Thank you for visiting my blog. I listen to ALOT of mixtapes and I appreciate the artist who are starting or not known so I created this blog for the diamonds in the rough. I do the big names also. I give an unbiased and truthful review trying not to be nasty and highlighting the artist strong point. No such thing as BAD music, just BAD listeners. PLEASE tell all your friends about my blog. Thank you.
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Rich The Kid's "Rich Than Famous" review
I remember when I first saw Rich tweet this mixtape months ago. I appreciate that he actually followed through and released it on time. Alot of artist lead their fans on, and constantly push back the release date. A real professional stays on task and gets the job done. He sure did deliver with every track and made sure everything was swag. He makes sure to consistently keep going places like on Track 10- "On My Way" ft. Bobby Shmurda & Rowdy Rebel; prod. Zaytoven.
See the best thing about listing to Rich The Kid is he really is RICH $WAG!!! He is not lying, and when you listen to what he has to say you will understand. He is a story teller and his lyrics take you into his realm. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to stay $wagged Up, and it's not always pretty. When you come from rough roots it can be alot and you will hear that on Track 03- "From The Street" prod. Deko & OG Parker.
Now you are able to watch Rich's videos on MTV Jams on a regular. I even hear brothers playing it on their iPods and radios. His current hit "Trap" is remixed on this mixtape, and it's nothing but smooth sailing. Same here for me because I am getting more and more readers daily. Something is soon to swag. Thank you visiting Great Frank's Place.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Shy Glizzy's "Law 3: Now Or Never"
Shy Glizzy teamed up with DJ Drama and comes in with a masterpiece mixtape for all the swagged to swag to. I never listened to a Shy Glizzy mixtape before this one, but he had me enamored with his high pitched vocals and deeply thoughtful messages. He has much more to say than your regular street talk and you will hear on Track 12- "Better Day" ft. Goo Glizzy; prod. Trauma Tone.
I must point out how similar Shy sounds like Young Thug. They can be easily mistaken, because I originally thought his hit "Awesome" was Young Thug. They are two different swaggers and go hard on every track. I personally enjoy Glizzy better, simply because I dont have to search the lyrics online to understand him. Its all good because they both getting money and you can be sure of that when you hear Track 10- "Money" ft. Young Dolph; prod. Zaytoven.
I undetstand alot of people would not give an artist like Shy a chance. He is on here rapping about illegal drugs and street life. I personally have no clue what its like to be raised in the streets. What he does is bring you into the realities of real life. There are alot of people who feed thier family from illegal activies. We as a society tend to judge someone without first fully understanding thier situation. If we extended a helping hand instead of trying to lock them up then things could swag. You will feel where Young Jefe is coming from when you hear Track 09- "Handcuffs" prod. KE On The Track.
This is the second time I'm writing this review, because I accidently deleted it the first time. I am real dedicated to my craft and if any artist of any genera wants a review email me at GreatFrank87@gmail.com. Please only ask for mixtape reviews, and if you dont have one on a major site don't bother me. I only do mixtapes because they are free for my readers to download and listen. Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Fashawn & Alchemist's "FASH-ionably Late" review
It's nice to hear a new production from Alchemist. He has been producing strong for some time now and has always worked with top quality artist like 36 Mafia and what not. I never heard of Fashawn before, but he is legit with his proficiently versed messages. He goes strong on a nice jazz swag on Track 09- "Songs In F Major".
I read the comments and somebody posted "More Negro Raps". I totally disagree because this is a well crafted work. This is more so the quality rap that started hip hop from its roots. Also somebody had the nerve to say "Only 7 Tracks". I come across way too many mixtapes that have too many tracks. I have listened to this 3 times today, and every time it sounds nicer. These are mixtapes and nobody is paying to listen. 7-10 Tracks is all anybody needs to show your talents. Anything after that is a waste of my time, and starts to get stale. This work stays fresh from begging to end and you will stay entranced when you hear Track 04- "Amen"
Fashawn has other mixtape and I suggest you go listen, and stay in tuned for future releases. He now has a new fan, and I hope he follows me back on twitter, He is verified and I can't wait until I get my blue check. Everything takes time, so I will continue to swag. Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Jet Life's "Audio D" review
This was released a few months ago, but I have been listening for some time now. At the time,Jet Life released so many mixtapes in a short time span. It was difficult to keep up. It's all swag because I have all of them in my library. I always show love for some fellow grinders. Everybody associated with them is masterfully talented, and you will hear on Track 08- "The Hustle" ft. Le$ & Smoke Dza.
I always try to make it to a show whenever Spitta comes into town. It would be nice if they did another Jet Life tour, and have it be exclusive to those artist affiliated. It really sucks when you go to a show and all the opening acts are a bunch of guys you have never heard of. It's like your standing around for hours, and it takes away from the overall enjoyment. I'm sure everything will swag and you will too when you hear Track 03- "Playa Stats" ft. Young Roddy. Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Sean Brown's "Mascot 2" review
I really like that he produces his own beats. Shows alot of prowess when an artist is able to be skilled at everything. I have never seen him on TV or heard him on the radio, but please be sure he is star in his own realm. He reps the West Coast and nobody out there is whackers. Just shows that the west coast has never fallen off, and you will know when you hear Track 02- "West Side" ft. Hi-Tuned.
I wrote in my last review that he should add more 'Turned Up' tracks. He did that plus some. I like it when an artist is flexible with his style, and able to stretch his ability to different sounds. He really doesn't hold back. He can go in on an original hip hop swag, or he might spazz out on some techno swag. You are unable to label his swag with any particular style, but that's all swag because he is in total command with his abilities. You will be sure none of this is mess up and fixed up with no flaws like in Track 13- "Mistakes" ft. Jean Castel; prod. Joey Castellani.
