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Don’t Be S.A.F.E. – Trinidad Jame$ Mixtape Review

Posted in Alkahol, Hip Hop, Music, Music Reviews, Women on December 18, 2012 by Saliva Vic

Tryin to come up in the game/ and add a couple of dollar signs to my name – Memphis Bleek

When I first heard about this kid I downloaded the mixtape, played the intro & didn’t go any further. A few weeks later he was all over the internets & everybody & their mother had an opinion on him. I was then put on to a record called “Turn Up” produced by Mike Will by a radio presenter called Miss Mandii  & decided to listen to the damn thing again. The title is the best ever though! Don’t Be S.A.F.E means Don’t be sensitive as fuck everyday!

Don't be S.A.F.E.

Tonk For The Money

This sounds like trap music about hustling. The hook doesn’t end when I expect it too. Funny, the 1st thing he says is about how long the hook is. He then gets cut off by a nigga singing in the background. The beat is nice as fuck! His verse ends sooner than expected as Trinidad announces that this is just the intro. Cool.

Females Welcomed ft Reija Lee

The beat is bananas! The soulful jazzy horns looped on this are insane! The hook is even better! I can relate to this. “Now my side bitch/ my main bitch/ coz my main hoe ain’t feelin me no more!” If you haven’t been through this you are living a boring sheltered life. I know former side chicks who can testify to having this happen. The beat switches up toward the end, knocking like crazy with the girl singing. He can’t do better than this though. Quotable: Might need a witness/ coz these bitches crazy.

Gold On My Macbook

That title is hilarious. I have actually seen the bag he uses to carry his macbook. That shit gold. Not real though. He spits a few bars then talks some shit then back to rapping. This song has nothing to do with gold on his macbook! The beat nice but it’s over sooner than sex with a pubescent teenager!

Team Vacation ft Spook, Coop & Snake

This is one of the more popular joints from this mixtape. This is those jams that makes you want to slap rappers. Nobody’s life should be this good! Quotable: I’m a cold nigga/ fucking hot bitches! Trinidad actually says that you can pay for his girl’s vagina plus taxes, he’s cashing out on yall niggaz! Fuck. Your. Life. I like this. I could do drugs to this one.

One More Molly

This of course IS about doing drugs. This is the kind of record you slip in when you’re at a rich girls party in the fucking burbs of Karen, Runda, Gachie & those other ends where the matatus are extremely fucked up & you only get to the house driving or in a cab. The hook is stupid “I just popped a super molly/ she just popped a super molly”.

I like that he says there’s no concept behind it coz he wrote this when he was turnt up! For newbies, turnt up means he was high as fuck! This song has more than 1 verse? He must have been really high then. It gets screwed at the end. I LOVE this. Eminem’s Drug Ballad just got replaced in the iPod yo!

All Gold Everything

This is the most popular record on your TV right now if you watch Trace Urban. The video has Trinidad Jame$ looking like Jerome from Martin. My stuck in the 90s niggaz know who Jerome from Martin is. The beat is bananas! Clearly Trinidad Jame$ has an ear for beats like the cop Rick Ro$$. What gets me about this jam, is that it’s just  one verse with a repetitive hook. Quotable: This ain’t for no fuck niggas/ this here is for real niggaz/ this ain’t for no fuck nigga/ if you a real nigga then fuck with me!

If you don’t like ratchet bars & hooks, if Mike Will isn’t your favorite producer, if you don’t eat inside a strip club, if you don’t have a ridiculous weave, if you pay your rent right after you get paid instead of going to the club, then Trinidad Jame$ isn’t for you.

Sneaky Vs Selfish

This beat makes me think of Wiz Khalifa & A$AP Rocky having a baby. The baby would sound like this beat & Wiz would be the bitch having the baby of course. Trinidad tells a joke his mama told him about 9 dudes & a chick hanging from a rope. It’s hilarious. Moral of the story: Fuck these bitches! Real Nigga Shit. I played this 5 times trying to cram the story yo!

Madden On GameCube ft Juke

I  know nothing about video games but I know my stoner friends mention this shit once in a while. The verse kicks off with Juke rapping all bitter about some chick. I think it’s about drama queens, I’ve had my fair share. Trinidad Jame$ sounds kind of like A$AP on this bragging about how he can fuck your chick & his iPhone.  Quotable: She slipped off her C men/ then start sippin semen/ she ain’t even breathin/ just uh uh she goin in!

