Monday, May 15, 2017

Review #1,725: Karate Lukane "Alert"

Reviewed on 5.15.2017 (Review #1,725)


Finna go on an adventure to an abandoned turnpike later on today! For now, until my boy’s ready, lemme get inta this: Karate Lukane Alert, released last year on Chosen Few Entertainment! Neva heard of dude but shout out ta Way 3000 fa givin’ me this one! Start Time: 8:05 AM | End Time: 8:48 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 #1,725) reviewed on 5.15.2017 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.



01. “Intro”
>>> Sounds like a decent beat start, here… And now, :55 in, here comes tha verse… Sounds like you got some good rhymes ta offer, here… And, an outro; kinda long fa an intro track of 3:05? My Rating: 3.7


02. “History”
>>> Sounds like a nice, slow track, here; good hook… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and you got some real-life shit goin’ on, here; I can dig it… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ nice ta hear, too… My Rating: 3.9


03. “Knockout Artist” feat. Chris Snowden
>>> Sounds like anotha nice beat ta rap on… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and I’m feelin’ your 3D rhymes, here, as tha rhymes describe how you knock err-thang out… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s pretty dope; feelin’ this “knockout” theme! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s pretty nice ta hear, too; Chris got a future wit this shit, too! My Rating: 4.2


04. “Pressure”
>>> This gives me almost tha same vibe as tha previous joint, only I’m diggin’ this hook and beat a lil’ betta; definitely nice! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice, here; gotta feel it… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ nice ta hear, too… Glad you keepin’ it movin’ wit inflictin’ “pressure” on tha audience, here! Good shit tha rest of tha way; dope track! My Rating: 4.3


05. “Problems”
>>> A slower track, here, wit a catchy hook; all about dem “problems!” Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice, here; no wack rhymes here! Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, soundin’ nice wit tha “mathematics” start; good shit… My Rating: 4.0


06. “My Own Lane”
>>> Sounds like anotha catchy track; groovy-kinda hook, here, “in [your] own lane!” Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s soundin’ decent, here; glad you keepin’ it movin’… Tha 2nd verse ain’t too bad, as well; once again, you keepin’ it movin’ nicely… My Rating: 3.8


½time: Nice lil’ CD, here; you got catchy tracks, hooks & production’s pretty nice… Overall, a 4.0-rated CD, currently; let’s continue!


07. “Goldilock”
>>> Almost sounds like an East Coast beat, here; let’s see how this one turns out… Hearin’ tha hook and it aight wit all this “callin’” shit… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s decent; I’ono how interested I am in hearin’ about a “goldilock,” tho… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, and it ain’t bad… My Rating: 3.4


08. “Bank Teller” feat. Yak
>>> I’ono, but this sounds like tha male version of “Goldilock” ta me, here, wit a similar-soundin’ hook and beat… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and ehh, not really into tha “money” shit, “stackin’ up” and all dat… Tha Yak dude on tha 2nd verse and he sound like a typical rapper from this current generation… Nothin’ special, here, but I’d like to hear more in tha future… My Rating: 3.5


09. “Drip Drops”
>>> Hearin’ this singin’ hook and it sounds like somethin’ I ain’t gon feel; weird… A lil’ hidden beat sound I’m diggin’ throughout tha hook, tho; I’ll point dat out… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s funny wit some of these X-rated rhymes… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ decent; can’t complain, even tho this can be cheesy… My Rating: 3.5


10. “Do Yo Dance” feat. Goon
>>> Definitely sounds like a quality-soundin’, energetic beat, here! Nice lil’ hook, too! No matta tha simple, repetitive feel, as long as this beat’s on-n-poppin’, it’s on! Good 1st verse, too, strictly for tha club, here… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ pretty dope, too; can’t deny it! Good shit, Goon! And, a 3rd verse, here, soundin’ good, too… My Rating: 4.2


11. “Amsterdam” feat. Chris Snowden
>>> Sounds like a nice beat and hook, here; let’s see what we got ta offer… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice from Chris, here… I’m diggin’ his “swerve”-type vibe on tha verse, here; gotta luv it! Keepin’ it movin’ wit you on tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ nice ta hear, too… My Rating: 3.7


12. “Death”
>>> Sounds like a nice hook and decent beat; I dig it… Of course, this tha type of shit that you think of, on a daily basis, when you have dead family members… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s decent; nothin’ much ta say, here… Keepin’ it goin’ wit tha 2nd verse and it’s nice ta hear, as well; good shit… My Rating: 3.8


Overall: Nice job wit this CD; I felt it… You have a lotta catchy shit ta offer to tha world of Baton Rouge and all dat; keep grindin’!


Rankings:

12.       “Goldilock” 3.4
11.        “Bank Teller” feat. Yak 3.5
10.       “Drip Drops” 3.5
09.       “Intro” 3.7
08.       “Amsterdam” feat. Chris Snowden 3.7
07.       “Death” 3.8
06.       “My Own Lane” 3.8
05.       “History” 3.9
04.       “Problems” 4.0
03.   “Knockout Artist” feat. Chris Snowden 4.2
02.   “Do Yo Dance” feat. Goon 4.2
01.   “Pressure” 4.3


Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      46.0
Total Songs:                      / 12
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Average CD Rating: 3.8

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Review #1,724: Ray Vicks "Figgaz"

Reviewed on 5.14.2017 (Review #1,724)


