Sunday, July 15, 2018

Woman who climbed Statue of Liberty was in federal custody.

Now the woman who climbed the Statue of Liberty was in federal custody after police ended up climbing the statue and risking their lives to remove her. Police removed this woman to prevent herself from being injured and to prevent others from being injured as well.

On the date of July 4, 2018, NYPD apprehended an African woman named Therese Patricia Okoumou after taking up a temporary residence on Lady Liberty's right foot on the Statue of Liberty. NYPD took Therese Patricia Okoumou downtown into federal custody at 5:00 PM. Therese Patricia Okoumou had been in federal custody for 1 day and was released on July 5, 2018.

Since then she has been released on bail but is still under the eyes of federal police. Legal officials are still monitoring her court case as charges are still pending. NYPD is keeping a close watch on her as well.

The members of Rise and Resist NY are going to continue on working to secure the best legal representation for Therese Patricia Okoumou. These are the plans as to what Rise and Resist NY are making for Patricia.



On July 5, 2018, Rise and Resist (@riseandresistny) released a statement on twitter and in public at the United States District Court Southern District of New York stating the following.:

[The members of Rise and Resist have listened to the criticism of the statement we released earlier Wednesday evening. On reflection, we realize that in our haste to complete the statement so that we could continue working to secure the best legal representation for Therese Patricia Okoumou (Patricia).

We unintentionally led people to believe that we were distancing the group from Patricia. Nothing could be further from the truth. Patricia is our friend, our comrade, our sister. From the moment that we realized that this amazing woman whom we have gotten to know, love, and respect was the person who had climbed to the foot of Lady Liberty, we had three concerns: one for her safety from falling, second, for her safety as a woman of color who was about to be engaged by law enforcement, and third, to find her the best legal representation that that we could. Our members will be at 500 Pearl Street at 2:00 PM today and we welcome any New Yorker who has been inspired by her utter and absolute fierceness to join us. We unequivocally support Patricia. We will have an additional statement later with updates.

Rise and Resist will be doing jail support for Patricia, and is arranging great legal representation for her. We will let everyone know how they can further support her as soon as we find out more info.

We’ve received several requests to help Patricia, a member of Rise and Resist who climbed the Statue of Liberty today. Once we find out her legal needs, we’ll post any efforts to help her on our Twitter feed. It’s reported that she’s been charged with federal misdemeanors.

Jay W. Walker, an organizer, told The Los Angeles Blade that “Patricia is a powerful, committed, and passionate activist. She has become an integral member of Rise and Resist over the course of the last several months.]


National Park Service spokesman Jerry Willis told New York Post the following below.:

National Park Service spokesman Jerry Willis said, “People are moved when they get here. So to have their visit cut short or denied is extremely unfortunate. I’m really sad for people who had to leave the island or who weren’t able to get over here at all.”

“You don’t need to tower like Lady Liberty to be able to see that there’s a security lapse at the National Park Service. But somebody with some climbing skills would be able to pull it off. An extremely dangerous stunt to pull. The NPS is assessing the possibility of a security breach.”

Federal government sources said that at the end of the day. The exact park officials are to blame due to the apparent lack of security and awareness.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Rodessa High School history of Rodessa, Lousiana forgotten update!

Rodessa High School history of Rodessa, Lousiana forgotten update!

Rodessa High School was one of Louisiana’s many forgotten schools. In fact, Rodessa High School is one of Lousiana’s forgotten schools. Only so much is known about this high school. Many people have claimed the school to be “haunted”.


Rodessa High School was designed by Louisiana architect Seymour Van Os in 1937 as a two story brick building on a steel and concrete foundation and was built with acquired oil money and donations. The school building is about 33,437 square feet on 5 acres of land. Rodessa High School was built at a cost of $195,000. The two story building had 20 classrooms. The Rodessa High School building was a Public Works Administration building built in the 1930s as part of Lousiana’s New Deal heritage.