The fuck shit does this have to do with video games Mr. James? Bloody wanker!

Givin No Fucks

I love the title. If you follow me on the twitter you know that I am a staunch follower of the realigion known as #Idontgiveafuckism! It begins, “My life is perfectly terrible”. Is he about to get his Kid Cudi on? Yep! This is the truth joint. He talks a bit about his life but he isn’t nearly as honest as Scott. Hee touches on the government but he ain’t Nas. In the end this is his middle finger to those who don’t like him.

Quotable: The best part about being me/ is I ain’t nothing like you/ and if you were me/ you prolly wouldn’t like you!

$outh$ide ft Forte Bowie

I like the beat! The hook catchy as fuck! “Ratchet bitches we love em/ Classy bitches we fuck em!” This Forte dude sounds fat as fuck! I like his punchlines though I don’t think he meant them to be punchlines like “I’m saving all my love/ that’s rest in peace to Miss Whitney!” Quotable: Callin me the truth is an understatement/ I prefer to be called butt naked/ I like my bitches butt naked! This jam is better than Females Followed! Shock!

Hip Hop has always had these kids who make so much noise then disappear. Is Trinidad Jame$ one of them. I don’t think so. He isn’t the greatest rapper on the planet, he isn’t even a good rapper but he knows how to write a great record & he can pick beats. I listen to this kid everyday because it’s something new & deep down inside I am pretty ratchet.

That’s neither here nor there. If you like something different & fun this is for you. If you like banging beats & catchy hooks it’s for you. If you’re a Lupe Fiasco fan please go find a shrine to some ancient god to worship at coz this isn’t for you.

Favorite records: Females Welcomed, One More Molly, All Gold Everything, Giving No Fucks & $outh$ide. 

Pamoja!!!

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Jesus Piece : The Game Album Review

Posted in Alkahol, Hip Hop, Music, Music Reviews, Women on December 14, 2012 by Saliva Vic

I’m in a class of my own the teacher got fired/ money getting long pussy rate keep rising – 2 Chainz

Jesus Piece Album Cover Art

Scared Now ft Meek Mill

I first notice that this album has more features than a damn iPhone. I like this beat, I expect Game to come on sounding like Mill. He doesn’t. He kicks a decent 32 bars yo! Questionable bars on verse 2: “What if I told you I know who killed Biggie dog/ I ain’t no snitch but if I did it ain’t no biggie dog!” Shots fired at 50 then Meek comes on with what should have been a verse on his wack ass album! Nice. Whoever Black Metaphor is, his beats are gangsta!

Ali Bomaye ft 2 Chainz & Rick Ross

Game goes of on some civil rights shit. 2 Chainz gets ignorant & ratchet from jump off, who the hell says “I’m getting so much money I could buy your bitch….I like clubs where all the women work naked! Now Game gets his Meek Mill impression on. He sounds nice though. Damn this nigga should have been an actor, how does he mimic Meek so good? Ross’ verse is super forgettable. 2 Chainz comes back to body it. By the way the correct phrase is Ali Bumaye.

There’s a skit at the end making jokes about how niggerish, niggaz with money get putting diamonds & rubies on Jesus.

Jesus Piece ft Kanye West & Common

If the lineup doesn’t grab you, the beat does. This shit is insane! Boy 1-Nda did the beat. Game imitates Kanye & kisses Dre’s ass……again! Ye is only on the hook saying Jesus Piece? Is that all Interscope could afford after this nigga started fucking Kim K. Common is cheap though, he sounds bored on his verse & he bores me as well. Stop preaching nigga, you’re rich!

Pray ft J Cole & JMSN

Cole world is on this but I’m wondering who the fuck is JMSN?. The intro is depressing. Game goes in about a random dendai who’s losing the battle against her demons. I can relate to this. This was my last relationship if you can call it that. Best record so far. The woman is his moms. Cole goes in maaad about a HIV positive chick who he & his man hit. This is my jam! Quotable: I love women coz without women would none of us niggaz be breathing.

