Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Review #1,758: TBG "Gorilla Gang (Hosted by DJ Ya Boy Earl)"

Reviewed on 9.19.2017 (Review #1,758)


Got anotha review before I regain my focus wit tha old reviewz… I already have anotha review lined up for 2morrow but it’s for tha dance-music world… So, lemme get inta this. Neva was alerted when this one came out but now, it’s time to review it. TBG Gorilla Gang (Hosted by DJ Ya Boy Earl), released in 2015 on TBG Records! Of course, by now, it’s R.I.P. Da Real Gee Money but tha TBG Gang gotta continue! Start Time: 8:02 PM | End Time: 8:51 PM


Disclaimer: I rate each song from 1.0 – 5.0; each rating iz my own opinion! I only please myself wit my ratings! I don’t care how lyrical you are, as long as it’s jammin’ enough for me to like it! I look for beats, then vocals, and then lyrics. To determine my favorites, I will differ tha 4.0 ratings. If a song gets at least a 4.0 rating from me, I love it already. If at least a 4.6 rating, I pretty much really love it, as it’s considered mindblowin’ when I hear it! Any song can earn up to a maximum of a 5.0 rating. Anything I type before “ >>> “ iz what I’m sayin’ before I listen to tha song; anything after I type “ >>> “ iz what I think of tha song while I’m listening to it. If you sound like anything too mainstream for me, have auto-tune in your vocals, or talk about nothin’ but money and hoes (which I consider ‘typical’ topics), I’m not buyin’ it!

© 2017 CD Review (Review #1,758) reviewed on 9.19.2017 by FrankieThaLuckyDog.



01. Fredo, Gee Money, Nino & Ree-Up “Blood”
Kickin’ it off wit a B-Real production; ooh! Let’s see… >>> That’s right, Earl: “See, money don’t make you real! Your actions do!” That’s what I be about all tha time! Not ‘bout no damn money, ya dig? With that bein’ said, hearin’ tha beat and it’s pretty nice, of course! Hearin’ tha 1st verse from Fredo and it sounds dope; good shit, here! Gee Money takin’ ova tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through wit some good shit… He was only 20, here, but this sounds nice ta hear, too… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 3rd verse, here, as Nino spittin’ some consistent, gangsta shit, as always! Endin’ it wit tha 4th verse from Ree-Up, here, comin’ through in full TBG gear, here, fa tha TBGerz; good shit! My Rating: 4.5


02. Fredo feat. Nino “What You Say”
Anotha B-Real production! >>> A slow but nice start/beat, here… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s pretty nice wit these “catchin’ playz” times… Kinda sounds like B-Real on tha hook, here, at times… I ain’t officially give him credit on tha hook ‘cause I know it ain’t him on tha 1st verse (same voice on tha hook). It sounds like a catchy lil’ verse; gotta dig it… And, we got Nino on tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ like a good verse… Gotta luv livin’ tha life in tha Rouge—well, I luv hearin’ it through tha music… My Rating: 4.4


03. Blvd Mel, Fredo, Gee Money & YMM Captain “iPhone 6”
>>> Sounds like a nice lil’ instant start—ugh, it rewound! Likin’ tha quiet beat start… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s pretty nice; good shit! We got tha 1st verse from Fredo, here, holdin’ it down wit dem “shits,” of course! Gotta luv how he have err-thang! As long as people have edibles, that’s what’s tha main priority! Got Gee Money on tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through wit his fully-energized verse, here; good shit! That YMM Captain dude on tha 2nd ½ of tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through wit some catchy shit; dumb shit! Gotta luv Mel holdin’ down tha hook; good shit! Maybe, we’ll connect in person soon? Free Percy Keith! My Rating: 4.4


