncredited? Decent lil’ contribution, tho… My Rating: 2.5


14. Fredo & Gee Money feat. Jerrid & Nino “Nigga Like Me”
>>> Sounds like a nice lil’ production and tha 1st verse not bad, here… Hearin’ tha 2nd ½ of tha 1st verse and it cool; not much ta say but it cool… Tha hook ain’t too bad, here; tha Rouge at its finest! And, we got a “19”-year-old Gee Money on tha 2nd verse, here… Guess this was recorded before June 15, 2015? And, tha 2nd ½ of tha 2nd verse not too bad, as well… My Rating: 3.9


15. Adrian Bagher feat. Fredo & Gee Money “Where That Bag”
>>> Definitely feelin’ this vibe, tha beat and how Dat Boy A does his thang on tha hook… Only thang I say, “Fuck this,” to, iz how we “gotta get dat money” vs. talkin’/doin’ business wit me; why? Nice lil’ 1st verse, tho, from Fredo, holdin’ shit down… And, we got Gee Money on tha 2nd verse, comin’ through wit some nice shit, too; gotta dig tha consistency! My Rating: 4.5


16. Cleezy feat. Nino & DJ B-Real “Really With The Shits”
Surprised this one that old & no B-Real credit (also, no “The” in tha title?)… I ain’t neva realize but my top-rated track off tha Join Da Gang CD… Tha full review:

“I smell a ***PERFECT RATING***!!! I smell a ***PERFECT RATING***!!! I smell a ***PERFECT RATING***!!! I smell a ***PERFECT RATING***!!! This gotta be tha shit with tha toilet and all dat!! >>> B-Real on tha track [not even credited on this CD]!! Shit definitely on-n-poppin’ on tha beat, here!! B-Real on tha hook, comin’ through wit tha hook in an N.O. bounce vibe, here, wit his delivery!! Fuckin’ sick!! No wonder why Baton Rouge, LA my top spot fa undaground music/rap music!! Tha 1st verse’s soundin’ pretty nice, here, holdin’ shit down! Cleezy got shit on lock!! Luv when B-Real says, “Retarded,” on tha hook!! Fuckin’ sick!! And, Nino on tha 2nd verse, keepin’ tha bounce-like vibe goin’ wit tha delivery of tha flow, here! Sounds like an excellent mix with tha BR-like beat!! And, I can’t believe I was right about my prediction!! “Retarded!!!”” My Current Rating: 5.0


17. Pimp feat. Ree-Up & Nino “Pills Back”
I know this one, too & this was also after “Really With The Shits” on Join Da Gang

““What up, B-Real?” Oh, “Fredo on tha track?” Y’all got me thankin’… Tha hook sounds pretty serious and catchy!! “Maneeeee, them pills back!!” Fuckin’ gotta love it!! Tha 1st verse sounds pretty nice, here! Yeah, gotta luv eatin’ shit! Edibles? Tha shiz-nit!! Tha 2nd verse sounds nice, here, with a shout out ta “Blvd Mel,” too. With that bein’ said, “Free Percy Keith!!” Tha 3rd verse sounds good with a familiar-soundin’ flow? Catchy shit fa dem “jiggaz;” gotta keep it alive!! Tha vibe don’t stop, nor does it eva die!! My Current Rating: 4.7


18. Nino feat. Ree-Up “Loyalty”
>>> Endin’ wit an uncredited B-Real beat that’s nice and chill, here, fa tha 225… Hearin’ tha hook and yeah, gotta always have “loyalty” on ya team, here… To me, tha word “loyalty,” I symbolize with Big Wayne. I feel like he tha true leader of that word/meaning! Hearin’ tha 1st verse from Nino and it’s soundin’ nice, here… Keepin’ it movin’ wit Ree-Up on tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through wit some nice shit… Too bad when I deal wit certain people, tha “loyalty” broken, smh. Re-hearin’ tha hook and yeah, if it’s one thing I love about this generation, it’s tha huggin’ and it’s tha luvin’ amongst tha peers. Bein’ anti-social, in a lack-of-affectionate family & not 100% connected with people when I connect wit ‘em, I feel like all tha luv’s a guilty pleasure. However, these dayz, I try to break outta that shell! My Rating: 4.0


Overall: Nice CD, overall. A few dry songs but otha than that, production was definitely on point, as well as tha collaborations! Good job, guys! Keep up tha great work! R.I.P. Da Real Gee Money! Free Fredo!


Rankings:

18.       Nino feat. Fredo “Run Around” 2.3
17.       Fredo & Gee Money feat. Nino “I Love Pussy” 2.5
16.       Gee Money & Fredo “It’s Tru” 2.6
15.       TBG “Wish Death On Me” 3.1
14.       Fredo & Gee Money feat. Jerrid & Nino “Nigga Like Me” 3.9
13.       Nino feat. Ree-Up “Loyalty” 4.0
12.       Ree-Up feat. Fredo & Gee Money “Call Log” 4.2
11.        Gee Money & Nino “Primetime” 4.4
10.       Blvd Mel, Fredo, Gee Money & YMM Captain “iPhone 6” 4.4
09.       Fredo feat. Nino “What You Say” 4.4
08.       Fredo, Gee Money, Nino & Ree-Up “Blood” 4.5
07.       Blvd Mel feat. Fredo & DJ B-Real “Hold Up Wait” 4.5
06.       Adrian Bagher feat. Fredo & Gee Money “Where That Bag” 4.5
05.       Fredo & Gee Money feat. Ree-Up & Toon “Jumpin’” 4.6
04.       TBG feat. Big Wayne “Catch It Then” 4.7
03.   Pimp feat. Ree-Up & Nino “Pills Back” 4.7
02.   TBG “Knuckle Up” 4.9
01.   Cleezy feat. Nino & DJ B-Real “Really With The Shits” 5.0


Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                       73.2
Total Songs:                       / 18
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Average CD Rating: 4.1

Review #1,757: Austin On Tha Track & Gee Money Pimpin' "Press Play"

Reviewed on 9.19.2017 (Review #1,757)


Keepin’ these reviewz goin’, I got one from this year: Austin On Tha Track & Gee Money Pimpin’, from tha Meter Gang (formerly known as Off Tha Meter), Press Play, courtesy of Meter Gang… Start Time: 6:27 PM | End Time: 7:09 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!

