Friday, March 31, 2017

My Underground Playlist Adds: March 2017

A1 Wissel Feat. NBA YoungBoy "My Own Shooter"



Da Real Gee Money "In My Section"

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

FTLD'z Louisiana Trip #01: 3.26.2017 - 3.29.2017

FTLD’z Louisiana Trip #01: 3.26.2017 – 3.29.2017


Since October 11, 2007, I’ve had a fascination with underground, Louisiana rap music, mainly from Baton Rouge. I’ve always wanted to go to Louisiana and meet up wit err-body, but certain obstacles would be in my way. I would continuously ask family members, “Go to Louisiana with me!” They would look at me all judgmental and say, “What’s in Louisiana? It’s dangerous!” In 2010, I tried to go with an underground rapper’s sidekick & he was like, “I’m not going unless you pay for me! My artist’s way bigger than all of them!” That pissed me off and put me in jeopardy of finding some1 to go with ‘cause bein’ autistic, it ain’t easy makin’ friends…


One person I always wanted to go with was my grandma, who has heard damn-near every story I had with Louisiana (getting robbed on November 17, 2011, my radio show, talking to this one, etc.). During my Louisiana connection, she would always have to take care of her mom. On September 19, 2015, her mom passed away & now, she wasn’t trapped with taking care of some1. However, since Baton Rouge producer/rapper, DJ B-Real blocked me on February 5, 2014, I now have a full-time job, working six dayz a week & it’s hard to find coverage.


On January 27, 2017, I opened up to my manager about finally making my debut to Louisiana. She was cool with it & I was able to get tha coverage. I let my grandma know that we can finally make this happen. I chose March 26, 2017 as my debut-in-Louisiana day. March 26 iz my manager’s birthday & she has pushed me into making some interesting, risky, unique decisions. As each day progressed, my anxiety & excitement were both building up, while tryna handle a tough job… I couldn’t believe my dream was finally comin’ true!


On March 25, I flew to Coconut Creek, FL, to meet up with my grandma. However, when I got off my plane at 6:23 PM, my luggage got lost in Charlotte, NC, jeopardizin’ my trip… My flight was scheduled for 6:35 AM tha next day & I ain’t have my luggage. Tha following morning, we had a cab ride scheduled for 4:30 AM… A lack of communication made our cab arrive at 5:22 AM! When we arrived at tha airport, my grandma lost her phone… While lookin’ for tha phone, we missed tha flight; it was rescheduled for 1:35 PM. Her phone wound up bein’ in her car but at this point, will I finally make it to Louisiana? At around 10 AM, American Airlines called us, lettin’ us know that they found my luggage. We got tha luggage and we were finally on our way to Louisiana!


Day 1 in Louisiana: 3.26.2017: At 6:23 PM, I arrived in New Orleans, LA, renting my 1st car & hotel. As I drove an hour to my hotel in Baton Rouge, I’m lookin’ at tha scenery and I’m really impressed with how it looked like a cool jungle. I stayed at tha Hotel Indigo Baton Rouge Downtown hotel and began to hit up peeps that I was in town… Baton Rouge rapper, YB, from tha Forever Young
click, told me to meet him at tha Hookah Lounge nearby; he was performing. I’ve been at bars before, but this was tha 1st time I was at a club… Everything was nice, as I chilled with YB. I showed him birthday luv & got him a hookah to enjoy… We was also kickin’ it wit one of his patnaz, Baton Rouge rapper, Razy Ray. We got pics, drops & watched tha performances happen. One rapper who performed, Baton Rouge rapper, A.R. (Problem Child Entertainment), I had known since 2009.
I approached him when he was done and I was like, “It’s FrankieThaLuckyDog!” He was excited and said, “You been fuckin’ wit me since I was a teenager!” Crazy to know that I was only 20 & he was 18 when I first heard of him, back on Baton Rouge producer/rapper, Beat Flippa’s Street Certified CD on October 16, 2008. He was sellin’ me a CD & I showed him luv by givin’ him $5.00 for tha CD. As I waited for YB to perform, I also ran into Baton Rouge rapper, J.R., from tha Forever Young click & Big Steve, who was Baton Rouge rapper, BluBlack’s old manager. As YB performed, he was like, “I’m sellin’ my new CD fa a dolla…” I was like, “I know you gave me tha CD for free, but you deserve tha dollar! Neva give up! Tha rap game needs you! I need you to continue!!” As I left tha Hookah Lounge, I ran into one more dude, Wolfe, who I ain’t know… He gave me a CD & I have yet to see how he iz…


