Tuesday, March 24, 2015

SNooP DoGG`s "FuCK DeaTH RoW [BooTLeG]"...

What`s happenin` y`all? Hope all is good & Life`s treatin` ya right. Today I decided to reach into my BiG ol` collection of CD`s to dust off a decent bootleg that dropped way back in 1999 titled "Fuck Death Row" by Snoop Dogg. Now obviously it was a compilation type joint probably put together by a major Snoop Dogg fan that had access to some unreleased joints, or maybe Snoop did have something to do with this on the down low - who knows for sure? What I do know is that this bootleg features a gang of Snoop Dogg tracks that would appear a year later on the somewhat controversial Snoop Dogg album titled "Dead Man Walkin`" released by Death Row Records in 2000. I know that Suge Knight put that "Dead Man Walkin`" album out as somewhat of a threat to Snoop for leaving Tha Row, but hey maybe Suge got a hold of the bootleg album "Fuck Death Row" liked a few of the tracks that were featured & said 'fuck it I have most of these recordings in the vault, why not give `em an official release'? Anything is possible when it comes to Death Row....LoL...

I honestly don`t know a whole lot about this bootleg aside from the fact that it came out between Snoop`s first & second No Limit Records albums "Da Game Is To Be Sold, Not To Be Told" & "No Limit Top Dogg". At the time it came out it featured some unreleased joints as well as few joints that were released previously, out of the bootleg`s 13 tracks 3 of them were previously released ("Rock Ya` Body", "Snitches" & "Goldrush"). The rest of the songs were pretty much unreleased aside from "Ride On", but the version on this bootleg is different than the one that`s featured on the "Caught Up Soundtrack" that dropped in 1998. Six of those unreleased joints would later be released by Death Row on the previously mentioned "Dead Man Walkin`" album. Anyways, let`s digest the bootleg now shall we???

Things start off on a good note with the mellow`D out vibes of "Don`t Do The Crime", I`ve also seen this track being labeled "Fuck Death Row" which is probably why they titled the bootleg as so. They got the idea from Snoop`s opening bars on the track where he spits; "I ain`t fuckin` with them niggas no mo`. Shit I feel the same way y`all feel, nigga fuck Death Row! I cut `em loose"...One can only assume that this track was either released during the period of time when Snoop refused to record anything for Death Row because they didn`t want to release him from the label or it was recorded after he left for Master P`s No Limit Records. I tend to lean towards my first guess though because I remember back in the day whenever P was talkin` about his label he would say that he wasn`t down with all the beef ish between artists or coasts, so I doubt that P would condone such bold actions from his newly signed artist. Either way the song`s pretty sweet although it`s somewhat simplistic in style with its long~ass verse it`s still got a nice smoked out Snoop freestyle flow to it...

"Last Meal" follows the bootleg`s opener, I believe that it`s produced by Snoop`s homie Soopafly. I think that this joint was included as a part of bootleg versions of Snoop`s album with the same name that came out in 2000, but never made it to the retail version. It`s not too shabby, far from mind blowin` but the beat`s decent enough to get ya` head noddin`. "Too Black" is the first of the joints that ended up on that "Dead Man Walkin`" album, it`s produced by L.T. Hutton. You can sort of see where Snoop was trying to go with this one, but honestly his flow sounds somewhat uninspired even though the beat`s actually pretty funky. This song may have been one of the scrapped joints from Snoop`s "Doggfather" sessions. Thankfully things perk right up with the banger of a track titled "Rock Ya` Body" which also features The Click (E-40, Suga-T, B-Legit & D-Shot) & Tha Dogg Pound. This song is definitely my favorite on this here bootleg, the beat`s got a nice thumpin` Bay Area vibe. Since I liked it so much I did a lil` more diggin` on it & found out that this joint was officially released on a 1998 compilation~type album titled "D-Shot Presents: Boss Ballin` 2". It`s kind of hard to believe that with a song as DoPe as this not too many folks knew about it, maybe that D-Shot compilation was more of a localized joint? I`m just guessing though, either way it`s definitely worth checkin` out...