© 2017 CD Review (Review #1,757) reviewed on 9.19.2017 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.



01. “Press Play”
>>> Sounds like a nice beat start from Austin, here… Hope it ain’t gon be on that wack shit like tha previous CD I just reviewed… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it sounds like fast-ass rappin’… I’ono, coulda been slower? Ain’t thank you was fast like this, Austin… Likin’ tha “on lean, on lean, on lean” part; 24 more dayz!! My Rating: 3.6


02. “Run It 2” feat. Hot Boi Nook & Shon Thang
>>> Likin’ tha beat start; sounds unique in tha beginning, especially that tha sound’s quietly in tha background… Tha hook simple but nice ova this beat… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it sounds nice ta hear, here… Tha 2nd verse ain’t too bad, here, as it flows wit tha track ta proceed with itself… Hearin’ tha 3rd verse and it ain’t bad, as well; I can dig it in some wayz… And, tha 4th verse ain’t bad; y’all vibin’ in a nice way, of course… My Rating: 3.8


03. “Better Than You” feat. Blammer.Santana
>>> Fuck this auto-tune bullshit; no comment! My Rating: 1.0


04. “Countin’” feat. Hot Boi Nook & Blammer.Santana
>>> Sounds a lil’ catchy but I’mma pretend it’s a guilty pleasure of bein’ gay, here, wit this money shit, on tha hook… Tha beat ain’t too bad; borderline Louisiana, borderline mainstream… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it sounds catchy wit tha Rouge livin’, here… I’ono about tha 2nd verse, here; not inta tha “money long” bullshit and all dat… Neva do I see any “long money” headed my way, smh! I’ono, Austin, but tha 2nd ½ of tha 2nd verse sounds a lil’ betta… My Rating: 2.8


05. “Stuntman” feat. Shon Thang & Hot Boi Nook
>>> Sounds like a catchy hook but then, tha “money” shit comes into play and I just call it a “guilty pleasure.” Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it sounds nice wit headin’ “to tha sto;” I like those times in tha Rouge… Sounds like a lot goin’ on durin’ tha 2nd ½ of tha 1st verse? Holy shit… I’ono, but my reaction sounds all mixed… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s decent, here… Gotta luv “Silverleaf,” too; shout out ta Sundown! Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd ½ of tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ nice, too… My Rating: 3.4


06. “187”
>>> Lemme just skip this auto-tuned bullshit… My Rating: 1.1


07. “Racked Up”
>>> Almost thought it was tha same track as tha previous one, fa a second… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it decent wit this betta-than-usual beat, here… And, Gee Money on tha 2nd verse (Pimpin’, dat iz), soundin’ decent; not-too-bad track, overall… My Rating: 3.5


08. “Drummin’” feat. Drumm Gang
>>> Sounds like a nice beat from Austin, here… A good-soundin’ hook, minus tha “money” bullshit… I’ono, I ain’t really got much ta say about this… Just sounds like a mainstream rap song, here… Tha rest of this iz ehh; no need for a comment… My Rating: 3.1


½time: A 2.8-rated CD, so far… A lil’ betta than tha previous CD, but no bangerz, at tha moment…


09. “Designer” feat. Hot Boi Nook & Shon Thang
>>> Not likin’ tha background vocals in tha beginning, so far… Almost thought I was gon skip it ‘cause it sounds gay… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it ain’t bad, here… Tha beat kinda ehh but not too bad… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s bleh; repetitive and nothin’ special for me, here… Tha 2nd verse ain’t anythang fa me; not feelin’ these rhymes… My Rating: 2.2


10. “Swishincash”
>>> Kinda gives me tha same vibe as tha previous track… Hearin’ tha beginning and it’s ehh… Nothin’ really poppin’ wit this one but it ain’t too bad… My Rating: 2.7


11. “Like Percy”
…Keith? >>> Sounds like random rhymes on tha 1st verse… Oh, “No Limit like Percy,” as far as Miller (Master P). Would I have bet that it was “Percy” Keith? Yeah, but I know I woulda lost ‘cause tha underrated neva win, smh! Decent lil’ track but nothin’ ta really say… My Rating: 3.2


12. “Bigpunpimpin’”
>>> Sounds like a nice beat, here; I can dig it… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it ain’t bad, here… Kinda diggin’ this hook, even tho it gives me a mainstream feel… And, we got tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ like a decent verse, too… My Rating: 3.7


13. “Ghost” feat. Truu, Hot Boi Nook & Shon Thang
>>> Back to tha full-on mainstream sound, here… Wanna say it’s catchy, but not for a Louisiana song; not at all! Decent lil’ hook, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s not bad; can’t really say much… Tha 2nd verse ain’t bad, here; just lettin’ this play through without sayin’ much… Tha 3rd verse ehh; don’t have anythang ta say… My Rating: 2.3