Day 2 in Louisiana: 3.27.2017: Tha next morning, Gram & I headed to tha Waffle House on College Road in Baton Rouge. After that, during tha 10 AM hour, we hooked up with Baton Rouge DJ/promoter, Way 3000. Way was so happy to see me that when his patna, Corey, affiliated with Baton Rouge labelhead, Travis James, stopped by, Way showed him an award he won from me on my 2010 Louisiana Awards for Louisiana CD Cover Of Tha Year for his Jigg City Rockstars 3(Hosted by Way 3000) mixtape compilation. Way then hopped in tha car & we hit up his old store, located on Gus Young Avenue. He was then gettin’ a hold of artists to try and meet up wit me for my documentary on Louisiana that I was shootin’. We met up wit Baton Rouge rapper, Tech, a.k.a. Mr. Throw Me Back (Dog Entertainment/Cash Out Entertainment) & brought him along for tha ride… They also showed me that tha jiggaz in Baton Rouge no longer have X in ‘em; they have meth in ‘em!


As we continued to drive around BR, we met up wit Baton Rouge rapper, Big Supa (Macked Out Music), formerly of tha Baton Rouge group, Down Bad. We took pics & took one of my favorite pics with WayWe then took a trip to Baton Rouge DJ, Greg Dukes’ studio… As we waited a lil’ while, Dukes & a group of rappers were excited to know that I was in town… Inside tha studio was Baton Rouge rappers Max Minelli (SLF EMP Music Group), Sam I Am (No Limit Forever Records/OJ Entertainment) & Mista Matt of South Coast Coalition (Dirty South Productions). Baton Rouge photographer, Koo Shot Ya, was also present, shootin’ an interview wit Sam I Am. Once tha interview was done, I signed Greg’s wall of signatures. Greg came up with tha idea to get an interview from me, so I told him how dedicated I’ve been for Baton Rouge rap over tha past 10 years. Despite not gettin’ a pic, Baton Rouge producer/rapper, La’Keith (Highlife Entertainment), made an appearance in tha studio, too.


After tha studio session, we headed to Hana’s to check out some new clothes. Tha clothes were pretty dope there, buildin’ my collection. Then, as we were headin’ back to Way’s house, a train was coming. My gram & I ain’t realize how long tha train in Baton Rougetook to cross; lots on one train! After tha train action, I randomly fell asleep, though tryin’ to hit up people in between. Some would answer but none would confirm a time/place to meet. I then finally got a hold of Baton Rouge rapper, Beezy Bird (New Go Get It Music/Boss Made Music Group) & got a pic/drop from him… After Beezy Bird, I wound up meetin’ back up wit Way 3000 at his house for an hour or so & that was that.



Day 3 in Louisiana: 3.28.2017: Tha next day, I went to tha Waffle House & met up with Way 3000 again. This time, he showed me around various hoods, such as Zion City & we went to Sundown, a CD store in Baton Rouge. At Sundown, I met up wit some new rappers from Baton Rouge, includin’ Wee’Thang. I filmed them showin’ they ass off, while I copped a Go Tuff mixtape.

After Sundown, we were gas station-hoppin’ for a Baton Rouge/225 hat. Lil’ did I know, it’s a custom-made hat, so most places ain’t have it. As we pulled up to OMO Streets Wear in Baton Rouge, we seen Baton Rouge rapper, Ray Vicks (Black Balloon Records), pull out. We were told to meet him at tha barbershop, so after I bought more clothes, I went to tha barbershop to meet up wit him. He & his boy showed me luv, gave me a CD & it was nice to encounter him. After Ray Vicks, we headed to tha late Baton Rouge rapper, Nu$$ie’s label building, Dope Celebrity Records. I got pics & we passed Nu$$ie’s house, too.

To go with tha legends, we then headed to tha Triple S gas station, where Baton Rouge CD seller, Alton Sterling, was murdered. As I pulled my camera out, err-body at Triple S thought I was with MTV ‘cause I come from New York. I respected tha compliment & took a few more shots…


Once I headed back to tha hotel & ate dinner, I headed to Sherwood to holla at my boy, Baton Rouge rapper, Lil’ Boxx (Big Faces Entertainment). Me tellin’ him about tha passing of my brother & how I’ve evolved really moved him and he really respects how I’m a “consistent, undefeatable savage,” as I say.