"Snitches" follows the body rockin` & just like the previously mentioned track this joint was also officially released being featured on Master P`s double disc album titled "MP Da Last Don" which came out in 1998. Although P kind of ruins it towards the end of the song with all that talkin`, I still think this track`s pretty decent. It was definitely one of my favorite joints off that "MP Da Last Don" album anyway. "I Will Survive" is the second song from this bootleg to be featured on that "Dead Man Walkin`" album. It features Kurupt as well as Technique (or Techniec as I`ve seen it spelled) & is produced by Soopafly. This song`s alright, it was probably put together more so to give Technique some shine. I`m guessing that maybe he was an artist that Snoop was grooming for his Doggystyle Records label at the time. Either way it`s not too bad, but it`s far from "Rock Ya` Body" status....LoL, that`s a given. "Cee Walkin`" is another one of the joints that made its way onto "Dead Man Walkin`", but that version has a totally different beat than the one on this bootleg & it`s also slightly changed to "C-Walkin`". I don`t know who produced the bootleg`s version, but Big Hutch provided the beat for the "Dead Man Walkin`" version. Aside from the beat differences though, lyrically they`re both identical. On this song Snoop reflects back on his past Life`s gang affiliations as a Crip while kickin` some smooth`D out flows with somewhat of a freestyled vibe to `em, worth giving it a listen for sure...

"Tommy" is once again one of those songs that`s also featured on that "Dead Man Walkin`" album, although it`s renamed "Tommy Boy" it still has the same beat & lyrics. It`s produced by Daz & he`s also featured on the track. The beat has some nice funky piano~synth type chords to it as well as a snappy tempo. I dig the beat more so than the lyrics, but overall it`s a decent track. "Hit Roccs" is also featured on "Dead Man Walkin`", renamed "Hit Rocks" of course. I think both versions are produced by DJ Pooh, but I may be wrong so don`t quote me on that. The tracks are slightly different beat~wise with the version on "Dead Man Walkin`" having more of a polished sound to it, but lyrically they`re the same. The beat on the bootleg is still somewhat funky but the D.M.W. version is much better, my opinion of course. This song sounds like it could have been another one of the joints scrapped from the "Doggfather" sessions. On a side note a slightly different version of this song with the title "Buss`n Rocks" produced by DJ Quik would eventually make its was on to Snoop`s 1999 album "No Limit Top Dogg"...

"Hoez" features Luke & Tha Dogg Pound, I think that I remember hearing this song on the bootleg version of Snoop`s "Last Meal", but I could be mistaken. Honestly I was somewhat surprised to hear Luke on here seein` as how he wasn`t so kind to Snoop on that "Cowards In Compton" joint, although to be fair it was most JT Money & that other kat DiSS`n Snoop. Either way they obviously squashed the beef or they wouldn`t have done the song together.....LoL, overall it`s nothing super spectacular but Snoop definitely outshines all the featured artists on this song about lovely women. "Goldrush" was actually labeled as "Gold Rich" on this bootleg, but I retitled it to its original title since it`s from Snoop`s "Doggfather" album & whoever put this bootleg together probably just had a hearing problem.....LoL, Kurupt & a couple kats from the LBC Crew are featured on this song, I think Bad Azz is one of `em. Anyway it`s a decent tune with a wild West vibe to it & some gold rushin` tales...

"Ride On [Rmx]" features Kurupt, this joint has the same lyrics as the song that Snoop had featured on the "Caught Up Soundtrack" released in 1998. That version is titled "Caught Up/ Ride On" & has a different beat than the one on this bootleg, so I`m not totally sure if this one is an official remix or just the original/ demo version of the song, so I just left it tagged as a remix. The bootleg version`s not too shabby, but I still like the version off the "Caught Up Soundtrack" more. "Change Gone Come" closes out this bootleg & features Jewell (uncredited) singing on the hook, she does a great job. Always felt that she could`ve had a bigger career if she had the chance to put out more music during Tha Row`s time on the top, but hey that`s story for another time. Anyway Snoop kicks some smooth & hungry soundin` flows over the L.T. Hutton produced beat that carries a sweet mellow vibe to it. This joint may have been recorded during the "Doggfather" sessions, either way this song`s a great way to end things...

Overall I`d say that this bootleg makes for a good listen, if you`re a BiG Snoop Dogg fan then you should really check it out. There`s a nice range of good tunes on here, not too much filler at all. Something that I should note, after finishing this write up I stumbled upon another Snoop Dogg release from 1998 called "SmokeFest World Tour" & it turns out that most of the songs on there are the same as what`s on this "Fuck Death Row" bootleg just with a different track line up. So at the end of the day I still don`t know much about this "Fuck Death Row" bootleg....LoL, but either way it is a nice addition to the collection regardless, go `head & peep it for ya`self...

