Thursday, November 21, 2013

Chief Keef's "Almighty So" review

Before I begin with this review I just wanna put everything on the table why I have quarrels (beef) with Keith Cotarz aka Chief Keef aka Sosa. A few months back I was watching WGN morning news (I no longer watch them) and they had a report on a young black man that was raping women on the south side of Chicago. Although I have never resided in the city limits of Chicago, I am from the south suburbs and travel frequently to the south side to conduct business & party. I feel I have a connection to the city and I represent it to the fullest. The report on the news was there was a serial rapist and Chicago Police Department had the man in custody and released him after he was identified in a line up. Then after they released him with no charges they drew a sketch of the perpetrator and it appeared to look identical to Chief Keef.

How I came to the assumption that it was Sosa was not only the sketch looked like they traced a picture of him, he also has the finical means to pay off CPD & it is not a secret how corrupt they are. Also he released this mixtape immediately after the entire situation when it was suppose to come out weeks before. I have a Youtube page & I did a video showing the news report and I will post the link at the end of this review and leave this entire situation alone.

NOW TO THE REVIEW!!! Overall I really enjoyed this. I was really looking forward to listening to this because I boycotted him for the rape situation. Honestly I missed listening to Chief Keef's new style and its the same as "Bang 2" but the engineering sound much better because "Bang 2" sounded like it was recorded on a old cell phone. Most people are closed minded and don't know how to appreciate an artist when they change their style but I really like it. It appears that Sosa is gonna stay consistent with this style of vocal and slower lyrical delivery method. Its more like he is singing rather than regular rapping and with the styles of Drake and Wiz Khalifa that is the direction hip-hop is going. So to all yall that cant swag with Chief Keef's new swag then just stay back because he is ahead of the game with this.

I am a HUGE Chief Keef fan not just because he if from Chicago, but he is raw. He goes all in on his music and really paints a proper deception of what life is like for young black men in Chicago. The south and west sides are literally warzones and anybody just driving through is risking their life because you can easily get caught up in some crossfire. It is really sad but things are slowly changing and times will be better as long as people like Chief Keef keeps going hard representing our city proud. He is an icon for all the hood niggs that don't believe they can do it.

Last thing I must put out is this mixtape was suppose to come out on my birthday. Well not exactly on my birthday September 11, but it was supposed to come out on the 12th & I was expecting a midnight release. It was like Chief Keef purposefully picked that date specifically for me because I don't have much money at all & that was like the perfect birthday present. I waited all day long for it to come out but it didn't come out. I wasn't the only person who was livid all his loyal fans felt so disappointed. He did the same with "Bang 2" and it seems as if he does not appreciate his fans. We are the ones who keep him popular and for him to do that was like the hardest slap in the face. If he does read this I ask that he be more professional and keep his word when it come to the release date because that sucked. really sucked.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Griff G. & Melody Starr's "Till Death Do Us Part" review

Aright now something that stands for what is RIGHT and POSITIVE in the world. When I first started listening I had no clue they was a married couple but my dumbass not paying attention to the title should have known. I LOVE couples especially married ones who work together because it symbolizes UNITY which is not what the mainstream wants. All they want is rappers talking about getting money and fucking bitches and wasting all that hard earned money in the strip club. A married couple represents KEEPING ur money and using it to provide for your family. They are role models that we all can strive to replicate. Track 7- "Flawless" ft Pistol Pete is what everyone should strive to be.

With all that said this is a review for the overall quality and rap content of the mixtape. I don't want them to be offended but Griff G has 5 mixtapes on Datpiff and NONE of them has reached 100 listens let alone 100 downloads. There is reasons why you have failed at getting high numbers YOU NOT PROMOTING YOUR STUFF!!! I have DM them on twitter and they have regular jobs but there is two of yall. Yall can tag team and get DOUBLE the promoting done if you really set your mind to it. Don't make excuses MAKE SOLUTION!!! Y'all obviously have the will now you have to put in the work to forge the way. GET SWAGGIN!!!

On some rap shit it is below average. Numbers never lie & I hate to say that because they donated but I must remain 100% Honest. One reason it took me so long to finish is because when I would listen to the lyric I would lose concentration and become disinterested and find something else to do. They not rapping about anything. Its like yall just got some paper and wrote random rhymes down. Anybody can do that but what separates the good rappers form the whack ones are the ones who can keep ADD people like me focused on their words. My suggestion, rap about being married and the struggles yall go through on a daily biases not to kill each other.

Now I must say that the BEAT ARE PREMIER!!! I don't know if they produce their own stuff but if they do then they could just focus on that and make alot of money. My guess is they bought these beats from someone. Nothing wrong with that its just if u do that your lyrics better be on point and they was not. On Track 10- "On The Brink" Melody Starr says in the hook "I'm on the brink of killin mutha fuckas" COME ON NOW PLEASE BE REAL!!! Stay in your lane and rap about what u know instead of whats popular.
Also if she is gonna sing on the tracks then PLEASE PRACTICE YOUR VOCALS!!! On Track 4-"Freaks Only" that shit nothing but God Awful but the next Track 5- "Don't Let Em" she did sound much better. Just give more effort and y'all will be alright.

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Chi City's "Who Is Chi City" review

CHI-TOWN HERE WE GO. ANOTHER HOMETOWN ARTIST READY TO BLOW!!! Obviously Chi City is from our trap so please listen to him because he snaps. He kinda reminds me of much more lyrically talented Dolla Boy, the other half a Playz Circle when 2 Chainz was known as Titi Boi. He coming for the them duffel bagz with Track 8- "Remember The Times"

Again I try not to be biased when it comes to Chiraq Cats but I can't help it. I love my city, even though its know for the murders and heroine trade. It would be nice if someone else out there had the same grind and ambition to be successful and helped me out with these reviews because when it comes to Chicago I don't have the ability to be well rounded Plus there is no way I can do everybody's mixtape.

I read my notes that I write while listening and all I am saying is DIS NIGG COLD!!! To me, he is fuckin awesome because of how lyrical he is. Its nice because it appears that he has adapted the New York style of rap with the great punchlines. This is very difficult for us Chicago Niggs because its not in our blood to be lyrical, we all rely on simple rhymes, but he has got it down pact.

On some very minor down notes Track 7- "You Know What It Is" would not play on the mobile app. I know this is not the artist fault and I have already addressed on these issues to Datpiff. It is pretty lengthy but again he is from Chicago so I was dammed if I'm not going listen to everything from front to back. I even swagged to the bonus tracks.

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YP's "Restless" review

CHICAGO STAND UP FOR YA BOI!!! His twitter account is verified and this mixtape is too fly. Not to be confused with the rapper YG who is signed with Young Jeezy's CTE, YP has his own sound that will get them feet off the ground to his smooth beats. Track 10- "High", is one of many that is nice and right.