Classrooms for the 250 students were held in temporary buildings as the structure could not hold all of the students enrolled at this school at the time. 250 out of the 800 students attended classes in the temporary buildings until 1939.

Rodessa High School finally opened in September 1939. Enrollment in the beginning was 800 students. The first high school principal was Gladys Pitts Hendrick, a Rodessa native. Grades 1 through 11 were taught here. Rodessa High School (Rodessa School) was operated by Caddo Parish School District from 1939 to 1973 in Rodessa, Lousiana.

The first high school principal was Gladys Pitts Hendrick, a Rodessa native. Miss Gladys Hendrick was one of the first teachers at the school. (Ref: Shreveport Times, Page 7A, October 19, 1947)

In 1939, a tornado wiped out most of the town, but this school building somehow survived miraculously. Many people were killed in the tornado of 1939. Those killed in the 1939 tornado were buried in Tyson Cemetery, west of Rodessa High School.

A cemetery is located next to Rodessa High School and is called Tyson Cemetery. Tyson Cemetery was established sometime in the early 19th century. Several early 19th century interments can be found at this cemetery. This cemetery is still active. Modern headstones and fresh graves can be found.


Rodessa High School closed as a high school in 1955 when a new high school was built in nearby Vivian. The new North Caddo High School consolidated all of the high schools in the North Caddo Parish. The last senior class to graduate Rodessa High School was in 1955.

In 1956, Rodessa High School was renamed to Rodessa Elementary School (better known as Rodessa School) and remained that way until its closure. Rodessa School became a K-8 school for Caddo Parish School District. Once Rodessa High School closed, high school students had to start attending school in nearby Vivian, Louisiana to complete their education.

Rodessa High School was an all white school prior to 1965. The school desegregated in 1965 during the 1965-1966 school year.

After a high amount of asbestos was found in heater vent pipes by maintenance workers for the Caddo Parish School District, Rodessa High School was shut down effectively in 1973. Asbestos contributed to low test scores and appearent mesothelioma.Rodessa High School had also closed down due to a lack of funding, dwindling enrollment, and desegregation.

The gym had burned in a fire once after the school closed. So many people killed that they had to use the school as the morgue and also had to line the deceased up out front of the school as well as the back of the school. Many people have claimed Rodessa High School to be a “haunted school”. (Ref: HauntLA)

Someone at some point had set up a meth lab inside the former Rodessa High School. Exactly when is currently unknown. Over the years, the school was vandalized and stripped by scrappers. (Ref: uer.ca)


In 1996, there was a bit of debating about what to do with the former Rodessa High School property. However another discovery of asbestos was found. The heater vent pipes were made almost entirely of asbestos! So demolition would bankrupted the school district at the time. Nothing happened as a result. However the school district has evaluated the land and determined if there is a need for the land several times over the years.

In 2008, a group of ghost hunters were arrested for trespassing on the former Rodessa High School campus by the female sheriff deputy officer for the city of Rodessa. Several others have been given warnings by the female sheriff deputy officer to stay away from the property as it is unsafe.  Several others have trespassed on the property including paranormal experts, ghost hunters, and urban explorers curious about what was left behind.


In 2016, a handful of newspapers reported about the Caddo Parish School District considering having Rodessa High School demolished.

In August 9, 2016, Caddo Parish School Board considered demolishing the old Rodessa High School as a recommendation from district staff. Shreveport Times reports the building is too far gone to renovate and it is currently not economically viable for remodeling. Caddo Parish School District Superintendent Lamar Goree says officials, school board members, and administrators have concerns and fear the building is too dangerous to remain in the community because of its structural condition. Not because it’s a huge building.

(Ref: Washington Times, Superintendent: Caddo school almost looks haunted, Wednesday, August 10, 2016)
(Ref: Associated Press, Wednesday, August 10, 2016)
(Ref: Shreveport Times)
(Ref: uer.ca)

The property was fenced with a standard 6 foot chainlink fence and was overgrown with vegetation brush. Its interior had been vandalized severely. Most of windows were broken. The roof had deteriorated. The Rodessa High School building itself was contaminated with asbestos.

