Thursday, June 18, 2009

Peer Reviews Of Market 4 Nigga$



Outlawstarr

I'm diggin this tape man, i'ma be bumpin this frequently. DJ Mack wasnt lyin...

Welcome to the Market
Wow @ you speaking from a industry n1ga perspective. sh..t is tru yo, shame tho. damn @ the quality, you always got nice quality holmes. word bond. heard a bit of autotune, couldve done without but its barely noticeable. feeling that chorus yo, luv dat beat! but overall, this track is a great way to start off the title of your tape dawg, now less see what else u got in "store", lol...

My Stereo's Type
I like your delivery to this...flow is bangin yo. you really upped ya game after dat Hulk joint...i'm diggin this "true life story" vibe, u soundin like dat lady on BET off The Boondocks on that chorus, you was tellin da damn truth. LOL @ 3:39, "jus gotta get wit me babe!". it do feel like aint no point to put up a fight, N gotta get wit tha stereotype. man, this song got a great message, you REALLY upped ya game yo, no doubt. OK, next track...

Black Enough
dope beat yo...great flow for your standards ( lol ), kinda shaky but u breakin outta dat yo. i dig the Chris Rock samples, couldve been upped wit some more compression, but its right. i aint black but i feel where u comin from 100% percent [no homo]. def a great track N i think i might lop this on repeat soon. OK, next track...

Crabs In The Bucket
AYO how old is Daddy Mack? haha, well anyway, dont be a crab in the bucket...

Dead Silence
i used to follow dis dude when i was younger (Cam'Ron), i'm glad i'm a helluva lot smarter now. N hearing that interview made me realize how dumb he really is yo. but DOPE beat, i need to spit on dat one day. i'm well too familiar wit tha No Snitchin movement, works wit them "real snitches", but it dont help none when tha kids invloved. dis sh..t hits deep on some spoken word genre. flow was nice, delivery matches. DAMN you shouldve got me on dis sh..t yo, i'm really feelin dis right here. i cant say no more, next track...

J.A.F.L.E.U.
Yo i remember this...some of them samples was off beat like a muhfuc yo. back when u was still experimentin tho so i aint trippin. luv dat beat, flow is nice like before. nice change in topic a lil to take minds off real life. but u already kno. OK, next track...

I'm A Nigger
dis beat aint got no bass...not even tha kick...well anyway, HAHA @ that chorus...then you come in like "...i aint tryna be funny". i digs the message tho, you mastered your charisma dawg, you are now identifiable. dope beat (but no BASS?!), nice melody, overall coo track homey, you really out doing yaself now...

Make Believe
I like the way that beat start up, but dat CHH need to be turned down some. damn, i'ma have to get some mixing tips from you holmes, i wanna do my mic justice. great chorus, nice Fleu, N that second verse sound like its based off Christina Ricci in Black Snake Moan or sumptin of tha like. but i digs this mellow sh..t, its real moody. OK, next...USED TO CUT YOURSELF?!..n1ga,,,N1GA!!, LOL...OK, next track...

Nicey Interluge
fuc wrong wit Nicey's mic? shouldve fixed dat...lol, Nicey's a funny n1ga yo...

Down 4 My Nigga$
This sound like another version of Razor's "Adrenaline Rush", but Fleu flipped it. wasnt feelin da punchlines on Nicey's part too much, but he jus said he luvs to boast so...you did ya thing too tho, i likes the beat. nuthin much impressive, but i like Nicey's outro. OK, next track...

I Believe, I Believe
Ya peeps would be proud (that kind of story). change has come. i dug the beat, chorus coo. this one of those "JaFleu" tracks anyway, so aint much to say here but nice sh..t yo.

Missing You
*looks around for LL Cool J* this beat sound like sumptin he'd do/rip. i like it tho, good melody. great soulful track, mixing nice yo. whoever u dedicated this to would be proud i'm sure, so aint much to say to "these" kinda tracks. keep up the versatility.

As The World Turns
damn, what kind of mic you usin?...well anyway, i like the beat OK, sounds like church samples, chorus sounds professional my n1ga, made the beat sound that much more appealing (digs tha lil organ sample), this track is proof of one of ya great mixing skills dawg. hope to get to this level one day, but i like the flow, delivery on point, N vocals leveled low enough to let the beat bang. perfectness. lyrics is tite too tho, wont forget that. lol OK, next track...

Outro
run dat beat yo...lol

There's A Market For...
great soundclip sample choice homey. deep sh..t. truth to the 5th power.