Keepin’ these reviewz goin’ with Black Balloon Global’s Ray Vicks Figgaz, a disc Ray gave to me when I met him in Baton Rouge, back on March 28, 2017! I know he got a newer disc out now, but I gon just get inta this one, right now… Start Time: 6:57 PM | End Time: 7:20 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 #1,724) reviewed on 5.14.2017 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

Link To CD: N/A


01. “Brang The Pain”
Let’s “brang” it!! >>> Sounds like a nice way ta introduce yourself ta come home, ya dig? Hearin’ tha beat and it’s pretty nice fa tha streetz, here, includin’ how you comin’ through on tha 1st verse, here… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ like tha next celeb ta be bigger from Louisiana… My Rating: 3.7


02. “Figgaz” feat. Jadakiss
Let’s see this collab! >>> Diggin’ tha “gettin’ a half ounce fa 600” shit; definitely a nice intro and beat… Ugh!! Had ta ruin it wit tha gay-ass a-tune bullshit on tha hook? No need for a voice effect; just sounds like a regular song that everyone can make, these dayz… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s ehh…; guess mainstream features boosts your ego? Just stick to tha undaground music! Well, at least Jada has a normal voice, here… If you had this approach, sound & vibe like Jada, it would be a pretty dope track and I prolly wouldn’t mind tha typical-soundin’ beat… So, to Jada, I give you props fa holdin’ this shit down… Hearin’ tha 3rd verse from you and it don’t sound as bad as tha 1st verse… My Rating: 2.4


03. “Tell Me Why” feat. Peewee Longway
Let’s see this one… >>> Beat sounds like tha last one… Hearin’ tha hook and it sounds decent; can’t complain… And, we got tha 1st verse, soundin’ like anotha trap anthem, here; good shit… Kinda sounds off-beat around 1:14? I give Longway a 50/50… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s not bad, here; just anotha trap anthem that’s nothin’ special… We have 1:26 remaining and it’s a beat outro? Tha long, unexpect—oh, anotha hook… My Rating: 3.0


½time: Only a 3.0-rated CD, so far… I respect tha trap but it gets old when err-thang on tha radio sounds like a Future track…


04. “Yola” feat. Gucci Mane
Will this work? >>> An online beat? I’ono how much I can appreciate this… Lots of numbaz on tha hook, here… Outta this and tha previous two tracks, I’d have to say that I might like this one tha best… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice wit what you bringin’, here; feelin’ tha aggression… And, we got Gucci on tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ good, at least… Glad it ain’t a boring or typical-soundin’ verse, here… My Rating: 3.8


05. “Can’t Trust Ya”
>>> Not sure of tha producer on tha ID, here… Tha hook straight, as well as this beat… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice, here; can’t complain… Sounds like a catchier flow than previous tracks, here; good shit… Tha rest iz pretty good, too; good shit wit this one… My Rating: 3.9


06. “Still Dumb” feat. Reek, Stebo Boski & BTY Youngin
Looks like this gon be some Baton Rouge quality, here… >>> Feelin’ tha energetic beat, as well as all these features I don’t know! Definitely a nice hook; jammin’ shit to tha fullest! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s soundin’ nice, strictly, consistently holdin’ shit down! Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse and it decent… I’ono, sometimes, some of tha lyrics kinda throw me off but tha vibe keeps this movin’… Hearin’ tha 3rd verse and it’s pretty energetic, too; good shit! My Rating: 4.0


Overall: A good portion of this sounded mainstream-like but it wasn’t too bad… It started to get betta toward tha 2nd ½, at least…


Rankings:

06.       “Figgaz” feat. Jadakiss 2.4
05.       “Tell Me Why” feat. Peewee Longway 3.0
04.       “Brang The Pain” 3.7
03.   “Yola” feat. Gucci Mane 3.8
02.   “Can’t Trust Ya” 3.9
01.   “Still Dumb” feat. Reek, Stebo Boski & BTY Youngin 4.0


Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      20.8
Total Songs:                      / 06
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Average CD Rating: 3.5

Review #1,723: MFWeeThang "MFWeeThang (Promo Disc)"

Reviewed on 5.14.2017 (Review #1,723)


Not too much goin’ on durin’ this Mother’s Day, so I finna catch up on some reviewz… Here goes a dude I met at tha Sundown in Baton Rouge on March 28, 2017: MFWeeThang, some unsigned hype, with a random promo disc I just titled MFWeeThang (Promo Disc); can’t wait ta hear! Heard a track called “My Section” from him off that Go Tuff mixtape that I received from Sundown’s CD shop and it’s dope! Can’t wait to hear more! I don’t have any titles or artwork, so we’ll see what’s good, here… Start Time: 4:20 PM | End Time: 5:18 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 #1,723) reviewed on 5.14.2017 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

Link To CD: N/A


01. “Heaven Or Hell (Freestyle)”
>>> “See [you] wit [your] clothes off” ta start this off? Also, an instant start? Guess we got those instant starts, here… And, a “Heaven Or Hell” beat; guess I’ll call this “Heaven Or Hell (Freestyle)”? Ain’t even recognize tha beat ‘cause of how tha pitch iz increased, during tha beginning, lol… Hearin’ tha verse and it sounds nice; good shit! Hope there’s some original content from you, tho… My Rating: 3.6


