Tuesday, February 28, 2017

My Underground Playlist Adds: February 2017

Have been busy and haven't been able to keep up with some things... I ain't really get to upload 'em all... I actually forgot I had a few others! Too much work!!


T-Bo Feat. Lil' Witness "Eff The Weekend Up"



Lil' Yella feat. Young Fingaprint & Thai VG "Gangland"



DeTrane Feat. Jay Sloan "L.L.L.D."



Carolinah Blue Feat. Dylan Camp "Dark"


Alvin Ray "Giving Up"



Da Real Gee Money "Take It There"



Cleezy5, DJ B-Real & Lil' Nino "Really With The Shits"



Da Real Gee Money Feat. Cleezy5 & Adrian Bagher "Smell It Thru The Bag"



Beezy Bird Feat. Vic Boi "Sick"

Review #1,664: Disturbed Young Hustlaz "Homies N My Head"

Reviewed on 2.28.2017 (Review #1,664)


Disturbed Young Hustlaz Homies N My Head iz my next review, released in 1998 on G-Money Records & was produced by Infamous! Gotta congratulate myself this month ‘cause I reviewed at least one CD a day, this whole entire month! That hasn’t happened since nine Februarys ago, back in February 2008! Neva thought I woulda had enough time to re-create tha history! Happy 34th day in a row of reviewin’ a CD, too!! Start Time: 7:32 PM | End Time: 8:35 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 #1,664) reviewed on 2.28.2017 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

Link To CD: N/A


01. Intro
>>> Diggin’ tha anticipatin’, N.O., undaground-soundin’ beat, here… Good lil’ intro, y’all! My Rating: N/A


02. “Homies N My Head”
>>> I guess it’s tha hook, but this reminds me of my radio show that I used to have, back in ’09 – ’12… Hearin’ tha hook and I like how tha undaground beat sounds, wit this screwed voice! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice, here… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, with anotha nice-soundin’ verse fa tha Gz! And, we got tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ pretty nice, as well… My Rating: 4.3


03. “Shoot’em Up”
>>> Sounds good wit this hook, here; definitely feelin’ tha eerie beat! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s soundin’ nice fa da gangstaz, once again…! And, we got tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ pretty nice ta hear from y’all… Definitely feelin’ tha eerie vibe throughout tha whole track! Really enlightens tha whole mood for me to embrace this shit! Fast-ass rappin’ on tha 3rd verse, here; classic-soundin’ delivery, here!! Long-soundin’ hook, here, with all tha different wards shootin’ ‘em “up!” Also, dope-ass beat outro! My Rating: 4.8


04. “Runnin’”
>>> Jammin’ shit, here, wit tha beat and hook! Tha 1st verse’s soundin’ pretty nice, here; good shit! Must be pretty intense “runnin’ from tha police,” ya know? And, we got tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ nice; can’t complain… And, we got tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ pretty nice… My Rating: 4.3


05. Radio Station W.D.O.P.E.
>>> Sounds good, wit a slow beat in tha background… My Rating: N/A


06. “Blow It Up”
>>> Sounds nice, here; dope hook wit tha blowin’! “Blow it, light it! Blow it, light it!” Definitely dope! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it sounds like y’all holdin’ down this semi-No Limit sound, here! Funny ‘cause y’all just said, “We ‘bout it, ‘bout it,” just like tha song! Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ decent, as well… And, tha 3rd verse ain’t too bad, here, as we keep it movin’… My Rating: 4.2


07. “Guerilla Pimpin’”
>>> Sounds like a nice way ta kick off tha 1st verse: “I only think clear when I drink beers…;” good shit, so far, on a semi-laidback level… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s pretty nice, here… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s still on a decent level, here… And, good rhymes comin’ through on tha 3rd verse, here, keepin’ it movin’… Luvin’ tha “guerilla” part in tha hook, by tha way, lol… My Rating: 3.9


½time: Sounds like a dope CD, here! Y’all really got this undaground shit on lock in a pure way, fa tha N.O.! A 4.3-rated CD, here; we gon keep it movin’!