Label: N/A
Released: 1999

1. Don`t Do The Crime
2. Last Meal
3. Too Black
4. Rock Ya` Body {ft. The Click & Tha Dogg Pound}
5. Snitches {ft. Master P}
6. I Will Survive {ft. Technique & Kurupt}
7. Cee Walkin`
8. Tommy {ft. Daz}
9. Hit Roccs
10. Hoez {ft. Luke, Tha Dogg Pound}
11. Goldrush {ft. Kurupt & LBC Crew}
12. Ride On {ft. Kurupt}
13. Change Gone Come {ft. Jewell}


Sunday, January 25, 2015

CooLiO`s "iT TaKeS A THieF [HeRBaN DeLuXe VeRSioN]"...

I hope y`all have been having a good start to the new year so far! Mine has been alright, I won`t complain. Anyway, I have another album to share with ya that I decided to give the ol` HeRBaN DeLuXe treatment to. I actually had this album put together before the end of 2014 & forgot about it because I had misplaced it in a different folder on my PC. Well I just so happened to stumble across it a few days ago & figured that it was about time to share it with y`all. So without any more waiting let`s get down to it shall we? So the album in question is Coolio`s 1994 debut titled "It Takes A Thief" which was released by Tommy Boy Records. Folks may clown him now~a~days because of his TV appearances & well that lil` video he did with PornHub didn`t help his case either, but early on in his career his music was pretty DaMn good -- at least his first 3 albums anyway (this is of course my opinion)...

Now if for some reason you never took the 'Fantastic Voyage' with Mr. 'Gangsta`s Paradise' & have no clue about who Coolio is I guess after I laugh a lil` at that corny pun I could school ya real quick. Ha~hah, anyway Coolio reps Compton, California & first stepped on the scene in 1987 on a Electro style Hip Hop track titled "You`re Gonna Miss Me" by Nu-Skool (which consisted of Coolio & Spoony I believe, if I`m wrong please correct me!). Very few liked this love song overall & it was a flop sales~wise so Nu-Skool recorded another track titled "(I Wanna Know) What Makes You Dance" & released it the following year in 1988. This joint was more on the Bass Music vibe but still has some Electro elements to it. Again it wasn`t anything super spectacular although it was better than their first outing that`s for sure. Then in 1991 he linked up with WC & his group The Maad Circle & landed a feature on their hit single "Dress Code"...

Later in that same year, now a member of The Maad Circle, they released their debut album titled "Ain`t A Damn Thang Changed". Coolio was featured on 5 of the album`s tracks; "Back To The Underground", "Behind Closed Doors", "Get Up On That Funk", "You Don`t Work, U Don`t Eat" & the album`s title track "Ain`t A Damn Thang Changed". Then in 1994 Coolio signs a contract with Tommy Boy Records & they release his debut album titled "It Takes A Thief". The album does well, becomes certified Platinum reaching the #8 spot on the Billboard 200 with the help of it`s lead single "Fantastic Voyage". "County Line" & "I Remember", the albums other singles were also minor hits as well. The following year, 1995, Coolio released his best selling album to date "Gangsta`s Paradise", but I`m not going to get into all of the because I want to focus on his debut so I`ll save that for another post...

With this HeRBaN DeLuXe VeRSioN I mainly just boosted the volume up on a few tracks & added some joints from a few of Coolio`s singles. There`s not really any rare B-sides that he released during that period of time around "It Takes A Thief" so that`s why I just added the 2 remixes of "Fantastic Voyage". Sure wish that there was an uncensored version of that Funk Flex Remix, the Dave Bellochio Mix is decent though. I added the Radio Versions of "County Line" & "Sticky Fingers" because they have alternate lyrics instead of just being censored annoyingly with beeps. The Original Version of "I Remember" is pretty similar to the album version, but there is a slight difference in the beat & honestly I think that they should have just used the Original Version for the album instead because it does sound better. Now let`s get into my thoughts on the album...

