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.

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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…


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
Average CD Rating: 3.5

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