On April 8, 2018, the Rodessa High School building was demolished. All that remained was the concrete slab foundation which was later demolished. Caddo Parish School District still owns the property.


Rodessa High School is located at 9634 Rodessa Ida Road, Rodessa, Louisiana, US 71069.

Doak Spring School history exposed.

Vague information about the Doak Spring School is known. However it is one of the many numerous forgotten schools of Texas from the 19th century and 20th century. The tiny school was a negro school for African American students of Lincoln, Texas. This news article will explore the history behind Doak Spring School.


Doak Spring School was organized in 1897 in the African American community of Doak Springs located within Lincoln, Texas, which is outside of Lexington, Texas. The tiny school was a negro school for African American students serving elementary school grades and high school grades on 0.75 acres of land. Doak Spring School was a 1-11 school. Doak Springs supplied water to the Doak Springs School following 1897. Students took turns in bringing water to the school.


Doak Spring School was also known as Doak Springs School. The Doak Springs School name became more commonly used during the early 20th century. Throughout much of the 20th century, Doak Spring School was a 1-11 school that taught African American students in grades 1 through 11.

D.F. Smith and D.N. Smith served as principals at the Doak Springs School beginning at the 1908-1909 school year. Willie Smith was the only student during attending the Doak Springs School during the 1909-1910 school year.

The name for Doak Spring School was changed to Community School No. 49 when it was moved to the John Roberson place in 1909. Doak Springs formed its own school district called Doak Springs School District No. 33 during the same year. Doak Springs School District No. 33 operated Community School No. 49.

Doak Springs School was built at a cost of $3,000 in 1925 during the 1924-1925 school semester. This school was built using the Rosenwald Fund which provided buildings for the schools throughout the 1920s across the southern United States. The Rosenwald Fund provided for a new school building with expanded facilities. The 0.75 acres of land was expanded to 2 acres of land. (Ref: Fisk University, Rosenwald Database)

Student enrollment was around 150 into at least the 1950s. It was usually more than 100 students. (Ref: Handbook of Texas Online, Nolan Thompson, Doak Springs, TX, June 2, 2018)

The school board Lee County Common School District and Lexington ISD consolidated the Doak Springs school with the Lexington ISD school district on the date of Thursday, August 24, 1967. The school closed. (Ref: Rockdale Reporter, Page 1, Thursday, August 24, 1967)


From 1968 until the 1990s is when the school was used as a Baptist church. Sometime in the 1990s is when the Baptist church moved into another church building leaving the old school building abandoned. The school was sold to a private homeowner in 2004. Its building sat abandoned.

Today in the 21st century, the school now sits abandoned and overgrown by grass. The building still stands. The Doak Springs area is located in the southern end of the Lexington ISD school district.

Doak Spring School is located at 2432 FM 3403, Lincoln, Texas, US, 78948.


*[Doak Spring School was also known as Doak Springs School.]
*[Doak Spring School had its own school district.]

College Stanislas history of Quebec, Canada forgotten revisited.

College Stanislas (Stanislas College) was a lycée (school) that operated from 1970 to 2002 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Not much history is known about this school itself.

College Stanislas was a French school (Français lycée) which had served students from outside the country of Canada. The school itself was a pre-school, elementary, middle school, and high school all in one building. It was the Canadian equivalent of a K-12 school or in this case a K-13 school.

College Stanislas was a member of “Reseau International des ecoles et des lycees francais de l’etranger”. Stanislas College served also as a college as well. Many grad students attended this school

The school moved to a new location in 2002. After the school had closed, the school building became slowly abandoned in 2003. Sometime in the 21st century is when the former school building was demolished.

College Stanislas was located at 2415 Marie-Victorin Sillery, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

History of Longview School in Austin, Texas long forgotten.