After Boxx, I headed back to tha hotel to meet up with Simmesport, LA producer, Dre Tree Z (Legal Dope Records), who produces for Morganza, LA rapper, P.I.R. (Legal Dope Records). After we met up, he gave me a ride all tha way to Morganza to meet up with P.I.R. & it was nice.
P.I.R. was starstruck to finally meet me, after bein’ connected with me for six years. P.I.R.’s one of tha most-dedicated people I’ve dealt with, as he texts me every day to see what’s good. Once we met up, Dre Tree Z dropped me off at tha hotel. Interesting enough, we smelt a paper plane as we were passin’ tha Audubon Bridge to P.I.R.’s house. To wrap up tha night, I headed back to Way 3000’s crib; he gave me a few CDs. After nearly fallin’ asleep on his chair, I headed back to tha hotel…


Day 4 in Louisiana: 3.29.2017: Our final day in Louisiana featured my gram & I headin’ to New Orleans to see Bourbon Street. I picked up a voodoo doll for my manager, by request, as well as a shirt for one of my favorite co-workers. Then, in tha Voodoo Mart, I met up with Kenner, LA DJ, Jimmy The DJ & I gave him an update on myself. Jimmy’s tha one that started my Louisiana connection & it was nice to finally meet him. After we met him, we headed to Coconut Creek, FL, via car, to kick off tha 2nd ½ of my vacation…






My advice to anyone trying to achieve whatever dream they wanna accomplish: It’s gonna take a while! Years—well, a decade for me!! No matter if you’re tha opposite race as most of tha entire culture you’re passionate about, you ARE accepted! Just know that you have somethin’ in common: tha passion for what y’all love!! It sux that I lost a brother along tha way but that just made me fearless! You’re gonna run into a lotta obstacles along tha way! Don’t give up!! You’re gonna have to spend thousands!! Spend thousands of dayz, hours, etc. just to build your reputation! Here I am, 1,700 CD reviewz later, finally accomplishing my dream of makin’ it to Louisiana! I did it!! And, I’m autistic! I defeated every barrier that was in my way and I’m happier than ever!! You can accomplish your dream! Mine came true at 28 years-old! Now, all I have to do iz get DJ B-Real to unblock me and reconnect with me & I’ll be all complete!

Peep out tha documentary now:

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Review #1,700: Mia X "Mama Drama"

Reviewed on 3.25.2017 (Review #1,700)


Happy 59th day in a row of reviewin’ CDs!! I won’t be reviewin’ 2morrow, due to I’m about to make my dream come true!! I’m sure some of y’all can figure it out already, but for those that don’t know, stay tuned!! Before I achieve my dream, here goes my review for Mia X Mama Drama, released in 1998 on No Limit Records & Priority Records! Happy Birthday to my boy, YB!! Start Time: 2:08 AM | End Time: 2:38 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 #1,700) reviewed on 3.25.2017 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

Link To CD: N/A


01. “Bring It On” feat. C-Murder, Fiend, Mac, Mystikal & Skull Duggrey
KLC beat! >>> Dope beat; dope aggression on tha hook, here! Err-body got shit on lock, here, to tha fullest; excellent shit from err-body!! My Rating: 4.5


02. “Whatcha Wanna Do”
Craig B & O’Dell beat! >>> Slow lil’ track, here; nothin’ special except sometimes, when I think of tha laidback vibe, which I gon experience some warm weather today!! My Rating: 3.7


03. “Don’t Start No Shit” feat. C-Murder & Master P
Craig B on tha beat… >>> Sounds like one of those typical-soundin’ hooks but with a lotta energy, here… P on tha 1st verse, here, completely rippin’ shit up, here; definitely dope!! C on tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ decent, but not on P’s level… And, you on tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ aight, too… My Rating: 3.8


04. “Mama Drama” feat. Fiend & Mystikal
KLC beat, here… >>> Tha hook ain’t too bad, here, wit this decent-soundin’ beat… Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and it’s decent from you, here… Even on tha 2nd verse, you keepin’ shit goin’, but on a decent level… No Mystikal?? My Rating: 3.2


05. “I’mma Shine”
Craig B doin’ this beat… >>> Sounds like an older sound of Louisiana, here, wit tha bounce-soundin’ speed, here… Tha hook ain’t bad, here; decent lil’ track, overall… My Rating: 3.6


06. “I Think Somebody” feat. Fiend
KLC on tha beat, here… >>> Sounds like a dope hook fa tha gangstaz, here, but when it’s a female CD, I hate usin’ tha word “gangsta.” I feel like it’s more for tha male music! Either way, nice wit how you comin’ through on tha 1st verse, here… And, Fiend a great dude ta collab with; definitely soulja-type shit, here! My Rating: 4.1