It's nice when I log on and see artist continue to grind. I know how important it is to keep going, because everybody gotta work. Like in Track 08- "Mula" you gotta be about making money or you gonna stay broke. I stay on my grind putting on the artist I appreciate. I used to ask for donations, but that's not necessary anymore. Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Rip City Rick's "Rise & Shine" review
I really enjoy being able to put a spotlight on an artist of his ingenuity. He has other mixtapes, and I'm sure all of them are just as nice as this one. I will be sure to be on the lookout for future works. He lyrics are structurally on point, and he keeps his message consistent through out the entire mixtape. If you don't believe me then listen to Track 12- "Long Time"
The only problem with this mixtape is I never heard of him before. This came out a few months ago, and I just came across it. If it wasn't for my brother, I would have no clue he existed. I have learned that if you don't spend most of your time promoting your work, then there is no point in doing it at all. Not everybody is gonna swag with what you have to offer, but that's all good because there are plenty more who will be willing to give it a chance. Sometimes the timing just isn't right, but when it is be prepared like in Track 13- "Ready Or Not" ft. Floss; prod. by SMASHA. Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Bobby Capri "Lemonade Mixtape- No Sugar Added" review
He gave you a bunch of more tracks on this mixtape than the previous. Honestly, I first heard this mixtape when it came out, but I don't do as many review as before. I knew to keep him in my library, because there is no way I would not show my appreciation. This was a great work that took alot of skill and craft. You will receive all his messages clear and free on Track 07- "80 Thoughts".
If you a pure hip hop fan, you will be enthralled with his harmonic vocals and proper word delivery. I listened to this with my peoples and they agree. This is an artist that everybody should be on the lookout for. You better believe that only good things grow from a sure certificated piece. All you gotta do is stay on your job like in Track 02- "Grindin' #Premix". Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
BJ The Chicago Kid's "The M.A.F.E. Project" review
This was a sure pleasure to listen to, but it did make me feel kind of lonely because I'm single. Never the less, I was tuned in from beginning to end. This work was masterfully crafted and magnetically ravishing. It's nice to hear an artist from the city that doesn't continue on with that entire 'Chiraq' persona. He really took this work to next levels and will have you captivated with Track 7- "Good Karma".
It's too much negativity out here for people to be acting all hard-hearted and trenchant. Find you a special someone that loves you for you, not some fake persona someone might emulate. If you can't be comfortable being yourself with your special someone, then maybe they are not the one for you. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and you should seem flawless to your boo like in Track 05- "Perfect Skit".
The only issue I have with this mixtape is there is no credit to the featuring artist in the track titles. I look for things like that, because it's nice to see artist work together. In Track 11- "What You Do To Me" I believe I heard Smoke DZA on the track, but I can't be sure because no credit is given. Other than that I will be on the lookout for more works from BJ The Chicago Kid, and all of yall should be as well. Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
AGoff's "The World Is Yours 2" review
I remember when AGoff first started with Oceangang, but now he is working on his own. It's all good though, because he has always gone off on every track he goes on. At first, I couldn't believe he was charging $600 for a verse, but he must be getting paid now. That's what happens when you stay bossed up and getting them digits like in Track 02- "Doing Numbers".
I don't know what has been going on with the rest of Oceangang. I always know what AGoff be doing, because I follow him on twitter. He is a professional and keep's his listeners in tuned with all of his moves. That's the way you suppose do it. I don't understand why most of these artist are not on they grind? You gotta be a go getter and give it your all or your done like in Track 18- "Shoot Or Get Shot".
I understand this mixtape came out a whiles ago. I have alot of reviews to do. If any artist wants a review all you gotta do is email me at GreatFrank87@gmail.com. I will do any genera, it doesn't matter because I listen to all kinds of music. I might have to start charging because I am getting alot of request. All you gotta do is hit me up. Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Talib Kweli's "Javotti Media Presents: The Cathedral" review
I've been listening to this since it first was released. How do you not turn your attention to a truly skilled and accomplished Hip Hop chart topper? Talib comes out with mixtapes on a regular, and they never fail to leave your cranium bedazzled and mystified. I mean really he can go off on a track, and you will witness it on Track 10- "What's Real (Live)" ft. Talib Kweli & RES.
I really look forward to hearing future works form all these featured artist. It said in the description that this is Talib's new company, so I expect to hear plenty more from all the Javotti's. It's a whole bunch of them, but none of them are bad swag. One track everyone should tune in and listen to what they have to say is, Track 02- "Boomerang" ft, Talib Kweli, K Valentine, Cory Mo, k& NIKO IS. Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Corner Boy P's "Amerikan Greed" review
I've been listening to this mixtape continuously since it was released. Everything about Corner Boy's swag oozes from a grind that anybody can vibe to. It's nice to listen to somebody who is real with their lyrics because you can relate to what they have to say, and please believe you will comprehend when you hear Track 11- "Paper Chasing" ft. Neno Calvin.
I found the title of this mixtape very intriguing. Greed is what drives alot of Americans daily lives. Think about it, we live in a country where we have so much. I remember learning in college that the United State is less that 5% of the the world's population, but we consume about 30% of the planets resources. Half the world's billionaires live in our county. We are forced to live in a system where if your not consumed by greed, then you have no worth. That's capitalism for you and if you didn't know, then you will after you listen to Track 09- "They Know". Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.
Friday, November 14, 2014
Kid Vista's "October" review
I don't want Kid Vista and his crew to think I'm simply being mean, it's just I'm honest. After the first track everything went down hill. The recording quality was nice, but the lyrical content and overall message left me dumbfounded. It appeared as if the lyrics were just written as an assortment of random rhymes. Even the freestyles don't flow right, and you will know what I mean when you listen to Track 03- "Grindin' (Freestyle)".