YP is the positive music that we need in this city. I got news that there was a shooting in the Back of the Yards over by 51st & Wood yesterday and 13 people got shot up in a park. Although its horrible news, I wasn't shocked because that shit happens every damn day here. Its a warzone and niggs is savages. The show "Shameless" with William H Macy does not give a proper depiction of what the south side of Chicago is about. I honestly believe that Obama needs to bring in the Marines and get control of all the violence. FUCK SYRIA!!! Its a war in your hometown Mr. President.

I am from Chi-Town and I be around. I am very biased when it comes to hometown artist because I look out for my peoples. Cali, New York, and Atlanta have all had a period of time when they ruled the rap game and any artist who repped one of those cities was instantly on. Chicago has never had a great collection of rappers who controlled national radio airways. Yeah we do have Kayne and R Kelly but that's really sums it up. This is mainly due to everyone leaving because its cold here. SO WHAT ITS COLD!!! The cold thickens your blood and makes you grind harder to stay hot, so why would u leave this spot?

Sorry YP for preaching on your review but he knows where I'm coming from. His music is exactly what need to be played on Power 92 and WGCI bc its nice and smooth rap to calm them stupid niggs feeding n2 the system by continuing to do stupid shit. Listen to Track 9- "Crazy" and YP goes in on what I'm tryin to say.

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Friday, September 20, 2013

HMG Jmo's "UnderRated" review

This mixtape had its ups and defiantly had it downs. It started just alright, then became horrible in the middle, and ended super strong. It did come to a point I regretted listening and was skipping those long ass redundant interludes at the end of the tracks but it got MUCH better with Track 9- "Mary Jane". 

As I listened I was really starting to feel bad inside because I was going to have to give another artist a bad review. I hate doing it because I don't wanna cut off a possible future business partner, but I do have to be as honest as possible. I am of my word and that is all you have in life. We all should respect it more because some people don't give a fuck. 

I question why does he have those horrible long ass skit? Its a waste of time because he not saying shit. Totally takes you out the mood and the average listener would have turned it off, but I'm professional and give each track a try.I started smoking and I was so pleased at the end and I eventually started swaggin.

I believe the problem with the first bunch of tracks is he reuseses alot of old classics. This is great for promotional purpose for big artist selling albums, but not for a no name. Really it hurts because his rap style is generic and has no uniqueness. Not that is bad, it just he sounds like everybody else and that is bad if your trying to grow. Just keep grinding and you will find your sound eventually. Perfection is ONLY attained through one's grind and you gotta stay on it if you wanna shine. 

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Jae Millz's "R.O.T.S." review

HARLEM STAND UP!!! Rep ya boi who been at the top of his game for years. Falling off is not one of his fears. He a poetic battle rapper who is able to go acapella and shut down the very best with is massive collections of punchlines to keep the crowd screaming loud. I found out what the title meant on Track 7- "(R.O.T.S) Reality Of The Situation"

I know that Jae Millz gets mad respect world wide but I hate to say it I never listened to any of his works other than watching is great battle raps. I remember first watching his vs Murda Mook from back in the day. I recently watched him murder dis white dude, Im not sure but I think his name was Monk.I just remember his saying something about him being Jewish and dat shit was cold. He hasn't lost a step and gotten better.

This mixtape has defiantly added me to the fanbase of his music as opposed to exclusively his battles. What really is a deciding of a mixtape being great or not, is not just the talent of the artist alone, but they need to have great features. He has them with verses from Vado and Markarel and  Track 4- "Real As It Come" sounds like the beat was produced by Kanye. The old great Kanye, not this shit Yeezus put out.

I have NO CLUE how y'all battle rappers do it. I already know I would suk ass at dat shit because its not my style to the least bit. First off, y'all go with no beat. WTF!!! Chicago style rap is more musical and the artist connect to the beat more. The lyrical skill is not that important here but in NY y'all use those punchlines to your advantage and its spectacular. To do that you have to be good at writing rhymes and to battle rap you have to not only have a great arsenal of punchlines, you gotta have a nice flow. I only have one of those attributes but I am practicing so I wont embarrass myself when I go at it.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Zed Zilla's "Time 2 Eat" review

MEMPHIS STAND UP FOR YA BOI!!! His twitter says he resides from South Memphis, and from the jump off I noticed the similarities of Memphis style that has been adapted by Yo Gotti and all the Tennessee greats. Its pretty long and I told myself if it isn't spectacular, that I would start skipping tracks and I didn't skip not one single track because this guy is sensationally stupendous with Track 16- "Memphis Shit" ft Yo Gotti and DJ Paul.

What really impressed me about this mixtape was that I was in a extremely shitty mood when I started listening and I finished with a smile on my face because he gave me some knowledge that I needed to be cool. I was expecting to be receiving much more $1 donations by now but that is not the case. Zed Zilla broke it down to me in his songs basically telling me this shit doesn't happen over night and I got to stay humble and on my grind if I wanna take flight.

I have to give it too y'all Memphis niggs y'all props because I have not heard anyone from there that is God Awful. Well I did hear this one nigg named Brabo Gator and he was hot garbage but he did have potential to get better. I like how off of y'all look out for each other and do features on each others works quite frequently. I do question where was Juicy J? I know he is busy tryin' to sell his album so I wont hold against him, also he is from North Memphis and I don't know if they beefin' with South Memphis right now.

I don't know when Zed Zilla is going on tour but Chicago is not that far from Memphis and him and his crew need to pack up the caravan and come in town because they would shut shit down. He does his thing and feeds the streets with that hot shit and we respond well to rell niggs hustling on they grind. What was awesome was the battery on my phone lasted just long enough to make it to the end and that was a sign to me that Zilla is sure to win.

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DoeFresh "Coke, Kush, and Mixtapes"

At first, as i listened to this dude came off to me as kinda goofy but as it continued to play I could feel the realness. DoeFresh is pretty damn nice with the rhymes and this is sure to keep you excited with all the sound effects and punchlines. Thhis is some solid bangers on here that had me swaggin like Track 5- "Need No Hook" where ironically the title is the hook.

Once DoeFresh said "Married to Miley Cyrus and Mary Jane, but if they both left, I still got meth" he had me convinced that he has the lyrical talent of any body who puts in maximum effort. He mainly spits trap shit which mainly consist of using and selling drugs. To me Trapping consist of more than just selling illegal drugs. I include doctors and lawyers as trappers because a doctor is nothing but a legal crack dealer and a lawyer is nothing but a smooth talking pimp in a suit. Me I smoke weed everyday and occasionally drink and very rarely pop a molly. Other than that consider me Drug Free!

I do have to address it is pretty damn lengthy and I found myself getting bored but DJ PAIN 1 did a good job of keeping my tension span because these beats are raw as hell. Also, adding all the random sound effects and giving an intermission kept my ADD ass focused. For some reason this reminds me of a Cool Kids mixtape that was released by the LA Leakers, it has the same vibe with more of a gangsta feel.