04. Fredo & Gee Money feat. Ree-Up & Toon “Jumpin’”
>>> Definitely feelin’ tha upliftin’, party vibe on tha hook, here! Gotta luv “jumpin’ to tha roof!” I like tha lil’ “I get loose, loose, loose” shit in tha background; iz that B-Real? Ooh, I feel excited, lol… Can’t wait ta go back to BR, next month!! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty dope… Tha 2nd ½ of tha 1st verse a chick (Toon?); sounds good ta flow wit this, too… Got tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through nicely, as always… And, finally, on tha 2nd ½ of tha 2nd verse iz Gee Money, comin’ through wit some nice shit… I knew from when I first heard Gee Money 10 months & 4 dayz ago (B-Real’s birthday), I knew I had to appreciate him! Good shit! Hope err-body continue and neva give up wit this rap shit! My Rating: 4.6


05. Nino feat. Fredo “Run Around”
B-Real on dem beatz! >>> Off to a slow, sketchy start… Ehh, trashy; don’t see a 4.0 wit this one! Not diggin’ tha voice on tha hook and tha beat too dry… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it ain’t bad, here… Ugh, tha shitty-soundin’ voice’s on tha 2nd verse, here… Not feelin’ tha rhymes and this vibe, overall; fail for me and it’s a B-Real production, lol! My Rating: 2.3


06. TBG feat. Big Wayne “Catch It Then”
>>> An uncredited B-Real beat, here; nice! This more like it! Definitely feelin’ tha G-shit on tha hook, here; good shit! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty dope; gotta feel tha energy! Tha 2nd ½ of tha 1st verse’s pretty dope, too, holdin’ tha streetz of tha 225 down, too! “Stay wit tha shits!” Gotta luv tha whole them of “tha shits!” And, we got tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through wit tha gangsta shit, once again! Ooh, even more uncreditin’: Big Wayne; why both brothers uncredited, here? Nice job wit his energetic vibes, of course! Even a 3rd part of tha 2nd verse, here, from Gee Money, consistently spittin’ some vicious rhymes! Definitely dope, y’all! Nice instant ending, too! My Rating: 4.7


07. TBG “Wish Death On Me”
>>> Anotha uncredited B-Real beat, here… Sounds more like a slower vibe, here, soundin’ a lil’ betta than that dry one (#05)… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s a rough world but we gotta find tha positive source… Hearin’ tha hook and you can pass on this… I kinda like that it’s a female but I’ont fuck wit tha 50 Cent “Many Men” remake… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse and it’s Da Real Gee Money, soundin’ pretty nice… Sucks when you can feel “death” around… Gotta be lucky to be alive, these dayz! Got tha 3rd verse, here, soundin’ like an okay verse… Overall, kinda cheesy, at times, but still on a real tip… My Rating: 3.1


08. Gee Money & Fredo “It’s Tru”
>>> B-Real produced this with a “Mike Stroke” dude? No credit, here, so I’m just takin’ a guess… Hearin’ Gee Money on tha hook and not diggin’ tha voice; kinda cheesy… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and I luv his hotel vibe of “poppin’ tabs, watchin’ a movie” and all dat; gotta add a Jacuzzi, tho! Got Fredo on tha 2nd verse and not diggin’ these voice effects; they can go! Got tha 3rd verse, here, from Gee Money and it’s soundin’ a lil’ more interestin’, again… My Rating: 2.6


09. TBG “Knuckle Up”
Oh, I know this one… Here’s what I had to say about it, last year:

“Uh oh!! Kickin’ off tha 2nd ½ of this CD wit a B-Real-produced track [funny ‘cause this tha one b4 we kick off tha 2nd ½ of this CD!]!! Definitely feelin’ his on-Mars-soundin’ production!! Yeah, y’all knucklin’ in real life, but nuckelin’ on tha title, lol! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s pretty serious; definitely quality shit! Baton Rouge’ll always have gangsta in it at all times!! B-Real really slammin’ tha beat, here!! Tha most-inspirational dude of all-time!! Can’t believe he made me get a job!! Keepin’ it goin’ wit tha 2nd verse, here, soundin’ consistent and jammin’! Definitely dumb!!” My Current Rating: 4.9


½time: Mainly, this a tight CD; luv tha production, hyped-up vibes & people on this CD. Tha only downfalls are tha dry productions, at times, as well as tha auto-tuned, dry vibes… A 3.9-rated CD, overall, at least; let’s continue to build it up!