14. “Bootup” feat. Da Real Gee Money & Scotty Corleone
>>> A nice, upbeat vibe, here, but I ain’t fuckin’ wit this a-tuned 1st verse… I like tha flow and tha intensity, but too bad tha gay voice had ta fuck it up! Hearin’ tha hook and it simple; nothin’ much goin’ on wit it… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s ehh… Got Gee Money (Da Real Gee Money) on tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ nice ta hear, at least; see what talent brings? Gotta feel what he bringin’ with a NORMAL voice! And, Mr. Cain (Scotty) on tha 4th verse, comin’ through wit some nice shit ova this beat, too! A mixed review fa me, overall, due to tha shitty-ass auto-tune! Prolly woulda been a 4.5 if there was none of dat! My Rating: 2.6


15. “Favor”
>>> Beat kinda sounds like it has a ‘90s vibe to it, mixed with tha current sounds of today… Almost thought it was gon be a lil’ decent but I’m not diggin’ tha voice on tha hook… Like, literally, I’ono what it iz with today’s music but I can barely put tha voices with tha faces, these dayz, smh… My Rating: 2.0


16. “Playa Ways”
>>> Not diggin’ tha voice in tha beginning, here… Hearin’ tha hook and, once again, it has a ‘90s vibe to it, mixed with today’s sounds… Still, y’all can do betta wit tha voices, at times… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it sounds nice wit all these valuable items… Ick at referencin’ “Swag Surfin’”; eight years later, here we are! Much-betta reference with “25 Lighters”, at least! My Rating: 2.5


Overall: No 4.0’s, smh… Nothin’ too on-n-poppin’ wit this CD, here… Y’all gotta go back to tha old, Baton Rouge sound, not this mainstream-soundin’ shit. Other than that, keep grindin’…


Rankings:

16.       “Better Than You” feat. Blammer.Santana 1.0
15.       “187” 1.1
14.       “Favor” 2.0
13.       “Designer” feat. Hot Boi Nook & Shon Thang 2.2
12.       “Ghost” feat. Truu, Hot Boi Nook & Shon Thang 2.3
11.        “Playa Ways” 2.5
10.       “Bootup” feat. Da Real Gee Money & Scotty Corleone 2.6
09.       “Swishincash” 2.7
08.       “Countin’” feat. Hot Boi Nook & Blammer.Santana 2.8
07.       “Drummin’” feat. Drumm Gang 3.1
06.       “Like Percy” 3.2
05.       “Stuntman” feat. Shon Thang & Hot Boi Nook 3.4
04.       “Racked Up” 3.5
03.   “Press Play” 3.6
02.   “Bigpunpimpin’” 3.7
01.   “Run It 2” feat. Hot Boi Nook & Shon Thang 3.8


Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                       43.5
Total Songs:                       / 16
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Average CD Rating: 2.7

Review #1,756: Off Tha Meter "Chapter 1: Only The Beginning"

Reviewed on 9.19.2017 (Review #1,756)


I was doin’ okay with tha reviewz, recently ‘til Baton Rouge producer/rapper, Austin On Tha Track, was murdered, last month. It threw my consistency off a lil’ bit and then, Da Real Gee Money got killed a month later… Finally, I think I got this, again… This and tha next two CD reviewz gon be related to those two deaths… This first one’s from two years ago and iz Off Tha Meter, or sometimes Meter Gang, Chapter 1: Only The Beginning, released on Meter Gang & Crook Muzik Music Group. Tha 2015 version of Off Tha Meter was Shon Thang, CJ Santana, DJae, Austin Rashaad, Gee Money Pimpin’ & Hot Boi Nook… Start Time: 5:40 PM | End Time: 6:10 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!

© 2017 CD Review (Review #1,756) reviewed on 9.19.2017 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.



01. “TakeOva (Intro)”
>>> Likin’ tha “slime ball” noun for homie, here… In 2015, I ain’t know none of dat “slime” shit till last year, with A1 Wissel sayin’ it. That was tha 1st time I done heard it… Good intro but as far as tha beginning voice, I’ont think I gon tolerate this voice effect shit… Not diggin’ tha hook wit this “we don’t fuck around wit you broke guys” shit; not a money person, here… Sounds betta wit tha 1st verse but I gon scroll through this… Tha 2nd verse listenable, at least; can’t complain here… My Rating: 2.1


02. “I’on Trust Y’all”
>>> Austin On Tha Track track, here… How about, “And, I’on really fuck wit [this auto-tune]?” A lil’ fast-rapped 1st verse, here? Same thang wit tha 2nd verse… My Rating: 1.1


03. “I’m Da Man”
>>> I’ono, just a basic hook and beat, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and this too boring fa me; same rhymes from every rapper these dayz, smh… Tha 2nd verse don’t got no interest fa me, neither… My Rating: 1.3


04. “Pull Up”
>>> Not too inta this basic beat and tha hook sounds like a random, cheesy, hyped-up track… My Rating: 1.8


05. “Romantic Love”
>>> I’ono…, not really for me, here… Tha hook may sound catchy fa othaz but a Louisiana “love” track? Naw… My Rating: 1.5


06. “Real Niggas Only”
>>> I ain’t toleratin’ this slow, long, auto-tuned shit… My Rating: 1.0


07. “Over Wit”
>>> Just… boring… Smh @ tha final verse wit auto-tune! My Rating: 1.2


½time: Expected a lot betta, especially since I knew Garin (Gee Money Pimpin’) & Austin On Tha Track since 2010… Y’all were so much betta wit “Ootin’ N You Bootin’” and all dem Baton Rouge-soundin’ songs. It’s a shame how err-thang have ta sound like mainstream-soundin’ bullshit music… A 1.4-rated CD so far; really?