I do have to give DoeFresh props for the shout out track at the end. What you think you  Hova or Wheezy Baby or something? Its all cool because you must show props to all the people who help you out on your path to success. Its the sign of a real nigg. I am going to hold you to your word and expect to see another mixtape in about a month or two because I really enjoyed listening.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Oceangang's "#Lifeabeach Volume 1" review

Ok I have some explaining to do with this mixtape and I owe Oceangang especially Cartier God a huge apology. Even though I was on drugs at the time it is no excuse for my actions and what I said and did to the Captain. I sent him some pretty nasty messages on Facebook and I apologize to the fullest for that. I have not been on Facebook for almost a year now as a result of my shame.

If you read my AGoff's review you will see that I stated that I have been a follow of Oceangang for some time now. I think it was around 2010 or so when Lil B the Basedgod was attaining alot of mainstream attention and the number of his fanbase skyrocketed. The people who listen to the Basedgod's music like to refer to themselves as Based. A bunch of aspiring artist who also was fans of Lil B started a subculture over the internet and shared music. This was when I came across a producer Galaxy Beats.

I fell in love with Galaxy's awe inspiring beats. They have a means of putting you in a trance that anyone can vibe to at any time. Non of us Based artist had any real money but we all looked out for each other. One day Galaxy posted that if anybody had any equipment if they could donate it and I mailed him one of our old keyboards that was just collecting dust. I hope he put it to good use.

As I continued on I found out all the artist who he make beats for and that is how I discovered the Captain Cartier. He was responsible for bringing alot of the based artist together and they all would do features on each others tracks. I never rapped but I did swag on alot of their stuff. Swag is when I use another persons work for my personal advantage. I never would ask for permission because I never made any money so I never had to bother with paying out any royalties. It was just for fun and I did attain a little bit of fame.

The music that Oceangang would put out was just as good, well really it was MUCH BETTER, than anything being played on the radio. I did everything in my power to help promote them because I could hear the genius and talent that all of them had. They all worked very hard and eventually that got the attention of Soulja Boy and he would do features for them. Then he hosted the mixtape I am suppose to be reviewing right now but I'm giving the back story for my perspective.

Everything seemed to be on the come up with Oceangang but I have no clue what happened. Soulja Boy only officially signed AGoff. Not that he didn't deserve it, but I do question why was he the only one doing videos and on tour with SODMG? Like I said I have no clue but it seemed to cause a rift and nothing was the same with Oceangang. After that Cartier stopped replying to my messages on Facebook and I got pissed and went off. I would like to leave that in the past and move forward.

Let me get to the damn review. I CAN'T LIE most of this shit sounds horribly fucked up. I know back then non of them had any extravagant equipment and used what they had to the best of their ability but it sounded extremely distorted mainly when Cartier went on the track because his unique style of the synthesizer wasn't engineered to the best quality. You can tell a difference on the tracks with Soulja Boy because he has the financial ability to have a professional style studio. Alot of the tracks on here was made before Lil Dre came into the picture so I understand and accept why it sounded so bad but other than the audible issues this is a Masterpiece Mixtape because the meaning and how it brought together so many hungry artist.

I would wish whatever happened could be put in the past and Oceangang got back together and made "#Lifesabeach vol 2". This time I would like to get on a few tracks. Unfortunately the mixtape has been taken down off and the only reason I was able to listen to it is because it was on my SD card and I pretty much listened to it on a regular basis. It was a two disc special that was easy to listen to from begging to end. Please all Oceanbros get back swaggin together so we all can win.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Eminem's "Straight From The Vault" review

It may just be a bunch of older unreleased tracks from Slim Shady past but its nice to hear something form him occasionally. I got word that he did a show not to long ago and sht was jumpin. This is a nice 6 track tape to take you back to at a time Eminem could win any argument for the best rapper ever. He takes me back when I myself was bootleging his music and selling it in the lunchroom with Track 5- "My Words Are Weapons"

One thing I have always respected about Eminem is how he never let the fact that he is a Caucasian rapper hold him back with his success. As a matter of fact he used it to his advantage with his raunchy weird comments and heavy metal anger vibes. I actually kind of took some of his swag because is passionate and goes hard all the time. He really is able to make you think because really he is a poet and captures your tension span in a imaginative trap.

I also like how he has addressed the fact that the internet has pretty much shut down record sells. Now successful artist have to get off their lazy rich asses and do shows to pay their bills. I guess them royalty checks don't look quite like they used to. Not like you have to actually do a real job and struggle, you get up on stage and perform fuckin songs for you fans and they show their appreciation by paying high ass ticket prices and buyin ridiculously uncharged t shirts. Then you got 50 Cent suing everybody. If dat nigg wanna sue me gon head because Im BROKE. Why in da fuk you think Im on here asking for $1 donations?

Eventually their will come a day when record sells will be a thing of the past completely and future generations will say "Back in the day people PAID for music. HELL NAW!!!" Let me also say I do buy music when I like the artist. For example I plan on buying Ballout's "Ballout From The Street" even though he put it out as a free download because dat shit swaggin and I wanna give support

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Brad's "The Artist" review

This was pretty damn fukin descent. I really enjoyed listening to this requested review. If you are someone who can appreciate a master lyricist with top notch punchlines then listen to Brad because he got mean rhymes. Overall this was fukin raw with unique remix beat like "Track 2- U.O.E.N.O. Freestyle"

What really highlights him is his lyrical skill. You are a master on the bars. I do think you sound better when you write punchlines as opposed to freestyle but none of it was bad. I even found myself swagging over you like we was battling. Im the opposite I found better when I freestyle, I sound cheeesy when I write rhymes and it takes too damn long.

I do have to point out something you said in that "Get Yo Freak On" freestyle remake. You said "I don't need no features". Please don't go about this believing that you don't need others help. I used to think like that and it got me nowhere.Everyone NEEDS features. Think of it like this, the very best rappers and top earners in the game pay crazy money to have a feature from other major artist. Its a great way to attain more fans and money in the longrun. ALSO its small but your rap name is pretty boring. I saw that you Datpiff name is Brad The Lyricist, to me that sounds much more catchy and fits perfectly. Just a suggestion.

I thought it was real neat how yes it was the same beat as U.O.E.N.O. but it was tweaked a lil bit like it was crafted by yourself personally. Alot of record companies don't like artist that have the ability to make their own beats because they want you to sign and exclusively use their producers. Then they can charge you rediclous amounts for a beat and you must use theirs because you signed away your rights. That's y I say FUCK A RECORD DEAL!!! As long as you grind you will shine and then you'll glo and then get doe. Swag up and get shit poppin!

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Loaded Lux's "You Gon Get This Work" review

IS NEW YORK IN THE BUILDING!!! HELL YEA!!! Stand up and rep for ya boi Loaded Lux because he is hard on the come up. He is on here spitting real talk giving the streets that knowledge that we need to succeed. You know he ballin for real because I can only imagine how much he had to pay Shaq to host his tape. It is pretty lengthy with 18 tracks but sht cold with great features like Track 17- "Houston Tempo" ft Bun B

Usually I cannot stand listening to long as mixtapes but this guy is something special I just got me something to drink halfway through and I was swagin. Actually I remember listening a whiles ago but I was too fuked up at the time to write a review so I just swagged to it. He reminds me of 50 Cent for some reason. Maybe its the New York swag or the fact that he is a real nigg but he really sets himself apart from the pact of average rappers with this mixtape with hie top notch features and solid greatness ora. 