My President Is Black
AYE, HE MY PRESIDENT TOO n1ga!! looool. but uhh, yea, i digs this track, great beat choice too. like tha anthem before you close out. nice on the chorus, i feel ya holmes (no homo). dammit i PROMISE i'll learn how to mix like dis...one day. lol good job on this track. keep up the originality. FUC FOX NEWS!!!!!!!


SO...Bottom line, this tape is really awesome from ya last mixtapes. you really stepped ya game up this time. i'm impressed wit tha production N the compression used on the vocals N beats, so correct. i'm learning some things here yo. the messages on this tape really hit home (in a sense, lol), N you really stepped ya lyrics up too. you writing Niiice sh..t now dawg, big ups. we def gotta collab soon. --- to be honest, didnt think this tape was comin. wow huh? lol shame some of ya boys couldnt make it, hate when u waiting on verses N sh..t *reminisces on DW [no homo]*. but this tape turned out to be one of best, if not
THE best, mixtape from JaFleu i've ever heard holmes. you on ya way, see that deal you got taught you some things too.

N thass my two cents. holla @ me

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00Razor00

Ok, I got to listen to this properly a bit earlier so here is my review/breakdown of it.

Intro - It's good to hear DJ Daddy Mack supporting you again on this mixtape, this isn't really anythin special but it serves it's purpose as an intro. It builds anticipation for the rest of the tape.

Welcome To The Market (Opening Bell) - Well the first thing that strikes me when I hear this beat is that I used this before back in '08 on "The Art of Expression". I remember you said you liked the beat at the time but I didn't think you'd use it lol, Snapy Dee did produce a classic though. Anyways, this is an excellent way to start the tape, I remember when you first dropped this I liked the line where you said "Don't forget to sag your pants if you want that chance". That line is nice, to be honest though I prefered the version without autotune because the lyrics had more potency then, it's still cool though. I'm feelin this.

My Stereo's Type - I like the way you use audio clips in some of your songs, it helps like the theme of the lyrics really well IMO, I like the way you created a metaphor by using the title that was fresh. Mr Vinyl did his thing on this track for real but to be honest it is the verses that really impressed me, especially the second verse. The story tellin from a womans perspective was ill. This song is proof that you have evolved as a lyricist which is good. At times the flow could've been IMO but it is minor, it is still a lot better than it used to be so that is good. I like this one.

Black Enough - Now this is what I'm talkin about right here, Snapy Dee created a monster with this one here, the production is ill once again. I really like the sample, anyways, a lot of what you were sayin is real talk, especially for cats trying to make it in the industry who try not to get typecasted into being a certain type of person just because they're black. There are a lot of quotables on this track, especially on the first verse, the flow was tight too. I like the use of the Chris Rock sample, it fits well with the track, it even sounds more authentic than Ludacris' Chris Rock sample on "Everybody Hates Chris". This is another dope track, one of the best on the tape.

Crabs In A Bucket - I can feel what DJ Daddy Mack was sayin here... whether it is true of him or not is another thing but he made a good point so props to him for that.

Dead Silence - I remember when I watched this interview a few years ago, I thought Cam'Ron was crazy but he just embodies the culture of the streets really. I'm glad you used that clip... yo, I'm gonna have to step my story telling game up because you are gettin ill at this. The verse is some real talk for real, especially the line where you said... "What goes around comes around, sometimes ten fold" that line is dope. I don't think I've ever heard a M.E.N.E beat before but this production sounds dope. This is one of the best story tellin tracks I've ever heard from you I like this.

J.A.F.L.E.U - This has to be one of Snapy Dee's best beats to date. It just has a vibe which makes you nod your head straight away, it's dope for real I've been listenin to this since you dropped it a few months ago and I still like it. You really blacked out on this, especially on the second verse the lyrics are sick, I'm not suprised it was featured on that mixtape last month because it is fire. If you didn't have a deal already I'm sure a track like this would get you one.

I'm A Nigger - I've always like Crim Lex's beats and this is no different, this track is short and sweet. I can identify with a lot of what you said, even though I'm not American I know what you are talkin about, especially on the second verse where you said "Get pissed when I hear a white kid recite it in a song" which is true, that's why I don't put it in my lyrics. Anyways, this is another dope joint, I really like the sample and the flow was hot.