07. “Mama’s Tribute”
KLC beat… >>> Dry, decent beat, here… Decent wit how you comin’ through on tha rappin’ but tha hook kinda interestin’… I ain’t expect it to be mixed on a turntable, lol… My Rating: 3.5


08. “What’s Ya Point” feat. Fat Joe & Snoop Dogg
Craig B doin’ this beat… >>> This iz so strange ta hear Fat Joe say, “NY to tha NO,” like, whoa…?! At this time, they ain’t embrace tha south like how tha south iz accepted, now… Fat Joe doin’ tha 1st verse and it ain’t bad, but I feel like it don’t fit tha Louisiana sound, obviously… Tha hook sounds catchy, here; not much ta “say.” And, collabin’ wit Snoop on tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ decent… Now, I feel more of a West Coast vibe wit this one… And, you ain’t that bad, neither, here… My Rating: 3.7


09. “Thugs Like Me”
KLC track… >>> Sounds decent and a lil’ consistent wit tha random rhymes, here… Not really that crazy about tha somewhat-singin’ hook, includin’ tha remade-soundin’ hook, “I know what thugs like…” My Rating: 3.1


10. “Ride Or Run” feat. Big Ed & Steady Mobb’n
Carlos Stephens beat… >>> Sounds like a dry beat but tha 1st verse sounds decent, here… Tha hook sounds good wit tha choice of ridin’ “or” runnin’, here… And, we got you on tha 2nd verse, just reppin’, here… Tha 3rd verse sounds nice wit tha aggression, here; good shit… My Rating: 3.8


½time: A 3.7-rated CD, so far; this ain’t that bad…


11. “TRU Bitches”
Craig B on tha track… >>> Sounds like a decent/above-average-soundin’ song, here… Decent verses and tha hook sounds like a nice representation for tha gangstaz, even tho that ain’t tha word I really wanna use fa your CD, here… My Rating: 3.7


12. “Puttin’ It Down” feat. Mystikal, Fiend, Mac, Kane, Abel, Big Man, Boz & Silkk The Shocker
KLC on tha track… >>> Sounds like a hype-soundin’ hook, here; good shit! Tha beat ain’t that bad but it sounds like it’s good ta rap on, here… Mystikal on tha 1st verse, here, “puttin’ it down” in an aggressive way, as always! Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse and we’re continuin’ ta put “it down;” good shit! Tha 3rd verse’s pretty serious wit all this “puttin’ down” shit; dope shit! Almost sounds like a sequel to “How Ya Do That”, in a way… Here you are, on tha 4th verse, soundin’ decent but nothin’ special wit your “puts it down”s… And, tha shit spit after your verse sounds consistent and nice, here; good shit… My Rating: 4.2


13. “Ghetto Livin’” feat. Ghetto Commission, Byron Dolliolie & O’Dell
Carlos Stephens on tha track… >>> Sounds like a slow track, here; not bad… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it sounds like a decent lil’ track ta define tha unsafe “streetz,” here… Tha 2nd verse keeps tha 1st verse’s content comin’ along, here, as well… And, you’re on tha 3rd verse, comin’ through wit some decent shit ta spit… Nothin’ really special fa me, overall… My Rating: 2.8


14. “Play Wit Pussy”
KLC on tha beat… >>> Sounds like a decent track wit a lil’ more of a hyped-up vibe, here… Not bad wit how you comin’ through wit this one, overall… My Rating: 3.4


15. “Don’t Blame Me” feat. C-Murder & Mr. Serv-On
Carlos Stephens on tha track, here… >>> C comin’ through on tha 1st verse, doin’ a nice job, here wit his creepy-soundin’ delivery/lyrics, here… And, Mr. Serv-On spittin’ some nice shit fa you on tha 2nd verse, here… It sounds like a mix between a spoken-word conversation and some nice rhymes, in a fast way… And, you on tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ decent, here… My Rating: 3.9


16. “Daddy” feat. Anita Thomas, Byron Dolliolie, O’Dell & Wendy Weary
O’Dell beat… >>> A slow track that doesn’t sound that special, here… Decent story but I can’t take this serious… My Rating: 1.7


17. “Like Dat”
Craig B on tha track… >>> Sounds like a betta-soundin’ beat with tha funky undaground sound to it… Nice job wit how you come through in a more-quiet way, here… My Rating: 3.9


18. “Sex Ed.” feat. Silkk The Shocker & Wendy Weary
O’Dell on this track… >>> Quiet and slow, here; not bad for an R&B track but not really for me… My Rating: 2.2