He even has a feature with Redman and Method Mad and I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THEY STILL RAPPED!!! I was watching TMZ and Method said that How High 2 was in discussions. Fuk all dat talking shit and turn those words into actions becuase I have been waiting on that for a long time. Whiles I wait I will continue to bang Loaded Lux. I cant wait until he comes to Chicago and does a show because best believe I'm there. 

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Spazz's "#Enyway" review

NEW YORKERS NEED TO SUPPORT YA GRL!!! She is sexy ass hell, fine ass hell and raw as hell the triple package for any super star to make it big. I don't know exactly who contacted me and asked to review this mixtape but I do thank them because I had alot of fun listening. She is sure to please with her New York accent and a swag that cant be matched. Track 13- "Spazz Out" ft Papoose really solidifies her status.

All I been listening to lately is New York rappers. I REALLY want to swag out there because I know without a doubt I would fit in nicely because nobody is garbage. Something must be in the water because yall niggs go ham. Spazz is sure to thrive because she goes hard and is extremely lyrical & I have yet to come across a New York artist that lacks in that department. Plus she gives good messages that feeds you with some valuable knowledge.

Only issue I had is very minimal but I don't understand why Papoose and T-Easy is in the artist description like they are in a group. Unless you have a collaboration mixtape, don't ever put a big name artist in the description. Own your own name and it's kinda tacky thinking more people will listen because Papoose is on the title. All that does is piss that listener off because they was expecting to hear the big name but that's not the case.

Also I like that she addresses her minute speech impediment. On one track she said "Spazz you spit like you missing a tooth".. At first I thought it was an engineering issue but that is her voice. I actually kinda like it because it is something that helps to add to her uniqueness. It's very important to have a sound nobody can copy because somebody will try to do it once you get big. Keep grinding and make it happen.

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Saint Anthony's "A2DV1" review

At first I had no clue what the title meant then I found out it stands for "Ashes To Diamonds Volume1" and it fits because he is da shit. With his great selection of sampled instrumentals and original beats to make you tap your feet and skeet skeet skeet. Great work thats gonna make you fly with Track 12- "Skyway" prod. by Sledgren, the guy who makes beats for Wiz Khalifa.

What really captured me is his lyrical skill. He has a great ability to give your mind a good feel. His words flow really nice off his toung and its easy to get lost. I often had to remind myself that I am on job and take notes because he has a way of putting me in a trace.

I really couldn't find anything wrong but I read some comments and Realpikcritic1 wrote on Datpiff "The only improvement to be made is the structure, hook, and production" I thought about it and I somewhat agree with him because you used alot of sampled instrumentals. Nothing at all wrong with it but I believe small name artist should keep this at a minimal amount because you have to establish what makes you original. Its great for promotional purposes for big names because they are trying to sell albums. Also other than "Skyway" you don't have many hooks. Find someone to help you out. Many artist have made a career just by hooking up other artist with good hooks RIP Nate Dogg. I don't know why he said the production need improvement because everything was swaggin with that.

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Mike Baggz's "Mike Baggz Presents: Catch 22" review

NEW YORK STAND UP FOR YA BOI!!! Mike Baggz is coming to get some money to fill up dem duffle bagz. Somebody please sign him quick because its obvious he is serous about his grind and good at it. I visited his website and did a lil research and this is an artist with a great back story and the will to make it big. Track 4- "Numbers In My Pockets", is motivation for all of us to stay grinding.

This is a great mixtape. I really enjoyed his up tempo sound and well written lyrics. What I really liked is he has a professionally made website. I'm surprised that more artist don't have one. After reading his bio I had a different perspective and I appreciated him more. Although I don't own any Apple products I will purchase his new album as soon as I can but I got bills and no job except asking people for $1 donations.

After reading his bio it stated that he was in foster care. I have a real special place in my heart for people that go through that because NOBODY shouldn't be raised by their own parents. Usually people who are a ward of the state are better at their craft and grind harder in life because they don't have rich parents to provide for them. They have no option but to always win. Stay on yo grind Mike Baggz and always get it in.

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Bodega Brovas "Believe In Bodega" review

What in the hell is Headkrack doing wasting his time on Dish Nation? Well he is on nationally syndicated Hollywood gossip news show so he is getting crazy exposure plus attaining fame on what I believe will eventually be the top rated gossip show. His rap crew really brings back the hip hop sounds that made rap world famous. They really captured me with thier with a up tempo, message orientated ballots like on Track 3- "Bout That Life"

I don't mean to make this entire review about Headkrack but I just googled 'The Bodega Brovas' and I couldn't manage to find the other members name. Well really, I gave a super half-ass effort because I'm kinda fuked up right now but not to fuked up to stay on my grind and finish a review.

Maybe Headkrack is just doing this as a hobby and that's why they only have 98 downloads (99 if you count mines) but there is no reason why he can't eventually break off of radio and do it big. Take the same route Ludacris took and make millions of ya rhymes. I plan to do the same with my blog one day but that will be a whiles away.

I hate to say it but y'all should be extremely embarrassed that this only has 98 downloads. This mixtape has been out for over a month now and its sad that y'all couldn't manage 100 downloads. The ONLY reason I am holding that against y'all is because you have Headkrack in ya crew. Anyone else I wouldn't give a damn, but you have someone famous in ya crew and that goes along way. I know he can't promote his stuff on the show because of legal issues, but that shouldn't stop him from using his status to put in a lil extra work so at least you have respectable amount of downloads. Numbers never lie and for only 98 people to give a damn to download your tape just shows a ultimate display of laziness.

With all that said this mixtape was totally raw as hell.The lyrics are carefully created and I really like the beats because they are more musically crafted as opposed to your usually loop beat. Nothing wrong with loop beats but I often find myself getting bored because nobody is willing to try something new. I'm sorry but the ONLY artist who is willing to stretch out of his comfort zone is Lil B the Basedgod but that is another topic for another blog I have coming soon.

You can download this mixtape at the link below. Also I do this for free and although I am not being paid, I stay on my grind. I would love a real job that I wouldn't mind doing but I smoke too much weed to get a real job and nobody will hire me so a $1 donation to my Paypal would really hook me up. Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.


Friday, September 13, 2013

AGoff's "The World Is Yours" review

OCEANGANG!!! AGoff splashes in with another masterpiece mixtape. That is all he is known for doing. From day one I have never heard anything garbage from him or any of the OGODs. The Oceangang Hit Man is known for his powerful demanding voice and top notch lyrical skill. Track 9- "Hit A Lick" had me swaggin hard.

