Friday, March 24, 2017

Review #1,699: Mean Green "Major Players Compilation"

Reviewed on 3.24.2017 (Review #1,699)

Happy 58th day in a row of reviewin’ CDs, three years at my job & only two more dayz till my dream comes true!! This my next review: Mean Green Major Players Compilation, released in 1998 on No Limit Records & Priority Records! Start Time: 1:43 AM | End Time: 2:44 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 #1,699) reviewed on 3.24.2017 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

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01. Mean Green “Mean Green (Intro Commercial)”
KLC beat… >>> Sounds like we’re ready fa somethin’ great! Can’t wait ta hear! My Rating: N/A

02. Fiend feat. Mac “We…”
Produced by K-to-tha!! >>> Dope hook and beat, here, with a regular-paced track… Hearin’ Fiend & Mac on tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice, here… And, y’all keepin’ it movin’ on tha 2nd verse, here; definitely nice! “F-I-E-N-D!” My Rating: 4.2

03. UGK “Tossed Up”
Produced by tha Pimp!! >>> Definitely nice, here; great job wit tha southern beat and how Pimp comin’ through on tha 1st verse! Dope hook, here, from Bun!! It don’t get anymo southern than this!! Almost thought it was a different feature or somethin’ on tha 2nd verse, here… Not as good as tha Pimp but it’s still nice ta flow tha track over well… Now, we got Bun on tha 3rd verse, here, comin’ through, reppin’ like he always does… My Rating: 4.4

04. Commission “Devil’s Playground”
Carlos Stephens on tha beat… >>> Sounds like a nice lil’ dark beat, here, wit tha 1st verse soundin’ pretty nice… Tha hook’s pretty dope with “why are we… (trapped in tha devil’s playground)?;” good shit!! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s pretty nice, too; gotta keep it goin’!! Tha 3rd verse’s pretty dope, too, completely “ducked off” with this “shadow!” My Rating: 4.3

05. Master P feat. Mia X, Porsha & Silkk The Shocker “Major Players”
Carlos Stephens & O’Dell beat! >>> Sounds like a dope lil’ laidback vibe, here, between tha beat and tha hook; good shit! Hearin’ Mia on tha 1st verse and it’s decent; likin’ tha hustle, tho… Here’s P on tha 2nd verse, soundin’ nice ta hear, as well; good shit… And, we got tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ nice from Silkk, here… My Rating: 3.9

06. Too $hort “Better Player”
Ant Banks on tha beat… >>> Beat’s kinda dry but somewhat-good… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it ain’t bad; not tha best from him, tho… Hearin’ tha hook and I feel a lil’ betta about him on this one, now… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it sounds a lil’ betta with this ‘90s vibe… I ain’t expect a 3rd verse on this, so now, it sounds like it’s draggin’… Either way, not too bad, here… My Rating: 3.6

07. C-Murder feat. Magic & Snoop Dogg “Dying In My City”
A Craig B beat… >>> C sounds nice on tha hook, here, wit this gangsta-soundin’ beat… Hearin’ C on tha 1st verse and shit sounds real, here; definitely feelin’ his rhymes! Now, we got Snoop on tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ a lil’ dry and quiet; it iz what it iz… And, endin’ it with Magic on tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ nice ta hear, this time… My Rating: 4.1

08. Steady Mobb’n “MG Theme”
Mo B. Dick beat… >>> Hook and beat’s nice, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s nice ta hear, here… Tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ pretty hype, here; good shit! And, hearin’ tha 3rd verse; nice job wit this one, too… My Rating: 4.0

09. E-40 feat. Suga T “Sucka Repellent”
Nice title, with Studio Ton on tha beat! >>> Only sounds decent, so far, but has a funky, Tony Hawk-like beat? Somewhat diggin’ it and somewhat thinkin’ it dry… Nice lil’ collab, tho, y’all… My Rating: 3.7

½time: Nice compilation, of course; good shit! A 4.0-rated CD, here; let’s keep it movin’!

