Sunday, January 1, 2017

Review #1,609: Baton Rouge Music Company "Music Is My Hustle 2"

Reviewed on 1.01.2017 (Review #1,609)

Happy New Year! My New Year’s resolution iz to finally make it to tha Boot! I have a trip planned in tha works! Now, I just need to get tha time off of work! Will it happen? Tha future will tell!! For now, here comes my 1st review of 2017, which shoulda been my final one of 2016! After this review, I’m goin’ straight to my old Louisiana Reviewz Marathon CDs to review, that I’ve been tryna review since May 1, 2009! For now, here’s Baton Rouge Music Company Music Is My Hustle 2! DeTrane in tha buildin’! Start Time: 8:15 PM | End Time: 9:17 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 #1,609) reviewed on 1.01.2017 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

01. DeTrane “Intro”
Lil’ Fonzie on tha beat, here; here we go…! >>> Doesn’t really sound like your voice… It sounds like your voice’s really sped up… Ehh, prolly coulda slowed it down, instead? Props to err-body still makin’ music! Nice beat, too, fa this intro! My Rating: N/A

02. Kell “That Gift”
Big Boy Kell, from Sick Spit Entertainment, here! Different title? *Checks…* Naw, I ain’t hear this before and why ain’t it in tha mixtape folder? My Rating: N/A

03. Big Bandit “Same Ole Hustle”
Lookin’ forward ta hearin’! >>> I’m feelin’ tha whistlin’ beat intro, here… I’ono if it’s ‘cause I’m comin’ off a high or somethin’, but I’m feelin’ how this sounds! “Smoke a blunt;” of course! Two today! Worked, two blunts, no nap!! Great way to start tha year off! Beat’s definitely pure for tha Boot and so iz tha hook! Good shit! Tha 1st verse’s pretty nice wit this Rouge vs. real-life shit; definitely dope! Just when so many artists either quittin’ or makin’ mainstream-soundin’ bullshit, here comes some quality, Baton Rouge music, without all that cocky bullshit! Keepin’ it goin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, spittin’ facts! My Rating: 4.5

04. B-Trell “Fuck Ya”
“Fuck” right, even tho I’ono know about him… >>> Regardless, this sounds nice ta hear! Great job wit what he rappin’ off of, here; definitely nice! Feelin’ tha troublemaker-type vibe on tha hook, here; dope… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and B-Trell sound like tha life of tha “party,” here… Tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ nice ta hear, too; good shit for tha streetz! My Rating: 4.3

05. T-Bo feat. Lil’ Witness “Eff The Weekend Up”
Let’s see, here… >>> I’m feelin’ tha repetitive vibe about “the weekend” on tha hook, here; definitely nice ta hear! Tha chick in tha background definitely nice ta hear, as an addition! Feelin’ how T-Bo comin’ through on tha 1st verse, here, spittin’ it for dem chicks/bitches… Keepin’ it goin’ wit tha 2nd verse from T-Bo, here; can’t complain… Witness, of course, bringin’ tha A+ heat on tha 3rd verse, here; always a plus! My Rating: 4.4

06. Yak Nasty “That Nigga” “Slidin’ In The Bucket”
Let’s hear this dude for tha 1st time… >>> Likin’ tha violin in tha beat/background, here… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s simple-type shit that sounds catchy for tha mainstream or somethin’… I don’t mind this much at all, but this’ll prolly be one of tha wackest-soundin’ tracks on here for normal people? I’ono… I’m enjoyin’ it, tho. Tha verses are catchy, even tho it sounds a lil’ quiet? My Rating: 4.0

07. Lil’ Yella feat. Young Fingaprint & Thai VG “Gangland”
Lookin’ forward ta hearin’ this! Props fa continuin’! >>> Sounds different, once again; diggin’ tha slow, street vibe! I’ono if it was ‘cause I fell off, but err-body soundin’ all brand-new, now! Tha hook’s pretty tight, here! Definitely feelin’ tha perspective for tha “gang”—“Gangland,” that iz! Nice shit on tha 2nd verse, too, keepin’ this shit goin’! I honestly feel like it’s like 10 years ago, when I first heard tha Jimmy The DJ & DeTrane mixtapes! Neva agin’! Tha 3rd verse’s pretty nice, here; good shit! My Rating: 4.5