19. “Flip 2 Rip” feat. Mac
KLC on tha track… >>> Diggin’ tha start with tha flip of a coin… Mac soundin’ good on this 1st verse, here, over this semi-dry beat… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s not bad, here… Hearin’ you on tha 2nd verse and you sound decent, here; can’t complain, this time… And, more from Mac on tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ pretty nice… My Rating: 3.8


20. “Fallen Angels (Dear Jill)” feat. Anita Thomas, Porsha & Wendy Weary
KLC & O’Dell ta end this CD off… >>> Sounds like it gon be depressin’… Hearin’ tha rhymes and they’re ehh…; yeah, on tha depressin’ side fa me… This ain’t for me; gonna have to pass! My Rating: 1.3


Overall: Some tracks were decent but those that weren’t for me weighed heavy on tha CD rating, overall…


Rankings:

20.       “Fallen Angels (Dear Jill)” feat. Anita Thomas, Porsha & Wendy Weary 1.3
19.       “Daddy” feat. Anita Thomas, Byron Dolliolie, O’Dell & Wendy Weary 1.7
18.       “Sex Ed.” feat. Silkk The Shocker & Wendy Weary 2.2
17.       “Ghetto Livin’” feat. Ghetto Commission, Byron Dolliolie & O’Dell 2.8
16.       “Thugs Like Me” 3.1
15.       “Mama Drama” feat. Fiend & Mystikal 3.2
14.       “Play Wit Pussy” 3.4
13.       “Mama’s Tribute” 3.5
12.       “I’mma Shine” 3.6
11.        “Whatcha Wanna Do” 3.7
10.       “What’s Ya Point” feat. Fat Joe & Snoop Dogg 3.7
09.       “TRU Bitches” 3.7
08.       “Ride Or Run” feat. Big Ed & Steady Mobb’n 3.8
07.       “Don’t Start No Shit” feat. C-Murder & Master P 3.8
06.       “Flip 2 Rip” feat. Mac 3.8
05.       “Like Dat” 3.9
04.       “Don’t Blame Me” feat. C-Murder & Mr. Serv-On 3.9
03.   “I Think Somebody” feat. Fiend 4.1
02.   “Puttin’ It Down” feat. Mystikal, Fiend, Mac, Kane, Abel, Big Man, Boz & Silkk The Shocker 4.2
01.   “Bring It On” feat. C-Murder, Fiend, Mac, Mystikal & Skull Duggrey 4.5


Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      67.9
Total Songs:                      / 20
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Average CD Rating: 3.4

Friday, March 24, 2017

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

Reviewed on 3.24.2017 (Review #1,699)


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


Disclaimer: I rate each song from 1.0 – 5.0; each rating iz my own opinion! I only please myself wit my ratings! I don’t care how lyrical you are, as long as it’s jammin’ enough for me to like it! I look for beats, then vocals, and then lyrics. To determine my favorites, I will differ tha 4.0 ratings. If a song gets at least a 4.0 rating from me, I love it already. If at least a 4.6 rating, I pretty much really love it, as it’s considered mindblowin’ when I hear it! Any song can earn up to a maximum of a 5.0 rating. Anything I type before “ >>> “ iz what I’m sayin’ before I listen to tha song; anything after I type “ >>> “ iz what I think of tha song while I’m listening to it. If you sound like anything too mainstream for me, have auto-tune in your vocals, or talk about nothin’ but money and hoes (which I consider ‘typical’ topics), I’m not buyin’ it!

© 2017 CD Review (Review #1,699) reviewed on 3.24.2017 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

Link To CD: N/A


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Rankings:

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


Average CD Rating Review:

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

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Review #1,698: YB "Don't Die Wondering"

Reviewed on 3.23.2017 (Review #1,698)


Happy 57th day in a row of reviewin’ CDs & only three more dayz till my dream comes true!! A bonus review aside from my Louisiana Reviewz Marathon, I have YB Don’t Die Wondering, here, released on Dirty Dinero Gang! Also, YB’s birthday’s this Saturday, March 25, tha day before my dream comes true! Shit’s amazing! For now, I’m lookin’ forward to gettin’ to this review! Start Time: 4:20 PM | End Time: 4:55 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 #1,698) reviewed on 3.23.2017 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.