08. “Depressed”
>>> Luckily, tha beat ain’t too depressin’ and sounds a lil’ nice… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s good; too bad “New Orleans got [y’all] depressed!” Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s soundin’ nice ta hear, here… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s pretty good, here… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ pretty nice, here… My Rating: 3.8


09. “‘Bout Dat Paper”
>>> Sounds more like a playa’s jam, here, wit tha production… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it sounds good; mix of flow speeds? Nice… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s pretty nice, here, as y’all keepin’ y’all hustle up… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s pretty nice, here… Diggin’ tha line, “Got 99 problems but one of ‘em iz not a bitch!” This was five years before Jay-Z’s track! Wonder where he got it from? And, a 3rd verse, here, soundin’ pretty nice… My Rating: 3.7


10. “Nothing To Lose”
>>> Sounds like a better beat, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s soundin’ like some good, undaground, upbeat rap, here… Sounds like a nice hook, here, as y’all keep tha motivation up! Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ dope to continue, as well… And, we got tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ pretty nice, as well… My Rating: 3.8


11. “Keep It On Tha Lokee”
>>> Sounds like a better, darker, undaground-soundin’ beat, here… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s pretty nice… Workin’ our way to tha 1st verse, here, and it sounds nice ta hear… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, keepin’ it movin’… And, we got tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ pretty nice, as well… My Rating: 3.9


12. “Born Alone, Die Alone”
>>> A slower beat, here… Sounds like a sad-type song? I can feel tha hook, here, as far as all tha loneliness, sadly… Even tho I still struggle with loneliness, at least I can hang out err-day! With that bein’ said, tha 1st verse sounds decent, here… Anotha verse, here, keepin’ it movin’… Kinda feels like some of these tracks are kinda long, but tha eerieness in tha beats keep my interest up, a lil’… And, one final verse, here, soundin’ decent… My Rating: 3.5


13. “Drug Free”
>>> Tha beat sounds nice, here; good shit… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s catchy wit how y’all sound on it… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and y’all spittin’ about this “drug-free” topic’s nice, here… And, tha 2nd verse’s soundin’ pretty nice, too; diggin’ this sound… Got tha 3rd verse, here, and it’s pretty nice wit how y’all keepin’ it movin’, here… My Rating: 4.0


14. “Disturbed Young Hustlaz”
Endin’ it with a self-titled track? >>> Sounds nice wit this sound and 1st verse, here! “Seafood gumbo;” mmm! Which kinda “gumbo” will I be enjoyin’, next month? We’ll see!! And, y’all keepin’ it movin’ wit tha rest of this, too! Somethin’ special in tha beat’s vibe, here, sounds nice ta hear… My Rating: 4.1


Overall: Tha 1st ¼ of this CD was pretty dope and then, it became more on a decent/above-average level… I also think some of these jointz were a lil’ too long, too… Either way, I thought this was a dope release!


Rankings:

12.       “Born Alone, Die Alone” 3.5
11.        “‘Bout Dat Paper” 3.7
10.       “Nothing To Lose” 3.8
09.       “Depressed” 3.8
08.       “Keep It On Tha Lokee” 3.9
07.       “Guerilla Pimpin’” 3.9
06.       “Drug Free” 4.0
05.       “Disturbed Young Hustlaz” 4.1
04.       “Blow It Up” 4.2
03.   “Runnin’” 4.3
02.   “Homies N My Head” 4.3
01.   “Shoot’em Up” 4.8


Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      48.3
Total Songs:                      / 12
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Average CD Rating: 4.0

Monday, February 27, 2017

Review #1,663: Devious "All The Devious Things I Did"

Reviewed on 2.27.2017 (Review #1,663)


Here goes my review for Devious All The Devious Things I Did, released in 1998 on Unity Entertainment. Reviewin’ this one on Long Island, NY, so I can keep tha reviewz up… This my 33rd day in a row reviewin’! Start Time: 10:17 AM | End Time: 11:39 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 #1,663) reviewed on 2.27.2017 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

Link To CD: N/A


01. Intro (Nuttin’ Comes Easy) feat. T-Mann
>>> Nice lil’ “Jazz” intro, here… My Rating: N/A


02. “Count ‘Em Off”
>>> Sounds like a good track; decent beat and good hook… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it sounds like consistent rappin’, here… “Tha mic’s my guillotine!,” on tha 2nd verse, here; dope-ass rhymes!! You’re real consistent wit it, ya dig?! My Rating: 4.5


03. “The Club Scene” feat. Bust Down
>>> Oh, I’m diggin’ this hook! Nice lil’ “N.O.”-type party hook, here!! Makes me even more excited fa my Louisiana trip comin’ up!! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s nice, here… Tha 2nd ½ of tha 1st verse’s pretty consistent wit tha rhymes, here! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s dope! “There ain’t no 2:00 laws down in New Orleans!” Oh, I’d love to party wit Bubba, outta Baton Rouge, in Louisiana, one day!! Should be dope!! Hearin’ tha 3rd verse and it’s dope, too! Excellent collab, overall!! My Rating: 4.6