Longview School was established and opened in 1897 near Longview Cemetery. The school started appearing on maps in 1898. Travis County Common School District (Travis County Public Schools) operated the school from 1898 until 1922. Longview School was located where 7609 Longview Road is today. Longview School was also known as Longview Schoolhouse or Longview School House.

Although Longview School was a 1-10 school, Longview School primarily taught grades 1-8. Students left school upon graduating 10th grade. Most of its students were enrolled in grades 1 through 8.

Sadly Longview School was destroyed by a tornado in 1922. Two members of the Bargsley family were killed in the tornado. After the tornado, nothing was left of the Longview School. Longview School was never rebuilt. It was a total loss for the Longview community.

Instead of rebuilding the school, Travis County Public Schools sent its students to Manchaca School in Manchaca, Texas, St. Elmo School, or simply to Austin ISD schools. Its foundation was the only structure remaining in 1923. Travis County Public Schools discontinued services for the school during the same year. At the same time, the school and cemetery became abandoned.

Patti Hansen of Travis County Historical Commission reported there were no Mexican-American schools (Mexican Schools) west of I-35. Many of the schools were north, south, and east of town. No Hispanic children are known to have attended Longview School.

Both Longview Cemetery and Longview Park were donated to the city in 1985 and have been part of the city park system for many years now.

One the date of March 12, 2014, Bob Ward and May Schmidt of Save Austin Cemeteries uncovered foundations of the long lost old Longview School building where Longview School was one located. Longview School was located inside the perimeter of Longview Cemetery.

Cleanup was performed at the 5 acre cemetery and park on Saturday, March 29, 2014. There are remains of old sections of fencing that were uncovered along with the remains of the Longview School.

Longview School and Longview Cemetery are located inside of modern day Longview Park. Today Longview Cemetery is one Austin’s forgotten cemeteries and is still one of Austin’s many cemeteries.

Longview School and Longview Cemetery are located at 7609 Longview Road, Austin, Texas, US 78745.

Rodessa High School history of Rodessa, Lousiana forgotten revisited!

Rodessa High School is one of Louisiana’s many forgotten schools. In fact, Rodessa High School is one of Lousiana’s forgotten schools. Only so much is known about this high school. Many people have claimed the school to be “haunted”.


Rodessa High School was designed by Louisiana architect Seymour Van Os in 1937 as a two story brick building on a steel and concrete foundation and was built with acquired oil money and donations. The school building is about 33,437 square feet on 5 acres of land. Rodessa High School was built at a cost of $195,000. The two story building had 20 classrooms. The Rodessa High School building was a Public Works Administration building built in the 1930s as part of Lousiana’s New Deal heritage.

Classrooms for the 250 students were held in temporary buildings as the structure could not hold all of the students enrolled at this school at the time. 250 out of the 800 students attended classes in the temporary buildings until 1939.

Rodessa High School finally opened in September 1939. Enrollment in the beginning was 800 students. The first high school principal was Gladys Pitts Hendrick, a Rodessa native. Grades 1 through 11 were taught here. Rodessa High School (Rodessa School) was operated by Caddo Parish School District from 1939 to 1973 in Rodessa, Lousiana.

The first high school principal was Gladys Pitts Hendrick, a Rodessa native. Miss Gladys Hendrick was one of the first teachers at the school. (Ref: Shreveport Times, Page 7A, October 19, 1947)

In 1939, a tornado wiped out most of the town, but this school building somehow survived miraculously. Many people were killed in the tornado of 1939. Those killed in the 1939 tornado were buried in Tyson Cemetery, west of Rodessa High School.

A cemetery is located next to Rodessa High School and is called Tyson Cemetery. Tyson Cemetery was established sometime in the early 19th century. Several early 19th century interments can be found at this cemetery. This cemetery is still active. Modern headstones and fresh graves can be found.