I don't want to discourage future artist from asking for mixtape request. Anybody can get better and it's constructive criticism that helps you grow. My suggestion to Kid Vista would be to find some sort of artistic touch and practice your delivery. On Track 13- "A Million Words" he says " I wrote a million words just to scribble them out", maybe he should write 10 million and keep grinding until everything starts swagging. Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Message to ALL beatmakers.
First off, why are all these no name producers trying to sell beats at premium prices? I understand that selling beats is your craft, but most of yall have no identity. There is no way I would spend $500 on a beat from somebody I have never heard of. Your main focus should be to up your status and brand. Don't spend all day tweeting trying to get somebodies attention, praying somebody purchases anything. How's about you spend that time tweeting, working on beats and creating a sound that couldn't be copied or stolen.
Another issue, when I visit these websites I don't fully understand how the purchasing process works. I can lease or buy a beat. That makes no sense. These are beats, not cars. If I pay my hard earned money for a beat, I don't want anybody to be able to profit from that beat without my expressed written consent. Stop it with all the gimmicks and keep it simple. I give you my money and you give me a beat.
I listen to alot of mixtapes. It's gotten to a point for me, where the beat itself is not that special. To me, all beats sound the same. That doesn't ring true for all, but I was in the car with my mother listening to these beats and we share the same opinion. What makes a beat special is the overall work. It's getting to a point where anybody can make there own beats. The technology is easily available and reasonable affordable to the average person.
This is not directed towards any specific producer, it's just I give my perspective. I'm a blogger and me being honest is critical to my product. Hundreds of producers follow me, and as soon as I listen to there beats I know why I've never heard of them. If I wasn't 100% truthful with my readers, then my word is useless. I just wish producers were more creative and realize that if your not unique, then your nothing. Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
M.A.x.'s "Coming Of Age" review
In all seriousness, this was a great work. None of that street talk or follery that currently consumes hip-hop. This is all sensible rhymes due to put you into a deep thought about what is real. This is something that you could feel comfortable playing with your grandmother in the car. She really swagged and you will hear it on Track 02- "2:50am".
I would like to know who produced the beats, unless she does her own. This is a work that sounds like it was recorded by the best of engineers. I love that because I get artist that request reviews, and it sounds like they recorded everything on a smart phone. I just ignore those request because I respect artist who take there craft serious and are willing to grind, showcased in Track 06- "Struggle With Me".
I do have to say I noticed when I downloaded the zip file that the songs where not properly filed. Minimal issue, but may I suggest that this be uploaded on one of the major mixtape sites like Live Mixtapes or Datpiff. She calls this an EP, but really its a mixtape really because it available for free. I personally don't feel comfortable downloading zip files from any small sites, but it's all swag. Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The LOX's "The Trinity (3rd Sermon)" review
What I really like about LOX is they stay true to the game. I mean seriously, these are platinum selling artist putting out a mixtape for FREE! Swag! I know what be swagging, when you do thing for free. In the long run, it equals more money. Its a Wait Swag, but the best things in life are free then you will see, like in Track 03- "Wait For Me" prod. by Jahlil Beats.
I mean, when you are legends in the rap game, you will stay the same. It's part of who you are, and everything you release Auto Blows. SWAG! LOX are more than experienced and respected, they have not dropped a step. The still are master punchline lyricist that could take down the best of the new young niggs, and you will hear in Track 02- "Real Is Real" ft. Von; prod. by Virus.
I appreciate all the new followers and readers. Like I always say ,if anybody wants a review, just hmu, that's all you gotta do. Get at me on twitter @greatfrank87 or email me at GreatFrank87@gmail.com. I'm always willing to listen to new artist and enjoy exposing new talent. Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Migos' "Rich Nigga Timeline" review
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Young Roddy's "Legal Dealing" review
On a musical front this is what I expected, pure excellence. It's a damn shame how the music industry works, because quality good sense music is ignored for popular club bangers and profits. I listen to so many mixtapes and there is no originality or creativity from most of these "artist". Everybody trying to get rich and most don't realize that real wealth is derived from your personal grind and you will know when you listen to Track 4- "Tryin" prod. by Howard Davis.
I personally find the title of this mixtape significant. We live in a world that is trying to trap so many people for others benefit. Alot of hip-hop is based off illegal activities. So many youngins out here listen to all that and are mislead to believe that is how you should live life. Then they are suckered into a legal system that is set up to make sure you never see success. Once you get a felony you cant vote, can't get a job, and you live a life where everyone judges you negatively. Find a hustle that will keep you out of prison and take Roddy's words to heart like on Track 5- "Selling That Sh%t" ft. Mr. Marcelo.
I just went the entire month of October without smoking any marijuana, and I still have not picked up a joint. Just doesn't seem right at the current time. If any artist out there want's a review just email me at GreatFrank87@gmail.com or hit me up on twitter. Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Rex's "Blessed" review
First off, I must point out how awesome these beats are. They are somewhat trance enduing plus everything sounds professionally recorded and mastered. I mean really, there is no turnt up crazed sounding auto-tunes throughout the entire piece. There is few credit given in the track titles, so I will assume he makes his own beats. Nothing wrong with that, and I put originality over all. That one beat on Track 06- "Heard Nuthin" really had me swaggin.
Also, I like how the title is tied into the lyrical content. Alot of rappers will have a title that has nothing to do with mixtape. They just rhyming random thoughts and have no focus point. It's one thing to say you blessed, but to know you blessed, is truly a blessing. When you listen to this you will feel his message. Just swag up and you will know what I mean when you listen to Track 04- "Levitation".