08. “‘Bout Dat Life” feat. Max Minelli & Lee Banks
>>> Austin track… Luckily, some effort on tha 1st verse, here, but tha auto-tune kills it on tha hook, smh; always somethin’! Shame that we’re a fuckin’ decade inta that auto-tune shit, now, and it’s still goin’?! Why?!? Only liked it for a YEAR! It’s 10, now!! Ahhhhhhhhh! Good job from Max on tha 2nd verse; at least he neva wack! Same thang wit Lee Banks! You needed a rating boost so y’all recruited them fa tha track? Good pickin’ but neva should be ova cheatin’ tha ratings! My Rating: 2.3


09. “Hol’Up”
>>> Sounds a lil’ boring wit tha hook and how y’all comin’ through wit this… Honestly, it sounds like a dried-down version of y’all tracks from ’09, ’10… A lil’ bit of a better effort on tha 1st verse wit tha “purp” and shit, at least… Tha 2nd verse ain’t too bad, neither, surprisingly… My Rating: 2.5


10. “The Smoke Out” feat. LRG & Ronnie Rap Game
>>> Boring, dry beat, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it ain’t bad, here… Tha hook ehh… Sounds like Ty Dolla $ign, at times? Kinda icky, not sticky, lol… Tha 2nd verse ain’t bad, as well… Can’t really say much, here… Hearin’ tha 3rd verse and it sounds like a lil’ bit of a catchier flow, luckily… My Rating: 2.6


11. “Pound Game Tuff” feat. Lee Banks
>>> Finally, somethin’ above-average, here! Diggin’ tha upbeat beat and tha hook pretty “tuff,” here; diggin’ it! Hearin’ tha 1st verse wit Lee Banks and it’s pretty nice; great collab, too! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s decent, here… Keepin’ it movin’ wit y’all on tha 3rd verse and it’s nice, too, as y’all keepin’ it movin’… A 4th verse, here? Only 3:25 on tha length but squeezin’ err-thang, here… Sounds like anotha good-soundin’ verse from tha Rouge… Nice job, Austin… My Rating: 4.2


12. “Kill It” feat. Scotty Cain
>>> Sounds like a good beat, once again, Austin. This what I wanted this CD to sound like, not tha dry, boring, mainstream, typical, brainwashed-soundin’ shit… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s pretty nice; I’ll stay listenin’, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s not bad… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it soundin’ nice, too; glad there’s no wack shit, here… Tha rest of this nice ta hear, too… Also, this anotha nice collab, too; can’t complain… My Rating: 4.0


13. “Run It” feat. Spitta, Scotty Cain, Max Minelli, Deezy Cain & Ree-Up
>>> Kickin’ it off wit Spitta on tha 1st verse, here, wit an anticipatin’ beat start! See, this what y’all CD ‘pose ta sound like!! Funny how some of tha sounds every two bars sounds like B-Real’s production on “I Be Workin’” from Lil’ Cali, OJ Da Juiceman & B-Real, himself, from 2010… To me, it sounds like a sound jack but it’s still a nice lil’ track, here… Good shit from Scotty, too, holdin’ this shit down… And, of course, gotta hold it down wit Max on tha 3rd verse, too! Consistent-soundin’ 4th verse, here; definitely feelin’ tha “streetz” vibe, Deezy! And, tha 5th verse iz here and it’s soundin’ good fa da gangstaz, too… A 6th verse, here, soundin’ pretty consistent from y’all, this time; can’t complain… Tha “OTM” vibe continues wit tha 7th verse, here, soundin’ nice ta hear, too… An 8th verse, here, soundin’ good, too… A 9th verse, here, endin’ it wit Ree-Up, always soundin’ good, too; great job, err-body! Austin endin’ it off wit a 10th verse, here, doin’ tha damn thang, too… Nice job endin’ this, too; instant start, instant ending! My Rating: 4.3


14. “Meter Gang (The Anthem)”
>>> Endin’ with a shitty one? C’mon! We was just finally gettin’ some good ratings… Back to typical-soundin’ beats and shitty-soundin’ vocals… Remember how I used to always think auto-tune sounded like masturbatin’ in anotha dude’s ear? Yeah, I don’t think I’m changin’ my predictions! Basically, this just sounds like an outro… Ick, a fade-out… My Rating: 1.0


Overall: Ain’t really fuck wit this CD… Way too much a-tune & tha beats weren’t all that. When I review Louisiana music, I expect Louisiana music, not sell-out music for tha mainstream…


Rankings:

14.       “Meter Gang (The Anthem)” 1.0
13.       “Real Niggas Only” 1.0
12.       “I’on Trust Y’all” 1.1
11.        “Over Wit” 1.2
10.       “I’m Da Man” 1.3
09.       “Romantic Love” 1.5
08.       “Pull Up” 1.8
07.       “TakeOva (Intro)” 2.1
06.       “‘Bout Dat Life” feat. Max Minelli & Lee Banks 2.3
05.       “Hol’Up” 2.5
04.       “The Smoke Out” feat. LRG & Ronnie Rap Game 2.6
03.   “Kill It” feat. Scotty Cain 4.0
02.   “Pound Game Tuff” feat. Lee Banks 4.2
01.   “Run It” feat. Spitta, Scotty Cain, Max Minelli, Deezy Cain & Ree-Up 4.3


Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                       30.9
Total Songs:                       / 14
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Average CD Rating: 2.2

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

R.I.P. Video #58: Da Real Gee Money



Recorded September 10, 2017

Broadcasting from Concrete City, here in Nanticoke, PA, it's ya boy, FrankieThaLuckyDog here, sadly reportin' anotha tragic loss in tha Louisiana rap community...