08. Loxley “The Black Sheep”
Where’s this one?? My Rating: N/A

09. ChaYsuh feat. Terrabull Tef “Fuck Ya”
Beat sounds nice and ChaY sound good on tha 1st verse, holdin’ shit down… Tha hook sounds nice with this aggression/anthemic sound; great with tha female! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and this must be this Terrabull? First time I’m hearin’ and it sounds like one of those cool rappers from tha early 2000’s that you hear for tha 1st time! Nice 1st impression from me! “Fuck yeah! Fuck yeah!” And, you got tha 3rd verse on lock, too, ChaYs! Nice beat ending, too! My Current Rating: 4.2

10. Asia Sky “What You Got”
Let’s see “what [she] got,” this time… >>> I’ono, but I’m feelin’ how X-Fyle be producin’ for her! Anotha hit-soundin’ song fa my reviewz! Feelin’ this singin’ throughout tha verses and beat! My Rating: 4.1

11. Gho$twriter & Haydel feat. Yung Gunna “White Chalk”
Let’s hear it! >>> I’m feelin’ tha dark-soundin’ street beat, here; good shit! This sounds nice ta hear; not sure what else I can say? Consistent rappin’ ova this nice beat… Tha “chalk”-creatin’ hook sounds nice ta hear, too… My Rating: 4.2

½time: Some tracks on tha back cover don’t match tha order of some of tha tracks on tha files… But, I’m definitely feelin’ this compilation, so far! Definitely got shit on lock, once again, fa tha 2K16/2K17, Trane! A 4.3-rated CD, currently! Keep it up wit these quality-soundin’, A+-soundin’ BR artists!!

12. B-Trell “Sending Hits”
>>> Sounds good, once again! Diggin’ this beat and tha vibe he bringin’ to tha street track, here… Tha 1st verse’s pretty nice ta hear, here; good shit! Tha hook’s pretty nice, too, comin’ through wit dem “hitz!” Tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ nice, strictly holdin’ this shit down! “Tha police always follow me;” ouch! My Rating: 4.3

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

14. T-Bo “White Boy Swag”
Haven’t I heard before? Looks really old or somethin’? I’ono, but that’s what I see when I see this kinda title… >>> Ya Boy Earl in tha intro; really? Ain’t this your mixtape, DeTrane? A nice beat ta rap off of, but a lil’ cocky/show-off-y… Still, I don’t mind it, tho… My Rating: 3.8

15. DeTrane feat. Jay Sloan “L.L.L.D.”
Le’see… >>> Likin’ tha beat start, here… And, here you are, rappin’ on tha 1st verse; nice ta hear, outta nowhere! DeTrane music fittin’ in wit these times of my manager & that enemy I deal with at my job! They don’t respect me enough ‘cause I’m tha Nu$$ie / Kevin Gates / Boosie of my job!! An aight flow; decent rhymes, here, on tha 1st verse… “Live, Lust, Love, Die”? Nice, catchy hook from tha Trane! Sloan on tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through, doin’ a nice job wit this collab… It reminds me of nice lil’ undaground rap I’d hear on tha college radio stations up here in Northeast PA throughout 2003, lol! Love those feelings! My Rating: 4.6 (highest-rated track, so far, even tho it was only “aight” on tha verses, at times!)

16. Carolinah Blue feat. Dylan Camp “Dark”
>>> Pretty serious sounds comin’ from tha beginning… Sounds like a catchy lil’ hook after tha nice lil’ beat intro… Props for Mr. Carolinah for holdin’ tha hook down! Tha 1st verse’s soundin’ nice! Kinda reminds me of a newer version of Yung Sicka, here… Crazy 2nd ½ of tha 1st verse wit that beat!! Tha 2nd verse sounds kinda decent, here; not bad… I’ono, but tha 1st verse sounded way better? Tha 3rd verse decent but that crazy beat toward tha end of tha verse iz where it’s at!! My Rating: 4.4

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

18. Jay Sloan feat. Dez Dynamic “My Way”
>>> I’m likin’ tha slow beat intro, here… It progresses into a faster-soundin’ track… Lol, more BPM than tha usual? Almost reminds me of a Mark Ronson-type song or somethin’? Guessed 120 BPM for tha BPM and it’s actually 120.70 (rounded up to 121)! Tha 1st verse’s pretty nice ta hear ova this beat! Even tho this track kinda sounds like some shit you’d rock a suit and tie to, I really am feelin’ it in a special “way!” Nice job wit tha 2nd verse, here, holdin’ shit down in a different way… And, a bridge? Singin’, kinda like it’s tha rap version of Calvin Harris’ “My Way”, lol. Speakin’ of Calvin, who knew, right before I first discovered DeTrane on tha night of February 24, 2008, I first heard Calvin Harris on Music Choice Electronica! Now, every1 knows him! If I woulda talked about him in a review in 2008, no1 woulda known who I was talkin’ ‘bout, lol! My Rating: 4.5