04. “Minute By Minute” feat. Az One
>>> Sounds like a laidback track, here… It’s great to have a laidback track on here ‘cause of how nice and laidback I’m feelin’, over these past two dayz! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s nice… Tha hook’s pretty laidback, like some Marley-like vocals, here; dope shit! Tha streetz have an undaground favorite, here! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s soundin’ nice, too… And, tha 3rd verse’s soundin’ nice, as well… My Rating: 3.8


05. “She Used To Tell Me” feat. Mut
>>> Sounds like a nice, laidback remake on tha hook, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and you’re soundin’ nice, here… It makes me think, I can’t believe I built myself to tha celebrity I am today! I can’t believe my Louisiana dream’s finally comin’ true in under a month!! And, we got tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ decent wit tha rhymes… My Rating: 3.9


06. “If Bein’ Black Is Wrong” feat. Top
>>> I’m really feelin’ tha “black” vs. “white” topic, here! Crazy-ass lyrics!! Even mentionin’ “coffee seven dayz a week,” as well as “cream & sugar!” In a review, lol? Crazy shit about tha “keys” on tha “piano,” too!! Tha hook sounds jammin’ & catchy, too! This how a lyrical song should sound!! Take notes, y’all!! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it ain’t on tha level as you on tha 1st verse, but it’s still good… Almost thought there was gon be a 3rd verse, here! Only two!! My Rating: 4.8


07. “Even Though” feat. Scott, Wayne & T-Mann
>>> A slower vibe, here, on tha beat & hook… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and, ugh, “Soggy like cereal?” Sad… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and tha rhymes are really consistent, once again, with tha “in”-soundin’ rhymes…! My Rating: 4.0


08. “On My Mind” feat. Aura
>>> Decent, laidback hook & beat, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s not bad, so far… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s decent, here… And, a 3rd verse, keepin’ it movin’, here… My Rating: 3.6


½time: Gotta love your consistent rhymes, right chea! Definitely doin’ tha damn thang, to tha fullest! A 4.2-rated CD, so far! Keep up tha rhymes and tha great, N.O. rhymes!!


09. “Like Father, Like Son” feat. T-Mann
>>> Sounds like a dope hook & chill beat! Almost reminded me of an ambient beat in tha beginning… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s soundin’ nice, here, wit tha rhymes… And, tha 2nd verse ain’t bad, here… It’s like, how did we get in this paranoid, eerie life we’re livin’ in, today? And, tha 3rd verse’s pretty dope, too… My Rating: 3.9


10. “Hey P-Poppers” feat. Jisaidie & Lil’ Trap
Wonder if Lil’ Trap secretly knew about tha term, “trap,” or, “tha trap,” back in ’98? >>> Kinda a dry beat, here, but still nice ta hear… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s nice… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s ehh, decent at its finest… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it ain’t bad, here… We got tha 3rd verse up next and it’s decent, here… Even got a 4th verse, here, from Jisaidie, soundin’ decent to hear, as well… Damn, this still goin’, lol! Lil’ Trap on tha 5th verse, here, only “12 years-old!” That’s how old I was when I started doin’ my daily top 10 countdowns, which I still do today! Wonder what Lil’ Trap up to, now? Good verse, tho… Beat coulda been betta, since it dragged, a lil’… My Rating: 3.5


11. “Growin’ Up In The Crescent” feat. DJ Mellow Fellow
>>> Sounds nice wit tha whistlin’ beat… Tha 1st verse nice, here, as well as tha hook… Tha 2nd verse iz soundin’ crazy and consistent wit tha rhymes, here!! Definitely gotta feel it!! And, we got tha 3rd verse, here, keepin’ it movin’… My Rating: 4.3


12. “Never Satisfied”
Ridin’ solo, finally? >>> Diggin’ tha eerie beat, here… Definitely an eerie, trippy hook, here… Tha “get inside” part reminds me of explorin’ abandoned buildings… Hearin’  you on tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice, here… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ nice ta hear, here… My Rating: 4.4


13. “Forever Real” feat. Eboni & T-Mann
>>> Eerie, dark intro, here! Now, tha track & it’s pretty dope! Diggin’ tha chick’s voice wit this eerie-soundin’ hook! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty dope! Also, a 2nd ½ of tha 1st verse, here, soundin’ dope, too! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s dope wit what y’all bringin’ to tha table, here… Here we are wit tha consistent-ass rappin’, once again! Props! That’s real about tha “birthday / death date” thing, when it comes to “party” & “retaliation!” My Rating: 4.3


14. “Uncut Freestyle”
>>> Sounds dope, on tha hook & undaground beat, here… Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and it’s nice ta hear… Since I’m reviewin’ via phone & not tha computer, I can review, listen & shit, at tha same time… Lol, gotta love me!! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s pretty nice, here, as well… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ nice to continue ta hear… Damn, this ended outta nowhere… My Rating: 4.1


