Showing posts with label Mixerr Album Reviews. Show all posts
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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*****!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,492

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will review Jazmine Sullivan - Reality Show.

The Reality Show album was released in 2015 by RCA/Sony after Jazmine Sullivan had taken a hiatus for 3 years after the Love Me Back album was released. Jazmine Sullivan decided to strike back in the music industry with a follow-up album to Love Me Back. (The average span between albums these days is 3 years. Do we really call it a hiatus?)

Reality Show is just as diverse as her debut album as the sound and production stuck well into its R&B roots. Reailty Show is an appropriate album for today’s musical climate since life today is filled with so much drama. Jazmine Sullivan never fails to amaze her audiences with her songwriting skills of hers. She stays up to date by singing about new topics and with a fresh production sound. Reality Show is a diverse album that stuck well into its R&B roots.


Brand New starts off with a smooth piano jazz sound that is next accompanied by beats from the modern trap music sound. Piano jazz meets trap music and drill beats on the song Brand New. Her storytelling skills use vivid imagery on this song of hers.

RCA/Sony dropped the ball on this song by not promoting it as a single. The song itself had potential to become a single due to its modern sound. The wonderful part about the song Brand New is that the sound and production stuck well into its R&B roots.


It is proven that love don’t last forever on the song Forever Don't Last. The song Forever Don't Last showcases Jazmine Sullivan reflecting on her emotions on the demise of her relationship. However most of this song showcases the demise of her relationship and is also showcases Jazmine Sullivan reflecting on her emotions.

Chuck Harmony produced this song and was responsible for the arrangements. Chuck Harmony had done a wonderful job on the musical arrangements for the song Forever Don't Last. This one of her best songs for this album.


Mascara is a satirical song about the gold digger lifestyle. Jazmine takes jabs and pokes fun at people who are gold diggers and leeches who mooch off other people at their own expense. Gold diggers are people who mooch off other people at their expense with nothing in return. Mascara is a perfect song that fits this album appropriately.

At first Jazmine Jazmine takes jabs and pokes fun at people who are gold diggers. At the end, she laughs about the whole thing while at the same time she shows her natural self. This is the turning point of the song and moment where she takes it all off.

What’s so funny and ironic is that people don't understand she is being satirical. She's not promoting the gold digger lifestyle as many of you people out there think she is. That is where many of her fans are mislead. IF fans paid attention closely to the lyrics, then they would understand the humor and concept of this song written by her. Some people are hating on the subject matter as she spoke about materialism with class and style.


Dumb was the lead single that featured Meek Mill. Dumb isn’t exactly one of her best songs nor is it one of her worst songs. The song is average at best.

Silver Lining is a song Jazmine Sullivan had written and produced herself. The song is an original organic R&B song. Silver Lining is a song that should have been another single used to promote the Reality Show album.

I rate this album, Reality Show, 4/5****!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,491

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will review Jazmine Sullivan - Fearless.

Fearless was an album that was an instant success which had achieved gold status by having sold over 500,000 copies. Her first single called Need You Bad reached number one on the R&B/Hip Hop charts. Her debut album is a diverse album that stuck well into its R&B roots.

Need You Bad is an original love song written by Jazmine Sullivan. The sound is both sultry and soulful in mood. Her first single called Need You Bad reached number one (#1) on the R&B/Hip Hop charts. Dream Big was big with R&B fans in the UK to the point where Dream Big EP was released as a digital EP on the UK iTunes store on February 9, 2009.

I rate this album, Fearless, 5/5*****!!


Mixerr Album Reviews #1,490

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will review Tweet - Southern Hummingbird Sampler.

This album sampler was released on Goldmind Inc. and Elektra in 2001. This was the up coming sampler for the Southern Hummingbird album that was released in 2002. This album sampler was released on both CD and vinyl. Tweet was the newest addition to Missy's Goldmind Inc. in 2000 as she was the tenth artist to sign to Goldmind Inc.! Tweet is multidimensional with her acoustic guitar. Either way... This album sampler is off the hook!


The Intro starts off with Missy Elliott telling us why we should buy Tweet's album, what the songs are, and what the fans should expect from the Southern Hummingbird album. Missy Elliott gets into her testimony about this sampler.

Oops (Oh My) knocks down artistic boundaries in ALL directions because it talks about masturbation and having sex in bed. That is one cold track. Missy Elliott is on there too. This is a new school track. It blew everything else out of the water back in 2002.