I wanna thank Rex for hitting me up and asking for a review. It took a few days because I be busy and working on other projects. I read the comments and one mentioned he from Chicago. SWAG SWAG!!! HMU again and we can swag. I also see he has two other mixtapes and I will be on the lookout for future works. Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Young Trizzle's "Versification 2" review
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Curren$y's "Saturday Night Car Tunes" review.
I really enjoy listening to these short mixtapes. It's a nice promotional piece for an artist and can be listened to in a single sitting. What's really nice about Spitta's work is he is not your traditional rapper. I'm getting older and I'm tired of listening to all that fast pace street shit. I'm listening to more classical and jazz swag, and you get that with joints like Track 04- "Night Like This" ft. Rich Boy & Tiny C Style.
On Track 06- "Music n History" Spitta says "It's a war going on in the streets every minuet, and you aint gotta walk out yo crib to step in it." Dis some real talk because life has too much bullshit presented to us. Shit can be so mind boggling and depressing, that it takes every last bit of energy simply to get out of bed. You need artist like Spitta to help keep your head clear and focused on what's important.
Lastly I gotta thank Spitta for the good show a few months ago. There was all kinds of great opening acts and Lil Durk came on stage and swagged with him. It was kinda exhausting standing and waiting for him to finally get on stage but when he did he had dat shit jumping. Cant wait for him to come back in town. Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Rich The Kid's "Feels Good 2 Be Rich" review
Now, I have really enjoyed listening to the works of Rich The Kid. I like how he stays on his grind all da time. I mean this guy never fails to deliver and he is a pure Killer. Swag! Every track he gets on is a prue swag masterpiece becauze he is a beast. SWAG! iAlways see him tweeting and he make sure dat everybody be seeing. SWAG SWAG!!! Yall know he always get da shit swaggin like in Track- "Thousand Times" ft. Rockie Fresh & Stalley; prod. by Yung Lan.
Seriously, Rich The Kid is raw as fuck. Dis nigga be going HAM!!! Swag. He be working with Quality artist and da shit be swaggin. I saw a tweet from him promoting his future shows. I hope he comes to Chicago soon. I heard dat Migos was recently in town, but I didn't go. I had to work dat night, plus I tried to go online and buy the tickets online, but I was unable to find the link. Last time dey came here the ticket priced doubbled at the door and I'm poor and can't afford. It's all swag though because I will be on the lookout for future appearances. SWAG! He getting dem rack like on dat track Track 14- "Rich Nigga Shit" ft. K Camp; prod. DeeMoney.
Also, I like how Rich keeps shit real. He really is Rich. SWAG! What folk don't realize is there is plenty forms of being Rich. Did you know you can be Rich and poor at da same time? Trust me, I know because I work so hard on des reviews and get no revenue. It's all good tho, because I do my best to promote. I remember when I first heard Track 4- "Trap" ft. Migos; prod. by Zaytoven; I was like SWAG! Dat shit was on MTVJams and dat shows dat he is deep in da game. I hope to get on dem levels one day but for now. Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Snoop Dogg & The Eastsidaz "That's My Work 4" review
What I like about this mixtape is how true Snoop sounds to da original loops. These are the original sounding tracks & beats that fueled his fame to greatness from the bottom. He has really found his nitch with da mixtape game because not many are able to adjust. Alot of big time artist can't put out consistent masterpieces because they are tied up legally. Those record companies will hold you by the balls forever and not let you work, even for free. But nothing stops Snoop from doing what it do. You will know what I say when u play Track 06- "Bottom Girl".
Yall know alot of no swaggin is going on, with dat killer cop poppin dude 6 times. Yall know, dat shit in Missouri. Dat shit is horrible. I mean, YES dat was a no good nigglet dat needed to learn a swag lesson, but did he deserve to get BLASTED!!! Bang Bang! Dam. It's all swag because karma finna swag. All dem stupid niggas that's holling and rioting, is gonna get Karma's Thrash Swag too. Them hooligans making all black folk look like a heeven race. WOOP! Snoop Lion needs to swag go there and serve dem niggas to sum smoke swag like on Track 11- "Put 1 Pon The Air".
It's so raw dat Snoop keeps grinding because he is motivation for all da swaggers to keep swaggin. I have been lazy myself, but now I'm comitted to up my game up. I have alot of mixtapes to review and I'm finna swag. SWAG SWAG!!! It's been a year since I started this blog and I finally have a steady flow of readers. Tired of being broke, working these grave labor jobs that just aint swaggin. There will be some upgrades pretty soon and all I gotta do is keep swaggin. Thank you for supporting and reading and visiting Great Frank's Place.
Monday, July 28, 2014
CJ Gatz's "POV" review
I appreciate CJ for asking me to listen to this because it was a pure joy from beginning to end. I remember listening to his last mixtape "Omega" and it left a strong impression on me. I remember how smooth and sophisticated swag it sounded. He doesn't put on an act like he is some big time and keeps it real. Please believe it's really good and I will always be willing to give pure talented artist their credit. He sure does know he is spitting some real swag on Track 10- "Hot N Cold" prod. by Beatspear.
Also, I like how CJ has an extremely diverse amount of producers and features. It is pretty whack when I listen to a mixtape and the artist didn't work with anybody. Alot of big names wont work with other artist because they got an ego, or they charging them all kinds of money. Nothing wrong with compensation someone for they time, but when it comes to music all you doing is rhyme. Anybody can do it, but the question is can you shine? It's nothing to the real swaggers because we do it all the time. All you gotta do is stay on your grind, like on Track 07- "Tunnel Vision" ft. Sean Kash; prod. by Bentley Hendrixx.