01. “Pull Up” feat. Razy Ray
Time ta kick this one off!! >>> Sounds refreshin’ to hear new music! I’ve only reviewed one current Louisiana CD a month, so far this year! Definitely sounds refreshin’, here, wit tha production! Hearin’ tha hook and it’s pretty nice, here; great shit from you, Y-Bizzle!! Your song, “Broski’s”, with Tazz, has become one of tha best songs I’ve played from Louisiana! Song reminds me of my broski, who’s currently locked up, in which I added tha track on his birthday, last year (September 9)! Definitely nice! Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse, here, and it’s pretty nice; good shit! Gotta dig tha consistent, street shit you bringin’ to tha table, here! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s pretty dope from Mr. Razy Ray, here; luv how he has a lot ta offer, here… My Rating: 4.3


02. “Fugazi” feat. Razy Ray
>>> I thought this sounded familiar; shout out to $hop With Ken… My Current Rating: 4.3


03. “Public Enemy”
>>> I like how this sounds, here; definitely a nice hook from you, here, over this beat… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and you soundin’ nice wit this shit; gotta luv what you bring! Gotta luv what you bringin’ to tha 2nd verse on this beat, too; good shit to tha fullest!! My Rating: 4.2


04. “Get Up & Go Get It” feat. King Joe
>>> Comin’ through wit dem Ken beats, here; definitely nice! Hearin’ tha hook and it’s pretty nice wit this motivated hook, of course! Gotta luv how you “go get it!” Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice wit what you’re comin’ through, here! Who don’t got “overtime,” right? Got Mr. Joe on tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through wit consistent rhymes, but soundin’ decent ta me… My Rating: 4.0


05. “Birthplace”
Bwahahaha / ROFL! Definitely somethin’ classic, here!! Like it even more than I did!! My Current Rating: 4.9


½time: You doin’ yo shit, of course! Gotta luv havin’ new music from you!! Hope I get to meet you on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday!! A 4.3-rated CD, so far! Keep doin’ yo shit!


06. “Go Hard”
>>> This sounds nice, even tho I know this one, too… Still, definitely nice ta have some of these tracks on here! My Current Rating: 4.3


07. “Hunnit Man”
Bring it on! >>> Guss doin’ one of your beats, here… I’ono about tha start of tha plain-soundin’ beat, so far… Feels like I’ve heard this before…? Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s decent, here… Rhymes are ehh/what anyone can spit but I always love when you rap… And, tha 2nd verse ain’t that bad, here; decent wit what you bringin’… My Rating: 3.7


08. “Child So Bad” feat. JM Larry & S4 Lil’ Mike
I’m lookin’ forward ta hearin’ this one; bring it!! >>> Sounds like a nice lil’ gangsta-soundin’ beat, here, includin’ this lil’ sample in tha beginning… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s nice from you, holdin’ shit down! Tha hook’s nice wit tha sample; definitely dope wit how we’ve evolved in life! Good shit comin’ outta tha 2nd verse, here, strictly keepin’ it Rouge fa tha Rouge! And, good shit comin’ outta tha 3rd verse, too; definitely nice wit tha voice/content/delivery! My Rating: 4.3


09. “Swing My Door” feat. King Joe
>>> Not bad beat, here; decent lil’ hook… Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and you rappin’ fast, here; crazy shit… And, tha hook ain’t that bad, here; just luvin’ tha new Louisiana music…! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse from King Joe and it’s nice; just keep rappin’… My Rating: 3.7


10. “Ballin’ Hard”
>>> More Ken tracks… Tha beat sounds like it’s a high feelin’ to embrace, or somethin’? Nice lil’ 1st verse, here… Tha hook sounds nice ta hear, even tho sometimes, I feel like it sounds mainstream… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and I’m likin’ how you sound a lil’ more upbeat in your voice, here… Almost thought there was gon be a 3rd verse but it’s close to a minute of an outro, here… My Rating: 3.9


11. “Long Way” feat. Dinero Costello
>>> Sounds like it gon be anotha nice Ken beat, but my mind keeps throwin’ me off, as if I heard some of these tracks, already… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s good, but betta once you say tha title part! That 2nd ½ of tha hook nice…! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and you “come from tha bottom like grass,” lol! Nice job wit what you bringin’ to tha table, here… Hearin’ Dinero on tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through wit some catchy rhymes; can’t deny ‘em… My Rating: 4.1


Overall: Other than “Birthplace”’s extraordinary rating, there weren’t really any crazy-ass ratings. However, definitely tha selection of bangerz, here! Good shit, YB! Always hope you do music all day, err-day!!