Dem my niggs. I first found out about AGoff when I came across this producer Galaxy Beats who does his thing all day and night. All of them are extremely talented: Cartier God, Yung God, Lil God, Bang Bang, Milli, Mermaid Tati, Too Easy, Truly Based, and the list goes on. Soulja Boy (then known as Lil Dre) did not come into the picture until they was already established, he helped boost their already growing popularity. Most people believe that Soulja started Oceangang WRONG! Cartier God is the captain of Oceangang and started everything.

I do have to say that I don't know exactly what happened but since Soulja Boy hooked up with them, all of their growth in the hip hop community seems to be at a stand still. Nothing against Lil Dre at all. He did everything he could to help them including starting a Oceangang Clothing.  I was looking at the numbers of downloads and shocked. I was expecting AGoff and Yung God to be averaging at least 20k downloads per mixtape by now. These guy are way too good to not have a high number of established fans and doing shows nation wide. All I can say is hire better promoters. As long as what you put out is good quality music people will eat it up, but if they don't know you exist then WTF.

The best part of AGoff is he is consistent with his lyrical content. You know what to expect when you hear Hit Man La Flare. Alot of small name artist try too hard. They are all over the place and don't have a specific sound that listeners can identify, but that is not the issue with him. Its not simple but he makes it look easy the way he goes about recording. That is a sign of a legend and he will reach that status one day if he keeps going.

You can download this mixtape at the link below. Also I don't know if you know I accept donations because I do this for free but I still need to eat. A simple dollar is all I need to succeed. Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.


Gucci Mane's "Diary Of A Trap God" review

Gucci is gucci at all times. This is a Gucci mixtape from the inner core, that will always leave you wanting more. Yeah its elongated with a total run time of more than 2 1/2 hours, but I had no problem paying my respects to the Trap God. I have been somewhat ignoring his latest releases but its all gucci bc I'll get around to doing them eventually. Gucci know he always do his thing like in Track 4- "Pablo" ft E-40.

I am not doing Gucci any justice because he deserves for me to create a blog of mixtape reviews specifically for him. It would take me YEARS to complete all of his works. Ironically I did not start out as a Gucci fan. It took me about 4 years to warm up to his ATL rap style, plus he was beefin with Young Jeezy at the time and I was Snowman all day. One day I just decided to stop hating and give Gucci a chance and I downloaded a torrent with ALL his works and it took over 60% of my memory and I listened to all dat shit. It took about a solid year just to listen to everything. To this day my favorite track by him is "Bird Flu".

It's nice that it appears at the time that Gucci has cleared up his legal issues. Gucci Mane La Flare is a icon in the black community. Its not just that he got rich, its how he went about it. He did all by him self. FUCK A RECORD DEAL!!! When you know you the shit and work hard everyday why bother begging a label to help get you big? Just stay on yo grind and you will start to grow. All those labels want to do is use you as a tool to make them more money. NO I will happily keep every dollar I earn for myself and if you wanna fuks wit me then its all cool but you not gonna own me, unless you give me a deal with so many dollar $igns I cant refuse. Gucci is proof that you don't need them to create your own brand and work the market all by yourself. Especially with the tools and currently technology Allah has provided us with today its more than capable to earn your keep and keep what you earn.

Another reason I admire Gucci so much is because he was diagnosed as bipolar and put in one of those hospital/prison where they don't let you leave. I was tricked to go in one time and I was captured the second time. I NEVER will go back to one of those places again. Its not a hospital, its a sex club and niggs be fucking each other all day. I'm also an insomniac and I stay up all day and night but its not like I waste my time, I be working and people are jealous of my grind. Folk like me and Gucci always stay above the poverty line.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Lukey D's "Native Dialect" review

When Lukey D hit me up and asked for a review, I wasted no time and started to do what I do. With only 6 tracks this alright for a first tape. There are a few blemishes that can easily blotted out with time and grind but it does start out really nice with Track 1- "Back To The 90's.

First I must point out the inconsistany with the engeniering. The levels on your voice change from track to track. It sounds pretty amateur but like I said earlier this takes time to attain, unless you hire a professional and thats why producers charge so much. If your willing to pay, they will hook you up all day.

 Also I noticed you tried to freestyle on Track 3- "Bang Bang". It was an epic fail but your boy DaVinci has some promise and picked up where you lack. Freestyling is something that takes ALOT of practice and weed smoke. To be a good freestyle you should ALWAYS be flowing even when you think, then it will come as easy as you blink. I also have to point out how your not spittin real talk. One line you say "Waka is your brother" Come on now! Waka Flocka Flame probably has never heard of your name, please don't do that because its pretty lame.

Overall for a novice this isn't bad and I for sure hear the potential. Only thing is with potential it only gets taps if your willing to put in the work to make it happen so please keep in touch and I can't wait to hear your progress on the next mixtape you put out.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

AZ's "Last Of A Dying Breed pt II (L.O.D.B.2)" review

What can I say but this is a rap legend still at the top of his game even though he doesn't have the same levels of fame. He has been doing this for a long time and this is the closest thing you will hear the lyrical sounds of Nas on a free mixtape. This may be new but it takes me back to a day when I was a lil stupid nigg wasting my time playing Crash Bandicot, broke as hell. Enjoy the great rhymes of Track 6- "Serious" ft Nas

I don't mean to turn away from AZ greatness but listening to this keeps my mind on Nas. It sucks that he is so tied into the industry that he is not able to release a free mixtape. Take him as lesson to all y'all artist striving to make it big to OWN YOUR NAME AND RIGHTS!!! Don't allow yourself to get signed to some weak ass lil record company because they offer you a little 10k signing bonus. If you are lucky enough to have a major record deal then please protect yourself with lawyers that you trust because they are dirty too. 

I can't wait to visit New York one day and dive myself into that great rap environment. I do rap but that's not my focus right now. I am a much better freestyler and not that great with punchlines and listening to artist like Cassidy, Vado, AZ, and I could go on all night but there is something in the air that makes them all extremely clever with their words. Here in Chiraq its more about the feel of the artist connection with the beat and that is why Sosa is so big right now. ATL rap is more about that southern bangers with deep base. Nawlins rap is a mixture of soul and jazz vibes and Cali focuses more on a gangstas chilling on the beach kinda rap. This is why its so important to rep yo city so folk know where you come from and AZ has been doing this for a long time and keeps Brooklyn at the premier levels of hip hop.

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King James' "Dying To Live" review

This mixtape has it all from strong message orientated ballots to potential radio bangers. Don't get confused and think this is LeBron, but this King James defiantly does his thang. He kicked it off with an astonishing intro that puts in the mood to take in his message and you will stay tuned in thanks to Track 10- "Believe" ft Alicia Renee.

King James hit me up through email and asked me to review his blog and I am always willing to listen to an artist work. What really makes it nice is alot of times I have to be brutally honest and point out the little things that they can improve on but I really couldn't find anything wrong with this. Excellent recording quality and just over all good music. The beats wasn't spectacular (except for the intro and outro) but they don't need to be when the artist is gifted. Only 11 tracks so how you NOT gonna listen to that.