Rodessa High School closed as a high school in 1955 when a new high school was built in nearby Vivian. The new North Caddo High School consolidated all of the high schools in the North Caddo Parish. The last senior class to graduate Rodessa High School was in 1955.

In 1956, Rodessa High School was renamed to Rodessa Elementary School (better known as Rodessa School) and remained that way until its closure. Rodessa School became a K-8 school for Caddo Parish School District. Once Rodessa High School closed, high school students had to start attending school in nearby Vivian, Louisiana to complete their education.

Rodessa High School was an all white school prior to 1965. The school desegregated in 1965 during the 1965-1966 school year.

After a high amount of asbestos was found in heater vent pipes by maintenance workers for the Caddo Parish School District, Rodessa High School was shut down effectively in 1973. Asbestos contributed to low test scores and appearent mesothelioma.Rodessa High School had also closed down due to a lack of funding, dwindling enrollment, and desegregation.

The gym had burned in a fire once after the school closed. So many people killed that they had to use the school as the morgue and also had to line the deceased up out front of the school as well as the back of the school. Many people have claimed Rodessa High School to be a “haunted school”. (Ref: HauntLA)

Someone at some point had set up a meth lab inside the former Rodessa High School. Exactly when is currently unknown. Over the years, the school was vandalized and stripped by scrappers. (Ref: uer.ca)


In 1996, there was a bit of debating about what to do with the former Rodessa High School property. However another discovery of asbestos was found. The heater vent pipes were made almost entirely of asbestos! So demolition would bankrupted the school district at the time. Nothing happened as a result. However the school district has evaluated the land and determined if there is a need for the land several times over the years.

In 2008, a group of ghost hunters were arrested for trespassing on the former Rodessa High School campus by the female sheriff deputy officer for the city of Rodessa. Several others have been given warnings by the female sheriff deputy officer to stay away from the property as it is unsafe.  Several others have trespassed on the property including paranormal experts, ghost hunters, and urban explorers curious about what was left behind.


In 2016, a handful of newspapers reported about the Caddo Parish School District considering having Rodessa High School demolished.

In August 9, 2016, Caddo Parish School Board considered demolishing the old Rodessa High School as a recommendation from district staff. Shreveport Times reports the building is too far gone to renovate and it is currently not economically viable for remodeling. Caddo Parish School District Superintendent Lamar Goree says officials, school board members, and administrators have concerns and fear the building is too dangerous to remain in the community because of its structural condition. Not because it’s a huge building.

(Ref: Washington Times, Superintendent: Caddo school almost looks haunted, Wednesday, August 10, 2016)
(Ref: Associated Press, Wednesday, August 10, 2016)
(Ref: Shreveport Times)


Today the property is fenced with a standard 6 foot chainlink fence and is overgrown with vegetation brush. Its interior has been vandalized severely. Most of windows are broken. The roof has deteriorated. The Rodessa High School building itself is contaminated with asbestos. Caddo Parish School District still owns the property. It is considered trespassing to enter the property and the building is unsafe.

Here is what you need to know if you plan on visiting. There is a house next door and directly across the street and the occupants are going to be watching your every move. They will send pitbulls to chase after you.

(Ref: uer.ca)
(Ref: Shreveport Times)


Rodessa High School is located at 9634 Rodessa Ida Road, Rodessa, Louisiana, US 71069.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,496

This afternoon I will review Big Samad Sefiane - Spontaneous 2003.

According to Big Samad Sefiane from Casablanca, Morrocco, the Spontaneous album is and has a combination of heavy bass, disco, techno, trance, electronic, and comedy rap. His music is a mixture of white boy rap and comedy. These are catchy tune with entertaining lyrics. Rap that has a comedic sound with an upbeat rhythm. Most of these songs are top quality radio-friendly songs. His rhymes can change your mood. His image is unique. Spontaneous is for the big bass lovers out there. Where words fail, music speaks.