02. “Bad Pack”
>>> “Extended Cigarillo”? Dope beginning and nice beat, here… Couldn’t detect tha producer but almost thought it was Haney… Tha hook sounds like it’s sayin’, “Bad Pack”? Maybe, I’ll call it that… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s dope; good shit! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and yeah, can definitely feel this! In my documentary on my Louisiana trip, you said you couldn’t handle tha jiggaz, which are now made with meth instead of “E”; crazy! Crazy how that lands people “in tha hospital;” crazy shit! But yeah, definitely feelin’ tha hustle, here! Now, tha 2nd verse wit tha “extended cigarillo” shit; good shit! Luvin’ how tha beat sounds pretty fast and dope; you got a good taste! Too bad I ain’t get ya numba while I was down there, but I got pics…
Good shit; keep up tha great work!! My Rating: 4.5


03. “1 Hunnid (Freestyle)”
>>> Don’t think I gon feel this; not anticipatin’ tha auto-tune… And, smh @ tha jacked K Camp beat… Should I just call it “1 Hunnid (Freestyle)”? No comment on tha 1st verse and hook, here… Just randomness on tha 2nd verse, here; can’t feel it… And, an outro of 1:11, huh? Ick! There’s 30 seconds of silence! My Rating: 1.0


04. “Money Good”
>>> Likin’ tha intro; will I appreciate this? Gotta luv tha crazy voice of yours! A Deezy dude on this beat; at least it’s original and no a-tune! “WeeTV” iz tha “TV!” Hearin’ tha hook and ehh, can’t fuck wit this “money good” shit… I seen you throw down your money at Sundown and it was about $300 or so… I make that in tips alone at my job in only two weeks, without a paycheck! Nothin’ special to flash; that’s why I don’t fuck wit that “money” music! I’m just sayin’! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s decent; just random rhymes… I feel like I can appreciate you more if it was more on Baton Rouge-type content than “money” shit that anyone can spit! Luvin’ how you sound on tha 2nd verse wit your crazy-ass! “Gotta go to Sun…;” Sundown? My Rating: 3.2


05. “Trapped Out” feat. Maintain
>>> Tha start sounds like a Gucci Mane sample or somethin’? Volume’s pretty loud, here… Sounds like it gon be anotha “money” track? I’ll call this one “Trapped Out”? Hook a lil’ betta than tha previous hook; reminds me of old-ass Gucci shit… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s soundin’ betta, this time… Anotha dude on tha 2nd verse, here; can’t tell who it iz… Hearin’ them and it sounds like a good feature… I can see a mixtape project between y’all two comin’ out or somethin’? Somethin’ about hearin’ your first feature? Tha dude on tha 3rd verse sounds like anotha feature, too; good shit… This “BR” hustla doin’ his thang wit tha jiggaz and shit; good shit… Not that I recognize tha voice but I recognize tha name from tha Go Tuff mixtape: Tha 3rd verse iz from Maintain! My Rating: 4.3


06. “Rags To Riches”
>>> Not feelin’ tha start, as it sounds like a jacked beat or somethin’… Funny how this sappy start ain’t rewind or nothin’, as an instant start… I’ll call this “Rags To Riches”; an okay hook, here… Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and it sounds like a day in tha life of tha home of WeeThang, here, in my opinion… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s pretty nice, here; can’t complain too much… Overall, a decent track; nothin’ much else ta say… My Rating: 3.5


07. “Shit No” feat. Silverleaf
>>> Sounds like a catchy lil’ Baton Rouge track on tha hook and semi-eerie beat, here; luvin’ tha “shit no!” I’ll call it “Shit No”? Sounds like a catchy flow on tha 1st verse, here; definitely nice! Great job makin’ some mo quality-soundin’ Rouge music! We got a feature on tha 2nd verse, here… When they said, “Silverleaf,” to me, that reminded me of tha street or somethin’ that we were on? Then again, I know you said in my documentary, “Get Silverleaf;” must be a rapper, too? I’ll give him credit… Nice lil’ verse; gotta luv emergin’ from tha Rouge!! My Rating: 4.2


08. “Do Ya Thang” feat. Money Bagz & Sheppard
>>> Time fa Trel It’z A Hit on this beat! Don’t know tha female on tha 1st verse, tho, but she decent… Guess I’ll call this “Do Ya Thang”? Tha hook catchy; luvin’ tha beat sounds from Trel, here! Sounds on lock, here!! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s tha same dude from tha hook… Don’t recognize tha feature, this time, but decent lil’ verse… Don’t think I recognize tha 3rd verse but tha closest I can think of who it iz iz Money Bagz; I’ll just say it’s him? Sounded like a nice verse… Hearin’ tha 4th verse and it’s you, comin’ through wit some nice, southern-type shit… A 5th verse, here, soundin’ like someone on this CD, already? Heard “Sheppard,” but can’t 100% say it’s tha “Sheppard” I know? I don’t know much, here… Needless to say, nice job wit this one… My Rating: 3.8


09. “My Section” feat. Maintain
>>> Sounds like “My Section”; easily recognized this one! And, here was tha review for it I did:

Beat sounds nice fa tha Rouge; tha hook’s pretty nice, too… And, 1st time hearin’ WeeThang on tha 1st verse, here, soundin’ nice…; sounds like a dope track… Once I met dude, I knew he had some sorta future, so I wish tha best of success fa him! Keepin’ it movin’ wit anotha WeeThang verse, here, soundin’ dope; good shit! Makes me wanna get back to tha Rouge ASAP! I hate that it’s $600 for a plane ticket, smh; why so much? Money ain’t an issue but why can’t it be, like, $400 or somethin’, tha most? My Current Rating: 4.5


10. “Face Goin’ Good” feat. Money Bagz
>>> I heard Money Bagz in tha beginning, here; good intro and this beat! That same dude that I thought was Haney iz on this beat, right chea! Hearin’ tha hook and it’s pretty nice wit how this “face goin’ good;” should I call it “Face Goin’ Good”? Nice hook; gotta luv these tracks! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and hear comes $$$!! Nice job, Money Bagz, as you’re always reppin’ nicely on tha tracks fa tha undaground of tha Rouge! And now, here you are on tha 2nd verse, soundin’ nice, holdin’ shit down… My Rating: 4.2


½time: Started off a lil’ iffy wit tha jacked beats and auto-tune but then, tha original content that I’m diggin’ came ta hit my speakaz! Only a 3.7-rated CD, currently… Not too big about tha “money” tracks but otha than that, quality Rouge music at its finest!