Another positive note is in the outro he speaks and just ask people to download his mixtape. I will do that plus one because this is going on my sd card because its something I wouldn't mind listening to on a daily biases and you wont either so fuks with ya boi.

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Vado's "Slime Flu 4" review

I really hate to say this but before this mixtape I have never heard of Vado. I find that quite shocking because of how big of a Dipset fan I was back in the day. I later found out that he messed with Camron around the time of Dipset demise. That's why he is so damn big in the New York area but really didn't reach out here and pick up in Chi-Town. I don't know why because he is a pure master lyricist and very few have an aresnal of punchlines to match.He is more than established with great tracks like Track 8- "Pardon Me" ft Curren$y & Smoke DZA

I was totally captured by Vados' talent and dumbfounded by the fact he isn't in rotation on the radio here in Chicago because the hood would attach to him hard. Unfortunately when it comes to hip hop and R&B, Chicago radio is ALWAYS a step behind because the industry has their claws sunk in deep and only plays the top bangers. They set forth very little effort to support hometown artist. Sometimes it sounds like they don't even bother looking for new music and the managers of the station just make a tracklist and tell the DJs to just let it play and make sure u play Drake tracks twice as much. They don't even play Migos' hits, just Versace because Drake is on the remix.

Back to Vado, I will eventually be listening to his other works because its obvious a talent of this caliber is rare to come by.  Cassidy is the only one that comes to mind when it comes to great punchlines but nobody is coming close to reaching the hustlers spot but Cassidy and Vado work together so its all good. I can't wait until he does a show here, please believe I'm gonna go.

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Young Jeezy, Doughboyz Cashout & YG's "Boss Yo Life Up Gang" review

Corporate Thug Entertainment with Young Jeezy at the helm will always thrive because he brings nothing less that the best. Over the years the supporting cast has changed (Doughboyz Cashout & YG) but with Jizzel at the the core, he will never put out anything that can be considered as bored. Now he goes by El Jefe but its still him giving that real talk that real niggs pay attention to listen. Track 16- "My Nigga" ft yG, Jefe, & Rich Homie Quan, is what most would call a hit.

I could have a stupid long review on the success of Young Jeezy and how I admire his style. What attached me to him back when I was a lil niglett in highschool was his real talk. I tell artist all the time when you ONLY spit real talk people naturally attract to your music because its real. I can tell instantly when an artist is false flagging or having straight bullshit come out of their mouth because it just doesn't sound right.

Another valuable part due to the success of Jeezy is his connection with Don Cannon. If you are a regular reader of my blog you know how much I praise his releases and he really blew up when he started working with Jeezy on "Trap or Die". That was when CTE had Slick Pulla and Blood Raw, I wonder what happened to them. Nevertheless Jeezy has found a way to ensure that his name NEVER falls off because he is a natural hustler and knows how to get dat doe.

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Chella H's "The Realist Bitch" review

CHICAGO STAND UP FOR YA GIR!!! I listened to this mixtape about a month ago when it first came out before I started my blog and I am ashamed to have not supported by Chitown sexy sista. She got real skillz yall and please make sure you listen because when teamed up with Don Cannon, SHE COLD!!! Chicago's own Nicki she keep it raw with Track 10- "High" ft Lil Durk

Really this is one of the mixtapes that gave me the idea to do this because after I listened to hers was when I realized that there is more good music on datpiff rather than bad. She is something special with straight turned up tracks and solidly constructed lyrics. Plus she is sure to keep all the boys stiff in the pants because SHE FINE AS ALL HELL!!!

I really found nothing wrong with this mixtape other than all the tracks but like I always say if you have raw talent then that has to ability to block out the lengthiness. Also I would like to hear a freestyle because anybody can write some good rhymes to awesome beats but how good are you when gotta go on your feet. Just another measurement to rate an artist by but I CANT WAIT until I run into her one day in da Chi. Its a big ass city but not too big enough to cross path with others. Forwarding I will be flirting and trying to get in her pants. 

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Pyes' "Pyes and Pounds" review

TORONTO STAND UP!!! Pyes is pretty trill so you know he keeps it real. This is definaltly a project that was made for those of us who like to get twisted. I wasn't in the mood to smoke before I listened but he properly put me in my place and it was great. Track 13- "The Top", he really keeps it hot.

I can only imagine how much the Toronto radio plays Drake. I'm in the Chicago area and he stays on repeat here so its probably ridiculous over there. I have noticed that ever since Drake has flourished repping our neighbors to the north, there has been a burst of Canadian artist who have followed in the footsteps of the multi-platinum selling artist. If you wanna be great learn then learn from who already did it.

Pyes is defiantly gonna make it big one day as long as he continues to create good music. I will point out that you don't sound right when you talk street shit like in Track 14- "Married To The Streets". I've never been there, but I don't imagine there being too many hoods in Toronto with y'all having free health care and what not. I would love to move to Canada but I'm Chi town till I die so I will try and visit one day. Until then I will be on the lookout.

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Hawk Boyz's "NBA JAM" review

TURN UP!!! This a pure down souf souther bass sure to put your 15's to work and cause some earthquakes. The best part of this piece is how you incorporate the soundbites form the NBA Jamz game into the beats and its pretty consistent. On par with any Soulja Boy or Migos mixtape so please be prepared to revive some hate. Sure to keep everyone crunk works like Track 8- "Bron James"

This shit was raw as hell plain and simple. I know alot of artist stay consistent with this style of rap but this is what gets people out their seats at da clubs and you have fun while on dem drugs. This style is comparable to heavy metal rock to how it entices you to get your head banging and the girlz creaming and singing.

Very creative how yall did the soundbites with the beats. What that did was keep me intrested because its very clever and this may start a trend of artist sticking with the theme of the title. Most artist have great artwork covers and Funny titles but they don't do anything to ensure the content has anything to do with the mixtape. This was a great listen and will be put on my sd card.

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Chance The Rapper's "Acid Rap" review

CHICAGO STAND UP FOR YA BOI!!! Represent for a hometown cat even though this is kinda old. I heard this way before I was even thinking of a blog. Its an instant classic and deserves to be written about, at least by me. Chance is sure to be the next Chitown Cat to thrive in rap with his unique raspy voice and uptempo jazz insturmentals. Track 4- "Juice", is just one of many that will have you swaggin.

My lil brother put me onto this when I was still working and selling furniture. It was a great release because they was working me like a slave, good thing I got fired because I was depressed and eventually woulda ended up in a grave. He put this on one day after a rough week and I immediately let all that behind me and began to think of another way to eat.

What separates him from your regular Chicago style rapper is that he is much more creative with his loop beats whereas Sosa or Ballot or Swagg Dinero or P Rico or Lil Jay or Lil Mister or any of dem Chiraq Cat beats all kinda sound the same but their vocals is what separates them from the crowd. Chance has more of a jazz vibes with rock and roll sound and old fashioned Chicago style blues in the mix. THIS IS THE SHIT!!!