The album opens up with it`s lead single "Fantastic Voyage", Coolio puts his twist on the Lakeside`s `80's hit with the same title. It`s a nice funky & danceable joint produced by Dobbs The Wino with Stan "The Guitar Man" Jones rockin` the guitar on the track while G.A.T. a.k.a. Gangstas & Thugs (Snappz, Blue, Drew Baby & Tycco) a singing quartet from Compton, California sings on the hook. It opens the album up on a light~hearted funky party vibe & of course it`s the track that most folks remember the album for because it received a lot of radio & music video play during the time of it`s release. "County Line" follows with it`s funky vibes provided again by Dobbs The Wino. On this joint Coolio kicks the somewhat humorous tale about his experiences while waiting in the County Line trying to get a check. "Mama, I`m In Love With A Gangsta" features female emcee LeShaun, that`s right before she was 'Doin` It' with Mr. Smith she was rappin` love songs about her locked up gangsta boyfriend with Coolio. The two trade verses back & forth; Coolio rappin` from the perspective of the locked down gangsta while LeShaun plays the role of the down~ass girlfriend on the outside waiting for her man. It`s a decent song as far as love songs with a gangsta twist go, Dobbs The Wino`s beat also helps make this joint a lot more enjoyable with it`s laid~back funky vibe...

"Hand On My Nutsac" is basically a joint for Coolio to flex some braggadocio style lyrics over another Dobbs The Wino beat, it`s alright but nothing that`ll blow your mind. The Reggae influenced "Ghetto Cartoon" follows, it features Junior P. on the hook & is produced by Rashad Coles. Coolio kicks a ghetto tale using famous cartoon characters in the story, similar to Spice 1`s "187 Proof" except without the drug & liquor references. I find it to be entertaining & it gives Coolio a chance to flex some of his storytelling skills. "Smokin` Stix" is produced by Billy Boy & it has Coolio detailing his experience smokin` Stix (Sherm` mixed with embalming fluid & a cigarette). Although I can`t relate to the experience myself I can`t deny that the beat will have your head bobbin` & maybe it`ll even get ya up dancing. Dobbs The Wino handles the production for the somewhat depressing but Jazzy vibes of "Can-O-Corn", a joint that has Coolio speaking on the struggles of growin` up on the poor side of the tracks. Coolio keeps The Maad Circle vibe alive by featuring WC on the Crazy Toones produced "U Know Hoo!", it`s a decent rugged track...

The album`s title track "It Takes A Thief" follows The Maad Circle reunion, CS Coleman provides a great backdrop for Coolio to flex his tales of thievery. This joint is one of my favorites on the album, the storytelling is done well & definitely captures the vibes of thieving. Coolio`s Nu-Skool homie Spoon a.k.a. Spoony even shows up on the track providing background vocals. Dobbs The Wino hits the boards again to provide the beat for the decent sounds of the 'don`t forget where you`ve come from anthem' "Bring Back Something Fo` Da Hood" while Stan "The Guitar Man" Jones handles the Bass G-tar action. Coolio decides to delve into the dark days of his past as a Crack~head with the Dobbs The Wino produced "`N Da Closet" which features G.A.T. providing some of the background vocals. Clinton Sands plays the Bass while Coolio utilizes his lyrics to capture & express the experience that only one that was truly on the pipe could describe. "On My Way To Harlem" is a Jazzy~vibed joint that has Coolio taking a trip out to the East Coast detailing his experiences. It`s a decent joint, I really dig the beat so I don`t mind that the song doesn`t have a hook...

Much to the disappointment of any Onyx fans "Sticky Fingers" isn`t an ode or tribute to Mr. Black Trash, but rather the tales of Coolio`s career as a thief before he was a rapper. It`s a humorous track with a simplistic beat, but overall it`s not too bad. PS of 40 Thevz fame & Billy Boy are featured on "Thought You Knew" another braggadocio joint. All three deliver decent G`d up verses over the bangin` instrumental provided by Dobbs The Wino. The album`s humor continues with "Ugly Bitches" a cautionary tale warning the fellas about the iLLs of linkin` up with women from the ugly side of the tracks. To this day it still makes me laugh whenever I give it a listen, maybe it`s because I used to bump whenever I was chillin` with my homie Forbes because he was always braggin` about the chicks he was baggin` when most of them came from the side to the tracks I was just referring to in the previous sentence....LoL, "I Remember" closes out the album & features Billy Boy & J-Ro from the Alkaholiks. It`s a nice way to finish off things, each emcee spits verses reminiscing about their childhood over a good & funky beat while it`s hook is sung well by some uncredited artist...