11. “The Game Belongs To Me (Freestyle)” feat. Sheppard
>>> Back to tha jacked beats (“The Game Belongs To Me”); damn! It’s 11 years-old, now? I luv how tha quality was shitty when tha original hook played but then, tha quality was normal once tha 1st verse hit… Sounds like that dude said, “Sheppard,” again; just gonna consider it’s him… As far as tha verse, it aight; no interest in this jacked-beat shit, tho… And now, anotha feature on tha 2nd verse, here… Don’t recognize tha voice, tho… Now, you on tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ decent, too… My Rating: 3.1


12. “Hood Bitch” feat. Sheppard
>>> Sounds like a jacked beat but I can’t think of what it iz… Almost sounds like Future’s shit? Don’t recognize tha producer’s ID but honestly, I thought this was a jacked beat by tha typical sound, smh… I’ll call this “Hood Bitch”; betta-than-average hook, even tho it kinda plain? Dude on tha 1st verse sounds kinda wack wit tha lyrics, here… Dude from “Oaktown”, here—oh, it’s that “Sheppard” dude… And, only one verse, here; bleh… Oh wait, a lil’ verse from you toward tha end; a lil’ short… My Rating: 2.9


13. “Dirty Muthafucka”
>>> Sounds like Lil’ Phat on tha hook? “Dirty Muthafucka” as this title? Feelin’ tha groovy vibe on tha hook… Hearin’ tha 1st verse—only verse, accordin’ to this length—and it’s decent wit what you’re bringin’… Make a documentary yourself: A Day In Da Life of WeeThang! My Rating: 3.7


14. “First Shot”
>>> Didn’t recognize tha beat tag in tha beginning… Hearin’ tha hook and it sounds like it gon be energetic or somethin’… Multiple shots, here; dope hook… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and tha aggressive dude sounds nice, here… Consistent rhymes wit tha “rest in peace to Rockafella; I’mma rock a fella” shit, here… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s soundin’ nice, here; gotta keep it movin’… Not really a title to pick but I’mma just pick “First Shot”, since it’s “tha first shot… Tha third shot… Tha fourth shot… Tha fifth shot…” And, we got you on tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ nice wit this gangsta shit from tha Rouge; good shit! My Rating: 3.9


15. “Hello World”
>>> Sounds like what would be tha first song you’d record? Just by hearin’ tha quality of this… Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and you straight outta “Glen Oaks;” good shit! “Jungle Muzik Mafia;” that your label? I ain’t even know tha label and couldn’t find anything… Tha last two words you said on this was, “Hello World;” I’ll just call it that, lol… My Rating: 3.8
EDIT: Not 100% sure about tha Jungle Muzik Mafia thing… If I’m wrong, someone correct me…


16. “Leaf Coast”
>>> Sounds like a jacked beat, here… Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and that’s what’s up that you a “‘90s baby,” here; I’m older than you… “A Leaf show?” Silverleaf on tha feature? I’ono… This sound nice, tho; I’ll call it “Leaf Coast,” here, lol… “From tha East Coast to tha Leaf Coast!” My Rating: 3.6


17. Interlude
Only four seconds?? >>> Nothing, lol… My Rating: N/A


18. “Get At Us” feat. Sheppard
>>> Sounds like a hyped-up hook but tha beat sound a lil’ familiar? Feelin’ how hyped-up you are on tha 1st verse, here, havin’ energy like there’s no tomorrow! Should I just call this “Get At Us”? I’ono… Hearin’ that “Sheppard” dude on tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through wit some hyped-up shit, here… My Rating: 3.8


19. “Itchin’ Fa Dope”
>>> “Itchin’ Fa Dope” in tha beginning, here? I’ll call it that…? Decent lil’ beat, here… Nice job on tha verse, too… Just feelin’ tha whole Rouge vibe, even tho this beat remind me of some Jeezy shit… My Rating: 3.7


20. “Bust The Hood Open”
>>> Sounds like a jammin’ lil’ track, like it was tha ‘90s or somethin’ on this beat, here… I’mma call this “Bust The Hood Wide Open”? Maybe, just “Bust The Hood Open”? I’ono… Either way, nice lil’ hook; definitely catchy shit! Hearin’ tha verse and it’s pretty short; good shit, tho… My Rating: 4.1


Overall: Thought this was a good CD, even tho a good portion of tha ratings were only decent… I do think you have a lotta potential, especially since you were, like, one of tha 1st rappers I met in Louisiana that I had no idea who you were till I met you… Best of luck wit err-thang, tho! Gotta keep tha undaground, Baton Rouge music alive!!


