Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Review #1,745: Smoke-A-Lot "Nola Soldier"

Reviewed on 8.08.2017 (Review #1,745)

Gonna keep this movin’, while I have a focus… Happy Birthday to my boy, Jiggaman, too, by tha way! Opelousas representa, but this tha N.O. in my marathon, right chea: Smoke-A-Lot Nola Soldier, released in 1998 on Mobb Status Entertainment & Sumo Productions! Start Time: 4:35 PM | End Time: 5:11 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 #1,745) reviewed on 8.08.2017 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

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01. New Orleans
>>> Hate all tha “killing” bullshit, as well as tha floodin’… Best of luck to those that got flooded, recently… My Rating: N/A

02. “Hustla For Life”
>>> Feelin’ it; sounds like some old, throwback vibes in tha basement or somethin’! Nice job wit tha hook, here; keep tha “Smoke” up! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it sounds like you spittin’ some nice street shit, here; good shit… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and you keepin’ it goin’, here; good job… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 3rd verse, here, strictly hustlin’ to tha fullest! My Rating: 4.4

03. “Down South Hustlin’”
>>> A lil’ dry beat, here, but your rappin’ on tha 1st verse’s pretty nice; gotta feel it… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s pretty nice, strictly “gotta do what [you] gotta do!” Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s pretty nice, here; gotta keep it movin’! And, we got tha 3rd verse, here, just like tha “escalator!” Yeah…, yeah! My Rating: 4.1

04. “Don’t Cry”
>>> Beat sounds a lil’ more upbeat than tha previous one, here; let’s see what’s good… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and you droppin’ dem rhymes while tha beat jams; good shit… Hearin’ tha hook and yeah, can’t “cry,” ya dig?! Kickin’ off tha 2nd verse without tryna be pissed “off;” I feel ya! Good job wit this verse, too; gotta keep it movin’! And, a 3rd verse, here, soundin’ pretty nice, too; glad you continuously deliverin’ this! My Rating: 4.2

05. “All Day”
>>> Sounds just like tha previous beat, only a lil’ drier… Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and you got tha flow and rhymes on lock, here; good shit…! Only “21 years-old,” here; nice… So, that means you now 40… Who knows, I’ll prolly encounter you, one day… “Retaliate; you betta masturbate;” crazy line, lol! Forgot to mention, I almost thought it turned into a different song, here? Either way, sounds pretty nice… Definitely jammin’, here, fa tha parties and shit; gotta dig it… Tha follow-up verse’s pretty dope, too, strictly holdin’ dat Boot down! My Rating: 4.3

½time: Nice job, so far, with each track; a 4.3-rated CD!

06. “N.O.L.A. Soldier”
>>> Sounds like tha beat Cam’ron would rap off of (I think it’s him? “Dinn, dinn, de-dinn; de-dinn, dinn, de-dinn…”)? Hearin’ tha 1st verse and you sound good fa tha streetz, here; nice representin’… Tha hook almost sounds like tha previous song, only slowed down, which I find interestin’… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and you keepin’ this movin’, just like you should… “Seven dayz a week, my eyes open fa survival;” dope line… My Rating: 3.9

07. “What We Claimin’”
>>> Definitely feelin’ tha G-Funk-soundin’ beat and tha gutta-soundin’ vocals from you, here, on tha hook! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice, ya dig? And, tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ nice ta hear, too; lots of gutta yell-rappin’, lol… An “ugh” part like Master P, too, lol… My Rating: 4.0

08. “Thug Nigga”
>>> “Pullin’ kapas” on this 1st verse, right chea, strictly tryna “survive;” feelin’ this motive, right chea! Beat kinda plain but it makes you rap upbeat like this, so that’s what’s up… Wow, it’s ’98 and you “got jiggaz?” Dope shit! Too bad I wasn’t that old or active durin’ tha real “jiggaz” phase… I just caught on but was nowhere-near Louisiana till 2017… It’s rare to find real “jiggaz,” these dayz… Either way, nice lil’ simple hook, too… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s pretty dope, too… “Kapa”-chasin’ wit tha 3rd verse, here, keepin’ it movin’; nice… My Rating: 4.1

09. “9+Tech”
>>> A bounce vibe, here, gangstain’ it up wit tha “9” and tha “tech;” nice hook, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice, here; definitely feelin’ tha energy… A quick-ass 1st verse, here; let’s see how many verses we can fit in 3:34! Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, continuin’ ta hold it down… A longer verse, this time, but tha pace seems like it’s quick, either way… Keepin’ it goin’ wit tha 3rd verse & it’s soundin’ nice! Oh yeah, speakin’ of fast, welcome back, Zippin’ Zindle (Zippin’ Zin)! My Rating: 3.8

10. “Sunset Then It’s Time”
>>> I’m diggin’ this hook; definitely feelin’ tha eerie beat and gutta-soundin’ vocals on tha hook! All about dat “9,” still! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s soundin’ nice, too; good shit… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s pretty nice, too; gotta dig tha upbeat vibes! And, tha 3rd verse’s pretty nice, too; nice job, once again… My Rating: 4.2

11. “Thug Juice”
>>> A random female on tha hook, here; diggin’ her “thug juice” on this West Coast-soundin’ beat, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it don’t sound like you; sound like some1 else? Whoeva these dudes are, it aight… And, a 2nd verse, here, soundin’ decent wit these uncredited people on it… Because I don’t know who’s on these verses, my interest ain’t all tha way there, ya feel me? And, a decent-soundin’ 3rd verse, too, steadily keepin’ it movin’… My Rating: 3.4

Overall: I thought most of this CD was pretty dope… Nice job wit tha street music; keep up tha grind in tha 40’s!


10.       “Thug Juice” 3.4
09.       “9+Tech” 3.8
08.       “N.O.L.A. Soldier” 3.9
07.       “What We Claimin’” 4.0
06.       “Thug Nigga” 4.1
05.       “Down South Hustlin’” 4.1
04.       “Don’t Cry” 4.2
03.   “Sunset Then It’s Time” 4.2
02.   “All Day” 4.3
01.   “Hustla For Life” 4.4

Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                       40.4
Total Songs:                       / 10
Average CD Rating: 4.0

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