Make Believe - This beat sound familiar for some reason, I don't know whether it is because I've heard the actual song before or just the sample. Anyways Mr Vinyl did his thing once again on this track, however, sometimes I think that the tempo of Mr Vinyl's beats make it hard for you to flow because they're usually slow and you rap fast. Other than that though this is cool, the story tellin once again is really impressive, as I said you've stepped your game up lyrically and this proves it. Your delivery is a lot better too, I can hear more emotion in your voice like when you said "I cut myself to see if I even really feel". That was sick, I like this song.

Nicey Interlude - Man, that instrumental is dope for real (Beanie Sigel ft Jay-Z) I could do with using that beat. Anyways, it's good to see Nicey giving you props on this interlude, lol at all of his AKA's, he just needs to mix his vocals a bit better.

Down 4 My Nigga$ ft Nicey & Krispy K - I aint gonna lie man, I asked Snapy Dee to send me this beat a few months ago when I was workin on "Soundscape" but he said you was using it so I had to work on somethin else, but I can't hate though because this joint is fire for real, at first I thought Nicey and Krispy K would out spit you in terms of energy but you kept up with them so props for that, it's a shame Soopa wasn't on this but it's still dope though. I can see myself playing this track often. I'm feelin this.

I Believe, I Believe - I like the Jay-Z audio clip you used at the beginning, once again it helped like the theme of the song well. This track sounds to me like somethin that would've been on the 25th Hour, it just has that motivational feel to it. You have really mastered the art of writing a dope chorus with this man, even though the beat is soulful this could still be like an anthem. The flow on this track is especially dope as well, I like the way you switched it up at certain parts of the verse, that was fresh. The audio clip of Barack Obama was nice too.

Missing You - This is another beat I thought about using but you got there before me lol, and plus I don't think I was ready to write such a personal song at the time. You did a really good job with this though, I think this was one of the first songs I heard from the mixtape and I still like it as much as I did back then. Crim Lex really did the sample justice, I like the way he flipped Notorious B.I.G's "Missing U". Overall this is another dope track, I can identify with this for real.

As The World Turnz - Hmmmm, at first I weren't really feelin the production but it has kinda grown on me since I first heard it. I like the concept behind this track, it has a nice uplifting vibe to it, the verses were dope but I wasn't really feelin this chorus to be honest, it wasn't bad at all (Actually I really like this lyrics) but I just didn't like the effect on Talton's voice, he sounds much better without it IMO, I really don't think he needs it because he has a good voice, other than that though I like this song.

Outro - Good to hear DJ Daddy Mack again... he could do with getting a better mic though.

There's A Market For Nigga$ - Talaam Acey does have a point with this speech but to be honest I don't really identify with all of what he says because he sounds like he is trying to stereotype a lot of rappers which when not all rappers are the way he described them. A lot of rappers don't ask for people to buy their CD's because sell crack or got shot, it's the people who are attracted to their music. He also seemed to stereotype little rich white kids but I suppose that's another story, overall it's a good audio clip.

My President Is Black - This is a nice way to close the mixtape, once again this is like another anthem on the mixtape. Even though it's 6 months since Obama was made president it is still fresh in people's minds so the song is still relevant. The flow seemed to slip a little in the first verse but the rest of the track was on point, I like the way you flipped the chorus by saying "My president is black, my skin tone too" that was fresh. I'm feelin this.

Overall, I have to say this is your best mixtape without a doubt... it is the most well rounded and cohesive collection of music you've ever dropped IMO. I remember you said a few months ago that your mixtape wouldn't be complete without a
Damien Becton beat but you just proved that you don't need a single producer to make you, YOU have your own sound and that is all that matters, the lyrics on this tape are another level. The production is ill and the mixing is one of the best on this site, I've heard albums with poorer mixing than this mixtape (with the expection of DJ Daddy Mack's and Nicey Interluded). I haven't really got anythin negative to say about this, if there was one thing I could criticise it would probably just that it could've had a bit more diveristy in terms of subject matter, for example I think you spoke about Obama on about 3 different songs on this tape, which is cool but you mentioned him on 2 songs on your last tape too. Other than that though this is sick, I'm really glad that you managed to drop this despite that hard times you've had personally. Hopefully you'll be able to move on to bigger and better things from here, keep it up.

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Nicey

Okay:
This Mixtape was your best to date, lyrically and by beat choice...i like the metaphor of the crabs in the bucket daddy mack was talkin' about....now there was maybe two or three tracks i didn't really feel too much...and some tracks i liked..but there were some tracks i'd relisten to a bunch....such as, down 4 my niggaz (cuz you matched me n krispy
) dead silence (cuz ya story tellin' was fuckin' impeccable in the song) & black enough (i just liked how everything linked)....You Gotcha Flow Down Pact And Errthing....Much Respect For Runnin' With A Topic And Deliverin'...The Only Problem Had Was Some Tracks Production...and thats a big part to me...but errthing else was nice...Much Respect Jay....This Is Why Your So Different, And Not Only Diff But Better In Aspects As Well....Delivery Was Even On Point...Some Sick Shit Dude..