19. Zippa Castro “Dolla Signs”
>>> Even tho I don’t fuck wit these kinda tracks since my times bein’ robbed, I do think this sounds catchy. Nice job wit tha catchiness, Zipp!! Tha 1st verse sounds great fa a hustle; can’t deny it, luckily… Tha 2nd verse’s pretty nice ta hear, too, strictly on tha grind… My Rating: 4.3

20. S.C.C. “G Or What”
Nice to see South Coast Coalition here, but where’s tha mp3 file??? My Rating: N/A

21. Keazy Lutchie “I’m Gon Survive”
Back cover says, ““I’m Goin’ Survive”;” “Goin’?” Either way, I wanna hear this newbie ta end thangz off! >>> “I’m” likin’ tha slow beat and tha “flashing lights” shit wit tha hook, here; good shit! Tha 1st verse’s soundin’ nice, here; great job layin’ it down wit how it’s rough growin’ up, sometimes! Tha 2nd verse’s pretty nice, too, deliverin’ this real-life shit like it’s nothin’! Great story… My Rating: 3.9

22. Alvin Ray “Giving Up”
>>> I ain’t expect much from this but it sounds nice wit how he singin’ tha hook ova this beat! Tha 1st verse’s pretty nice wit this rappin’. When y’all talk about bein’ “daddy” and shit like that in y’all 20’s, I feel like y’all grow up real fast or somethin’. Still, much betta than what I expected with tha 1st verse! Great job layin’ it down! Now, a lil’ sample after tha 1st verse… Tha 2nd verse’s pretty nice; love when he raps! Long track but this shit don’t stop! A 3rd verse, here, spittin’ dat real, southern shit! My Rating: 4.4

23. DeTrane “Outro”
Time ta end this quick, excellent mixtape! >>> Where will we be one year from now, when that “next mixtape drops?” Can’t wait ta see what tha rest of this year gon bring! A lil’ dry wit how you deliverin’ tha outro, here, wit tha voice… Uh, what about me? Where’s my shout out? Still waitin’ for that day where it’s an automatic thing and not just somethin’ that I have to be told about! I wanna be surprised! Haven’t reached that important point, yet! That’s why, I ain’t on Facebook and barely post, anymore! My Rating: N/A

Overall: I really liked this mixtape, even tho nothin’ really obsessively struck me. Still, almost every track had a special vibe to it! Great job wit tha selection and exclusives, DeTrane! Gotta keep tha undaground music world of Baton Rouge alive, while tha undaground’s slowly dyin’! Can’t let it die! We’re all not “old” for this!!


18.       T-Bo “White Boy Swag” 3.8
17.       Keazy Lutchie “I’m Gon Survive” 3.9
16.       Kell “Lyrics Like Pills” 4.0
15.       Yak Nasty “That Nigga” “Slidin’ In The Bucket” 4.0
14.       Asia Sky “What You Got” 4.1
13.       Gho$twriter & Haydel feat. Yung Gunna “White Chalk” 4.2
12.       ChaYsuh feat. Terrabull Tef “Fuck Ya” 4.2
11.        Zippa Castro “Dolla Signs” 4.3
10.       B-Trell “Fuck Ya” 4.3
09.       B-Trell “Sending Hits” 4.3
08.       T-Bo feat. Lil’ Witness “Eff The Weekend Up” 4.4
07.       Carolinah Blue feat. Dylan Camp “Dark” 4.4
06.       Alvin Ray “Giving Up” 4.4
05.       Jay Sloan feat. Dez Dynamic “My Way” 4.5
04.       Big Bandit “Same Ole Hustle” 4.5
03.   Kell “Letter To My Son” 4.5
02.   Lil’ Yella feat. Young Fingaprint & Thai VG “Gangland” 4.5
01.   DeTrane feat. Jay Sloan “L.L.L.D.” 4.6

Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      76.9
Total Songs:                      / 18 (counted)
Average CD Rating:       4.3

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