10. Gee Money & Nino “Primetime”
B-Real on this beat, of course! >>> Who on tha 1st verse? Uncredited dude but B-Real doin’ tha damn thang on tha beat! Oh, it’s Nino on tha 1st verse; good shit! And, we got Gee Money holdin’ down tha 2nd ½ of tha 1st verse, too; good shit! Damn, a lil’ short? My Rating: 4.4


11. Blvd Mel feat. Fredo & DJ B-Real “Hold Up Wait”
Anotha B-Real one! >>> Sounds like a tight track; I hear some B-Real “huhs” in tha background; nice! Gonna give him credit on tha hook, this time! Definitely feeiln’ what he bringin’ to tha table, here! Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it sounds pure; gotta feel it! Blvd Mel bringin’ tha heat at all times; gotta luv him! Keepin’ it movin’ wit Fredo on tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through wit dat street shit! Quality at its finest; gotta luv it! My Rating: 4.5


12. Ree-Up feat. Fredo & Gee Money “Call Log”
>>> Keepin’ these uncredited B-Real tracks comin’ along, here… Nice lil’ beat and tha 1st verse’s soundin’ nice from Ree-Up, here, holdin’ tha streetz of BR down… Hearin’ tha hook and it’s pretty nice, here, wit all this “call log” history… Keepin’ it movin’ wit tha 2nd verse and it’s nice, as well; good shit… Switched to tha 2nd ½ of tha 2nd verse wit Gee Money, here, spittin’ “magic” and doin’ his thang… Luv how he had err-thang, holdin’ it down like a “boss,” like he said… My Rating: 4.2


13. Fredo & Gee Money feat. Nino “I Love Pussy”
>>> Not too crazy about tha Fetty Wap-soundin’ voice on tha intro, fa some reason… Hearin’ tha hook and it sounds like a joke… Honestly, it sounds like me at 15 years-old, like, “OMG, a song that keeps sayin’, ‘Pussy’, like Jacki-O’s song,” lol… Hearin’ tha 1st verse and it’s bleh; too much Fetty!! Got Gee Money on tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through wit a decent verse… Oh boy, tha flow got fucked up now that he rappin’ real fast… An uncredited Nino on tha 3rd verse, here; why uncredited? Decent lil’ contribution, tho… My Rating: 2.5


14. Fredo & Gee Money feat. Jerrid & Nino “Nigga Like Me”
>>> Sounds like a nice lil’ production and tha 1st verse not bad, here… Hearin’ tha 2nd ½ of tha 1st verse and it cool; not much ta say but it cool… Tha hook ain’t too bad, here; tha Rouge at its finest! And, we got a “19”-year-old Gee Money on tha 2nd verse, here… Guess this was recorded before June 15, 2015? And, tha 2nd ½ of tha 2nd verse not too bad, as well… My Rating: 3.9


15. Adrian Bagher feat. Fredo & Gee Money “Where That Bag”
>>> Definitely feelin’ this vibe, tha beat and how Dat Boy A does his thang on tha hook… Only thang I say, “Fuck this,” to, iz how we “gotta get dat money” vs. talkin’/doin’ business wit me; why? Nice lil’ 1st verse, tho, from Fredo, holdin’ shit down… And, we got Gee Money on tha 2nd verse, comin’ through wit some nice shit, too; gotta dig tha consistency! My Rating: 4.5


16. Cleezy feat. Nino & DJ B-Real “Really With The Shits”
Surprised this one that old & no B-Real credit (also, no “The” in tha title?)… I ain’t neva realize but my top-rated track off tha Join Da Gang CD… Tha full review:

“I smell a ***PERFECT RATING***!!! I smell a ***PERFECT RATING***!!! I smell a ***PERFECT RATING***!!! I smell a ***PERFECT RATING***!!! This gotta be tha shit with tha toilet and all dat!! >>> B-Real on tha track [not even credited on this CD]!! Shit definitely on-n-poppin’ on tha beat, here!! B-Real on tha hook, comin’ through wit tha hook in an N.O. bounce vibe, here, wit his delivery!! Fuckin’ sick!! No wonder why Baton Rouge, LA my top spot fa undaground music/rap music!! Tha 1st verse’s soundin’ pretty nice, here, holdin’ shit down! Cleezy got shit on lock!! Luv when B-Real says, “Retarded,” on tha hook!! Fuckin’ sick!! And, Nino on tha 2nd verse, keepin’ tha bounce-like vibe goin’ wit tha delivery of tha flow, here! Sounds like an excellent mix with tha BR-like beat!! And, I can’t believe I was right about my prediction!! “Retarded!!!”” My Current Rating: 5.0