Motel sounds like it was based on a true story. Tweet showcases her guitar playing skills on this song. I love the acoustic guitar used on this song. Yes it is a love song. Tweet goes solo on this song. I can feel this song. It is great!!

Smoking Cigarettes is a smooth acoustic rhythmic song all based on the trials and tribulations of Tweet in what she had been through in life. She explores curiosity through her own nervousness. Tweet talks about if she had her boyfriend back she wouldn't complain at all. Smoking Cigarettes, is well, an ode to smoking cigarettes.

Boogie 2nite is a dance track with pure old school funk and new school soul. This is one of those tracks that makes want to get up and dance. Tweet goes solo on it. Boogie 2nite is an up in the club track for you to groove to and move your hips side to side to. Boogie 2nite should have had a music video to accompany the single. You will love the production even if it seems a bit distorted and unbalanced. The beats and vocals were not up to par. The vocals were a bit too low. You will still love this song either way.


Here are the tracks of the Tweet - Southern Hummingbird Sampler Sampler:
Intro feat Missy Elliott
Oops (Oh My) (Album Version)
Motel (Album Version)
My Place (Snippet)
Smoking Cigarettes (Snippet)
Boogie 2nite (Snippet)


I rate this album, Southern Hummingbird Sampler, 5/5*****!!

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,489

This is Michael Mixerr. This afternoon I will review Susan Aglukark - Blood Red Earth.

Coming straight from Nunavat, Canada comes a folk pop album called Blood Red Earth written and composed by Susan Aglukark. Blood Red Earth is a down to earth folk album of which fans of folk music will appreciate. This Susan Aglukark album has a more folk rock sound to it than the traditional folk music sound you are used to hearing from her.

Blood Red Earth is a tight, down to earth folk rock song with a funky boogie woogie sound. Both the bass and guitars have the boogie woogie sound displayed in the background. Susan Aglukark sings in an angelic voice when performing this song. The instrumentation and vocals are perfectly balanced and in sync with each other.

Ilannit (Sometimes) is a funky acoustic folk song with a boogie woogie sound. Ilannit is a word from the Inuit language which means sometimes. However this song is performed in the English language. The song itself is very passionate and gets intimate.

Maggie is a smooth folk song that is accompanied by a smooth rhythmic organ in the background.  The song Maggie clams down the mood for the whole album away from the folk rock sound.  Susan Aglukark sings in an angelic voice when performing this song.

The song All Alone is very a passionate and intimate folk song that is very calming. The percussion section helps give off the song a very soothing subtle vibe.

I rate this album, Blood Red Earth, 5/5*****!!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,488

This is Michael Mixerr. This afternoon I will review Minnie White - Hills of Home.

Coming straight from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada is the Hills of Home album by Minnie White. It is a world music album. Minnie White plays the finest Irish Celtic music of Canada on this album.

The song Irish Viking is an Irish waltz which is faster than any average waltz out there. However this waltz is not too fast to the point it seems rushed. The song is played at 3|4 time and uses both E♯major on every new musical scale for each bar line. The song Irish Viking was inspired by an Irish waltz.

Waltz To The Hills Of Home was inspired by an Irish waltz.  Waltz To The Hills Of Home is played at 4|4 time tops. Cooper’s is a classic folk song. The A notes are played taut like a hornpipe. It appears in the Athole Collection.

I rate this album, Hills of Home, 5/5*****!!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,487

This is Michael Mixerr. This afternoon I will review Lennie Gallant - Breakwater.

Lennie Gallant - Breakwater was a folk album that was released in 1988 from Prince Edward Island, Canada. Breakwater remains one of Canada’s most overlooked folk music albums. Many fans of folk music slept on this album when it was released. Lennie Gallant writes songs that make you feel like you lived those moments with him.

Raise the Dead of Wintertime was written by Allan Rankin and performed by  Lennie Gallant. The Reconcilliation Two-Step is a two-step dance song performed in a folk rhythm. Back to Rustico explores the feelings a for home that a person feels when times are hard.

Wintertime is a touching song that is an original by Lennie Gallant. The song that makes you feel like you lived those moments with him. That is how the song retains its originality with such an original feeling.

Destination (Train Song) was recorded live in 1991. It is a live song that serves as a bonus track for this album.

I rate this album, Breakwater, 5/5*****!!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,486

This is Michael Mixerr. This afternoon I will review Stan Rogers - Fogarty’s Cove.