Rankings:

11.        “Hunnit Man” 3.7
10.       “Swing My Door” feat. King Joe 3.7
09.       “Ballin’ Hard” 3.9
08.       “Get Up & Go Get It” feat. King Joe 4.0
07.       “Long Way” feat. Dinero Costello 4.1
06.       “Public Enemy” 4.2
05.       “Pull Up” feat. Razy Ray 4.3
04.       “Go Hard” 4.3
03.   “Child So Bad” feat. JM Larry & S4 Lil’ Mike 4.3
02.   “Fugazi” feat. Razy Ray 4.3
01.   “Birthplace” 4.9


Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      45.7
Total Songs:                      / 11
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Average CD Rating: 4.2

Review #1,697: Master P Presents "No Limit Soldiers Compilation (We Can't Be Stopped)"

Reviewed on 3.23.2017 (Review #1,697)


Happy 57th day in a row of reviewin’ CDs & only three more dayz till my dream comes true!! Keepin’ tha reviewz goin’ with Master P Presents No Limit Soldiers Compilation (We Can’t Be Stopped), released in 1998 on No Limit Records & Priority Records! HBD, Big Supa & Shell (Young Thugga), as well! Start Time: 1:57 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 #1,697) reviewed on 3.23.2017 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

Link To CD: N/A


01. Master P, C-Murder, Fiend, Magic, Mr. Serv-On, Mia X, Big Ed, Silkk The Shocker & Mystikal “No Limit Soldiers II”
KLC on tha track ta kick this mega collab off! >>> Sounds like I may’ve heard this? Half tha time, I don’t remember and then, times like this, I wind up re-reviewin’ tha CDs… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s pretty nice; your typical “No Limit” track… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s decent, here… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse from Magic and it’s nice wit how he reppin’, here… And, Mia comin’ through, addin’ some flava to this… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 3rd verse, as well, soundin’ pretty nice, here… Y’all got this shit on lock; what more can I say? Mystikal pretty nuts wit how he consistently bringin’ it, of course; neva doubt him!! My Rating: 4.3


02. Mystikal “I Ain’t Playin’”
Craig B beat, here… >>> Sounds like a dope track, here; excellent-soundin’, vicious 1st verse, ‘Kal, lol!! Tha hook’s pretty nice; definitely nice! Nice lil’ 2nd verse, too; gotta feel Mystikal at all times!! Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 3rd verse, here, strictly keepin’ it gutta at all times!! My Rating: 4.4


03. Snoop Dogg “Gangsta Move”
Meach Wells beat… >>> I’m diggin’ how Snoop comin’ through on tha 1st verse, here, wit this funky-soundin’ beat… Hearin’ tha hook and it has a lotta coolness in it, as far as celebratin’? Tha 2nd verse’s pretty nice, too; go, Snoop! And, tha 3rd verse’s Snoop still representin’… Tha rest iz still nice, as well; funk, funk, funk! My Rating: 4.2


04. Mia X “Girl Power”
KLC beat… >>> This sounds chill; nice job on tha verse, Mia… And, tha hook ain’t too bad, as well; decent lil’ track… My Rating: 3.6


05. Fiend “Break Something”
KLC doin’ anotha track… >>> Sounds like a nice lil’ beat, here; KLC wit dem monstaz! Not too hype but not too slow; just has a gutta feelin’! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice, here… Tha hook’s pretty nice ta hear, too; gotta keep it movin’! Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and it’s pretty nice, too! Glad Fiend keepin’ tha consistency comin’ wit dat gutta voice! My Rating: 4.2


06. C-Murder feat. Magic “Real Niggaz Gon Ride”
Ke’noe did this one! >>> Sounds nice and southern, like, swamp-like southern, here; good job, Ke’noe! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice wit what C bringin’ to tha table, here, fa dem Gz! Tha hook ain’t bad, neither; good shit… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse from Magic and this sounds like a nice collab, here; good shit… Sounds like C on tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ a lil’ quieter than usual… Either way, definitely a nice track, just a lil’ quieter… My Rating: 4.1


07. Ghetto Commission “Ghost In Da Dark II”
Carlos Stephens track… >>> Tha beginning sounds familiar with tha, “You ain’t heard tha last of me…;” felt like I’ve heard it before… Either way, nice lil’ hook… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s not bad, here; gotta rep! Keepin’ it movin’ wit y’all on tha 2nd verse, just rappin’, rappin’ & reppin’! My Rating: 3.8


08. Steady Mobb’n “Red Rum”
Craig B on this track… >>> Sounds like a nice lil’ track, here, on tha beat… Hearin’ tha 1st verse from these mobberz and it sounds nice ta hear… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s soundin’ nice, too, despite it havin’ a typical “if you want some, come and get some” line in it… Nice job wit tha 2nd verse, too, strictly keepin’ it movin’! My Rating: 4.0


½time: Nice lil’ compilation, here, with a 4.1 CD rating!