15. “Niggas Ain’t The Ones”
>>> Sounds good, here, on tha hook & beat… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s nice, here… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ pretty nice… My Rating: 4.0


16. “Livin’ Dead” feat. Mut
>>> A laidback lil’ tune, here… Sounds like a nice hook and beat, here… If Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater had an undaground, chill-rap soundtrack, this would be on it, lol! Let’s just skate ta this, ya dig, lol?! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and you sound good/consistent, here… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s soundin’ decent, here, as y’all keep it movin’, here… And, we got tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ nice ta hear, as well… My Rating: 3.7


17. “Six Shots (The Cypher)” feat. Gangsta Foots of Too Solid, The Wizard, Top, Dre of Raw Culture & Maximus Supreme
>>> Now, this sounds like some nice, undaground trip-hop in tha beginning beat, here! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty dope wit what’s bein’ spit, here! Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse and it’s nice, too! Definitely some dope shit! Hearin’ tha 3rd verse and it’s nice ta hear, as well! Hearin’ tha 4th verse and it’s dope; feelin’ these rhymes… I’ono how much I can stay interested in tha plain beat, but let’s keep it movin’… Hearin’ tha 5th verse and it sounds nice and consistent, here… And, “tha 6th shot to hip-hop,” a.k.a. tha “6th” verse iz here and I’m diggin’ tha voice wit these consistent rhymes! Almost like Biggie-like rhymin’ toward tha final 30 seconds, here? Dope shit! And, it ended outta nowhere, too… My Rating: 4.2


Overall: I thought this was a nice lil’ CD… You definitely know how to rap well & you got some nice, undaground product, here! Good shit! Keep up tha great work, ya dig?


Rankings:

16.       “Hey P-Poppers” feat. Jisaidie & Lil’ Trap 3.5
15.       “On My Mind” feat. Aura 3.6
14.       “Livin’ Dead” feat. Mut 3.7
13.       “Minute By Minute” feat. Az One 3.8
12.       “She Used To Tell Me” feat. Mut 3.9
11.        “Like Father, Like Son” feat. T-Mann 3.9
10.       “Even Though” feat. Scott, Wayne & T-Mann 4.0
09.       “Niggas Ain’t The Ones” 4.0
08.       “Uncut Freestyle” 4.1
07.       “Six Shots (The Cypher)” feat. Gangsta Foots of Too Solid, The Wizard, Top, Dre of Raw Culture & Maximus Supreme 4.2
06.       “Growin’ Up In The Crescent” feat. DJ Mellow Fellow 4.3
05.       “Forever Real” feat. Eboni & T-Mann 4.3
04.       “Never Satisfied” 4.4
03.   “Count ‘Em Off” 4.5
02.   “The Club Scene” feat. Bust Down 4.6
01.   “If Bein’ Black Is Wrong” feat. Top 4.8


Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      65.6
Total Songs:                      / 16
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Average CD Rating: 4.1

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Review #1,662: Dem Dirty South Boyz "Gotta X-Cape The Pain"

Reviewed on 2.26.2017 (Review #1,662)


Wow, yesterday was awful & rough!! Neva know what’s happenin’ each day!! Well, today’ll be much betta!! Here goes my review for Dem Dirty South Boyz Gotta X-Cape The Pain, released in 1998 on No Mursy Records! FYI: Dem Dirty South Boyz are Assasin, Creepa, E-Legal, Mask, Cowboy, Class & Rik. Start Time: 2:34 AM | End Time: 3:05 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 #1,662) reviewed on 2.26.2017 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

Link To CD: N/A


01. “Got 2 X-Cape Da Pain (Intro)”
>>> Beat sounds kinda funky; nice… Hearin’ tha rappin’ and it’s pretty nice, here… My Rating: 4.0


02. “I Know You Got A Man”
>>> Sounds good; can’t complain… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty-good… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s a lil’ catchy, but decent… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse, here, and it’s pretty-good, as well… And, tha 3rd verse’s pretty nice… “Wash all ya dirty drawers;” crazy “drawers!” My Rating: 4.1


03. “Last Call For Alcohol”
>>> Sounds decent, here; decent hook, as well… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s a decent verse, here… And, we got tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ decent, as well… And, we have tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ a lil’ calm… And, a 4th verse… Ehh, not really for me, but decent rappin’… My Rating: 3.7


04. “Dem Old Timers Told Me”
>>> Sounds like a better, upbeat beat, here… Tha hook’s a lil’ catchy, here, wit this beat… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s not bad, here… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ like a decent verse… And, tha 3rd verse’s pretty nice, as y’all keep it movin’, here… Even an outro, too… My Rating: 4.2