Now on to the bonus treats that I have added to the album, first off is the Funkmaster Flex Remix of "Fantastic Voyage". The only thing that I don`t really like about it is that it`s a censored version, I seriously searched & searched for an uncensored one but came up short unfortunately. The horn~infused beat makes for a good backing to Coolio`s flow. The David Bellochio Mix of "Fantastic Voyage" is definitely one of the better remixes out there & yes this one`s the Street Version, the change~ups in the beat help to keep things interesting. As I previously mentioned towards the beginning of this write up the Radio Versions of "County Line" & "Sticky Fingers" were added because they contained alternate lyrics instead of just being censored with annoying beeps or muted silences, so they`re definitely worth a listen. I always respect the artists more when they choose to rewrite their lyrics for the Radio Versions because it just shows that they really want to keep the listeners listening. The last & final song that I added was the Original Version of "I Remember", overall it`s pretty much the same as the version that appears on the original album. The only things that I noticed was that the beat is slightly different, you really need to listen to both tracks side by side to hear it though. The other thing is that the Original is a few seconds longer than the version that`s on the album. Regardless of these small differences though I still prefer the Original Version over the one off the album & feel that they should have just used it instead...

So overall I really think that "It Takes A Thief" is Coolio`s best album, sure "Gangsta`s Paradise" & "My Soul" are decent but I feel that his debut didn`t really feature any forced commercial joints. True there`s "Fantastic Voyage" & even "I Remember", but honestly they come off as natural sounding songs to me whereas on his later albums is seems as though he went out of his way to ensure that he did the commercialized songs. His debut album is more honest with it`s gangsta sounds & the added humor within Coolio`s lyrics help keep the album from trying to come off as being too hard. At a time when everyone was trying to show/ front about how hardcore they were Coolio wasn`t afraid to kick rhymes that showed that he was just an average kat from the `hood even if it meant talking about a past drug habit that he had overcome. Truthfully whenever I give it a listen I don`t skip over any songs because as a whole I really dig it. The production definitely helps keep the album interesting. Dobbs The Wino did a great job with the majority of the album`s beats since he handled the bulk of it, but even the ones that he didn`t produce are good. So in a nutshell I honestly think that "It Takes A Thief" is a well executed album. I`m sure that there`s some folks out there that will disagree with my me & that`s fine. Either way I think you should give this a listen & come up with your own opinion, so check it out...

Coolio - It Takes A Thief [HeRBaN DeLuXe VeRSioN]
Label: Tommy Boy Records/ BuDD@H BLe$$eD EnT.
Released: 2015 (Originally Released In 1994)

1. Fantastic Voyage [Timber Mix] {ft. G.A.T.}
2. County Line
3. Mama I`m In Love With A Gangsta {ft. LeShaun}
4. Hand On My Nutsac
5. Ghetto Cartoon (Includes Cleo`s Mood) {ft. Junior P.}
6. Smokin` Stix {ft. The Homies}
7. Can-O-Corn {ft. The Homies}
8. U Know Hoo! {ft. WC}
9. It Takes A Thief {ft. Spoon}
10. Bring Back Something Fo` Da Hood {ft. The Homies}
11. `N Da Closet {ft. G.A.T.}
12. On My Way To Harlem
13. Sticky Fingers
14. Thought You Knew {ft. Billy Boy & PS}
15. Ugly Bitches {ft. The Homies}
16. I Remember {ft. Billy Boy & J-Ro}
17. Fantastic Voyage [Funk Master Flex Rmx (Clean Radio Edit)]
18. Fantastic Voyage [Dave Bellochio Street Mix]
19. County Line [Radio Version]
20. Sticky Fingers [Radio Version]
21. I Remember [Original Version] {ft. Billy Boy & J-Ro}


Monday, December 29, 2014

SyLK-E. FyNe`s "Tha CuM uP"...

Re~uPP`d, originally posted on 09.27.2009...

Alright y`all let me be perfectly clear here I really wanted to introduce y`all to Sylk-E Fyne by posting up her debut album "Raw Sylk", but unfortunately at the moment I can`t find the CD amongst all the boxes of CD`s that I brought back with me from Canada during my trip back in November....LoL, so y`all are just gon` have to deal with her second album "Tha Cum Up" for now (especially since I had a few requests for a re~uP on this joint). Once I find that "Raw Sylk" CD though I`ll post it up for y`all...