09. Magic feat. Mac “Heaven 4 A Thug”
Anotha Ke’noe track! >>> Tha hook’s pretty nice, here; almost sounds like C-Murder? Uncredited? Definitely nice wit tha beat and how tha hook sounds… Hearin’ tha 1st verse from Magic and it’s pretty dope… Mac on tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through wit dat nice-soundin’ street shit, of course! And, tha 3rd verse from Magic, soundin’ dope wit tha aggression he brings to tha table wit his lyrics, here! My Rating: 4.2


10. Full Blooded & Hounds From Gert Town “Hound Out”
Carlos Stephens on da trizzack! >>> Decent beat, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice ta hear wit tha gutta vibes, here… So many rhymes goin’ on in tha 2nd verse, here; y’all reppin’ hard, non-stop, lol!! My Rating: 4.3


11. Kane & Abel “It’s A Riot”
Carlos Stephens on tha beat… >>> Diggin’ tha hook, here; y’all got tha hype on lock, here! Can’t wait ta hear tha verses! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice, here; good shit… Keepin’ it movin’ with tha 2nd verse, soundin’ nice, too… My Rating: 4.2


12. Prime Suspects “Straight From Da Heart”
Craig B beat… >>> Sounds like a decent track, here, with tha 1st verse… Tha hook’s soundin’ decent, here; gotta keep it movin’… Hearin’ tha 2nd verse and these Suspects are keepin’ it movin’… And, we got tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ nice, too; decent lil’ track, overall… My Rating: 3.7


13. Mr. Serv-On “My City”
Carlos Stephens on tha track… >>> Tha hook’s nice, here; can’t complain… Tha beat ain’t that bad with what Serv-On’s spittin’ on, during tha 1st verse… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, too; not bad, here… My Rating: 3.8


14. Gotti feat. QB & Pheno “New Orleans Threats”
Carlos Stephens on tha track, too… >>> Sounds pretty gutta, here, on tha hook; definitely nice! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s good; nice job wit these “threats!” And, hearin’ tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ decent from y’all… And, an outro from y’all, here… My Rating: 4.0


15. Big Ed feat. Master P “Assassin”
KLC beat… I know this one! My Current Rating: 4.5


16. Lil’ Soldiers “Where Da Lil’ Soldiers At?”
Craig B on this track… >>> Oh boy, a young-soundin’ song… I’ono if I can take this serious… Yeah, this ehh… I mean, at least it’s a decent effort wit this decent beat but I just can’t take tha young voices! My Rating: 2.5


17. Freedom “Bring My Burners”
Craig B doin’ tha final track, here, as well… >>> Just a decent beat ta end thangz off, here… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s straight… Aye, ain’t even realize it was only one verse! My Rating: 3.5


Overall: I thought this was a good comp., here; great job, err-body! No Limit always holdin’ my Louisiana Reviewz Marathon down, especially tha year of ’98!


Rankings:

17.       Lil’ Soldiers “Where Da Lil’ Soldiers At?” 2.5
16.       Freedom “Bring My Burners” 3.5
15.       Mia X “Girl Power” 3.6
14.       Prime Suspects “Straight From Da Heart” 3.7
13.       Mr. Serv-On “My City” 3.8
12.       Ghetto Commission “Ghost In Da Dark II” 3.8
11.        Gotti feat. QB & Pheno “New Orleans Threats” 4.0
10.       Steady Mobb’n “Red Rum” 4.0
09.       C-Murder feat. Magic “Real Niggaz Gon Ride” 4.1
08.       Kane & Abel “It’s A Riot” 4.2
07.       Fiend “Break Something” 4.2
06.       Magic feat. Mac “Heaven 4 A Thug” 4.2
05.       Snoop Dogg “Gangsta Move” 4.2
04.       Full Blooded & Hounds From Gert Town “Hound Out” 4.3
03.   Master P, C-Murder, Fiend, Magic, Mr. Serv-On, Mia X, Big Ed, Silkk The Shocker & Mystikal “No Limit Soldiers II” 4.3
02.   Mystikal “I Ain’t Playin’” 4.4
01.   Big Ed feat. Master P “Assassin” 4.5


Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      67.3
Total Songs:                      / 17
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Average CD Rating: 4.0

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