Random Playlist Song Of The Moment: Sizzla – Just One Of Those Days

This is a classic record right here. This was a single from Sizzla’s 2002 album, “Da Real Thing” Sizzla just happens to be my 2nd favorite reggae artist of all time, right behind Bob Marley.  His voice was always very unique to me. I can’t help but to sing along with this song every time I hear it. Enjoy it on this Thursday afternoon.

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Boosie – Touchdown 2 Cause Hell Album Review

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Boosie’s new album has finally touched down, and this one scored big time. After getting mixed reviews to his first release after being freed from prison, “Life After Death Row,” Boosie has delivered to the highest extent. Critics feared that he had lost some of his edge due to a much less aggressive Boosie on Life After Death Row. Well there is no fear of that AT ALL on Touchdown 2 Cause Hell.  This is the Boosie that everyone loves. Raw lyrics, true emotion, substance, aggressive delivery; It’s all there.

The album starts off with Boosie SNAPPING. You can  tell he’s back in raw form from the jump. Boosie has never been a super lyrical guy, but his rapping style is so in your face that it can not be denied. All of his words hit HARD, and his delivery is just fiery. This same style continued throughout the album. If you’re familiar with Boosie, then you know that his lyrics are vivid and true to what he’s going though in life. Both of those traits are shown heavily on this album but especially on “Window Of My Eyes.” His raw and uncut lyrics are delivered with that same fire that we’re used to from the old Boosie. Everything he says is done in such an honest manner that you can’t help but feel it.

His subject matter and content is still as real as ever, On “Hip Hop Hooray,” he raps about Rappers portraying fake lifestyles in their music. On “Black Heaven” he raps about the African American legends that have passed away, and on “Hands Up” he raps about the police violence incidents in America. He has a lot of features on the album but every feature blends in perfectly with each song. Boosie plays off of all of his features, never a feeling of him being outshined. “Black Heaven” features 2 Coles, Keyshia and Jermaine(J. Cole). Cole’s verse is done in singing form, but it is still as effective as if he would have rapped it.

The production compliments Boosie as well as his old production did. Actually this is one of Boosie’s best produced projects. Songs like “Drop Top Music” and “On That Level” give us that Louisiana production that Boosie likes to rap over.  Other songs like “On Deck” and “Retaliation” gives us that aggressive production that comes along with an aggressive Boosie in killer mode.  “Mercy On My Soul” and “Black Heaven” have airy beats that give us more of an introspective vibe accompanied by Boosie’s thought provoking lyrics.

If you’re a Boosie fan, this album will be your favorite album of the year period. If you have never really been a fan of Boosie, this album should make you respect what he brings to hip hop and why he is so loved by the southern region of the United States. Boosie is a one of a kind talent, and Touchdown 2 Cause Hell gives us exactly what we’ve wanted from Boosie. A very good album for a great listening experience.

 

Lyrics: 8.5/10
Production: 8/10
Cohesiveness: 8/10
Replay Value: 9/10

Overall: 8.5/10

Standout tracks: “Window Of My Soul,” “Retaliation,” “Black Heaven,” “Kicking Clouds”

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Summer Song Review: Rich Homie Quan – Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh)

Wealthy Friend Dequantes has done it once again. Almost 2 years after his hit single “Type Of Way” was playing everywhere from clubs, to radio, to BBQs; he has hit us with another bonafied hit.  He continues to distance himself from the Future comparisons with this summer anthem. The video has been on YouTube for about 2 months and has already accumulated almost 19 million views. The song is super catchy with a beat that will have you moving before you even notice. The song is produced by DJ Spinz and Nitti Beatz, who has been mostly quiet after his run of hits in the years  2005-2006, including Yung Joc’s hit single “It’s Going Down.” This is no lyrical hip hop, it’s just some feel good Summer music. You might not even be able to understand Quan on some parts of this song, but you can’t help but sing along with the hook. Salute to the Rich Homie, you did it again with the Ooh Ooh Oooh Oooooohhh.

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Random Playlist Song Of The Moment: Ruff Endz – No More

Today’s random playlist song comes from the year 2000. Back when RnB was in still in full swing and the production was still super dope. Baltimore duo Ruff Endz gave us this hit and had everybody singing “No more shopping spreeeeees” that whole Summer. The song peaked at #39 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was number 1 on the RnB Charts for one week. Produced by Eddie F and Darren Lighty, here is “No More”

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Frenico – I Wanna Fly

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Raheem Devaughn – Love Sex Passion Album Review

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Have you ever heard an album that you could use as marriage enhancement? Raheem Devaughn’s “Love Sex Passion” gives me that kind of feeling. It’s been ten years since Raheem released his debut album and he just continues to get better. “Love Sex Passion” picks up from where his 2013 release “A Place Called Loveland” left off. He does a great job of encompassing love perfectly. This album gives you the purest form of RnB and beautiful production to go with it. If you are an RnB lover this is something that you don’t want to miss out on as gems like this only come along every now and then. “Love Sex Passion ” is a creative flow of romantic artwork.

This album is love, that’s the best way I can explain it. Raheem is able to grasp every kind of RnB possible, from slow love ballads to sensual soundtracks to grooves that make you want to dance. The creativity in his concepts combined with the great production and singing just capture a listener and takes them to the thoughts of love. The song “Queen” which is a tribute to women just as his song “Woman” might just be even better than “Woman” with how it truly captures the greatness of a woman and endless appreciation. Songs like “When You Love Somebody,” “All I Know,” and “Terms of Endearment” are able to paint such a vivid mental picture of love that you might just get stuck while listening to the songs. His sensual songs like “Black Ice Cream,” “Temperature’s Rising,” and “Sun Proof Room” are perfect soundtracks for the bedroom. And “Pretty Lady” is just a feel good song that’ll have you tapping your foot and swaying your head before you know it.

The production on the album is amazing, especially the engineering of his voice. The use of live instruments and ear-pleasing sounds make each song flow so smoothly. Another thing you may notice is some songs on this album are reminiscent to that of other RnB artists, much like “A Place Called Loveland.” “Baby Come Back” can be closely related to Voodoo era D’Angelo, which comes as no surprise that it was co-produced by one of my personal favorites, Bj The Chicago Kid. While songs like “Pretty Lady” and “Temperature’s Rising” have references to Jodeci and R. Kelly. Another great aspect of this album is the harmonies and melodies that Raheem puts together. He is able to use his voice as an instrument so well.

Overall this album is just a beautiful listen and a must-hear for any RnB lover. Raheem may just give you hope in love again with this album. Raheem continues to prove his artistic talent with great lyrics, wonderful song arrangement and original concepts. “Love Sex Passion” is what RnB should sound like.

Songwriting: 9/10
Production: 8/10
Cohesiveness: 8/10
Replay Value: 8/10

Overall: 8.5/10

Standout Tracks: “Black Ice Cream”, “Terms Of Endearment”, “Countdown To Love”, “Queen”

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Domino Cash – Marshawn Lynch

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