½time: A better-than-average CD, here, with a 4.0-rated CD, at tha moment…


05. “It’s Real Out Here”
>>> Beat ain’t bad, “here;” hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s decent… Hearin’ tha hook and it sounds nice ta hear… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse and I’m feelin’ tha content, this time, wit tha “drug dealers” shit… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 3rd verse, “here,” with this 504 vibe continuin’… And, tha 4th verse, soundin’ decent… My Rating: 3.8


06. “Back It Up”
>>> Diggin’ tha energetic, bounce/gangsta feel in tha beat, here; good shit! Hearin’ tha hook and it’s pretty dope, here! Tha 1st verse’s pretty nice; lots ta offer, here! And, tha 2nd verse’s pretty energetic, as well; gotta luv it! My Rating: 4.3


07. “Rep Where Ya From” feat. Sess 4-5
>>> Sounds like a different energetic version of tha previous song; nice hook, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it sounds nice, here… What’s tha deal with tha kid or whateva in tha background of tha hook?? And, nice appearance from Sess 4-5 on tha 2nd verse, here! Glad y’all collaborated wit him! My Rating: 4.2


08. “For The Color Of The Bag”
>>> Sounds like a true song; nice beat and hook, here… Real shit comin’ outta tha 1st verse, here… And, we got tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ nice ta hear, as well… My Rating: 4.0


Overall: At times, it seemed like a decent release, but it turned out to be dope, overall… Great job wit how y’all came through wit this one, y’all!


Rankings:

08.       “Last Call For Alcohol” 3.7
07.       “It’s Real Out Here” 3.8
06.       “Got 2 X-Cape Da Pain (Intro)” 4.0
05.       “For The Color Of The Bag” 4.0
04.       “I Know You Got A Man” 4.1
03.   “Rep Where Ya From” feat. Sess 4-5 4.2
02.   “Dem Old Timers Told Me” 4.2
01.   “Back It Up” 4.3


Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      32.3
Total Songs:                      / 08
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Average CD Rating: 4.0

Saturday, February 25, 2017

R.I.P. Video #53: Ca$h



Broadcasting from Moscow, PA, it's ya boy, FrankieThaLuckyDog, here, reportin' anotha tragic loss in tha Louisiana rap community... Today's a special edition, a birthday...

Orlando Jackson, better known in Monroe, LA as rapper Ca$h, woulda celebrated his 40th birthday today, February 25, 2017. Jackson only released one album, Dreaming Of The Outside, in 1997 on Master Mind Records; tha album was produced by Dale Lynch, Jonathon St. Andrews & Cray-Z. Unfortunately, Jackson's life was cut short at tha tender age of 24, when on August 23, 2001, he passed away from cancer.


Music:

Dreaming Of The Outside (1997)
01. "Dreaming Of The Outside (Radio)" feat. Big Al & Tameka
02. "Dreaming Of The Outside (Instrumental)"
03. "Way Down South (Club Mix)" feat. Reggie Wesley
04. "Way Down South (Instrumental)"
05. "Feel My Pain" feat. Duane
06. "Sneak Peep Of Album"
- "Let It Go"
- "Sunlight"
- "Getcha Ass Up"


R.I.P. Orlando "Ca$h" Jackson
2.25.1977 - 8.23.2001

Review #1,661: Deep South Syndicate "Potent"

Reviewed on 2.25.2017 (Review #1,661)


Comin’ up next in my Louisiana Reviewz Marathon iz Deep South Syndicate Potent, released in 1998 on Double L Records! Tha 1st 12 jointz are produced by Roy Choklate Chip Anthony, while #13’s produced by Wendall Glover, #14’s Harold Guillory & #15’s Wendall Glover. Start Time: 1:42 AM | End Time: 2:53 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 #1,661) reviewed on 2.25.2017 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

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01. Intro
>>> Sounds like a dope track, despite it bein’ just an intro! My Rating: N/A


02. “We Comin’”
>>> Sounds like a nice beat, here… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s pretty nice fa tha south, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and y’all doin’ it up, here! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it continues! Tha 3rd verse iz here and it’s pretty quick; dope shit… Tha rest of this shit’s nice; can’t deny tha “Potent” quality!! My Rating: 4.3


03. “Don’t Fuck With Me”
>>> Sounds like it has a cool lil’ West Coast vibe to it… Dope lil’ hook, here, with a G-Funk sound to it… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty dope, here… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s pretty nice, as we continue, here… And, tha 3rd verse’s pretty nice, here, as well… My Rating: 4.2