Anyways for those that aren`t familiar with Sylk-E Fyne (she has a MySpace page, but now~a~days who`s peepin` them?....LoL) I`ll school ya real quick. Reppin` South Central, Los Angeles, Sylk-E has been rhymin` since her high school days. It was somethin` that she did to keep herself distracted from the allure of the streets & all the trouble that comes along with `em. Her hard work, both musically & academically eventually paid off because not only did she receive a college degree, but she also link`D up with some Hip Hop legends. She`s worked with 2Pac, Eazy-E, Too $hort, Snoop Dogg & even toured with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. When she first stepped on the scene she was actually working along side the late great Hip Hop Thugsta Eazy-E as a member of G.B.M. (Gangsta Bitch Mentality), a group that he had been cultivating but unfortunately nothing of theirs was ever really released, aside from 2 tracks that I know of ("Shed No Tears" & "House Party") & they didn`t actually get an official release...

Since being a part of a group didn`t really work out to her benefit she decided to strike it out on her own & in 1998 Sylk-E Fyne signed with RCA where she was able to release her first album titled "Raw Sylk". While working on the album she linked up with Chill & the two of them recorded the surprise hit single titled "Romeo & Juliet". It got plenty of play during the summer of `98, I remember seeing the video all over the TV music stations like B.E.T., MTV & Much Music. Needless to say "Romeo & Juliet" was BiG for Sylk, it managed to reach the Number 6 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 that year & still remains her biggest hit today. Unfortunately for her though the buzz from the hit smash single wasn`t enough to help generate interest in her debut album "Raw Sylk". Even though the album was a decent effort it sold poorly, peaking at the 121st spot of the Billboard 200. Disappointed in the album`s sales RCA made the decision & dropped her from the label...

So in 2000 Sylk-E Fyne bounced back & signed with Rufftown Records to release her sophomore album titled "Tha Cum Up". The album features her second & last (to my knowledge anyway) charting single titled "Ya` Style", a collabo` with Snoop Dogg & Bizzy Bone of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. The song reached the Number 17 spot on the Billboard Rap Singles chart of that year. Unfortunately for her though I guess Ruffhouse Records was expecting another smash hit single like "Romeo & Juliet" or they were just hoping that people would cop her second album off the strength of that single because they did little to no promo for "Tha Cum Up". Maybe they blew their budget on the music video for "Ya` Style", who knows? The computer animated versions of Snoop & Bizzy are killer though.....LoL, anyway just like her debut album this one was also a commercial disappointment. Some other side~notes about Sylk-E Fyne that y`all may not know are at one point in time she was signed to Snoop Dogg`s Doggystyle Records. She was also featured on the original version of the Bone Thugs-N-Harmony & 2Pac collabo` "Thug Luv"...

So what do I think of "Tha Cum Up" you ask? Well I think it`s OK, probably good for a one time listen because honestly it doesn`t really offer anything that`s groundbreaking or worthy of much replay value. If you`re a fan of hers & haven`t heard her second album then give it a listen. If you haven`t heard of Sylk-E. Fyne before though I do apologize, don`t let this album deter you from checkin` out her debut album because it is definitely much better than this one! "I`mma Give It To Ya" is a decent opening track for the album, nothing mind blowin` but it isn`t too shabby either. "How Hot?" featuring Chill is OK, but definitely a long shot from their previous hit "Romeo & Juliet". Ya can`t blame them though for attempting to capture that spark once again. "Dirty South Central" comes off as a weak attempt to ride the jock of the Southern style that was huge at the time, it also features an uncredited appearance by a kat named Diamond I believe, I`m probably wrong on the name though....LoL

"Players Comin` Up" features Phantom Smoove, it`s OK but nothing special. "Lick It" is a weak attempt at a sexual track, but it`s just too lame for my tastes. "My Life" is a decent joint, not sure who the uncredited emcees are though. "Tha Cum Up" features Mr. 'Who Dat' JT Money, it`s not too bad but again nothing super spectacular either. "Dirty Game" features Nicole Renee as well as another uncredited emcee, it doesn`t matter much though because there`s not much to make you want to check it out again anyway. "Ya` Style" is by far the best track on this album, sure the Snoop & Bizzy Bone features help but the beat`s also pretty good. "Why Oh Why?" closes out this album, it`s alright & could`ve been a good way to end things, but the super simplistic hook just makes it lose much of it`s replay value...