Rankings:

19.       “1 Hunnid (Freestyle)” 1.0
18.       “Hood Bitch” feat. Sheppard 2.9
17.       “The Game Belongs To Me (Freestyle)” feat. Sheppard 3.1
16.       “Money Good” 3.2
15.       “Rags To Riches” 3.5
14.       “Heaven Or Hell (Freestyle)” 3.6
13.       “Leaf Coast” 3.6
12.       “Itchin’ Fa Dope” 3.7
11.        “Dirty Muthafucka” 3.7
10.       “Get At Us” feat. Sheppard 3.8
09.       “Hello World” 3.8
08.       “Do Ya Thang” feat. Money Bagz & Sheppard 3.8
07.       “First Shot” 3.9
06.       “Bust The Hood Open” 4.1
05.       “Face Goin’ Good” feat. Money Bagz 4.2
04.       “Shit No” feat. Silverleaf 4.2
03.   “Trapped Out” feat. Maintain 4.3
02.   “Bad Pack” 4.5
01.   “My Section” feat. Maintain 4.5


Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      69.4
Total Songs:                      / 19
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Average CD Rating: 3.7

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Review #1,722: "Go Tuff" Mixtape

Reviewed on 5.09.2017 (Review #1,722)


Been a lil’ minute since I did some reviewz… Got thrown off with Zoe Realla’s death, as I did a tribute video for him and then, just got caught up in tha 50-hour work week… But, here I am, finna review this mixtape I bought at Sundown. It’s a random compilation and I took a pic of tha tracklist… Here goes my review for tha Go Tuff mixtape… Start Time: 6:11 PM | End Time: 7:15 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 #1,722) reviewed on 5.09.2017 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

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01. Maintain x MFWeeThang “My Section”
This tha official 1st time I’m hearin’ Jungle Muzik Mafia’s WeeThang after meetin’ him, back on March 28, 2017! >>> Instant start, here; can’t imagine how I gon feel about all these tracks… I betcha this one #02, which tha “My Section” track. If that’s tha case, I gon review that one, here… Beat sounds nice fa tha Rouge; tha hook’s pretty nice, too… And, 1st time hearin’ WeeThang on tha 1st verse, here, soundin’ nice… At :48, we brought it back; sounds like a dope track… Once I met dude, I knew he had some sorta future, so I wish tha best of success fa him! Keepin’ it movin’ wit anotha WeeThang verse, here, soundin’ dope; good shit! Makes me wanna get back to tha Rouge ASAP! I hate that it’s $600 for a plane ticket, smh; why so much? Money ain’t an issue but why can’t it be, like, $400 or somethin’, tha most? My Rating: 4.5


02. C-Loc feat. Big Poppa & Micheal Sterling “Working These Hoes”
2013, here; a compilation? >>> Sounds like a catchy, club-like track, here, wit Loc on tha 1st verse… Loc wasn’t credited on tha back cover’s tracklist so I had to do my searchin’… Sometimes, I don’t expect club-type music from him but shit like this sounds pretty dope… Tha hook’s pretty catchy, here; good shit… Tha 2nd verse’s pretty nice wit this “gumbo” he providin’… And, tha Pop on tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ good, as always… I remember back in tha day, I thought he was okay, but trash. Now, it’s like, I’m glad we hear from some of these people, now-a-dayz! And, let’s see how this Micheal Sterling dude gon be on tha 4th verse… “MySpace,” huh, lol? Oh yeah, this four years ago, which “MySpace” was kinda defunct just years before… Sounds like a good contribution; nice job, y’all… My Rating: 4.3


03. Brickfare Zeke feat. Scotty Cain “Down Dat”
>>> Sounds like an interestin’, good start, here… And, we get a beat from Austin, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it ain’t bad, here… Of course, I feel it; diggin’ tha gangsta-soundin’, dark sound, here… Speakin’ of dark, how about last Wednesday:


Went to tha abandoned graffiti highway up here during tha night and it was dope! Tomorrow night, in honor of my brother’s death anniversary, I’m goin’ to tha abandoned Concrete City; can’t wait! Pre-shootin’ some tribute videoz & gettin’ some photos done! With tha hook, it’s definitely dope, here; good shit! Definitely feelin’ it! However, I’ono what this iz! “100 pounds, I broke it down to 100 zips;” feelin’ it! “Down That Bitch” iz this title? My Rating: 4.2
EDIT: Lil’ would I know that I’d randomly Shazam it and it’d come up! Brickfare Zeke feat. Scotty Cain “Down Dat”! This tha track that’s not on tha back cover…


04. Mista Cain feat. Scotty Cain “No Shootas”
My Current Rating: 4.4


05. Mula Pugh “Downlow”
>>> I’m really likin’ this start, whateva this iz… Sounds like some good Rouge music on tha 1st verse and tha beat from Austin, here; good shit! Tha hook sounds good; of course, gotta keep shit on tha “downlow.” Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, as they “eat that thang up fa lunch,” here; chomp, chomp! My Rating: 4.2


06. Mula Pugh “Plottin’ On Ya”
>>> I’ono how much I can feel this one… “It’s retarded, it’s retarded” beat tag, here… Not really feelin’ this voice, that much… At times, I like it but at times, it sounds annoying… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s ehh; tha voice throws me off too much… Don’t recognize this one… “People countin’ on me… They plottin’ on me…” Oh, now I recognize it… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s not bad, as well, now that I know who it iz… Still, a lil’ yada-yada-yada-yada wit this dude… Tha previous song was better, as well as tha voice… A Kevin Gates-sampled outro, here? My Rating: 3.6


07. Mula Pugh “TBH”
>>> Beat’s ehh, here… Just sounds like a regular voice, here, with nothin’ special to offer… Ugh, anotha Mula one, again? Whoeva burned this CD completely didn’t follow tha tracklist and just shoved tha same artists back to back, smh… But yeah, this worse than tha previous song; not feelin’ tha mainstream shit, here… My Rating: 2.2