04. “Southside Playas” feat. X-Mob
>>> Sounds nice and laidback, here, wit X-Mob on tha 1st verse, here… And, we have tha hook, here, soundin’ like a chill one; dope vibe… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ dope, as well… And, tha 3rd verse’s pretty nice ta hear, as well; diggin’ tha different voices… No matter tha voice, each one creates a laidback vibe… My Rating: 4.1


05. “Make ‘Em Swell (Remix)” feat. B-Loc
>>> Sounds like a dope 1st verse, here; good shit! Tha beat’s pretty dope for a southern/laidback track… Hearin’ tha hook, here, and it’s pretty nice… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s soundin’ nice ta hear, here… And, diggin’ tha undaground king-soundin’ 3rd verse, here, holdin’ shit down… My Rating: 4.3


06. “Journey 2 Da South”
>>> Sounds like a lil’ performance in tha background, here; dope shit/dope beat! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice wit how y’all represent, here… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s pretty dope; good shit! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s soundin’ good, here… And, tha hook’s a nice representation of holdin’ it down, here, as far as tha chantin’… My Rating: 4.2


07. “Pimps”
>>> Sounds a lil’ more upbeat than tha previous songs, but still undaground… Hearin’ tha hook and it sounds nice, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s not bad, here… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, and it’s pretty nice… And, we got tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ nice ta hear, here… Sometimes, when tha “playas” and “ladies say” that lil’ “hell yeah,” on tha hook, it reminds me of Outkast’s “Southernplayalisticcadillacmuzik”… My Rating: 4.0


½time: A 4.2-rated CD, so far; pretty dope! No complaints, yet! Just that “Potent” south at its finest, here, fa tha ‘90s undaground!


08. “10 Rulz” feat. Capone
>>> Dope-ass sounds in tha beginning wit a nice lil’ bass!! Really long intro, here (1:26), but it’s definitely worth it! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and y’all settin’ tha “rulz” down, here! Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse and as slow as it iz, we keepin’ it movin’, here… And, tha rest of this pretty nice… I’ono if 6:26 iz too long fa this, but it iz what it iz, I guess? My Rating: 3.9


09. Graveyard (Interlude)
>>> Sounds like an interestin’ interlude, here… Yeah, it’s pretty trippy what tha future holds, as far as “death” and all that! My Rating: N/A


10. “Walking Thru Graveyards”
>>> Sounds like a dope intro, here, with this beat… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice wit what y’all comin’ through wit, here… Hearin’ tha hook and there’s paranoia, here! “I got that feelin’ that I’m about to die, nigga!” Yeah, it’s crazy how we can think like that! Life changes when you lose somebody! Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, and tha eerie vibes continue! My Rating: 4.5


11. “Potent”
>>> Luvin’ tha eerie beat, here! Luvin’ tha hook, too, wit this “mo Potent than marijuana” hook, here!! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and I’m luvin’ what y’all spittin’, here, fa dem undaground Gz! I like how y’all referenced “Madonna,” too, my favorite artist… And, we got tha 2nd verse, here, keepin’ tha “fiya” comin’ along! And, tha 3rd verse’s here, keepin’ shit movin’! My Rating: 4.5


12. “Rolling Wit Da Chrome” feat. Boom, D.O. & Shipe
>>> Sounds good, here, wit tha laidback hook… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice, here, wit what y’all comin’ through with… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha “-age”-rhymed rhymes, here, soundin’ nice on tha 2nd verse… Wow, y’all were only makin’ “$4.75 an hour,”  back then? Pretty brutal! And, we got tha 3rd verse, here, slowly keepin’ it movin’… Even more shit on tha 3rd verse, here, gettin’ mo gangsta than it can get, here! My Rating: 4.2


13. “Do U Wanna Ride”
>>> Sounds good, here, on tha hook…; a slow, funky lil’ track, so far… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice, here, showin’ off tha gangstafied side, here… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ pretty nice to hear, here… And, tha 3rd verse, here, keepin’ this “ride” movin’ like it’s ridin’, lol… My Rating: 4.0


14. “Swarm Of Bs”
>>> Luvin’ those sounds in tha beginning, here! Dope hook, too! Almost thought it was “BS” (bullshit), but it’s “bees!” Lol! What a difference!! Good shit comin’ outta tha 1st verse, here; gotta dig it! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and y’all keepin’ it movin’, here; good shit… And, sneakin’ in a 3rd verse before this ends, here; dope! My Rating: 4.1


15. “Make ‘Em Swell (Original)” feat. B-Loc
>>> Still sounds dope wit this beat… Interestin’ how tha remix came before tha original, on this CD… Somethin’ sounds betta in tha voices and tha vibe, here, but I gon keep tha same rating… My Rating: 4.3


Overall: Most of tha tracks were on tha longer side, here, but that ain’t stop tha quality of this album! Good shit fa tha laidback shmokers, tha southern heads & tha Gz! Glad y’all know how to keep it “Potent!”