Garrett Burton, known in tha Louisiana rap game as "Da Real Gee Money," was murdered earlier this morning, Sunday, September 10, 2017, at around 1:30 AM, in tha 1900 block of Dallas Drive. Burton was in the parking lot when he was fatally shot by an unknown assailant on tha scene. No suspects or motives are present at this time; he was only 22 years-old. Burton was a part of tha TBG Gang, signed with TBG Records; TBG stands for "Top Boy Gorilla." On October 18, 2015, TBG released their debut album, Gorilla Gang, on TBG Records. On October 4, 2016, tha gang released their 2nd album, Join Da Gang, on PTP Production & TBG Records. On February 1, 2017, Burton released his debut solo mixtape, G-Code, which was hosted by DJ Young Shawn, on TBG Records. On February 28, 2017, Burton was featured in XXL's "The New New: 12 Baton Rouge Rappers You Should Know" article. On April 27, 2017, Chris Brown had posted about Burton and Black Pyramid Clothing. However, on tha dark side of thangz, recently, Burton was in tha mist of beefin' with other Baton Rouger, NBA YoungBoy. Burton recently celebrated his 22nd birthday, earlier on June 15.


Music:

Gorilla Gang (Hosted by DJ Ya Boy Earl) (2015)
01. Fredo, Gee Money, Nino & Ree-Up "Blood"
02. Fredo feat. Nino "What You Say"
03. Blvd Mel, Fredo, Gee Money & YMM Captain "iPhone 6"
04. Fredo & Gee Money feat. Ree-Up & Toon "Jumpin'"
05. Nino feat. Fredo "Run Around"
06. TBG feat. Big Wayne "Catch It Then"
07. TBG "Wish Death On Me"
08. Gee Money & Fredo "It's Tru"
09. TBG "Knuckle Up"
10. Gee Money & Nino "Primetime"
11. Blvd Mel feat. Fredo & DJ B-Real "Hold Up Wait"
12. Ree-Up feat. Fredo & Gee Money "Call Log"
13. Fredo & Gee Money feat. Nino "I Love Pussy"
14. Fredo & Gee Money feat. Jerrid & Nino "Nigga Like Me"
15. Adrian Bagher feat. Fredo & Gee Money "Where That Bag"
16. Cleezy feat. Nino & DJ B-Real "Really With The Shits"
17. Pimp feat. Ree-Up & Nino "Pills Back"
18. Nino feat. Ree-Up "Loyalty"


Join Da Gang (Deluxe Edition) (TBG Gang) (2016)
01. TBG "Intro (Get Down Or Lay Down)"
02. Da Real Gee Money, DJ B-Real, Lil' Nino & Ree-Up "What You Mean (Join Da Gang)"
03. Cleezy5 & Da Real Gee Money "Da Truth"
04. Da Real Gee Money "Jack Who?"
05. Ree-Up & Da Real Gee Money "Don't Play With That"
06. Fredo Bang & Da Real Gee Money "Keep Your Steel"
07. Blvd Mel, Da Real Gee Money & Ree-Up feat. Nino Calvin "Body After Body"
08. Lil' Nino "Southern Hospitality"
09. Fredo Bang "Respect My Gangsta"
10. Da Real Gee Money "Take It There"
11. Fredo Bang & Da Real Gee Money "Knuckle Up"
12. Cleezy5, DJ B-Real & Lil' Nino "Really With The Shits"
13. TBG Pimp, Ree-Up & Lil' Nino "Them Pills Back"
14. Fredo Bang, Da Real Gee Money & Blvd Don "Trap Nigga"
15. Blvd Mel & Da Real Gee Money feat. Million Dollar Baby "Whipping With The Pyrex"
16. Da Real Gee Money & Fredo Bang feat. Zoe Realla "Shit Water"
17. Ree-Up & Da Real Gee Money feat. Blvd Quick "Terror Dome"
18. Ree-Up feat. Adrian Bagher "Straight Dumb (Remix)"
19. Da Real Gee Money & Ree-Up feat. Spitta & Scotty Cain "Jack Who? (G-Mix)"
20. Lil' Nino feat. Ree-Up "Loyalty"


G-Code (Hosted by DJ Young Shawn) (2017)
01. Intro
02. "All I Know"
03. "Jack Who"
04. "In My Zone" feat. Mula Pugh
05. "Ain't Really 'Bout It" feat. Aramis
06. Skit
07. "There For Me" feat. Deezy
08. "In My Section"
09. "Take It There"
10. Skit 2
11. "WTF You Sayin'" feat. Cleezy5
12. "Push Yo Shit Back" feat. Blvd Bubba & Sleepy
13. "Sex You"
14. "Jack Who (G-Mix)" feat. Spitta, Scotty Cain & Blvd Ree-Up
15. "I'm Still The Same"
16. "Never Change Up (Outro)" feat. Adrian Bagher


Featured On:

Austin On Tha Track & Gee Money Pimpin' Press Play (2017)
"Bootup" feat. Da Real Gee Money & Scotty Corleone