The production is top notch! Heavy bass compensates for the lackluster lyrics. He needs to work on his final master remixes and change the beats a little more. His raps don’t always match up with the beats or fit in correctly. If you enjoy the production side of things, then you will enjoy this album.


Hip hop meets dance music on the song Cocoa Dance. According to Big Samad Sefiane, it’s a hip hop dance groove. House meets deep bass with a heavy percussion selection. It’s the type of song you would expect to hear while playing a Sonic video game trying to beat level 1 or level 3. It’s the type of song you would expect to hear while playing a Sonic video game due to its fast upbeat pace and rhythm that matches the sound.

The single Rhymester was his first release fooling around in a kids studio. Rhymester came from the single called I Got The Crystals I Got The Pistols in 2003. Now I Got The Crystals I Got The Pistols was one of Big Samad Sefiane’s first demos that included the clean classic rap song called Rhymester. Time and energy was put into Rhymester obviously.

I Got The Crystals I Got The Pistols is a classic track among Big Samad Sefiane fans. In fact, I Got The Crystals I Got The Pistols was both a single and a demo. The I Got The Crystals I Got The Pistols demo is what ultimately led the track itself to be released as a separate single along with the track Rhymester. This is the updated version with clean funny rap that is pure comedy.

My teachers are horrified is a comedic track filled with heavy bass. The track has an upbeat rhythm and is funny. The song itself has got rhyme to it.My teachers are horrified has sound the big bass lovers will enjoy. My teachers are horrified and so am I.

Big Samad’s Remixes is a mega melody of all songs on the Spontaneous album such as Cocoa Dance, Pure Base, and Spontaneous. It is a hodgepodge of electronic soundscapes.

Sound of Your Teardrops is a repetitive song with heavy bass that will tear up your speakers if you don’t use a sub-woofer. A heavy bass line overlaps the entire song. It is a hodgepodge of teardrops and rain. Ironically no rain sound effects were used.

I rate this album, Spontaneous 2003, 4/5****!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,495

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will review Big Samad Sefiane - Pop Dat Hood.

Pop Dat Hood was released on Amazon.com as a download only album in 2007. He experiments with the dirty southern rap sound on this album more-so than his previous efforts. His music is a mixture of white boy rap and comedy. These are catchy tune with entertaining lyrics. His raps have a comedic sound with an upbeat rhythm to it. However this album has more repetitive lyrics than all of his other albums from the previous years undoubtedly.

If you are looking for longevity and a full album, then you will be solely disappointed because there are only 7 tracks on this album. The lyrics are too repetitive. The production is top notch! Heavy bass compensates for the lackluster lyrics. He needs to work on his final master remixes and change the beats a little more. His raps don’t always match up with the beats or fit in correctly. If you enjoy the production side of things, then you will enjoy this album. ⅓rd of the album is instrumental music. The album is very rushed as there are not many songs that would make this album a full album.


Big Samad Sefiane experiments with the sound of dirty southern rap specifically on the track Pop Dat Hood. Big Samad Sefiane seemed to have been influenced by the explosion of Houston rap of the 2000s which launched its music scene onto a national catalyst. It’s lyrics are repetitive while the production is picture perfect.

The lyrics, language, rhymes, word schemes, and rhetorical schemes are simple. The lyrics, rhymes, and words are quite similar to the level of elementary school English. Let alone middle school English. Big Samad Sefiane has done a better job of rapping than this in his previous singles and albums.

Take a look at how repetitive the lyrics are.:
North side, south side
west side, east side

Pop dat hood
pop dat hood
pop dat hood

What you ridin in?
What you ridin in?


Never Dance Again is an original emotional dance song written by Big Samad Sefiane himself. Time and energy was put into the track Never Dance Again. It has a classic pop soul sound which is what is different about this track. He gets in touch with his emotions. Raw emotions are visible in the lyrics.