Rankings:

13.       “10 Rulz” feat. Capone 3.9
12.       “Pimps” 4.0
11.        “Do U Wanna Ride” 4.0
10.       “Swarm Of Bs” 4.1
09.       “Southside Playas” feat. X-Mob 4.1
08.       “Rolling Wit Da Chrome” feat. Boom, D.O. & Shipe 4.2
07.       “Don’t Fuck With Me” 4.2
06.       “Journey 2 Da South” 4.2
05.       “We Comin’” 4.3
04.       “Make ‘Em Swell (Remix)” feat. B-Loc 4.3
03.   “Make ‘Em Swell (Original)” feat. B-Loc 4.3
02.   “Walking Thru Graveyards” 4.5
01.   “Potent” 4.5


Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      54.6
Total Songs:                      / 13
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Average CD Rating: 4.2

Friday, February 24, 2017

Review #1,660: Da Rangaz "All Night Flightaz"

Reviewed on 2.24.2017 (Review #1,660)


Time ta continue my marathon with Da Rangaz All Night Flightaz, released in 1998 on Last Chance Records! Start Time: 1:35 AM | End Time: 2:49 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 #1,660) reviewed on 2.24.2017 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

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01. WLCR feat. Wild Wayne
T-Bone beat… >>> Sounds good; diggin’ tha dark beat, here, wit Wayne on tha intro! My Rating: N/A


02. “All Night Flightaz”
T-Bone beat… >>> Sounds like a dope, New Orleans/Cash Money-type anthem, here, wit tha hook/beat! Definitely nice!! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it sounds nice ta hear, as it’s jammin’… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, strictly fulla dat jammin’ quality!! And, tha 3rd verse sounds nice ta hear, here, too! My Rating: 4.5


03. Not At All (Skit)
DJ Chicken & T-Bone on this beat… >>> Sounds good, lol… My Rating: N/A


04. “Get Wild Wit It”
DJ Chicken & T-Bone beat… >>> Sounds like a dope track; diggin’ tha “wild” hook/beat! Beat’s a lil’ plain, at times, but it has a nice, upbeat vibe… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty dope, here… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse, here, and it sounds a lil’ betta… Definitely diggin’ this flow, as this shit continues ta sound dope…! And, we have tha 3rd verse, here, comin’ through wit a bunch of representations from different areas/wards…! My Rating: 4.3


05. “Project Shit”
T-Bone did this one… >>> Sounds like a dope lil’ bounce anthem, here… Nothin’ really ta say; you know how dem bounce anthems go! My Rating: 4.0


06. “Game Tight” feat. Geto Mike
DJ Chicken did this one… >>> Sounds like a good beat, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it ain’t bad, so far… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it sounds nice, here; definitely feelin’ tha upbeat vibe! Tha rest of this sounds dope; gotta luv that hook! “Where da weed at?” My Rating: 4.3


07. WLCR feat. Wild Wayne
>>> Nice check-in; gotta “smoke these pounds!” My Rating: N/A


08. “Say Red” feat. Mik Ceaser
T-Bone beat… >>> Decent, here; I’ono about tha “Sexual Healing”-type beat, tho… A bounce vibe wit tha 1st verse, here, soundin’ nice… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse from this female (Mik Ceaser) and it’s a nice lil’ feature… And, tha 3rd verse’s pretty nice, as well… My Rating: 3.9


09. “Everyday Of My Life (T-Mix)”
T-Bone did this one… >>> Sounds like a dry beat and an okay 1st verse, here… Hearin’ tha hook and it ain’t bad with tha crowd… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and this flow sounds catchier, here… Hearin’ tha 3rd verse and y’all sound nice wit tha alternatin’ flows… My Rating: 4.0


10. “Get On Down” feat. Arthur Nik, Big Vin & Geto Mike
T-Bone beat. >>> Sounds like a decent hook and beat, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse, here, and it’s pretty nice, as well… And, tha dope shit continues with tha 3rd verse, here… My Rating: 4.1


11. Buncha Bitches (Skit)
>>> A good lil’ skit in between tha tracks, here… My Rating: N/A


12. WLCR feat. Wild Wayne
>>> Two skits in tha row! Sounds good wit Wild Wayne, here… My Rating: N/A


½time: A 4.2-rated CD, so far; definitely nice, here…


13. “Can’t Keep It Real” feat. 2XL
T-Bone beat… >>> A true track with a slower beat, here…; nice job wit tha hook… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice, here, layin’ shit down… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s decent, here, as we keep it movin’… Hearin’ tha 3rd verse and it’s nice, here; can’t complain… My Rating: 3.8