Dame Corleone, El Chapo, Byrd, Guapo & Scotty Cain Guilty By Association (2017)
"Niggas Ain't Killers" (Byrd feat. Scotty Cain & Da Real Gee Money)

Mr. GettemGone 30 Summers N (2017)
"I Know" feat. Da Real Gee Money & Lady Sgee (2016)
"Get'em Gone" feat. Da Real Gee Money

Scotty Corleone Mafia Musik III (2017)
"Ain't Gone Ride" feat. Da Real Gee Money

YB, Scotty Cain, Big Wayne & Foxx Louisiana Times (Hosted by DJ Young Tommie) (2017)
Big Wayne feat. Da Real Gee Money "Cross That Line"
Big Wayne feat. Da Real Gee Money "Coffe"


Other Songs:
Lil' Sheppard feat. Kizzle, Kay Monie, Fredo Bang, Da Real Gee Money & Blvd Bubble "Y.E.A." (2015)
Da Real Gee Money feat. Cleezy5 & Adrian Bagher "Smell It Thru The Bag" (2017)
Gama feat. Da Real Gee Money "Catch Yu" (2017)
Jay Lewis feat. Da Real Gee Money "Bag Season" (2017)
MC Fiji feat. Da Real Gee Money "Whole Lotta Gang" (2017)


R.I.P. Garrett "Da Real Gee Money" Burton
6.15.1995 - 9.10.2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

My Underground Playlist Adds: August 2017

Wne Murda Feat. Mystikal & Derty "What Up With Dem Hands"



Kell "It Is What It Is"



Camofloug "Waddup Ready"



AJ & Junior "Creepin'"



Shields Feat. Yung Scrill & FYNIC Looney "Down & Out"

Thursday, August 24, 2017

FTLD Reviews Camofloug "Waddup Ready" Live



Filmed & reviewed live in my room on August 24, 2017.

FrankieThaLuckyDog reviews Camofloug Inc. recording artist, Camofloug--hailing from Baton Rouge, LA--and his track, "Waddup Ready", produced by Q-Red!

Monday, August 14, 2017

R.I.P. Video #57: Austin On Tha Track


Recorded August 12, 2017

Broadcasting from my car here in Northeast PA, it's ya boy, FrankieThaLuckyDog, sadly reportin' anotha tragic loss in tha Louisiana rap community.

Austin Rashaad Norwood, betta known in tha undaground of Baton Rouge, LA as Austin On Tha Track, was fatally shot and killed in tha 1900 block of tha Ardenwood Village apartments on North Ardenwood Drive on Thursday, August 10, 2017, at around 7 PM. According to investigators, Norwood was with someone when they went to meet up with whom they were going to sell a phone to. Tha sale was arranged online and as they were sitting in his vehicle, tha unidentified robbers opened fire on them, killing Norwood and wounding tha other victim, who is expecting to survive. At this time, tha suspect iz yet to be identified; Norwood was only 22 years-old.

Norwood was a part of tha Baton Rouge, LA group, Off Tha Meter, which was formed in 2008 by Norwood & his brother, Garin, also known as Gee Money Pimpin'. Throughout tha 2010s, Norwood would produce for various Louisiana artists such as King Fancy Entertainment, Foxx, Kareem, Que Tha Truth, Max Minelli, Bubba, Geaux Yella, Hot Boy, London Loui, Racked-Up Ready, D-Nic, ZC Juice, Doddie Savage, Scotty Cain, TBG Gang, Teflon Mula, Da Real Gee Money & others. On June 7, 2015, Off Tha Meter released their debut, Chapter 1: Only The Beginning, courtesy of Meter Gang & Crook Muzik. Off Tha Meter later started goin' by Meter Gang and their next release on May 22, 2017 was Press Play, under their stage names Austin On Tha Track & Gee Money Pimpin', courtesy of Meter Gang.


Music:

Chapter 1: Only The Beginning (w/Meter Gang) (2015)
01. "TakeOva (Intro)"
02. "I'on Trust Y'all"
03. "I'm Da Man"
04. "Pull Up"
05. "Romantic Love"
06. "Real Niggas Only"
07. "Over Wit"
08. "'Bout Dat Life" feat. Max Minelli & Lee Banks
09. "Hol'Up"
10. "The Smoke Out" feat. LRG & RonnieRapGame
11. "Pound Game Tuff" feat. Lee Banks
12. "Kill It" feat. Scotty Cain
13. "Run It" feat. Spitta, Scotty Cain, Max Minelli, Deezy Cain & Ree-Up
14. "Meter Gang (The Anthem)"

Press Play (w/Gee Money Pimpin') (2017)
01. "Press Play"
02. "Run It 2" feat. Hot Boi Nook & Shon Thang
03. "Better Than You" feat. Blammer.Santana
04. "Countin'" feat. Hot Boi Nook  Blammer.Santana
05. "Stuntman" feat. Shon Thang & Hot Boi Nook
06. "187"
07. "Racked Up"
08. "Drummin'" feat. Drumm Gang
09. "Designer" feat. Hot Boi Nook & Shon Thang
10. "Swishincash"
11. "Like Percy"
12. "Bigpunpimin'"
13. "Ghost" feat. Truu, Hot Boi Nook & Shon Thang
14. "Bootup" feat. Da Real Gee Money & Scotty Corleone
15. "Favor"
16. "Playa Ways"


Featured On:

Byrd, Harley Ken, Scotty Cain & Pablo New Louisiana (2015)
"Andale" feat. OTM G Money & Austin On Tha Track