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COMRADE's "Comradery" review

This is what I'm talking about. Positive rap with great musical tones and poetic lyrics. Not gonna lie the intro sucked but it got better and better as it played. Residing from the DMV area, Comrade's style is just as intriguing as his locks. Track 2- "Huey" where he shows off his lyrical skills.

Honestly the only reason I listened to this is because I saw dude dreads and assumed it was a reggae mixtape but I wasn't disappointed because dude sounded damn descent. Growing dreadlocks represents a mans natural crown. We are all kings doing our own things so grow dem locks so everybody can see. It represents a daily grind that we go through on a daily biases just to survive.

So far I enjoyed the sound of the D.C., Maryland, Virgina area. Y'all DMV niggs cold and have alot of soul. I don't believe I have yet to hear anything close to garbage from your area even though this one was too damn long with 19 tracks it is no where near whack. I even heard this dude CJ Gatz from Maryland that went stupid ham. Keep it up and continue to make ya people proud.

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Legacy & KG's "Brothers In Crime" review

This is not bad at all but at the same time we all have a lil flaws. If your a fan of gangsta rap then you will enjoy these track. Me personally I think y'all sound much better when you spit positive raps rather than money and guns. Its pretty generic and  lyrics like that is not that much fun. Track 5- "I Keep Running" is what I'm talking about.

Legacy hit me up on twitter and asked me to review and I have no problem because that is what I do. I peeped that y'all had a track with Brabo Gator. I recently reviewed one of his mixtapes and I was pretty gutty because he sucks, but you guys sound much better. I mentioned that Brabo sounds better on fast paced tracks, well its the opposite with you guys because you more lyrical. Leave all that gangsta shit alone and be more artistic with your music.

The reason I don't like it when small named artist are being all gangsta is because I don't know if its true or not? You guys didn't claim what city you were from in the mixtape. I'm in Chicago and it's easy for me to see if someone is spittin real talk because all I have to do is pick up the phone and I can verify someones status in minuets. When you don't rep yo city its like how do I know if what your sayin is true? People don't gangbang in the suburbs (if you don't count the fake ones in high school trying to be like what they see on TV).

I did eventually start skipping all the tracks that had the negative hood vibe to it because I don't like hearing that. I turn on the news and hear about people getting shot every damn day and the shit get old as fuck after and while. When y'all switch up your styles and you sound great. Yeah it's still hood talk but its something that makes you feel good and that's what making good music is all about.

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Swagg Dinero's "Stop Playin" review

CHICAGO STAND UP FOR YA BOI!!! I found this earlier while I watched the Bears beat the Bengals 24-21 and Swagg Dinero has me charged up the entire game. He is sure to please with his Chiraq style of rap consisting of hype loop beats that's gonna get you off your seat. Track 11- "All White" ft Billionaire Black, Duke and Lil Mister, explains why so many niggs was in Adriannas in all white last night.

RIP JOJO. I don't know what the entire beef was between him and Chief Keef was about, but I really wish that beef could be squashed because Chicago rappers have a style that anybody can vibe to and if we can stick and work together then there are no limits to the possible success. Fuck all that radio shit they play in the clubs. They need to support home town artist and play whats hot in the streets.

I do have to point out that it was kinda lengthy but Swagg kept it coming on every track. I don't mind listening to every track if the artist can keep my A.D.D. ass entertained. Great motivational lyrics and up tempo instrumentals are sure to keep anyone head bopping. Please believe I will be on the lookout for more.

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Bishop Radio's "Alien Run (LFAPB II)" review

This a very nice to listen to because of how it proceeded to sound better and better at it played. There was no let downs and I became more and more intrigued as it played to dissect this unique sound. He has all sounds from Jazz to Gospel to Hip Hop to Techno/House type style of beat. He even has a classical sound with Track 5- Cello.

When I first started to listen to this I thought to myself "Here we go again, another rapper that sounds just like everybody else talking bout making money." WAS I WRONG! This is a unique style that couldn't be matched even by the best copycat.

This is a pure masterpiece. I download every mixtape I review but not every mixtape I listen to I put on my phone to listen to for pleasure but I guarantee that this one is getting extracted and transferred to my sd card. I also will go on the website because I wanna hear all of his works because this is a pure talent thats going places.

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Curren$y & Young Roddy's "Bales" review

NAWLINS IN DA BUILDING!!! What can I say other than what do you expect from anything that has to do with Jetlife. They set the standards on what a good mixtape should sound like and what you have to do to be the best. They stay relevant because they don't go more than a month without releasing something you can blaze a spliff and vibe to as you lift. Track 7- "Mo Money" ft Juvenile, is one that makes this the shit.

I always say that when it comes to Spitta I am somewhat biased because he is my favorite rapper. He holds that position because of how he goes about his business. Not only is he extremely talented and dedicated, he shows alot of character because the mainstream media chooses to simply ignore his greatness, but he doesn't care because he know he is the shit and his fans take care of him. Yeah you might see one of his videos on MTV Jams occasionally but he doesn't receive a fraction of the attention that he deserve.

As for Young Roddy, of course I enjoy listening to him. I would like to see him start to do his own thing and stop being Spitta's Sidekick. Make no doubt about it they do make a great duo, but Roddy's name is big enough now to where he doesn't always have to rely on Spitta all the time. At the same time if it ain't broke don't fix it so just keep doing ya thang.

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Quilly Millz "HSH V" review

I was scrolling down the Datpiff mobile app just saw Millz and assumed it was Meek. This was a nice surprise because Quilly goes hard just like Meek. Wonder why I never heard of him before because he is an accomplished artist with "I'm Rapped Out" mixtapes reaching 50k downloads. No wonder he has reached his success with tracks like Track 10- "We Are Young"

Although his rap style may be pretty standard and customary with the New York style of rap, its OK because he goes ham on every track. Even on the one where he samples Fun.'s "We Are Young" he knows how to make it happen.

I do have to note that with 21 tracks I did get extremely bored at the end. Not the artist fault its just I listen to about 5 mixtapes a day and unless someone is a rap icon and extremely talented I lose interest really fast. It was OK because I was playing Angry Birds Space and was getting 3 stars on every level. Even the bonus and hidden levels I was snapping to the sounds of Quilly Millz.

At first I thought it was kinda cheesy to have Millz be part of his name because alot of artist think that coping other greats will lead them to fame but really its just ultimately lame. As I continued to listen and did a little bit of research I saw that Quilly has been doing his thang for a whiles now and he doesn't sound anything like Meek so whatever. Also I found out the title of his mixtape is a part of his Haines Street Hustler series and this is volume 5.

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Ballout's Blitz review

We all should strive to be better so as I stretch my efforts to attain more readers and widen my audience I will implement my BLITZ series. When I blitz an artist I do a good majority of their works so they have more coverage and more people are informed of their talents. This Blitz I have featured Ballout reigning from Chief Keef's Glory Boyz Entertainment.