However the song Never Dance Again samples George Michael - Careless Whisper. The song relies heavily on the George Michael - Careless Whisper sample. Never Dance Again is the most downloaded song from the Pop Dat Hood album.

His raw emotions show in the lyrics. For example:

Verse 3

Have you ever felt pain
when you lost love?
Did you ever take a moment
to look up at the sky?
Did you ever take the time
to listen to the rain?
Do you cherish every moment
that passes by without me?
Can you feel what I feel my love?

CHORUS

Never Dance Again
Never Dance Again

Verse 4

Have you ever stood in front
of a waterfall
and stared at
your grief and pain
slide down the rocks?

Have you ever stared
at the bright stars
to ease your pain?
Have you ever forgiven
my broken heart?

Have you ever thought what
it's like to be without me?
Can you feel what I feel my love?

Last Verse:
Can you feel how much I miss you?


Sweet Cheeks experiments with the sounds of screw music and dirty south rap. More so the “chopped and screwed” sound than anything else besides dirty south rap. Samad still manages to keep a clean rap despite the track title. A G-Funk sine can be heard throughout the song. Various vocal samples are used.

Smokin Bass is heavy bass ridden track that is an instrumental. Drum King is an upbeat dance track with large selection of percussion.

I rate this album, Pop Dat Hood, 3/5***.

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,494

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will review Buttabean - Psycho Therapy.

Buttabean’s Psycho Therapy album is a much more dark grimey album than all of his other albums. He showcases his dark persona image on Psycho Therapy. His lyrics are dark and have a cold chilling effect. The album has themes you would see in a horror film. That alone gives this album of his a cold chilling effect. In fact, songs such as Game Still Cold, Situations, Choices, and I Can’t Understand all help give this album a cold chilling effect, mood, and vibe. A theme of death can be heard on songs such as Somebody’s Gonna Die, Tonight, and Situations. Buttabean’s Psycho Therapy album is Waco rap at its finest.

Psycho Therapy is a dark album that delves into real life thoughts of what’s inside the mind of a psycho. The beats are hard. The mood is both dark and cold. Dark can describe the mood and theme for Psycho Therapy. The whole album is cold itself in a way.


I Can’t Understand samples Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata by using and sampling its triplets from the musical notes. Yes the Classical period piano sonata. The sound has been sustained electronically by using a modern electronic piano instead of a forte piano. Damper pedal was used at the opening, but changing the pedal as the harmony changes. No half pedaling was used.

Heavy use of fortissimo was performed in sonata form of A-B-A vamp form. The keys A-B-A were used and performed in vamp form. This version of Beethoven’s piano sonata was performed in C# minor. Most of this Beethoven sample uses the triplets in C# minor key and D{b} major key.
The first movement performed in C# minor is written in A-B-A form using an octave which is both quiet and loud at the same time. The second movement was written in D{b} major key.

Triplets served as a prelude to the lyrics by using basic tempomar keys. Now triplets are a standard in music composition. Triplets are divided into 3 musical notes instead of the standard 2 notes or 4 notes. The triplets challenge the rhythm and counts we are used to as triplets are complex. Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata is the most famous music composition that uses triplets. Triplets from musical notes are what make this song memorable and stand out.


Psycho Therapy is a dark song that delves into real life thoughts of what’s inside the mind of a psycho. The beats are hard. The song is more dark than cold in terms of mood. Dark can describe the mood and theme for Psycho Therapy. The whole track is cold itself in a way. Psycho Therapy is a dark suspenseful track filled with drama.

I Did It By Myself represents the self-sufficiency and motivational drive of Buttabean. Buttabean has motivation in both his rap and his own life. He has been self-sufficient a large portion of his life. He strays away from the haters on this track.

Situations is a dark suspenseful track filled with drama. In both retrospect and comparison, the song Situations is similar to Choices. The mood is dark and grim. Label mate B-Mack is featured on this track.