10. Gambino Family “Ashes & Dust”
Carlos Stephens beat… >>> Decent beat…; decent lil’ 1st verse comin’ along, here… Tha hook’s kinda catchy; a decent lil’ hook, here… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it ain’t bad, so far… And, hearin’ tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ decent, too… My Rating: 3.6

11. Lil’ Soldiers feat. Mo B. Dick “Close 2 You”
Anotha one from Carlos, here… >>> Not really my kinda joint, here… Wasn’t really diggin’ tha Soldiers when I heard them on a review not too long ago and this depressin’-soundin’ shit ain’t puttin’ it down fa me… My Rating: 2.4

12. Full Blooded feat. Mr. Serv-On “Luv 4 Me”
Carlos Stephens & O’Dell on this one! >>> I think this a nice collab, here, between tha beat and what y’all bringin’ to tha table; definitely nice fa tha undaground! Tha hook just decent and plain, tho, just with a repeatin’ sentence… My Rating: 3.8

13. Mystikal “That’s The Nigga”
KLC beat; ‘Kal!! >>> I’m sure I’ve heard this somewhere along tha line but I finna review it like it’s a brand-new joint, right now… Beat’s definitely on-n-poppin’, here, wit tha hook soundin’ tight from Mystikal, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and Mr. ‘Kal (lol) got shit on lock, here… Nice job wit tha 2nd verse, too, Mystikal; always a dope, aggressive voice!! My Rating: 4.6

14. 2 For 1 “The Mirror Don’t Lie”
KLC beat… >>> Sounds like a catchy track wit a nice lil’ beat, here… Tha hook ain’t too bad but I’ono how interested I am in hearin’ females, right now… Tha 1st verse’s ehh; what’s next…? Tha rest of this either decent or not really for me; not bad effort, overall… My Rating: 3.5

15. Prime Suspects “For Ya Troubles”
Anotha one from Carlos, here… >>> This beat kinda dry but it still a decent lil’ track, here… Rhymes ain’t too bad throughout this whole track; a decent effort… My Rating: 3.6

16. Passion “Don’t Be Mad”
Kirv beat… >>> Diggin’ how it sounds a lil’ creepy on tha beat, here; nice hook from this voice, too… Diggin’ how tha voice sounds strange, even tho it ain’t Louisiana, in tha end… My Rating: 3.8

17. B-Legit feat. C-Murder “Bigga Than…”
Tone Capone beat… >>> Sounds like a nice lil’ West Coast-soundin’ track, here… I literally almost thought it was a screwed Too $hort voice on tha 1st verse, here, lol… Nice job wit tha 1st verse, tho, B! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse from C and it’s pretty nice, here; definitely tha right kick of spice to be added!! And, B keepin’ it movin’ on tha 3rd verse, here; nice job, guys… My Rating: 3.9

18. Mo B. Dick “Tell Me When”
Mo B. Dick did this beat, too; solo joint? >>> A decent slow track, here; nothin’ too special… I do have to point out that it’s nice to hear his voice tha whole entire track, tho… My Rating: 3.4

19. Comrads feat. Mack 10 “Gotta Have Cash”
Bob Cat beat ta finish this comp. off… >>> Excellent-soundin’ West Coast vibe ta end thangz off, here; good shit! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and this a dope collab wit Mack 10 doin’ tha damn thang, here! Soundin’ nice wit these Comrads, too; good shit… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s pretty nice wit tha female in tha background, too… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s decent ta hear, here… Tha 3rd verse’s pretty consistent wit tha rhymes and I’m diggin’ what they spittin’, here; definitely diggity-diggity-dope, lol!! Gotta dig tha line, “Toke 24/7/365!” My Rating: 4.3

Overall: Mainly, this compilation went over well; good shit!


18.       Lil’ Soldiers feat. Mo B. Dick “Close 2 You” 2.4
17.       Mo B. Dick “Tell Me When” 3.4
16.       2 For 1 “The Mirror Don’t Lie” 3.5
15.       Gambino Family “Ashes & Dust” 3.6
14.       Prime Suspects “For Ya Troubles” 3.6
13.       Too $hort “Better Player” 3.6
12.       E-40 feat. Suga T “Sucka Repellent” 3.7
11.        Full Blooded feat. Mr. Serv-On “Luv 4 Me” 3.8
10.       Passion “Don’t Be Mad” 3.8
09.       B-Legit feat. C-Murder “Bigga Than…” 3.9
08.       Master P feat. Mia X, Porsha & Silkk The Shocker “Major Players” 3.9
07.       Steady Mobb’n “MG Theme” 4.0
06.       C-Murder feat. Magic & Snoop Dogg “Dying In My City” 4.1
05.       Fiend feat. Mac “We…” 4.2
04.       Commission “Devil’s Playground” 4.3
03.   Comrads feat. Mack 10 “Gotta Have Cash” 4.3
02.   UGK “Tossed Up” 4.4
01.   Mystikal “That’s The Nigga” 4.6

Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      69.1
Total Songs:                      / 18
Average CD Rating: 3.8

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