I'm back on my grind writing these reviews because I got fired from my job and I have nothing but time on my hand. Plus I'm working on other projects including my own mixtape. It would be a pleasure to work with CJ Gatz someday on da swag track. I'm willing to work with anybody who wants to swag. Until then I will continue to find artist like him to write about and promote. Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Gucci Mane & PeeWay LongWay's "The White Album" review
Monday, July 14, 2014
Corner Boy P & Mary Gold's "Designer Drugs" review
I don't really know much about Cornor Boy P or Mary Gold. I first heard Mary on Currey$y's last mixtape "The Drive In Theater" on the "El Camino" track. I have seen Corner Boy's features throughout the years. I really like the comforting sedative like beats and how both artist gel on both tracks. Also I have never heard of the producer Samir Urbina, but I do enjoy how this work was crafted. New Orleans niggs really know how to swag like on Track 4- "Roll Up" prod. by Samir Urbina.
I don't mean to turn this review into a Spitta focus, but he is coming to Chicago to do a show this Thursday night at the Metro. Do I have a ticket? Hell yeah. I hope his opening acts include Corner Boy and Mary because it would be nice to see them perform on stage.
To all my readers I apologize for my recent inactivity. My energies have been focused on other projects, including recording my own mixtape. I'm not gonna rush anything and everything will swag in due time. Also I deactivated my twitter page for the time being. Stay offline for a whiles and just blog until I'm ready to release everything so be on the lookout. Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Mike Biggiz & Bag Of Tricks Cat "Paid In Sex" review
Monday, June 9, 2014
Wiz Khalifa's "28 Grams" review
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Notorious B.I.G.'s "Laid To Rest" review
I must say I was not a Biggie fan from back in the day. It was alot of unnecessary beef between the west and east and I took sides with Death Row. As he has been deceased for some time now and I have grown I realize the genius that Big was. It really makes you wonder what would he be doing if he was still alive to this day. Its no secret why his popularity has done nothing but grown because when your real your spirit never dies like with Track 06- "Real Niggas".
There are plenty of extremely talented artist out there who are on the brink of making it big like B.I.G. Unfortunately raw talent is worth virtually nothing when it comes to making money as an artist. Yes its best to be a master at your craft, but what really counts is your connections. Biggie hooked up with Sean Combs and that is when his career blew up because Puffy has the right mindset when it comes to making money. He understands its all in how you promote and present yourself to listeners. If you don't promote yourself properly, then nobody will care to listen. Sure you will run across the eventual music junkie like me that will appreciate, but the average listener only listeners to what is on the radio or is played in the clubs. Those are the people who will care to pay for an album instead of illegally downloading it.
When it comes to me I am going to have to lay this blog to rest. Not forever but just for the indefinite time being. I'm working and making money and I just don't have the energy to listen to mixtapes all day writing reviews. All my energy is focused on getting my future porn site swaggin. Yes I wanna do porn and I want to start rapping professional, but one thing at a time. If you wish to contribute to help out then please donate otherwise just be on the wait. Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.
Monday, May 5, 2014
Young Roddy's "Route The Ruler" review
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Migos & Rich The Kid "Streets On Lock 3" review
Like I said this is the only mixtape I been listening to. I haven't wrote a review in a good minuet because I been working alot lately. Feels good to be making money because being a #OBN (Old Broke Nigga) is a no swag dat don't be swaggin swag. Migos is da #YRN and all of the QC swaggers are talented and rich. WOOP!!! They are on they own land and can't be touch like on Track 13- "Islands" ft Ty Dolla Sign prod. by Murda.
Now let me say I have been grinding hard and I know why. Its because a nigga tired of being broke. I'm not lazy, its just before I couldn't get a job. Now I live next to a huge factory neighborhood. I have worked at plenty of them because I have agencies hooking me up. My perspective on having an anent or a manager has completely did a 360 and I now understand their importance. I don't know how much they make off me, but I do know I have worked for 3 different companies in 3 weeks. Thank God that now I have found a job that fits me well. They be hitting me up like on Track 15- "Phone Line" prod. by DJ Plugg.
I have to say that all of da Migos is raw. They all on another level way higher than any majors. I give all of them credit for keep grinding and going because now they starting to get real radio play. I want to start hearing more from Rich The Kid because he be swaggin to da swag swag. He says alot of bold statements and he really is Rich $wag and he be swaggin on Track 19- "Clientele" ft. Chinx
Another reason I'm glad I'm working because I'm finna get a girlfriend. Although I really enjoy masturbating, I don't do it as much unless drastically necessary. Can't be no broke nigga and have a woman now a days. Summer time is cumming up and nows da time for da hoes to change they boyfriend like on Track 16- "Switch A Roo" ft. PeeWay LongWay.
Also, I like dat Migos fuck with majors all the time like on Track 05- "Pack Gone Missing" ft. Wiz Khalifa & Chevy Woods. Its not cheap to afford top notch features, and you know they not fake. I am somewhat confused because Drake cut them out of the "Trophies" track that is currently in heavy radio rotation. I heard it on the unofficial release of #YRN2 and Quavo is on da hook. I don't know what happens but Drake's camp bogus for cutting them out.
Lastly I have to say its so nice that all Migos mixtapes are masterpieces. These are free mixtapes and they always provide you with 25 tracks of some swag swag. If it was a studio album, you definitely would get yo monies worth. Having the MP3 is nice, but I don't understand why they don't have a website where you can purchase a hard copy. That way you cut out the distributing cost of the production and if they signed every copy they would make more money. SWAG SWAG!!! You don't need alot to swag like on Track 14- "3 Mics" ft. DJ Ray G.