17. Pimp feat. Ree-Up & Nino “Pills Back”
I know this one, too & this was also after “Really With The Shits” on Join Da Gang

““What up, B-Real?” Oh, “Fredo on tha track?” Y’all got me thankin’… Tha hook sounds pretty serious and catchy!! “Maneeeee, them pills back!!” Fuckin’ gotta love it!! Tha 1st verse sounds pretty nice, here! Yeah, gotta luv eatin’ shit! Edibles? Tha shiz-nit!! Tha 2nd verse sounds nice, here, with a shout out ta “Blvd Mel,” too. With that bein’ said, “Free Percy Keith!!” Tha 3rd verse sounds good with a familiar-soundin’ flow? Catchy shit fa dem “jiggaz;” gotta keep it alive!! Tha vibe don’t stop, nor does it eva die!! My Current Rating: 4.7


18. Nino feat. Ree-Up “Loyalty”
>>> Endin’ wit an uncredited B-Real beat that’s nice and chill, here, fa tha 225… Hearin’ tha hook and yeah, gotta always have “loyalty” on ya team, here… To me, tha word “loyalty,” I symbolize with Big Wayne. I feel like he tha true leader of that word/meaning! Hearin’ tha 1st verse from Nino and it’s soundin’ nice, here… Keepin’ it movin’ wit Ree-Up on tha 2nd verse, here, comin’ through wit some nice shit… Too bad when I deal wit certain people, tha “loyalty” broken, smh. Re-hearin’ tha hook and yeah, if it’s one thing I love about this generation, it’s tha huggin’ and it’s tha luvin’ amongst tha peers. Bein’ anti-social, in a lack-of-affectionate family & not 100% connected with people when I connect wit ‘em, I feel like all tha luv’s a guilty pleasure. However, these dayz, I try to break outta that shell! My Rating: 4.0


Overall: Nice CD, overall. A few dry songs but otha than that, production was definitely on point, as well as tha collaborations! Good job, guys! Keep up tha great work! R.I.P. Da Real Gee Money! Free Fredo!


Rankings:

18.       Nino feat. Fredo “Run Around” 2.3
17.       Fredo & Gee Money feat. Nino “I Love Pussy” 2.5
16.       Gee Money & Fredo “It’s Tru” 2.6
15.       TBG “Wish Death On Me” 3.1
14.       Fredo & Gee Money feat. Jerrid & Nino “Nigga Like Me” 3.9
13.       Nino feat. Ree-Up “Loyalty” 4.0
12.       Ree-Up feat. Fredo & Gee Money “Call Log” 4.2
11.        Gee Money & Nino “Primetime” 4.4
10.       Blvd Mel, Fredo, Gee Money & YMM Captain “iPhone 6” 4.4
09.       Fredo feat. Nino “What You Say” 4.4
08.       Fredo, Gee Money, Nino & Ree-Up “Blood” 4.5
07.       Blvd Mel feat. Fredo & DJ B-Real “Hold Up Wait” 4.5
06.       Adrian Bagher feat. Fredo & Gee Money “Where That Bag” 4.5
05.       Fredo & Gee Money feat. Ree-Up & Toon “Jumpin’” 4.6
04.       TBG feat. Big Wayne “Catch It Then” 4.7
03.   Pimp feat. Ree-Up & Nino “Pills Back” 4.7
02.   TBG “Knuckle Up” 4.9
01.   Cleezy feat. Nino & DJ B-Real “Really With The Shits” 5.0


Average CD Rating Review:

Total Score:                       73.2
Total Songs:                       / 18
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Average CD Rating: 4.1

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