I choose to do Ballout because I feel like next to Sosa, he is the most talented out of the set. I have listened to all his solo named mixtapes on Datpiff and I am very impressed with his consistency and style. He goes ham on every track. Only other person who keeps everything turned up other than Sosa is Soulja Boy. Ballout is suspected of stealing Soulja Sosa's chain. I don't know exactly what happened and honestly I don't care but it would be nice if Soulja and Sosa could work out their differences because that was a special duo. At the same time I don't wouldn't any of Chief's thiefs in my presence either so I understand. 

You gotta give it to Ballout because not many people are willing to post a link to buy a mixtape right next to the link to download it for free. He knows he recorded a masterpiece so real fans of his music wont mind paying the lil ten bucks to support a Chiraq cat. If I can get some more donations I would love to support a hometown artist who is on his way to doing big things. 

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Nipsey Hussle's "King Nipsey" review

Nipsey Hu$$le has been doing his thang for a whiles now. I know of him from his features with Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa over the years. Nipsey is raw as all hell. Everything about his style from his masterful lyrical status and nice trippy beats he knows he does his thing. Track 10- "All Birds" ft YG, is something that deserves to be heard.

I honestly don't know much about Hu$$le but I remember him performing on stage when Spitta was in town a couple years back. He is just ready to blow at anytime. I like how he puts out mixtapes on a regular baises to stay fresh with da shit.

I didn't take many notes when I was listening because this had me swaggin hard. I went to Wikipedia and learned that Nipsey comes from Los Angles. West Coast Niggs always do it big. I have never been out there put plan to make it happen eventually. I feel like I would fit it just right baking in the California sun.

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Kris Clarke's "You Can Call Me Kris" review

Hey it's a debut piece work and has it's kinks that need worked out. Not horrible by any street of the imagine nor will it ever be considered a masterpiece. A starting artist Kris Clarke has all the baiscs down and now he has to keep flying off the ground and find his sound. Like in Track 7- "Poison" the beat surprised you with a random necessary rock sound that botched the track.

Kris hit me up through twitter and I have no problem with reviewing anybodys mixtape. Nobody starts out running, it takes time and is a building process. Some of the things I would adjust is how your voice sounds like your a creeper with a  audible whisper who is giving candy to some kid who look like he knows about stranger danger. Don't try so hard to sound smooth just let the swag take care of you. Be more present with your voice.

Another thing is everything sounded engineered nicely except for Track 3- "What Is Love" there was a random annoying popping sound that didn't flow with the beat. This is why I listen to the mixtape in my car because I have an eight speaker system that is clear and allows me to find little tidbits that can lose listeners.Overall all the beats sounded very nice but I can't say the same about the lyrics, but lyrical skill is something that takes along time to attain so just keep going and shit will start flowin.

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King Chip's "44108" review

King Chip may be stunting his new name but please believe he is still the same. I was swaggin so hard to this that I didn't write many notes when I was listening. I was wondering what does 44108 stands for and its the zip code of Cleveland, OH and he reps his city proud and keeps it loud with Track 19- "Fresh At My Funeral" ft GLC & Chevy Woods.

It was kinda lengthy but when an artist has raw talent you really don't give no fuk. Some people out there don't like that he changed his name from Chip the Ripper but I understand because when you on yo king shit you want to be called so. How does King Frank Place sound to y'all? It sucks to me because it doesn't rhyme.

Although I have not been a follower of Chip's music everybody I kick it with always gave him high praises. He sets to please the smokers with is translucent beats. Matter of fact, the person that originally turned me onto King Chip I still owe that person $50 bucks for the phone I listened to this on. Clevland may be known for being one of the worst cities to live in but many good people sprout out of there and y'all now have Kyrie Irving to replace Lebron's void so they will be alright.

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Brabo Gator's "Hitman Volume 3" review

This is the part of my job that I really don't care for but if I'm not totally honest then I wouldn't be Frank. This shit sucked. From the very beginning I pointed how booty it was and I had really hoped it was gonna get better but overall it didn't. I eventually started skipping tracks and I did found one that was descent Track 15- "Back To Doing Me".

I could understand if it was a first mixtape but this is volume 3 and Brabo has alot more tapes so I can only imagine how horrible they are. I can't even point my finger on one specific thing that's wrong. Whack beats, whack hook, and whack lyrics, Well the beats were engineered nicely and the lyrics was well written but he not talking about shit. They were not delivered properly and doesn't sound right.

Stick to fast paced tracks and leave the lovie dovie message shit alone because that is way out of your skill set. For me to call this a good mixtape would be like calling Mark Sanchez a good QB, its just not true. I only wish for the best because anybody can get better. When Gucci Main first started out he was god awful as well but he stayed on his grind and began to shine in due time.

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Sean Brown's "Whole Foods 2" review

Come and enjoy the smooth sounds of Sean Brown. He is a message orientated with gentle vibes to ensure you enjoy your high. He is more poetic with his lyrics, as opposed to your usual rapper who just wants to rhyme on a track. I have no clue what the title represents, but this is not a bad listen at all with tracks like Track 07- "17 Again" 

This mixtape wasn't long at all, but it did have a long feel to it because of how it was constructed. If I may make a suggestion, is to have a couple Turned Up tracks mixed in, because I did get kinda bored at the end. There was a nice surprise at the end with Track 13- "Rideaxu Lunaries". The interlude where ya boi Chilly Gonzales does his thing.

I listened to this because as I began my usual day of mixtape reviews I was watching the news, and Fox reported that Whole Foods will be opening a store in Englewood, a neighborhood of Chicago. Really it's nothing neighborly about Englewood, because it is the HOOD. At least 2-3 murders happen a day, and for expensive ass Whole Foods to come in and feed off peoples link card money is genius on their behalf, but the idea of hood folk shopping there makes me laugh.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

C4 the Producer & Don Cannon's "Decoded" review.

Don Cannon and C4 blew up the joint with this one. I usually don't review these producer released mixtapes because they be too damn long and it's not supporting a specific artist. Its usually either instrumentals or a complication of a producers recent works. I did this one because it's Don Cannon and I believe other than DJ Holiday, DJ Drama, DJ Kalid, and Rick da Ruler there aren't many other DJ's that work harder than him and stay consistently on a high level. Track 18- "J's" ft Chevy Woods, had me going stupid ham.

What I really liked about this is how it features Migos and Rich the Kid. These guys are the hottest semi-underground rappers. Plus this has Gucci on it for all the people out there who say that Migos is trying to sound like Gucci. Yeah it is similar swag but Migos has his own sound and shit gets me going every time. Track 16- "Dennis Rodman" features both of them so you can decipher for yourself.

The Cannon is by far my favorite DJ because out of all the DJ's I pointed out earlier, Cannon stands out because he NEVER releases anything even kinda whack. He has a spirit of excellence and expects just that every damn time. DJ Drama and Holiday can sometimes put their name on some artist who aren't that talented and probably just paid them to have their name so they can get more downloads. With Cannon he has a way of guaranteeing greatness on anything he puts his magic touch on.

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