Now that I'm working, I don't need to ask for donations from my loyal readers, but I will continue. I have plans to start a porn site soon and dat shit is far from cheap. Also I plan on rapping professionally, not just using other folk music without their permission and posting it on Xvideos. I even have a rap name, but I will wait till everything is ready to reveal anything. A nigga is finna step up to next levels on da swag. If you have it to give, a small donation to my paypal would be a swag swag. Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.
Friday, April 11, 2014
Meek Mill's "Dreamchasers 2" review
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Vince Staples "Shyne Coldchain Vol 2" review
I never heard of Vince Stapeles before this mixtape. Did a little research and he is well established and has worked with plenty of top knotch artist. I love it when I find an artist who nobody has ever hear of, then I write about em & all of a sudden, they are the talk of the town. All they needed was some love and somebody to highlight thier talents and Vince sure is talented like in Track 10- "Oh You Scared" ft. Jhene Aiko.
The other day I talked with a friend and he told me he don't fuck with West Coast rappers. I can kind of understand simply because of the demographic and how far away they are from us. That is the beauty of the internet because it allows people to link up no matter your location. Personally, I love West Coast rap because it's very rare you find somebody that's whack. They set a pretty high bar for anybody who expects to go far. Something about being in that Cali sun can really swag.
I do have to point out the inconsistency of the number of download in ratio to the number of views. I have recently been informed that there are apps people can use to up the number their downloads. At first, I was totally against forged numbers because it can seem desperate, but I then realized mixtapes are promotional pieces. Artist do not make a dime for releasing gems like this one. Nobody wants to work for free and if there is some sort of setup that could up your popularity and profits, then have at it. If it aint broke don't fix it.
Promotion is the name of the game when it comes to the music industry or any industry at that. You can be the best rapper of all time, but if nobody knows u exist, then your essentially nothing. That is why I created this blog, but I do work for free. Suck ass, I know but I'm blessed so it's all swag. I was listening to my favorite radio station earlier WFMT Classical 98.7 and like PBS they are collection donations. I'm growing in readers and if any of yall were to donate it would be a swag Swag SWAG!!! Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Big K.R.I.T.'s "Week Of K.R.I.T." review
I really didn't know much about Big K.R.I.T. before I listened to this mixtape. Of course I have heard his features on other artist work but I never bothered to sit down and dive into what he was really swaggin. If I was to compare him, he reminds me of a more country version of Curren$y. His smooth jazz swag beats and adept lyrical content gets you thinking, as you can hear in Track 03- "Lac Lac" ft. AAP Ferg.
I started listening to this tape as I was waiting in line to get an emissions test. Thank the good lord I passed swag. Reason I mention this because the line was long as all hell. If it wasn't for his polished tranquil rhymes, I would have snapped. Other lines had attendant that was faster than the line I was in and its nerve rackening when you see people way behind you get their car tested before yours. This has absolutely nothing to do with K.R.I.T. other than me saying thank you for being so serene.
This was my first tape but I will be on the lookout for future works. Also I will be listening to previous works. As always I put that donation link at the bottom and if any artist wants their mixtape reviewed then hit me up on twitter @GreatFrank87 or email me at GreatFrank87@gmail.com. Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Kanye West's "Grad School" review
With all his current antics, it can be easy to forget that Kanye West is one the the top artist off all time. Most people don't know that he produced most of the beat for Roc-A-Fella and was a highly respected producer well before "College Dropout". I do kinda wish Trid Tha Kid (DJ that made this mixtape) would have put the year when each track was produced, but never the less its nice to hear the soulful Kayne like in Track 13- "Soulful" ft Khayree & Consequence.
I used to be judgmental of how Kayne, but I now realize people change over time. I know alot of his fans don't agree with his persona of Yeezus but its still him. Originally I thought he did this as a joke but its not. To me "808's & Heartbreak" was his most meaningful album because it showed that he was not scared to be himself. Also I thought his relationship with Kim K. was a publicity stunt but he really does love her and I don't blame him. Even with her extra weight she still looks better than 90% of women and she appears to be a good mother to baby North. He better hold on like on Track 14- "The Stalker Song (Never Letting Go)"
I know the chances of Kanye reading this himself is slim to none, but like in Track 02- "Apologize", I owe him one. I know it doesn't mean much but there was alot of untrue rumors going around that he is homosexual. Few months ago I went on twitter and no swagged. Rumors are nasty and nobody should listen to them, but for some reason people will believe anything they hear on the streets. Best to block all that shit out and life your life. Even if he is gay SO THE FUCK WHAT!!! It doesn't take away from his musical talents so just swag to da swag swag.
You can download this mixtape at the link below. Also I suggest you follow @Trid_Tha_Kid on twitter because he release these kind of mixtapes all the time and I will be reviewing many more. Also please don't forget about the donation link I always swag because anything that is given is greatly appreciated. Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.
Monday, March 31, 2014
De La Soul's "Smell The Da.I.S.Y" review
I am embarrassed to say that I don't have much knowledge when it comes to rap's origins. I was born in 1987 and that is when De La Soul first started swaggin. I choose to review this mixtape because I figure its time I start paying respects. Da.I.S.Y. stand for "Da Inner Soul of Yancy" to which I found out is a tribute to J Dilla, producer from Detroit that produced this mixtape before his death in 2006.
What I really like about this mixtape is how strong the lyrics are. I come across plenty of new artist who have strong lyrics as well but they not talking about shit. These guys really bring you into their world and its more poetic than simply spitting on a track. Also I like how they rep Detroit proudly. D-Town is the source for alot of black artist who made it big. Even though I rep Chicago, the two cities are closely intertwined and share alot of similarities.
