Monday, December 31, 2018

Review #1,789: Lil' Yella "The Johnny Blanco Story"

Reviewed on 12.31.2018 (Review #1,789)

As I’m on my way to gettin’ to da moola, lemme get this review outta tha way, right quick: Lil’ Yella The Johnny Blanco Story, courtesy of Live2Hustle! L2H! Start Time: 7:46 AM | End Time: 8:17 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!

© 2018 CD Review (Review #1,789) reviewed on 12.31.2018 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.

01. “Pablo Escobar (Intro)”
JMan on da beat! >>> Great rhymes, even tho a typical-soundin’ mainstream beat, here… Still, gotta luv tha rhymes you bringin’ to tha table! My Rating: 3.7

02. “WGBT” feat. NBA YoungBoy
>>> Just like how it was when I was witchu, as you were playin’ me your tracks! “We Gonna Ball Today”! Great shit, includin’ how energetic you are wit dis! Great hook, great energy, great wit what you bring to tha table, here! Glad that you got to collab wit YoungBoy, but I don’t feel him as close as err-body else; way too overrated! Still, definitely nice, despite his rich/typical rhymes… My Rating: 4.5

03. “Move For The Money”
I’ono… >>> Not into all tha “money” tracks, so this kinda ehh fa me… Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and it sounds good wit your rhymes, at least. Glad your rhymes ain’t shitty, despite tha “money” hook… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, too; ehh, it iz what it iz… My Rating: 3.2

04. “Trip 2 Cali” feat. Pacman Viccz & A1 Yeezy
>>> Not really feelin’ this typical-soundin’ track; sounds like every mainstream track… Hearin’ tha 1st verse & I just wanna skim through this track… Fuck! Tha shit not playin’, right nah; my fuckin’ iTunes…! Got it back up; here you are on tha 2nd verse, comin’ through wit some betta rhymes… Liked your faster rhymes on tha No Limit 2 Cash Money CD betta than this, but it betta than that 1st verse, tho! Hearin’ tha 3rd verse from this Yeezy dude and he sound betta… Not too bad, overall, but that 1st verse & this mainstream vibe kinda got me like, hmm… My Rating: 2.7

05. “Lit Up” feat. Kevin Gates
JMan on dis beat, too… >>> I’ll admit, Gates sounds pretty good on this one, despite me bein’ iffy wit tha fast rappin’… Still, he brought a nice street vibe fa you fa this 2K18! Also, nice hook; great collab! Decent lil’ typical-soundin’ mainstream beat, too… Hearin’ you on tha 2nd verse and it sounds good ta hear, too… My Rating: 4.4

06. “Getcha Shine On”
JMan on da beat… Accidentally heard it on tha previous CD… My Current Rating: 3.9

07. “Cashmoney” feat. Joey Bae
JMan! >>> I like how this one sounds, if this gotta be tha best-soundin’ JMan track… I know it ‘bout “money,” but it “Cashmoney,” here, like Cash Money! Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and it’s pretty nice wit what you bringin’… Fastness, “money,” ummm…, good, tho… Tha rest of this pretty nice, too; good shit, overall… My Rating: 3.6

½time: Kinda in-between wit my feelings fa this, here… Looks like tha big-featured tracks were tha ones fa me, despite me not really goin’ for ‘em… Only a 3.7-rated CD, so far…

08. “Madness”
>>> Sounds pretty nice, on tha hook, even tho a mainstream-soundin’ beat… Decent, overall; can’t really say much… My Rating: 3.0

09. “Doors Up”
JMan… >>> Likin’ how this beat sounds; sounds like an intense movie finna be recorded in tha streetz! Hearin’ you on tha 1st verse and it’s good wit your regular-soundin’ rhymes—well, big livin’… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s pretty good, too; good shit… Tha 2nd verse soundin’ nice wit what you bringin’, too; keep bein’ “flawless!” My Rating: 4.3

10. “She Tatted” feat. Shi
JMan, here… >>> Sounds like an attempt at makin’ a club banga but this singin’ voice, on tha hook, sounds like an Internet-sampled track or somethin’…! Hearin’ you rap on this and, damn, you gotta go wit tha Cardi B flow? Damn; lemme make this quick! Too mainstream-y fa me…! My Rating: 2.5

11. “How You Want It”
Hitz, here (Young Hitz, I assume?)… >>> Yup, this our Young Hits/Hitz, but this beat start kinda not for me… Ugh, why a trick? Not-listed singer on tha hook? Kinda ehh but I’d rather go with a negative perspective than a positive one… Hearin’ you rap and it’s ehh; not for me, this time… My Rating: 1.3

12. “Ol’ School”
JMan, here… >>> Has a good screwed & chopped vibe fa tha 2K18, here, on tha hook… Kinda likin’ how tha soul mixes wit tha S&C sound, here! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it has an interestin’ soul/ballin’ mix fa this slowie… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse, too, soundin’ okay, too… My Rating: 3.4

13. “Reasons” feat. Doe_XO
JMan, once again… >>> I think this’ll be an okay/good collab… Kinda likin’ tha hook from Doe & what you got goin’ on, here… Sounds like it could be bigger than expected? Well, maybe based off that hook… Hearin’ you rap and, I’ono, but this fast-rappin’ shit always throws me off… Not everyone iz Twista!! Still keepin’ tha fastness goin’ throughout tha 2nd verse… I like how you have some man-made sound effects, like, “BOOM!,” ya dig? My Rating: 3.8

14. “Changes 2” feat. Lydia Paek
>>> Don’t wanna hear Tupac, remade, slowed down… Nice try, good lyrics, but not my cup of tealicious tea…! Even got tha same lyrics/vibe on this hook from this Lydia… Ehh, don’t wanna leave anymore feedback but props on comin’ “from nothin’!” My Rating: 1.7

Overall: Thought it was gon be betta but I guess this where tha mainstream comes to kick my ass… Still, a few tracks stood out fa me, so at least one of ‘em’ll be featured on my 2018 year-end countdown, comin’ January 7th!


14.       “How You Want It” 1.3
13.       “Changes 2” feat. Lydia Paek 1.7
12.       “She Tatted” feat. Shi 2.5
11.        “Trip 2 Cali” feat. Pacman Viccz & A1 Yeezy 2.7
10.       “Madness” 3.0
09.       “Move For The Money” 3.2
08.       “Ol’ School” 3.4
07.       “Cashmoney” feat. Joey Bae 3.6
06.       “Pablo Escobar (Intro)” 3.7
05.       “Reasons” feat. Doe_XO 3.8
04.       “Getcha Shine On” 3.9
03.   “Doors Up” 4.3
02.   “Lit Up” feat. Kevin Gates 4.4
01.   “WGBT” feat. NBA YoungBoy 4.5

Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                      46.0
Total Songs:                      / 14
Average CD Rating:       3.3

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