08. S-8ighty feat. Lil’ Wayne “Halfway (Remix)”
Was almost like, “I know this one; why this mainstream shit on here?” Then again, I remember it soundin’ bounce-y, so I believe it’s New Orleans or somethin’… >>> Ewe!! Let’s pretend I’m deaf in both ears, right now…! Keep it in tha mainstream, not on my underground CDs! Hate how tha 2nd verse sounds like Drake, at times, even tho it Weezy! Also, clean version; really? My Rating: 1.2


09. Sheppard “Whole Week”
>>> Instant start, here; sounds pretty nice, in a way, on this hook… Not likin’ these instant starts that rewind after a few seconds… Same Sheppard as tha Lil’ Sheppard? I think so… Dude sound like he neva fell off; great to have that motivation! “Smokin’ blunts and poppin’ molly;” crazy dude! Hearin’ tha verse and it’s aight; fuck that stupid “get to tha money” shit that repeats so many times, smh! Couldn’t come up wit somethin’ else there? My Rating: 4.0


½time: Only a 3.6-rated compilation, so far; can be better! A lil’ trashy with tha mainstream-soundin’ bullshit but there’s some nice tracks on here… Let’s see what we have left…


10. T.E.C. & Maine Musik “Ain’t No Comin’ Down”
>>> Sounds dope wit that intro in tha streetz; good shit… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s pretty nice; feelin’ tha Rouge shit! “It’s up there!” Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s soundin’ nice ta hear, strictly comin’ through on this faster beat! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s pretty nice, here; lots of rappin’ and a jammin’ beat, ya dig, lol…?! And, tha 3rd verse’s pretty nice, here; good shit! Rowdy endin’; lots of talkin’ wit tha crazy hook goin’ off… My Rating: 4.1


11. Thug Brothers “Go Tuff”
>>> This sounds like a dope start; dabbin’ in tha beginnin’, here? Expectin’ somethin’ dope, here!! Easily sounds like tha top song on here? Definitely feelin’ tha energy in tha beat and how dem Brothers comin’ through, here! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and you already know, energetic!! Damn, this 48-second intro wit tha rewindin’ again! Damn! Again, 47 seconds later, anotha rewind? I’ono, but all tha rewindin’ kinda blends in nicely wit this vibe! A crazy length of 5:52, here! Oh, finally, we have a full 1st verse! Love how dude don’t stop on tha 1st verse; “ran off on tha plug twice!” Damn…! Iz this what tha jiggaz bring, lol? Definitely lovin’ it!! So glad I finally got to see jiggaz!! Can’t deny tha 2nd verse, ya know? No matter what’s spit, it’s still nice! Funny how I mentioned jiggaz and now, y’all jiggin’! Pretty crazy, once again! And, tha ending, here, soundin’ like tha beginning, still pretty crazy! An ending, here; sounds like samples from a music video or somethin’, lol? Random rippin’? My Rating: 4.4


12. WNC “Run Up”
>>> Here comes a “Run Up, Get Done Up” track; can’t imagine who it iz… Either way, beat’s pretty nice and so iz tha hook… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and dude pretty energetic; a jiggalater at its finest?! This tha 1st time I’m hearin’ this dude; pretty nice, here! Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, still soundin’ energetic; gotta love it! My Rating: 4.3


13. A.T.G. “Started Sumthin’”
>>> Feelin’ tha energetic intro, here; can’t wait ta hear! Shit-ton of rhymes on tha 1st verse, here; definitely feelin’ tha agility!! Now, a Baton Rouge-soundin’ beat? Did it rewind? Guess so… “Bitch, you—bitch, you—bitch, you—bitch, you shouldn’t started nothin’!” Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty dope; insane speed and lyrics!! Hearin’ tha rest and it’s pretty dope, too; gotta luv tha craziness! My Rating: 4.5


14. Boosie Badazz feat. Mista Cain “Big Blue Hundreds”
>>> Can tell it sounds like a Boosie track… Do I sound strange to say that I’m feelin’ this? Not my kinda title/topic but it sounds nice wit this beat and Boosie presence, I guess? I hope people don’t take this shit serious, as far as they have to carry “big blue hundreds!” Oh, here we go wit tha Mista shit on tha 2nd verse, smh… He did a nice job but how many times we gotta hear him? A Boosie verse on tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ pretty nice… Gonna make this a guilty pleasure rating, here… My Rating: 4.2


15. B Will feat. Boosie Badazz, Shu & J Day “Lil’ Shooter”
>>> This one’s five minutes long; here we go… Ain’t expect it to be tha Boosie track wit tha sound of this, but I had a feelin’ it was gon be two Boosie tracks, back to back… I think whoeva did tha back cover fucked this one up; this ain’t no Boosie… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it ain’t bad… Oh, I have tha full ID, here: B Will feat. Boosie Badazz, Shu & J Day “Lil’ Shooter”! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s soundin’ a lil’ betta… Kinda luvin’ how they’re obsessed with this “shooter,” here; ain’t thank y’all fucked wit supportin’ other people! Hearin’ tha 3rd verse and it’s not bad, here; diggin’ a lil’ more of an aggressive vibe, here… Here comes Boosie at 3:44, comin’ through wit tha pure aggression… My Rating: 3.8