All that (Lady) ft Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Fabolous & Jeremih

This line up sucks except for Fab. This better not be a remake of D’Angelo’s Lady. Fuck my life, it is. Shit it sounds nice. Game kicks 2 Hov bars but tries not to bite for the rest of his verse. This is a fucking awesome remake. Wayne thinks he’s smart saying, “Multiple orgasm/ that’s my M.O.” Sean thinks he’s smart saying “My girl sweet like my hotel floor”. Okay, the fuck! How are they fading Funeral Fab out like that? I think the label ran out of money to pay for all these features so Fabolous let them have like 4 bars yo!

Name Me King ft Pusha T

I immediately await the massacre of Jayceon by my man Terror. Game kicks off bragging about how boss he is as a king. Who the fuck says “sippin Patron from The Stanley Cup/ I don’t give a fuck!” As expected Pusha comes hard with a proper verse. Quotable: Rollies cross oceans like Frank out of England/ gay pride bezel rainbow like it’s spring again!” Pusha’s a beast call the wildlife services.

See No Evil ft Kendrick Lamar & Tank

As much as Kendrick loves to pray I really want to hear his verse in the midst of all this blasphemy.  Beat is kind of lame. Kendrick goes all dark & introspective on this even quoting Snoops’ Murder was the case. I think this jam is about not snitching. Vintage gangsta rap is what this is. Can’t be mad.

Can’t Get Right ft K Roosevelt

That name is familiar but I can’t place it. He also produced the track. Game goes in shouting out the new kids on the block as well as old school dudes he respects. The name dropping Game is back! I like this K Roosevelt chap. He sings the hook. You have to laugh at Game’s Stanism for Dre, dude spits “Dre promised me records/ I never got em/ that’s why I had nightmares a nigga shot him/”. Quotable: Funny how you do your top 5 & don’t mention me! Fuck em all!

Heaven’s Arms

The only record on the album without a feature. I already like this. Game just kicks random bars from jump about how he could fuck your bitch the he goes into his fashion & money. Apparently this is because Cali weed will get you higher than heaven’s arms. Dude name drops so much on this! He even mentions Gonzo the fucking muppet! Ha! I fux with this though.

Hallelujah ft Jamie Foxx

The most popular rap record that doesn’t go ratchet. They took it to church with this beat, I can’t be mad yo! It was produced by the genius white boy Jake One. Game really did this justice but he kind of sounds like Kanye West, flow, voice everything! This dude is a mimic. I fux with this maaad! Game describes a church where every dude is pimped out, the hoes have fat asses & the pastor serves mimosas. Strip Club!

He sounds most like Ye when he spits “the service jumpin pastor serving mimosas/ with all this ass in here how do I focus/ collection plate bulging damn pastor you the coldest”! This is the best record!

Freedom ft Elijah Blake

Elijah Blake is the kid who killed it on that Rick Ross Presidential hook so I’m excited. Game namedrops Kendrick, Snoop, Dre, Hov, Nas, Birdman even Eminem. Damn! This guy even put on a voicemail from Birdman.  He kicks an interesting flow though, it’s Kendrick-esque! Elijah sounds so good can’t wait for dude to drop. Fuck Frank Ocean, Elijah’s the truth. This record gets tired quick though. The Kevin Hart skit at the end is funny & true.

Celebration ft Chris Brown, Tyga, Wiz Khalifa & Lil Wayne

This was the 1st single. I dislike this record on general principle! You do not remake a classic unless you plan on bringing it! These niggaz didn’t! They turned the greatest Bone: Thugs N Harmony record & struggler’s celebration anthem into a dumb ass stoner record! Fuck outta here! I like the way Cool & Dre smoothed out the beat though.

Game is one of hip hops biggest fans. From the name dropping you can tell that the man may be a star but he still looks at other rappers as if he was still that little kid idolizing these clowns. Game is such a big fan that he still mimics his favorite emcee, something we all have done. I don’t think this takes away from the album but rather it makes me relate to Game coz this is what I would do too! This is where Game & I connect.

If you like vintage gangsta rap, this is it. Game hasn’t impressed me like this since Doctor’s Advocate which is his best work in my opinion, fuck Documentary. I hope he doesn’t slip again now that everyone in hip hop who matters fucks with him.

Best records: Hallelujah, Pray, All that (Lady), Name Me King, See No Evil, Can’t Get Right, Heaven’s Arms & Ali Bomaye.

Black Jesus

Pamoja!!!