I hope the fact that they are an older rap group doesn't stir people from listening. Wisdom only comes from living life and it's good for the mind to take in as much as possible. It says something about a group that has been able to stick together after so many years because success has a way of breaking people up. Rap now a days has been lost and my generation has alot to be ashamed of but its all swag.
I was totally thrown off by the outro when they explained the title and asked for donations. Everybody always assuming that I'm some sort of bum because I ask for donations after every review but we all need a lil money. I will donate and post thier donation link for you to support so they keep swaggin. Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Court The Cool's "Cooltrane" review
I just was browsing around Datpiff after I paid for a premium account and came across this gem. I wasn't in the mood for any crazy bangers and this had a nice smooth jazz swag as I skim swagged, so I downloaded it. Once I started listening to it I was like DAM dude got sum raw ass rhymes on da swag. This is real hip-hop, not all dat hard ass shit you hear about gang banging and selling drugs. Real life involves taking care of your business and we don't need all dat bad swag. It takes hard work like how Court explains in Track 08- "Generation Why".
There was alot of interluded in these beats from alot of movies and shows. It was nicely placed and tied into the song proper but I do have to question if he got the proper licensing. He has the talent to do big things but you gotta be careful because if you don't get permission first, it can caused you to be sued swag later down the line. I do thank all my readers for continuing to visit my blog and reading about the mixtapes swag. Please feel free to go read them. Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
J-Hood "The Sarifice EP" review
I originally heard this mixtape when it first came out few weeks ago, but I held out on writing the review because I only do one a day now. I have tuned into whatever D-Block has released since they started. I do wish they was still doing it big and from time to time you do hear an official release, but for the most part it's just J-Hood still in the game working his fame.
He uses his high status to continually feed knowledge so new generation rappers know what this business is really about. I understand why this is titled "The Sacrifice" because of the positive message. Generally when an artist chooses to do a work that is positive, that does not generate into sales and profits. It sucks but that is why record labels only sign these fake rappers who give off this message of do whatever for a piece of paper. Like he says in the intro "We need more black public figures."
This was a short review for a short mixtape. I believe artist should keep thier mixtape under 10 tracks because the purpose of these are to promote your music or whatever message your trying to give. There are thousands of rappers out there who are all rapping about the same shit trying to make money with these long ass mixtapes. Just keep swaggin and da swag will swag you up. You can swag me up by leaving a small donation to my Paypal. Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Giancarlo G's "The Raw Truth (T.R.T.)" review
I hate to have to be brutally honest but this mixtape is titled "The Raw Truth" & the truth can often hurt. The raw truth is I did not like this mixtape. I enjoyed listening to the beats but this mixtape was a fall off from his last mixtape "Brainstorming". I don't wanna appear like a hater because I read my previous review & I really enjoyed that last mixtape, but this one didn't have me swaggin.
As I read my notes I keep writing about how bad the lyrics are. The lyrical subject was nice but the delivery method completely threw me off. It sounded like everything was written and its nothing wrong with writing rhymes, but sometimes the words don't match up with the flow of the beats. This was pretty consistent throughout the mixtape. What would happen is like he started off saying something that had me swaggin but then filled up the bars with anyo word that rhymes. Then he would say something super cheesy and I was like no swag. I turned it off after 10 tracks because I couldn't stomach 9 anymore.
There was some tracks where I was like swag swag like on Track 05- "Truth" prod. by King Dahi which sounds more like a freestyle. Maybe Giancarlo should stick to that style because he sounded very poetic, but it clearly sounds different when he is reading rhymes. Just my opinion but all that matters is he keeps grinding.
This mixtape was a requested review and I believe Giancarlo G originally donated to my Paypal. That was back when I only accepted $1 donations but I changed that now because someone broke it down to me that was a no swag. I am working now but anything that is donated is greatly appreciated on da swag swag. Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.
Friday, March 21, 2014
Marsha Ambrosius' "FVCK & LOVE" review
As I wrote this review my mother came in the room and asked me who was I listening to. I told her and she told me she heard of Marsha Ambrosius before. I never heard of her and goggled her and she was part of the duo Floetry with Natalie Stewart. I remember them having some raw ass radio hits but I never bothers to dig deep into their works. It's time I start swaggin more swags like dis swag because dis shit is swaggin.
What I really like about this is now sexual it is but at the same time pure as hell. She got a track dedicated to busting a nutt, but she make it sound so beautiful and harmonious. I was listening to dat shit thinking of some swaggete I used to swagg and she would claim the same praises. We would swap swaf all night long on da swag swag. I wish I had a girlfriend to swag this with right now, but I don't because I'm single swag.
It may only have 5 tracks but never the less it's a swag swag. This is a nice piece that defiantly makes me want to purchase the album. I much prefer this kinda mixtape as a promotional piece rather than a mixtape with a bunch of tracks but the artist aint talking bout shit that matters. K.I.S.S. (Keep It Short & Simple). I do this for free as a promotion for any and all artist who want their mixtape reviewed. If u got it to swag, a small donation to my Paypal would be a swag swag. Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Snoop Dogg's "That's My Work 3" review
I can't fathom anybody not respecting Snoop Dogg's success. Not just his past works but his ability to keep his name relevant after about 30 years of being at the top of his game. Most big name artist wouldn't begin to think about releasing a free mixtapes, but Snoop remains humble and that is why he has always been able to tread the waters and his head above water. Also he stays true to the people he came up with like in Track 05- "Never Had It Like This" ft. Warren G & T Fly.
