Monday, January 30, 2017

Review #1,616: Mystikal "Unpredictable"

Reviewed on 1.30.2017 (Review #1,616)

I just counted how many CDs I have to still review during my Louisiana Reviewz Marathon and I have 695 more to go!! Damn!! This gon take me a hell of a long time!! Lemme just continue it with Mystikal Unpredictable, released in 1997 on Jive Records, No Limit Records & Big Boy Records! Start Time: 12:04 PM | End Time: 1:11 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 #1,616) reviewed on 1.30.2017 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

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01. “Born 2 Be A Soldier” feat. Master P, Silkk The Shocker, Fiend & Mac
KLC on tha beat, here, kickin’ thangz off… >>> There’s a lotta “Soldier” tracks, out there, but I’ll just act like I ain’t heard this, before… Tha hook from P’s nice with this upbeat beat… Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse, Kal, and it’s soundin’ nice and hyped-up!! Nice job handlin’ this 2nd verse, too, P! Straight street shit, no matter what age we’re in! Keepin’ it goin’ wit tha 3rd verse and I’m definitely diggin’ this fast-rapped gangsta shit!! Tha 4th verse’s pretty hype and continuous, just like tha otha verses! Definitely dope shit! Tha 5th verse’s pretty tight, too, holdin’ it down! My Rating: 4.6

02. “Murder 2”
Rick Rock doin’ this track… >>> Gotta luv your energy and how you handle these hooks/tracks!! Beat’s pretty nice ta rap on, in a gangsta perspective; dope shit! Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and it’s almost like you’re a werewolf in late-night action! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s soundin’ like a nice verse, here; good shit! Keepin’ it goin’ wit tha 3rd verse, here, strictly rippin’ it! Gotta luv how you come through wit it!! My Rating: 4.4

03. “13 Years”
Produced by Craig B, here… >>> Crazy; I remember when you were locked up! Can’t believe it’s been seven years since you been released! Where’d those seven years go?! Beat’s pretty dope, here, wit an East Coast hip-hop style for tha south! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and you tearin’ it up as if you were gettin’ murdered or somethin’; that aggression!! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and, you still can’t deny what Mystikal brings to tha table, here!! Even more crazy vibes comin’ outta tha 3rd verse, here, strictly rippin’ shit apart!! My Rating: 4.6

04. “Unpredictable”
DJ Darryl on tha track… >>> Before all tha garbage, mumblin’ rap of today, here’s Mystikal wit tha tight, rapid-fire rappin’! “Undeniable!!,” I’ll say!! Great job wit handlin’ this shit ‘cause you’re undeniable!! Luvin’ tha hook! “Ssdhfsljdfhsljfs! Ssdhfdslhdslkjh!! Lsdfjlflsdfhlf!! Unpredictable!!” Fuckin’ luv it!! Tha rest of this goes hard!! My Rating: 4.8

05. “Ain’t No Limit” feat. Silkk The Shocker & Master P
KLC! >>> Anotha nice beat wit you goin’ off tha meter, here! What iz your body temperature at 199 degrees or somethin’? Too fuckin’ shmokin’ hot on tha track!! Tha 2nd verse goes hard, too; props for tha energy and aggression, Kal! Hearin’ tha 3rd verse and it sounds so much more calm than you, Mystikal… It’s almost like, if this CD was just you, it would’ve had a continuous, consistent vibe… Either way, it ain’t bad… My Rating: 4.2

06. “Ghetto Child” feat. Master P & Silkk The Shocker
Let’s get it! KLC & O’Dell on tha track! >>> A much slower beat, here, but definitely on tha eerie/southern/‘90s tip… Hearin’ P on tha hook and it’s definitely dope, describin’ tha life of livin’ in a “ghetto child” life… Hearin’ P on tha 1st verse and it’s nice wit all these facts… “Bill Gates,” huh? Kinda like how I am in these times, meaning, it’s all about bein’ autistic! “Here [you] go” on tha 2nd verse, Mystikal, lol, doin’ tha damn thang wit your aggressive rappin’! Silkk comin’ through on tha 3rd verse, spittin’ some nice lil’ rhymes, even tho this laidback flow don’t match these Mystikal tracks, that much… My Rating: 4.3

07. “Did I Do It”
O’Dell on tha track! >>> Jammin’ lil’ No Limit track! “Fuckin’ right! Fuckin’ right!” Definitely a hyped-up hook to tha fullest!! Tha 1st verse’s definitely official; gotta hold it down! Mystikal’s pure material at his finest!! Tha 2nd verse’s pretty nice, too; gotta keep it movin’! My Rating: 4.7

08. “Here We Go” feat. B-Legit, E-40 & Master P
Produced by Studio Ton with this Cali collab! >>> A lil’ slow but not too bad, here, for a beat start… Consistent rappin’ comin’ outta tha 1st verse! Gotta dig it, to tha fullest! Tha hook’s pretty laidback; sounds like somethin’ nice ta shmoke to… Hearin’ you on tha 2nd verse and that spelling’s definitely A+, right there!! Diggin’ tha “na-na-na-na-na” shit, too! My Rating: 4.2

½time: Of course, A+ when it’s Mystikal on tha mic! When don’t you have a five-star-rated CD?! Or, just about that? A 4.5-rated CD, currently! Keep up tha continuous aggression, great production & dark-soundin’ tracks!!