I know that it looks like I`m hating on this album, but honestly I`m not I`m just being real. Sylk-E. Fyne has definitely given listeners much better music than what`s included on this album Just check the features that she`s done with other artists like Eazy-E, Too $hort & 2Pac to name a few, or better yet peep her first album "Raw Sylk"! Maybe "Tha Cum Up" sounded better when it first dropped, but 14-soon-to-be-15 years later it`s safe to say that this joint hasn`t aged all that well. The beats range from fair to decent, while the lyrics are just OK. Remember now, this is just my opinion you may really DiG this album & that`s fine - to each their own! So good `head & check it out for ya`self...

Label: Rufftown Records
Released: 2000

1. I`mma Give It To Ya
2. How Hot? {ft. Chill}
3. Dirty South Central
4. Players Comin` Up {ft. Phantom Smoove}
5. Lick It
6. My Life
7. Tha Cum Up {ft. JT Money}
8. Dirty Game {ft. Nicole Renee}
9. Ya` Style {ft. Snoop Dogg & Bizzy Bone}
10. Why Oh Why?

For those of y`all wondering, apparently she`s working on a new album...


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

BuDD@H BLe$$eD EnT. PReSeNTs - "I`m TaLK`n ABouT CHiCKeN WiNGZ"...

Re~uPP`d, originally posted 11.07.2009...

I know that I haven`t posted anything in a while, but no this blog isn`t dead yet! I have just been busy with Life, it`s bound to happen once you become a parent....LoL, anyways I`m going to attempt to get a few posts up on here within the next few days. To start things off I have a Re~uP of a mix that I had originally put together back in 2009. Since I have had numerous requests to post up new links for it I decided to do so seeing as how I was able to grab a bunch of CD`s from my parents` crib in Canada when I visited them in November. This mix that I`m referring to is titled "BuDD@H BLe$$eD EnT. PReSeNTs: I`m TaLK`n ABouT CHiCKeN WiNGZ". At the time that I had originally put it together it was a nice combination of new & older tracks, but now obviously it`s just old & older joints....LoL, anyway the iNTRo says it all! Check it out & enjoy this lil` Christmas gift...

BuDD@H BLe$$eD EnT. PReSeNTs - I`m TaLK`n ABouT CHiCKeN WiNGZ
MiXeD: Saturday, November 07, 2009

1. iNTRo
2. D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune) {Jay-Z}
3. Robot {KRS-One & Buckshot}
4. Hidden Scriptures {Krumb Snatcha}
5. Thru My Eyez {X-Clan ft. Tony Henry & Bun B}
6. Choose Your Side {La Coka Nostra ft. Bun B}
TaXeS [iNTeRLuDe]
8. Off The Books {The Beatnuts ft. Big Pun & Cuban Link}
9. You Ain`t A Killer {Big Pun}
10. Thug Paradise {Capone-N-Noreaga}
11. How Many Emcees (Must Get Dissed) {Black Moon}
12. Crooklyn Dodgers {Buckshot, Special Ed & Masta Ace}
iNTeRLuDe #2
14. Hate {DJ Haze ft. Young Buck & Game}
15. Fuck Y`all {DJ Quik & Kurupt}
16. Blaaow! {Hittman ft. Dr. Dre & Knoc`Turnal}
17. Trafficin` Green {Crooked I}
18. Only In California {Mack 10 ft. Ice Cube & Snoop Dogg}
19. Cali Kali {Kali}
20. Breathe Thru The Years {J. Cardim ft. Saigon}
21. Hustle In My Blood {AZ}
22. I`ma Go & Get My... {Busta Rhymes ft. Mike Epps}
23. My Job {Cam`Ron}
24. Mr. DJ {Warren G}


Friday, October 31, 2014

FuCK FiLeSWaP!!!

Just wanted to give y`all a head`s up about the Fileswap.com links that I had been posting up on here. Apparently after December 1st, 2014 they will no longer be offering free accounts & I`m not going to be upgrading to a paid account before then so I suggest that y`all download the links while they are still active! For the most part I have used multiple file hosts & added the links in the posts so y`all should still be able to grab whatever you want. Either way I plan to DL all the links (roughly 200 or so files) before they do delete `em, just in case there`s something that I need out of the lot...

2 FiNGaZ SPLiT...