Choices is a song about making choices in life. The song itself also reflects on the choices Buttabean has made in life. The mood for Choices is dark and grim. In both retrospect and comparison, the song Choices is similar to Situations.

Shatterday is a rap-rock crossover song that features Waco rapper Flipsyde. The song is fierce lyrical rap son with a live gritty rock sound to it, Think of the sound as gritty country rock.

Bet A Grip is a smooth but gritty rap song which is a Buttabean solo. Buttabean himself strives to flourish and shine on this solo song of his.

I rate this album, Psycho Therapy, 5/5******!!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,493

This is Michael Mixerr. Tonight at midnight I will review Reese & Bigalow - R&B: Playa Music.

Reese & Bigalow are known for writing just soulful music from the depth of the Mississippi region. Doing good music that hits of your soul and you feel it. This album entails a lot of great qualities such as talent, drive, determination, and focus. This is one of Reese & Bigalow’s more musical albums from the previous 2 albums they’ve released.

The album title simply explains for itself. R&B music stands for rhythm and blues, but in this case R&B stands for Reese & Bigalow. The album was clearly inspired by the sound of R&B music stemming from rhythm and blues. This is a good laid back album from 2002. This album won the duo all kinds of critical acclaim among fans around the Mississippi region. Notable guest appearances feature Killer Mike, PSK-13, Craig Love, Billy Cook, and David Banner.


Cat Like Eyes is an upbeat R&B song written by Reese & Bigalow. The song itself is too upbeat to be considered as an R&B slow jam. Cat Like Eyes is partially similar to Soak N' Wet (X-Rated) in terms of sound and music.

Soulful H-Town singer Billy Cook makes a guest appearance on Cat Like Eyes. Billy Cook helps give the song that H-Town sound from Houston, Texas. Billy Cook helps give the song that H-Town bounce to the sound as well. It’s a bit of Southern soul.


Neva Scared is the original version of Neva Scared by Bonecrusher which he would later redo by rerecording it for his 2003 album. Reese & Bigalow recorded a song called “Neva Scared” that featured Bone Crusher and Killer Mike, who also appeared on Bonecrusher’s 2003 album. The Reese & Bigalow verses were removed and replaced by T.I. when being released commercially on Bonecrusher’s 2003 album under So So Def in 2003.

Bonecrusher stole the song by rerecording it for his 2003 album and not giving the duo proper credit. Bone Crusher got sued by Reese & Bigalow in 2003 and lost a lot of money in the copyright infringement lawsuit. That is why the limelight for Bonecrusher was cut short. Bone Crusher may have stolen this song, but it didn't launch his career into greater heights of stardom status. At the end of the day his stealing didn't get him anywhere except being just another 1 hit wonder. Some fans think this version of Neva Scared is a tasteless rip-off. However that is not the case.


Da Set Up represents everything Reese & Bigalow went through on the last album Pure Uncut Fire in 2000. The song Da Set Up is about how the whole criminal justice system in Mississippi is crooked. Reese & Bigalow had been set up by police and the DEA in the past. They discuss how fucked up the police are in Mississippi.

Da Set Up is a blend of R&B and rap music. They were on the vibe of the last album when recording Da Set Up. It’s clear the music got into them. The mood for this song itself is very bitter. Reese & Bigalow were in a bitter mood when recording this song.


Soak N' Wet (X-Rated) is a freaky deeky sex song hence the title. The song itself is an R&B slow jam appropriate for this album. This version of Soak N' Wet is a more explicit X-Rated version of the song than the original version of the song.

Soak N' Wet is a freaky deeky sex song hence the title. The song itself is an R&B slow jam appropriate for this album. Soak N' Wet is Mississippi R&B at its best.

The song Fresh has that screwed and chopped sound you would expect to be hearing from H-Town. Fresh features rap verses from PSK-13. PSK-13 had lent a hand in helping produce this song for Reese & Bigalow. Screwed and chopped meets R&B.

I rate this album, R&B: Playa Music, 5/5*****!