9/10....classic far as hhu tho'...

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Lex

Mixtape was crack...your best work so far. Delivery was pretty good, still a lil choppy, and the concept was really good. Flow is still a lil iffy at some points but you've really come a long way since your last project. The production on this was really on point too. Dead Silence = crack

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Nike Laos

welcome to the market - lovin' the beat, word to snapy. flow is steady sun, likin' it, content is straight...lol lalalalalala.... i feel you tho, hearin' that auto-tune in here, didn't distort the vocals completely so it wasnt bad... track was pretty nice tho, werd

my stereo's type - feelin' that audio quote in the beginning... beat is aight... turn all ya pain and sorrow into dividends, feelin' that, some real shit on this track right chere... lol @ the demon effect, werd up, be goin' in.. track was straight

Black Enough - beat is cool... haha, word to Chris Rock... civil wars between black people and niggas... and niggas have got to go. you ain't hood like 50, ain't like cam... i deff feel you on this track here, sun, werd... am i black enough for ya, ha sample is on point... bein' haitian wasn't the thing to be... werd. we done came up... good track... niggas brag about shit they supposed to do lol word

Crabs In A Bucket - young as hell in the voice lol... AHHHH thats my beat sun... sun dont sound completely comfortable with his reading voice, little subtle things in his tone and delivery... but i feel what he was sayin'

Dead Silence - damn cam, i still remember how everyone looked at sun like nigga... cmon now. beat is sick... track remind me of some wale shit, werd to the Kramer... what goes around comes around, sometimes ten-fold... i feel you... track is some dope shit, word up

J.A.F.L.E.U - beat is aight, some older type shit, scratching was on point tho... confessions of an mc, feel you haha... no shackles but actual slave to my trade... it always gets deeper, werd. track is on point but i really wasn't jammin' the shit like the other tracks so far

I'm A Nigger - nas meets wale >_>... lol nah. sound like some old country tune type shit, irony... track is cool.

Make Believe - flow is nice on this track, feelin' this track right here... slowly exhale as i exit hell... shit is nice yo, werd up... like the beat man.
@ sample: [THE-EMPIRE]OH SHIT, WHERE'D YOU FIND THIS[/THE-EMPIRE]

Nicey Interlude - lol more aka's than sororities...

Down 4 My Nigga$ - shit goes hard, beat had sun nodding instantly... nicey did his thing on tha first verse... when you started i aint really like your delivery, but as it went on it got better... lyrically it was straight... krisp went in on his verse, shit was nice...

I Believe, I Believe - werd to the big homie obama... feelin' the concept that you rolled with on this one, hook was dope... track went hard sun

Missing You - damn @ the beat, but word tho.... feelin' this track alot sun, shit is some real shit man... lyrically you did you thing, delivery was on point... one of the top tracks on this shit imo

As The World Turnz - lol @ the beat. track's s'aight... hook was nice, lol the homie talton be doing work yo... nice.

Outro - lol ddm promo'ed himself hard on this shit...

There's A Market For Nigga$ - feelin' this shit here, werd to that black ice shit that fab had on real talk... good closing to the tape, werd up... most heads who feed say that, but it really does round the tape out well

My President Is Black - you already know, track is on point


I Believe, I Believe... Down 4 My Niggas... Make Believe... Dead Silence... Black Enough, Missing You... liked those tracks the most, overall shit was on point sun.. still can iron out some kinks in the flow but on the whole shit is on point, say woooooooord... you doin' it right son