16. Brickfare Zeke “On Ya Head”
>>> Instant start; I’m expectin’ it to rewind, smh! Yeah, :11 in; prolly’ll happen again… Yup; let’s see what we got… Sounds like a nice hook, here, between tha beat and content… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ like he off some jiggaz or somethin’, wit this “Yaba-Daba-Doo” shit, lol… My Rating: 4.0


17. Brickfare Zeke x Scotty Cain “Stick Out”
>>> Anotha instant start…; prolly tha other Zeke track? Got La’Keith doin’ this beat; leggo! Got tha “dick out,” here, on tha hook; definitely dope and energetic, here, ya dig? Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice, doin’ tha crazy thang, here… I see how tha “dick” iz used as “tha one that go up in tha glock, not tha bitch mouth,” just so y’all know! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s soundin’ nice from Scotty, here; nothin’ much else ta say… Definitely a catchy track, right chea; y’all dope! My Rating: 4.3


18. Da Real Gee Money “Take It There”
Lol!! My Current Rating: 4.9


19. Jay Lewis feat. T.E.C., Maine Musik & Geaux Yella “Ain’t My Round”
>>> Don’t sound like a good ending… Sounds like it gon be a 1.0-rated track wit this dumb auto-tune shit… A BlaqNmilD beat, here… No interest from me wit tha 1st verse, here… Tha 2nd verse a lil’ betta but whateva… And, at 2:28, it sound like a heartbeat; why a music video on tha CD? Hearin’ tha 3rd verse and it’s ehh; why am I commentin’ when I keep hearin’ auto-tune, smh? I have to say, this worse than tha S-8ighty track… I was right about tha rating from when I first heard tha first second of it! My Rating: 1.0


Overall: Not too bad, overall… At least there was a good mix of tha Rouge on here… Too bad some shitty mainstream-soundin’ shit had to knock tha average CD rating down…


Rankings:

19.       Jay Lewis feat. T.E.C., Maine Musik & Geaux Yella “Ain’t My Round” 1.0
18.       S-8ighty feat. Lil’ Wayne “Halfway (Remix)” 1.2
17.       Mula Pugh “TBH” 2.2
16.       Mula Pugh “Plottin’ On Ya” 3.6
15.       B Will feat. Boosie Badazz, Shu & J Day “Lil’ Shooter” 3.8
14.       Brickfare Zeke “On Ya Head” 4.0
13.       Sheppard “Whole Week” 4.0
12.       T.E.C. & Maine Musik “Ain’t No Comin’ Down” 4.1
11.        Boosie Badazz feat. Mista Cain “Big Blue Hundreds” 4.2
10.       Mula Pugh “Downlow” 4.2
09.       Brickfare Zeke feat. Scotty Cain “Down Dat” 4.2
08.       C-Loc feat. Big Poppa & Micheal Sterling “Working These Hoes” 4.3
07.       WNC “Run Up” 4.3
06.       Brickfare Zeke x Scotty Cain “Stick Out” 4.3
05.       Mista Cain feat. Scotty Cain “No Shootas” 4.4
04.       Thug Brothers “Go Tuff” 4.4
03.   A.T.G. “Started Sumthin’” 4.5
02.   Maintain x MFWeeThang “My Section” 4.5
01.   Da Real Gee Money “Take It There” 4.9


Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      72.1
Total Songs:                      / 19
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Average CD Rating: 3.8

Monday, May 1, 2017

R.I.P. Video #55: Zoe Realla



Recorded April 29, 2017

Broadcasting from tha West Mountain Sanitarium near Scranton, PA, it's ya boy, FrankieThaLuckyDog here, sadly reportin' anotha tragic loss in tha Louisiana rap community...

Lorenzo Dixon, better known by his stage name, Zoe Realla, was shot multiple times on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at around 2:30 PM at Yo Way Audio, located at 4149 Winbourne Ave. in Baton Rouge, LA. According to authorities, Dixon suffered multiple gunshot wounds while sitting in a vehicle at a parking lot, getting his car cleaned. He was later taken to a local hospital where he was fighting for his life. Sadly, on tha morning of Friday, April 28, 2017, Dixon succumbed to his injuries. Dixon would've turned only 33 years-old on May 31 and leaves behind his girlfriend and his two sons.

Dixon began rappin' as just "Zoe" and started off rappin' with tha likes of Baton Rouge rapper, Big Blaze, as well as fuckin' with Baton Rouge DJ, Big Jay. He was first featured on Big Jay's Pyrex Radio Vol. 5: Back To The Money compilation in 2007 with tha songs, "Dumb Shit (Remix)" featuring Baton Rouge rappers, Big Blaze, Teflon Pit, Racked-Up Ready, B.T. & Young Crucial, as well as "Snitch", featuring Baton Rouge fallen rapper, Nu$$ie. In 2012, he started goin' by his full stage name, "Zoe Realla." According to his manager, D'Mari Harding, of Travis James Entertainment, tha name "Zoe" was a childhood nickname and "Realla" meant that he "always kept it real with his family and friends." Dixon was featured on Baton Rouge DJ, DJ Wookee's Crook III compilation with tha song, "Goodnight (Intro)". In 2013, Dixon signed with Baton Rouge heavyweight, Travis James' Travis James Entertainment and would also release music on his own imprint, Kreature Lyfe Mentality. From 2013 - 2017, Dixon would be featured on more CDs from Baton Rouge's Lee Banks, Big Jay, Ponchatoula's Lil' Cali, Racked-Up Ready, Baton Rouge's Byrd, C-Loc, Brickfare Zeke, Napoleonville's Dirty Harry, Baton Rouge's Mula Pugh, Rambo K Kutta & Squirm G, TBG Gang & Ray Vicks. In 2015, Dixon released his debut EP, Bloody Murda (Promo EP), as well as his 1st full mixtape, Shit Just Got Realla (Hosted by DJ Chill). In 2016, he released his 2nd mixtape, Fuck Yo Mixtape Vol. 1: Spare None (Hosted by DJ Smallz).


