Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Review #1,620: Psychoward ""

Reviewed on 2.01.2017 (Review #1,620)

Had enough strength for anotha review today! Let’s see if I’ll get up 2morrow morning… For now, here’s my review for Psychoward, released in 1997 on D.E.O. Recordings! Start Time: 3:33 PM | End Time: 4:35 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 #1,620) reviewed on 2.01.2017 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

Link To CD: N/A

01. Intro
>>> “Hip-Hop iz in a state of crisis;” who woulda known in 1997?! Wonder what you think about now? Nice lil’ mysterious beat in tha background! Definitely diggin’ it! My Rating: N/A

02. “PWMF (Pt. I)”
>>> “Almost every day of February;” I feel like that wit these reviewz! In 2008, for Black History Month, I reviewed a CD a day; can I do it this year? I’m off to a nice start, so far! Let’s hope I can survive work and its rough anxiety! As for this, tha beat’s pretty nice; nice lil’ NY-soundin’ undaground music, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and I’m diggin’ tha rhymes; definitely sounds more East Coast-y, here… A long 1st verse wit all members, here… “You get played like Nintendo;” ouch!! Lol! Really diggin’ tha rhymes before tha 3:00 and during tha 3:00 mark! Dude got consistent rhymes! My Rating: 4.0

03. “Abuse”
>>> Beat sounds like anotha quality-soundin’ NY beat… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and I’m diggin’ tha, like, Mobb Deep vibe, here… Nice scratchin’ on tha hook, here… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it sounds like tha consistent rhymin’ of tha dude from tha 3:00 mark, on tha last song… My Rating: 3.8

04. “Rockslangas”
>>> Anotha NY-soundin’ beat, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s soundin’ nice; almost reminds me of, like, an old-school group like A Tribe Called Quest, here, sometimes… Tha 2nd verse has consistent rhymes to offer; nice… Tha 3rd verse’s soundin’ decent, here; not bad… My Rating: 3.7

05. “Wild Pitch”
>>> Beat and hook ain’t bad, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s okay, but I have a feelin’ I’ll be easily bored wit this dry style of songs… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s not bad, here, as well… Tha 3rd verse straight, too; can’t complain… My Rating: 3.4

06. “Fo Really”
>>> This slower-soundin’ beat sounds nice ta enjoy, especially while a lil’ zoned out… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and these rhymes are definitely nice… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it ain’t too bad, here, reppin’ fa tha 504… Tha 3rd verse kinda nice wit tha rhymin’, but I would like to hear a betta flow, sooner or later… My Rating: 3.8

07. “Nigga”
>>> Beat decent; tha 1st verse ain’t bad… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s simple, simple as that… Tha 2nd verse soundin’ decent, too, as this track progresses… And, tha 3rd verse not bad, as well; decent at its finest… My Rating: 3.6

08. “Psycho War Chant”
>>> This a pretty-nice beat, so far, prolly ‘cause it has “chant” in its title? Semi-consistent rappin’ on tha 1st verse, here; can’t complain… Tha hook sounds pretty nice, here; I’m diggin’ tha group effort… Tha 2nd verse keepin’ this movin’, as well… Nice job wit tha 3rd verse, too, keepin’ it movin’… Hearin’ tha 4th verse and yeah, can’t complain about this continuin’… Hearin’ tha 5th verse and this sounds like a more-consistent verse, here… My Rating: 3.7

½time: Most of these beats are ehh; nothin’ really special… A lotta tha tracks are decent, but they’re not bad… Overall, a 3.7-rated CD, currently…

09. “PWMF (Pt. II)”
>>> Beat sounds a lil’ betta, here, wit a mysterious sound goin’ through tha background; nice! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s soundin’ aight… Tha 2nd verse kinda nice, too; can’t complain… Tha 3rd verse? I’ono about this flow; kinda random? Still, nice rhymes… Hearin’ tha 4th verse and it’s not bad, as well… And, tha 5th verse keeps this movin’, too… My Rating: 3.8

10. “Anything Goes”
>>> An okay, dry beat, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and, lol, “Playing themselves like masturbation;” well said! Tha hook’s ehh; just a sample… “This iz it, y’all…” Tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ good wit tha rhymes, here; can’t complain… “I’m flowin’ like fountains…;” nice… “I flip you like a page;” diggin’ it… “I drop kids like a uterus;” dude keeps it goin’!! My Rating: 3.9

11. “As The World Turns”
>>> Likin’ tha lil’ soulful beginning, here; can’t complain… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and these real-life rhymes are nice, here… Tha hook pretty catchy wit tha rhymes that’s rhymin’; nice… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it keepin’ this track movin’, of course… Hearin’ tha 3rd verse and it’s soundin’ nice ta hear, as well… My Rating: 3.7

12. “Come Into My Life”
>>> Decent beat, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s good wit these consistent rhymes… Tha hook has a sample of Joyce Sims “Come Into My Life” playin’ in tha background. I like how it sounds a lil’ eerie wit this NY-soundin’ undaground beat… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s nice, here… Here we go wit tha 3rd verse, as you’re “wakin’ up in sweats;” simple as that! My Rating: 3.9

13. “Who Want It”
>>> Keepin’ these NY-soundin’ beats comin’… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and tha rhymes soundin’ nice… Tha 2nd verse’s keepin’ this movin’… “If you thirsty, have a Sprite;” simple as that!!! Tha 3rd verse’s soundin’ nice ta hear, too… A lil’ bit of consistent rhymin’, here, which iz soundin’ nice! Great way to make a comeback to this track, here… I like how they were tryna spell whateva that was before tha 4:00 mark! My Rating: 3.9

14. “4080”
>>> Anotha decent-soundin’ NY beat… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it aight… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it straight, too… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 3rd verse, soundin’ consistent, here! Dope verse… A 4th verse, here, keepin’ it goin’… My Rating: 3.8

15. Outro
>>> Nice beat, once again, driftin’ tha mind off into tha mysterious world we live in… Nice lil’ shout outs, here… My Rating: N/A

16. “Abuse (Radio)”
See #3 fa tha review!

17. “As The World Turns (Radio)”
See #11 fa tha review!

Overall: Most of these beats had a NY vibe to ‘em, as well as them bein’ decent tracks… At times, tha rhymes were good but most of this CD’s vibe bored me badly… Either way, nice effort, statistically. Sometimes, straight-up decent tracks makes for a decent rating…


13.       “Wild Pitch” 3.4
12.       “Nigga” 3.6
11.        “Rockslangas” 3.7
10.       “Psycho War Chant” 3.7
09.       “As The World Turns” 3.7
08.       “Abuse” 3.8
07.       “Fo Really” 3.8
06.       “4080” 3.8
05.       “PWMF (Pt. II)” 3.8
04.       “Who Want It” 3.9
03.   “Come Into My Life” 3.9
02.   “Anything Goes” 3.9
01.   “PWMF (Pt. I)” 4.0

Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      49.0
Total Songs:                      / 13
Average CD Rating: 3.8

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