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Snapy Dee

Here's my review and once again, congratulations on the mixtape, i know you worked hard on it. [B]Welcome To The Market (Opening Bell)[/B] - One of my favourite tracks haha. I like that whole part that starts with [I]"welcome to the market young artist"[/I]. The hook is good, lalala in the background was a nice idea. I see that you changed the delivery on the 2nd verse but it's still good. [I]"Don't forget to sag your pants"[/I] haha. My favourite part is at the end: [I]"I'll die for my music, ride just to do this, there's a market for niggas and i ain't gonna use it"[/I]. [B]My Stereo's Type[/B] - Dope track title. The beat is cool. Lyically, this track is just as strong as the previous one. [I]"I know you went to university...but we're trying to release an album this summer and make you our one hit wonder"[/I]. [I]"Forget your wife and kids..."[/I] I like the voice effect on the hook. Damn, the 2nd verse is even better...[I]"maybe then you can do a song uplifting the women, but i need you to tell them it's all about the Benjamins..."[/I] And third verse is so true, [I]"create the image that claims you're the hardest"..."beef with everybody out, boy"[/I]. The outro is sick lol. Very good storytelling track. [B]Black Enough[/B] - I love the flow on that part from [I]"shit's getting out of hand"[/I] to [I]"how you're gonna be a star if you ain't hood like 50"[/I] - SICK! I like how you described the situation where they're telling you that it's gonna be hard for you to make it if you ain't "never popped the gun and sold drugs". The 2nd verse is strong...[I]"'cause i wasn't a snake, playing fake, my soul won't burn in that lake"[/I]. lol at the audio clips, Chris Rock is crazy hahaha... [B]Crabs In The Bucket[/B] - DJ Daddy Mack made a good point here, even though he sounded bored lol. Nice interlude. [B]Dead Silence[/B] - Cam'Ron should hear this track lol...really. He sounds dumb, especially at the end. I like this story you told here, man. Great message imo. The acapella part at the end is dope...[I]"all you had to do was speak"[/I]. This is definitely one of the best tracks on this tape. [B] J.A.F.L.E.U.[/B] - I like everything about this track lol, like Razor said "you really blacked out", and the flow is dope. [I]"I was born to win so where do i begin?"..."have you no eyes, have you no ears?"[/I] haha. Shit got better on the 2nd verse, especially on the first 4 bars. One of your best tracks, no doubt. [B]I'm A Nigger[/B] - Nice beat. This is a dope track. I'm not black, but i can understand what you're talking about here. [I]"Doesn't matter if we change how it's spelled you can't erase the pain"[/I] man, that line is sick. [I]"Get pissed when I hear a white kid recite it in a song"[/I] - real shit...it happens out here too, and dudes be using that word like it ain't nothing, probably because they don't even know any black people. I guess they think it's a "hip-hop thing" or something, but i never use it because it's just not right. [B]Make Believe[/B] - I'm feeling this sample. Hi-hats sound like they're not mixed properly but that's a small thing. This is another good storytelling track, i especially like the 2nd and 3rd verse. [I]"I don't make love to them, i just make believe"[/I]. I like the emotion on the last verse...[I]"mama's never home, papa's always gone, so i just move along..."[/I]. [I]"Maybe i could be the images on the TV screen, my life is as dark as the deadliest scenes"[/I] I really like this track. [B]Nicey Interlude[/B] - lol AKA this, AKA that...i love this instrumental! But yeah, he said some good things about you. [B]Down 4 My Nigga$[/B] - Damn, i love how this turned out! I really like your delivery here, i mean all of you. Lyrically it was nice too. And like i said before, too bad that Soopa didn't get on this lol. One of my favourite tracks. [B]I Believe, I Believe[/B] - I remember this track. I love the beat, i think it's perfect for a track like this. Audio clips are sick, especially the one at the end with that woman crying. Nice lyrics. I like the flow on that part [I]"Barrack Obama, the president elect"[/I]. The hook is great...[I]"nothing's impossible, impossible's nothing"[/I]. [B]Missing You[/B] - Nice beat, beautiful sample. I like your emotion on this track. Good lyrics, a lot of quotables...[I]"funny until one's gone you never fully understand their worth"[/I] that's so truth. This is one of my favourite tracks, i've been listening to it a lot since the first time you posted it. [B]As The World Turnz[/B] - This beat here has a nice melody, i just wish it had a better mix, but it's cool. I like the part about Jesus on the first verse. The second verse is sick, especially the beginning where you start to talk about your generation. [I]"Keep your eyes to the sky baby, gotta live it to the full baby..."[/I] [B]There's A Market 4 Nigga$ (Closing Bell)[/B] - I saw this video before on your myspace page. It's dope, i like how everything he said rhymed, that was amazing. [B]My President Is Black[/B] - Another one that i heard before, good track. Like i already told you, i really like that outro lol. The hook is dope too. I think that this is your best mixtape to date. You chose a good concept for it, and you made some really dope songs. Your flow and your storytelling skills are getting better and better. I can't choose a favourite track, but i can say that there definitely weren't no weak tracks on this mixtape. Every song has good lyrics and strong message, and that's what i like about your music. Keep doing your thing man, i'll be looking forward to your new projects.

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