Music:
Bloody Murda (Promo EP) (2015)
01. "Bloody Murda"
02. "#YOBIGDAWGAHRAT" feat. Kennedy Dha BoogieMan
03. "Wat U Mean" feat. Rambo K Kutta
04. "Wit DHA Shitz" feat. Jiggaman Da Triggaman & KB Da GBG
05. "Paranoid"
06. "Big Girls Don't Cry" feat. Kevin Gates


Shit Just Got Realla (Hosted by DJ Chill) (2015)
01. "Walk Light" feat. Scotty Cain & Maine Musik
02. "Nowhere" feat. Maine Musik & Dame Cain
03. "Trust Issues" feat. Jamar Major & Yani
04. "Rumors" feat. Kennedy Dha Boogieman & Dame Cain
05. "Ventin' A Lil' Bit"
06. "True Colors" feat. Yani
07. "Pain" feat. Q-Red
08. "Penitentiary EP"
09. "A Whole Notha Mode"
10. "Big Girls" feat. Kevin Gates
11. "Shooters" feat. Yani, Racked-Up Ready & Rambo K Kutta
12. "Get It How U Live" feat. Scotty Cain, Maine Musik, Dame Cain & T.E.C.
13. "U Ain't Got Dhat 2 Do" feat. Kennedy Dha Boogieman & Maine Musik
14. "Nah" feat. Maine Musik, Dame Cain & T.E.C.
15. "Honey Love"
16. "Used 2 Be In Love Witcha" feat. Yani
17. "Judas"
18. "Another Man"


Fuck Yo Mixtape Vol. 1: Spare None (Hosted by DJ Smallz) (2016)
01. "Intro"
02. "Right Back" feat. Mouse On Tha Track
03. "Not A Friendly Sport"
04. "One Time For The Money" feat. Snootie Wild, Mouse On Tha Track & Maine Musik
05. "Past Tense" feat. King Drizzle & J Trax
06. "Another Mode"
07. "Buku" feat. Dirty Harry & Lil' One The Champ
08. "Fall Back" feat. Mouse On Tha Track
09. "Prayin' 4 Me" feat. Corey B
10. "Thug Love" feat. Vante
11. "Migo"
12. "Penitentiary EP"
13. "Used To Be"
14. "Sherwood"
15. "Ninja Turtle"
16. "Full Of Myself"
17. "She Getting On My Nerves"
18. "My Dawg"


Featured On:
Big Blaze 1st Shot Promo (2012)
"Dumb Shit (Remix)" (2007) feat. Teflon Pit, Young Ready, B.T., Young Crucial & Zoe

Big Jay Presents Pyrex Radio Vol. 7: Back To The Money (2007)
"Snitch" (Zoe feat. Nu$$ie)

DJ Wookee Presents Crook III (2012)
"Goodnight (Intro)" (Zoe Realla)

Lee Banks All Eyez On Lee (2013)
"War" feat. Zoe & Ree-Up

Big Jay Presents Pyrex Radio Vol. 7: Sex, Drugs & Money (2014)
"Shooters" (Mista Cain, Max Minelli, King Sav, Percy Keith, Zoe Realla, Keezy Off 38th & Lee Banks)
"U Gon Hear Me B4 U See Me" (Zoe Realla)

Lil' Cali Work Call (2014)
"Shooter" feat. Racked-Up Ready & Zoe Realla

Racked-Up Ready Street Laws (Reloaded) (2014)
"Nothing To Live 4" feat. Eastside Shawty & Zoe Realla

Byrd Possession With Intent (2015)
"Stunt Down" feat. Zoe Realla

Lil' Cali Unfuckwitable (2015)
"Get It Up" feat. Zoe Realla

BiggDawg C-Loc 100 Days, Vol. 2 (2016)
"Get To The Point" feat. Zoe Realla & Rashad

Brickfare Zeke Trapping Out The Wheelchair (2016)
"Paper Route" feat. Dame Cain, Zoe Realla & 300

Brickfare Zeke Still Trap'n Out Da Wheelchair (2016)
"Make Money Talk" feat. Dame Cain & Zoe Realla
"We Cut Up" feat. Scotty Cain, Maine Musik & Zoe Realla

Dirty Harry Could've Been Worse (2016)
"A Lot Of Money" feat. Lil' One The Champ & Zoe Realla

Mula Pugh Supplying Pressure (2016)
"Lil' One" feat. Lil' Juice, Zoe Realla & Lil' Steve

Rambo K Kutta & Squirm G Drugs & Jewelz (2016)
"Loaded" feat. Zoe Realla & Ryan Legend

TBG Gang Join Da Gang (Deluxe Edition) (2016)
"Shit Water" (Da Real Gee Money & Fredo Bang feat. Zoe Realla)

Ray Vicks The Frank White Story (2017)
"Everyday I'm Hustlin'" feat. Maine Musik & Zoe Realla


Other Songs:
Mouse On Tha Track feat. Starlito & Zoe Realla "Don't Disrespect The Code" (2017)


R.I.P. Lorenzo "Zoe Realla" Dixon
5.31.1984 - 4.28.2017

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