09. “We Got The Clout” feat. Mia X
O’Dell doin’ this one… Heard on Mia X’s Unlady Like that there was a “Who Got Tha Clout”; now, it’s “We”? >>> This sounds betta? I’m diggin’ tha darker beat! Yeah, this tha same as tha previous one; feelin’ it a lil’ betta, tho! My Current Rating: 4.5

10. “Still Smokin’”
The Legendary Traxster on tha track! >>> This sounds dope! I already can tell I like this betta than tha “Here We Go”, which I considered a “smokin’” song… I’m feelin’ this laidback vibe in tha hook and I can’t imagine what tha verses—oh, ‘verse’, since it’s only 2:23 on tha length, sounds like! Hearin’ tha verse and you got this shit on lock, just spittin’ some fast rhymes ova this slower beat… My Rating: 4.2

11. “U Can’t Handle This”
Craig B on tha beat! >>> Sounds like a NY-type hip-hop beat, once again, as you’re handlin’ “this,” right now, on tha 1st verse! Kinda sounds like a random song wit tha hook and all that, but it’s all about tha way you come through on tha track! Rah-rah-rah @ tha 2nd verse; keep doin’ tha damn thang! And, you roarin’ wit tha 3rd verse, here, keepin’ it goin’! My Rating: 4.1

12. “The Man Right Chea”
“Chea!” Craig B beat… >>> Kinda has that NY sound to it, but a lil’ more southern, here; nice lil’ slower hook… Feelin’ tha bassline in tha background; definitely dope! Luv how some of these sound effects in tha beat sounds like I’m in undaground tunnels! Neva woulda thought that’d be tha day, but I’ve done my explorin’, mainly in NY! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and yeah, you “own it, wit tha keys in tha ignition!” Nice job wit tha rest of this shit, strictly holdin’ it down! My Rating: 4.3

13. “Dick On The Track”
Ouch! Lol… Craig B wit anotha one! >>> Beat sounds pretty nice in tha background, as if we’re in a nice, chill, ‘90s-kinda atmosphere… Nice job wit tha beginning rappin’, on tha 1st verse, and tha hook’s pretty nice! Likin’ how you put “tha dick on the track,” as far as referrin’ to tha “needle to tha groove;” dope shit… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s soundin’ nice ta hear, here… Lots of shit goin’ on throughout tha 3rd verse, as you keepin’ this shit goin’; nice! My Rating: 4.1

14. “Sleepin’ With Me” feat. O’Dell
Craig B wit anotha one! >>> A slower one with a lil’ bit of a jazz vibe in tha background? Interestin’… Tha hook’s nice and smooth, here, while tha 1st verse’s pretty aggressive from you! Tha 2nd verse’s keepin’ it goin’, here, as well; nice job! “Happily unmarried with no attachments,” on tha 3rd verse, here; that’s tha way, at tha moment! Gotta get tha career in line! That’s what I be doin’! Diggin’ what you spittin’, non-stop! My Rating: 4.0

15. “It Yearns”
KLC, this time! >>> Diggin’ KLC’s beat sound in tha beginning, here! Sounds like he finna make a crazy-soundin’ track! That background sample when tha beat kicks in sounds like a NY-sampled beat! Ultimate combination, here!! Dope hook; dope track! Tha 1st verse’s soundin’ pretty nice, too, consistently spittin’ that heat!! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s pretty consistent wit what you bringin’ to tha table, here! Tha 3rd verse’s pretty serious, too, wit how you’re keepin’ this goin’; dope! My Rating: 4.4

16. “Gangstas” feat. Snoop Dogg & Master P
Produced by both Craig B & KLC, this time! >>> This laidback, too; not bad wit how Snoop comin’ through on tha 1st verse, here… Tha hook ain’t too bad, here; decent at its finest, so far… Let’s see if you can keep it up, Mr.kal, lol… Hearin’ you on tha 2nd verse and it’s decent, so far… Feelin’ your aggression, but it’s usually a lil’ catchier than this… P on tha 3rd verse, here, supplyin’ tha rhymes… Ehh, there had to be a track under a 4.0, but it happens… My Rating: 3.7

17. “Shine”
Last one’s a KLC production! >>> “Michelle…Elizabeth?” Sounds what I’m hearin’, or am I just stuck on work, at tha moment, lol? Funky lil’ beat, here… Consistent rappin’, here; diggin’ tha 1st verse! Tha hook decent, here, wit this uncredited singin’… Holy, 2nd verse! Shit wit tha “tub” and then, “peanut butter and jelly;” wow! Then, “them old Teena Marie records;” dope! Likin’ tha random samples at tha end, here… My Rating: 4.3

Overall: Consistent, aggressive, pure, produced right! What more can I say? I actually thought you did betta by yourself than with tha features on tha track… Either way, you already know how ta ace my interest! Gotta be tha best New Orleans rapper, statistically!!


17.       “Gangstas” feat. Snoop Dogg & Master P 3.7
16.       “Sleepin’ With Me” feat. O’Dell 4.0
15.       “U Can’t Handle This” 4.1
14.       “Dick On The Track” 4.1
13.       “Ain’t No Limit” feat. Silkk The Shocker & Master P 4.2
12.       “Here We Go” feat. B-Legit, E-40 & Master P 4.2
11.        “Still Smokin’” 4.2
10.       “Shine” 4.3
09.       “The Man Right Chea” 4.3
08.       “Ghetto Child” feat. Master P & Silkk The Shocker 4.3
07.       “It Yearns” 4.4
06.       “Murder 2” 4.4
05.       “We Got The Clout” feat. Mia X 4.5
04.       “Born 2 Be A Soldier” feat. Master P, Silkk The Shocker, Fiend & Mac 4.6
03.   “13 Years” 4.6
02.   “Did I Do It” 4.7
01.   “Unpredictable” 4.8

Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      73.4
Total Songs:                      / 17
Average CD Rating: 4.3

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