Doddie Savage Savage 101: Roll Call (2016)
"Flava" feat. Austin On Tha Track & Gee Money Pimpin'

Scotty Corleone Mafia Musik III (2017)
"Runem" feat. Austin On Tha Track, Gee Money Pimpin' & Tazz Blow


Other Songs:

Off Tha Meter "Showstopper" (2009)
Off Tha Meter "How Ya Like Me Na" (2009)
Off Tha Meter "Get Jiggy (Don't Pop Pills)" (2009)
Off Tha Meter feat. Lil' Boxx "I'm So Fly" (2009)
Off Tha Meter feat. Lil' Buddy & J-Skillz "Ootin' N You Bootin'" (2010)


Production:
Lil' Buddy feat. J-Skillz "Not Like Me" (2010)
Foxx "Don't Work, Don't Eat" (2012)
Kareem "Everlasting" (2013)
Que Tha Truth "Confessions Of A King" (2013)
Max Minelli "Share My Drugs" (2014)
Bubba "To The Roof" (2014)
Bubba feat. Tatty "3 AM" (2014)
Geaux Yella "Cut Up" (2014)
Hot Boy "Ride" (2014)
London Loui "I Really Do It" (2014)
London Loui "Alive" (2014)
Racked-Up Ready, D-Nic & ZC Juice "How Many Gone Ride" (2014)
Racked-Up Ready, ZC Juice & D-Nic "I'ma Slang It" (2014)
ZC Juice feat. Racked-Up Ready "That's What Ya Mouth Say" (2014)
Off Tha Meter "Chapter 1: Only The Beginning" CD (2015)
Doddie Savage feat. Scotty Cain, Shon'Thang & Manu Gotti "Bag" (2016)
Doddie Savage feat. Dame Corleone "Something" (2016)
Doddie Savage "Slangin' Ks" (2016)
Doddie Savage feat. Scotty Cain & Manu Gotti "Leave Dat Nigga" (2016)
Doddie Savage feat. Dame Corleone & Scotty Cain "Shakeout" (2016)
Scotty Cain "2 Steps Ahead" (2016)
Blvd Mel, Da Real Gee Money & Ree-Up feat. Nino Calvin "Body After Body" (2016)
Teflon Mula "Never Lose Focus" (2016)
Austin On Tha Track & Gee Money Pimpin' "Press Play" CD (2017)
Da Real Gee Money feat. Mula Pugh "In My Zone" (2017)
Da Real Gee Money feat. Aramis "Ain't Really 'Bout It" (2017)


Other Production:
Off Tha Meter "Showstopper" (2009)
Off Tha Meter "How Ya Like Me Na" (2009)
Off Tha Meter "Get Jiggy (Don't Pop Pills)" (2009)
Off Tha Meter feat. Lil' Boxx "I'm So Fly" (2009)
Off Tha Meter feat. Lil' Buddy & J-Skillz "Ootin' N You Bootin'" (2010)
JQ "Swagger Out" (2014)
Scotty Cain feat. Gee Money Pimpin', Squirm G & Young Star "Work" (2015)


R.I.P. Austin Rashaad Norwood
5.12.1995 - 8.10.2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

Review #1,754: Tim Smooth "Da Franchise Player"

Reviewed on 8.11.2017 (Review #1,754)


Keepin’ these reviewz goin’, I have tha late Tim Smooth up next with Da Franchise Player, released in 1998 on Mobo Records, here… Start Time: 1:59 AM | End Time: 2:53 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!

© 2017 CD Review (Review #1,754) reviewed on 8.11.2017 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

Link To CD: N/A


01. “I’m Da Shit”
Merrill “Roc” Robinson on da track… >>> A decent beat start; sounds like a good comeback track… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it sounds good wit what you’re bringin’, here… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s good; you “da shit.” Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s pretty nice, too; you know how ta hold it down! My Rating: 4.2


02. “Behind Mine” feat. Rated X
Anotha Roc beat… >>> Anotha nice beat, here, includin’ tha hook; nice job… We got tha 1st verse, here, soundin’ like a good verse; nice aggression, too… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse and it’s pretty nice, here; good job, too… And, we got tha 3rd verse, here, continuin’ ta spit some cool, good shit, here… My Rating: 4.2


03. “What Niggas Do 4 Pussy” feat. Kernell
Leroy “Precise” Edwards on tha track… >>> Nice beat; definitely feelin’ these laidback/“G” times of ’98, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and you spittin’ some nice rhymes; can’t deny ‘em… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s catchy wit how it sounds fa da “pussy,” here… Lol @ how this bitch’ll “eat from [yo] muthafuckin’ jeans to [yo] dick,” here; you had it poppin’, back then! My Rating: 4.3


04. “Freak Nasty”
Ice Mike on this beat… >>> Catchy lil’ hook ta start this off, on a decent beat… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s good wit how you handle this freaky shit… I like tha “Tropicana” part; nice rhyme/rhymes, here… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ nice, too… Catchy-soundin’ start to tha 3rd verse, here; you know what you doin’… Got to fit a quick 4th verse, here, which sounds good, too… Even got tha chick orgasin’ in tha background, too, on tha hooks, too… My Rating: 4.0


05. “Handle Yo Business” feat. Mystikal
Precise on this one… >>> Nice, aggressive hook, here; good shit, Tim… Hearin’ tha 1st verse, here, soundin’ nice; gotta dig it… I like tha “liquorice” part; good rhyme/rhymes, once again! Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ like a nice verse, too… Even sounded a lil’ like Biggie toward tha end of tha 2nd verse wit tha “if you don’t know, now you know” part… Keepin’ it goin’ wit tha 3rd verse, here, still keepin’ it freaky at all times… My Rating: 4.2