On a personal level, I have looked up to Snoop as a role model since high school. He is super smooth and as I get older I find its much better to keep my cool. Life throws alot of bullshit your way and as I grow older I find that everything happens for a reason. If I fail at something, its just a lesson to regroup and try again later. Also I look up to him because how good he is with the ladies. I'm VERY bad with women and when I listen to Snoop, it's like he is in my car with me spittin all kinds of wisdom in my ear. Knowledge is key but Wisdom is what u really need.
Also I would be foul if I didn't show my respects for Snoop for his pioneership of the legalization of marijuana. No, he does not directly act on the concept, but him simply being him and continuing to thrive is more than enough to change people perception of marijuana. It may not be a big deal to people in Cali, but in Chicago there is still alot of prejudice for people like me who use it. Here, I'm perceived as a drug addict because I prefer to use herbal remedies instead of drowning my misery in alcohol or using prescription drugs that have all kinds of crazy side effects. I plan on purchasing a vaporizer soon so I can keep my lungs healthy like in Track 09- "Weed N Wax" by Soopafly.
As I grow older I will seek out more mature sounding pieces like this mixtape to review. I was looking at all my old Youtube videos and realized that everything was an overall no swag so I deleted all of them. It's not proper to use other people's music without first getting their permission plus I plan on starting a porn site and I want everything to be %100 legal and professional. If you have a few dollars to spare and don't mind donating them to help me start out, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Steez's "Spring Break Tape" review
According to the description this is Steez first project and its masterfully crafted. I like the beats because they have a hippy-trippy swag mixed with some classic funk. Also he has alot of space shuttle beeps which I call video game swag. I put originality over everything because its hard to create your own sound and find others that are willing to respect authenticity. Nothing wrong with respecting your favorite idols but sometimes artist can copy someone style so much without realizing it. In Track 1- "FuN" ft KD he talks some real talk that anybody can match with.
One more reason I liked this so much because I'm 26 & someone called me an O.G. earlier. I'm getting older and I now understand why my mother doesn't like when I'm playing Migos or Lil B because that music is not for the older crowd. I'm starting to enjoy listening to the slow swag more because life has alot of bullshit thrown at you and at the end of the day its nice to listen to something to unwind to and this mixtape will be in my library for a good minuet and I will be on the lookout for plenty more from Steez.
Another reason I listened to this because it only has 9 quality tracks. I know it's messed up that I factor in how many tracks there are to decide if I do a review, but I listen to way too many mixtapes & alot of artist will have 20 tracks and its not necessary. It's best to keep it short and leave a positive impression on those who listen so they spread the word. Also Steez doesn't have a bunch of fake number like so many artist. I lose all respect for the artist who pay for fake downloads just so they look like they big time.
Since I started this blog I have realized that making good music has noting to do with making good money. So many talented artist think that all you do is put out a masterpiece and Ta-Da, your a millionaire. Music is an industry which involves revenue sharing. I should charge for these reviews because its free promotion but I don't do this for money. I love music and I show my support with this blog. I ask for donations and anything that is given is greatly appreciated on da swag swag. Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.
Friday, March 14, 2014
Lil Herb "Welcome To Fazoland" review
It feels nice to get back to listening to sum pure Chicago rap. I sometimes get lost & confused about what city I represent. I listen to way too much Migos & its nothing wrong with that but they from Atlanta. Atlanta already has plenty of top name artist in regular radio rotation and I hate how all the artist from Chicago are ignored because we too real for the main stream. What Lil Herb is rapping about is real life & everyday shit & most people can't stomach the truth. Well if you cant take it then get out the way because its cumming to ya face.
I actually listened to this mixtape about a week ago but I have been working full time lately getting paid on da swag swag. I was surprised to see that he now has 155k downloads on Datpiff. To be honest I am skeptical of those numbers because only 110 have streamed it. There are plenty of services someone can purchase that will up your numbers and it's not real. Nothing wrong with paying someone to promote you, but I feel like it defeats the purpose to pay for someone to use an app that switches up the IP address & continually download the mixtape. Whats the point of someone downloading in and they not actually listening? Lil Herb is very good & he doesn't need any of that swag. I was at work and somebody else was listening to it at lunch after I already listened to it & realized I forgot to write the review.
I have never heard of Lil Herb before this mixtape and original the only reason I listened is because it's hosted by Don Cannon. I don't know what Don charges to have a mixtape hosted by him but whatever it is it's WELL worth it. Anything he puts out is an instant classic. There is about 3 producers that have this status: Don Cannon, DJ Drama, & DJ Holiday. All the beats be swaggin sum major swag swag. As I was listening I found it difficult to listen to what Herb had to say because these beats are on top of anything. I had to listen to the mixtape about 3 times to really grasp everything that Lil Herb had to offer on da swag swag.
I googled Lil Herb & came across a reoprt on him from Complex.com. I will put the link below. It sucks I have never heard of him before because now he got a buzz fame and probably charges for his time. I would love to swag with him sometime on da rap swag because he is raw as hell. Drill rap is now control of the streets & everybody is talking about it. I watched Chicago Tonight & they did a report on Drill because it's legit and true to this city. This perfectly represents the struggle that all us Chiraq Cats gotta swag to eat. It's nothing to us and just another day like Track 10- "Another Day" ft King Louie.
Originally I listened to this mixtape high. I been smoking reggie lately because times is hard as hell and I can't afford the luxury of loud. Reggie is ok from time to time because it still is weed gets you high. My medication to stay above all the bullshit that life presents. Alternator done died & I gotta replace it later on da no swag. Sucks because I worked 40 hours last week & my check was only $250 & I gotta pay about $150 for dis alternator. Dam. I would love to swag with Lil Herb but I gotta pay him first so if u read this review & appreciate me den gon head & leave a couple of dollars in my Paypal account. Thank you for visiting Great Frank's Place.