14. “4 My Niggaz” feat. Geto Mike
T-Bone track… >>> A decent beat, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s not bad, here… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s pretty dope… Crazy about not workin’ a “9 – 5,” here… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s pretty nice, as well… And, we got tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ pretty nice… My Rating: 3.9


15. “My Life’s A Journey” feat. Dex & James Con
DJ Chicken beat… >>> Sounds nice wit this beat, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s nice… We got tha 2nd verse, here, and it sounds pretty nice, as well… And, we keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ nice; what else to say? And, a 4th verse, here, soundin’ a lil’ preachy… My Rating: 3.7


16. Pearly Gates
>>> Nice lil’ message… My Rating: N/A


17. “5 Mins”
T-Bone beat… >>> I’m diggin’ tha eerie vibe, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it sounds like a good story, here… I luv how it’s called “5 Mins”, but secretly has my manager’s birthday on tha length! Not really “5 Mins”? Hearin’ tha hook wit tha “5 Mins” part and it’s pretty nice… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and yeah, I agree: “Wish I can start thangz over;” I feel like that, as far as my focus. I hate bein’ almost 29 and still tryna do this marathon that I started when I was 20!! No way in hell this shit take eight years ta do!! But, we’re on tha 3rd verse, here, and it’s pretty nice… Damn, this ended fast! My Rating: 4.3


18. Weed Head Like Me
Dope title—oh, it’s just a skit? DJ Chicken & T-Bone beat… >>> Yeah, this sounds like a nice lil’ skit… Gotta luv how it’s a bounce voice and it’s just a skit! My Rating: N/A


19. “Irie” feat. Geto Mike & James Con
T-Bone beat… >>> Pretty consistent and a lil’ gutta, here, on tha 1st verse/beat? That hook’s pretty energetic! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s pretty nice; can tell y’all high! “Dat ganja!” And, we got tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ pretty nice, as well… Gotta luv that hook! “Irieeeeeeeee!!” All about dem highs!! And, a 4th verse, here, soundin’ dope, too… My Rating: 4.5


20. WLCR feat. Wild Wayne
>>> Good shit, Mr. Wild Wayne! My Rating: N/A


21. “*69”
T-Bone beat… >>> Sounds like a dope bounce anthem, here! Nice hook! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice, here… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, describin’ more of these “*69” moments, here… Even crazier on tha 3rd verse, here, dealin’ with tha “hangin’ up!” Fuck “I’mma call you back;” HATE that!!! My Rating: 4.2


22. “Who’s Dat Playin’ On My Telephone”
T-Bone beat… >>> Diggin’ tha dark lil’ intro/beat/hook, here… Hearin’ tha verse and it’s soundin’ nice wit this “phone” theme, once again… My Rating: 4.2


23. “Score It, Roll It”
T-Bone beat… >>> Decent bounce beat, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s not bad, here… Tha hook’s decent; can’t complain… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s soundin’ nice, here… Tha 3rd verse’s pretty nice, here, keepin’ it movin’… And, tha rest of this pretty nice, too… My Rating: 4.0


24. “Whoodi” feat. DT, Stone Da General & Trenity
DJ Chicken on tha beat… >>> Yeah, gotta luv tha term, “Whoodi!” Hearin’ tha 1st verse ova this decent beat and yeah, “Fuck” err-body! Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ decent, as well… And, we got tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ nice, as well… My Rating: 4.1


Overall: I thought this was a nice CD, for tha most part… Each joint was nice and not disappointin’; good shit!


Rankings:

16.       “My Life’s A Journey” feat. Dex & James Con 3.7
15.       “Can’t Keep It Real” feat. 2XL 3.8
14.       “Say Red” feat. Mik Ceaser 3.9
13.       “4 My Niggaz” feat. Geto Mike 3.9
12.       “Everyday Of My Life (T-Mix)” 4.0
11.        “Score It, Roll It” 4.0
10.       “Project Shit” 4.0
09.       “Whoodi” feat. DT, Stone Da General & Trenity 4.1
08.       “Get On Down” feat. Arthur Nik, Big Vin & Geto Mike 4.1
07.       “Who’s Dat Playin’ On My Telephone” 4.2
06.       “*69” 4.2
05.       “5 Mins” 4.3
04.       “Game Tight” feat. Geto Mike 4.3
03.   “Get Wild Wit It” 4.3
02.   “Irie” feat. Geto Mike & James Con 4.5
01.   “All Night Flightaz” 4.5


Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      65.8
Total Songs:                      / 16
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Average CD Rating: 4.1

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