06. “KABOOM !”
Ice Mike on tha track… >>> Likin’ tha hook/title part/start to tha 1st verse, here, ova this beat… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, soundin’ like a decent verse, so far… Rhymes definitely on point, as I always expect ‘em to be; gotta dig Smooth! Keepin’ it goin’ wit tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ like an okay verse… My Rating: 3.9


07. “Olivia” feat. King Goldie & Nas-T
Swift beat… >>> A slower, nice vibe, here, wit tha 1st verse soundin’ okay… Here you are on tha 2nd ½ of tha 1st verse, soundin’ just as good, here… I’ono why, but to me, this sounds like we’re on our way to travel or somethin’, here; gotta luv travelin’! Got tha hook, here, soundin’ nice wit tha singin’… Shout out to “Alivia,” tho, one of my friend’s daughters… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse from you and it ain’t bad, here… My Rating: 3.8


½time: This a quality CD, right chea, wit a 4.1 CD rating, so far… Hopefully, we’ll keep it up; you doin’ a good job, as always!


08. “Fonkey Lil’ Monkey”
Precise track… >>> “Girbauds hangin’ low;” nice wit this verse! Also, beat sounds a lil’ “Here I Go”ish, too, wit tha bassline; catchy shit… Like how you continuously kept it goin’, here! Lol @ “when [your] Jimmy tried ta enta!” Luv how you have random shit ta say; that’s why you’re legendary! You laughin’ on tha outro, here; nice… My Rating: 4.3


09. “Da Plan” feat. G-Slimm
Swift… >>> Hearin’ tha hook and it’s soundin’ nice, here, ova this smooth-soundin’ southern beat… Hearin’ tha 1st verse from you and it’s soundin’ good; life of da Smooth, here… Keepin’ it goin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ like a nice verse, too, from Slimm… Sucks that both of y’all gone… If only I was as evolved as I was back then, I woulda looked forward ta meetin’ both of y’all… Got you on tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ like more plans, here; gotta dig it… My Rating: 4.1


10. “Is Dat Yo Hoe?” feat. King Goldie & G-Slimm
Ice Mike beat, here… >>> Cool lil’ funky beat start from Mike, here… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s a catchy one; can’t deny it… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s soundin’ nice from you, here… Likin’ tha collaboration throughout tha verse, too; y’all a great team… Not much of a transition from tha verse to tha hook, tho, till 2:16; kinda long? Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ pretty nice, once again… Lol @ “no Girbauds, but my Khaki’s saggin’.” Well, at least y’all got tha “saggin’” goin’ on, as well as tha “Khaki’s” as a replacement? My Rating: 3.7


11. “Gameballa” feat. Kangol Slimm
A Swift beat… >>> Instant start wit Kangol on tha hook, here, soundin’ good… Feelin’ like I heard this hook before? Bet this came first, tho? Think tha otha song was U.N.L.V. but from ’03 or somethin’? Oh, now, Smooth, we have tha “‘Bauds fallin’,” this time? Good shit fa tha 1st verse, here… Likin’ tha consistent, catchy rhymes from you, of course; you got this shit on lock! Even mo catchiness comin’ outta tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ pretty nice… Definitely one of New Orleans’ finest rappers, here, with tons of CDs and unstoppable rhymes! You done marked yo spot in tha game, Tim! My Rating: 4.1


12. “Knee Deep”
Swift track… >>> A faster-soundin’ smooth beat, here, soundin’ good… Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice; good shit… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s good, even tho it sound a lil’ like No Limit? “It Ain’t My Fault”…; nothin’ wack, at least, just sayin’… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ like a good verse, too; can’t deny it… My Rating: 3.9


13. “Tell Me Why” feat. Nate-N
Ice Mike track… >>> A slower vibe, here, soundin’ good on tha verse, here… Lol, only 1:45 on tha length, here, goin’ quick… My Rating: 3.8


14. “LADIDADI”
Roc beat ta end thangz off… >>> Sounds like a catchy hook and beat, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it sounds like you’re soundin’ a lil’ cooler, here? Tha rest of this decent; not much ta say… My Rating: 3.7


Overall: Nice job; definitely a dope CD, of course! You a main reason why New Orleans has a rap scene! Glad you had so much to offer to tha world! Wish you were still here… Definitely felt all tha laidback vibes, no matter if they were slow or upbeat! Funky and ‘90s at its finest, here, with consistent, unstoppable rhymes!


Rankings:

14.       “Is Dat Yo Hoe?” feat. King Goldie & G-Slimm 3.7
13.       “LADIDADI” 3.7
12.       “Tell Me Why” feat. Nate-N 3.8
11.        “Olivia” feat. King Goldie & Nas-T 3.8
10.       “Knee Deep” 3.9
09.       “KABOOM !” 3.9
08.       “Freak Nasty” 4.0
07.       “Gameballa” feat. Kangol Slimm 4.1
06.       “Da Plan” feat. G-Slimm 4.1
05.       “I’m Da Shit” 4.2
04.       “Behind Mine” feat. Rated X 4.2
03.   “Handle Yo Business” feat. Mystikal 4.2
02.   “Fonkey Lil’ Monkey” 4.3
01.   “What Niggas Do 4 Pussy” feat. Kernell 4.3


Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                       56.2
Total Songs:                       / 14
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Average CD Rating: 4.0

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