Stan Rogers - Fogarty’s Cove album is a much forgotten folk album that is a classic to this day in the folk music scene. Stan Rogers can be noted for his songwriting skills. His lyrics have so much detail to them. His historical authenticity is commendable. Fogarty’s Cove is the best folk album from Nova Scotia, Canada. Fans of folk music will truly enjoy this album.

Barrett’s Privateers is a modern folk music song written in the style of a sea shanty. The song uses a mixed meter by regularly simultaneously back and forth from 4|4 time to 5|4 time. The song is sung in an enchanted manner. Barrett’s Privateers can be noted for its historical authenticity.

Rawdon Hills is a detailed lyrical folk song using imagery describing of the landscape of Nova Scotia, Canada. The landscape of Nova Scotia is surely rugged. That is what the imagery describes. Fans of folk music will truly enjoy this song by Stan Rogers. His lyrics always have so much detail to them to the point that it’s so amazing.

Giant is a rugged folk song about a mixed Irish-Scottish mythical giant. The song takes place on Cape Breton Island which is located in Nova Scotia, Canada. The lyrics describe imagery of the rugged landscape of Cape Breton Island.

I rate this album, Fogarty’s Cove, 4/5****.

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,485

This is Michael Mixerr. Tonight I will review Chris Cummings - Somewhere Inside.

Chris Cummings from New Brunswick, Canada releases to us a country music album called Somewhere Inside. The album Somewhere Inside was recorded from 1994-1995 and was released in 1995. Fans of country music will truly enjoy this album. The album has the rural twangy county sound fans of country musicians desire for.

I rate this album, Somewhere Inside, 4/5****.

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,484

This is Michael Mixerr. Tonight I will review Paul Bley - Tango Palace.

Paul Bley from Quebec, Canada releases to us a jazz album called Tango Palace. Tango Palace was recorded at Barigozzi Studio in Milano, Italy on the date of May 21, 1983. The entire album is piano jazz soothing to your ears. Fans of jazz music will truly enjoy this album. The song Bound is a fresh piece of piano jazz soothing to ones ears. The song itself is a piano solo. Zebra Walk is presented with a small percussion selection and is a smooth jazz song. Piano jazz meets smooth jazz. Return to Love can be noted for the gentleness of its nature.

I rate this album, Tango Palace, 5/5*****!!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,483

This is Michael Mixerr. Tonight I will review Big Sugar - Big Sugar.

The Big Sugar album is a blues album with reggae fusion thus resulting in a reggae/blues crossover. It’s a reggae/blues. The fusion inside reggae for this album is very powerful. The whole album seems to be a blues/reggae fusion.

Now Big Sugar is a reggae/blues crossover band from Alberta, Canada by way of Yukon, Canada. It’s very rare to hear a reggae band crossover into a different music genre other than rock music or world music let alone a reggae/blues band. It’s not that often that you get to hear a reggae/blues crossover band. It’s not as if their record label dropped the ball on this band because there is hardly a market for reggae/blues crossover bands. Which is probably why the Big Sugar album did not make a dent in the market commercially.

This album can be considered as an example of a forgotten product lost in the music market. Which can be solely blamed on a lack of promotion regardless of being signed to an independent record label or a major record label. The music market overlooked this album from Big Sugar.

Come Back Baby is a blues song backed by a reggae horns selection. The horns selection was perfect for accompanying the blues song. The horns selection have that bouncy Reggae rhythm and sound to them. In fact, the horns selection fits the pace of the percussion perfectly. Come Back Baby seems to be a blues/reggae fusion. Blues meets Reggae on Come Back Baby.

Stardust is a swan 5 minute long blues instrumental backed by a single note rhythmic guitar. The acoustics on the guitar seem to be balanced.

Sleep Too welcomes us with a soothing delicate vocal delivery. The vocals are performed solo by one of the 3 members of the Big Sugar band. The vocals are the highlight for this song.

Just About Sunrise has a reggae fusion in the vocals over backing of blues music. However the song more closer to a blues song than blues/reggae fusion itself for the most part. The gritty blues sound does not help out the curious if they wonder whether or not Just About Sunrise is a reggae or blues song or not.

Shot in the dark is an absolutely wonderful soothing jazz song performed by Big Sugar. This Big Sugar song can be soothing to ones ears. Shot in the Dark can be noted for the gentleness of its nature.

So Many Roads has a bluesy feel to it with a sad vibe. Which is not surprising because it is a blues song. Fans of blues music will truly enjoy this song. The gritty guitar used helps give off this song a blues vibe. This song can be noted for the gentleness of its nature.

Reggae meets blues on the song Groundhog Day thus turning it into a reggae fusion. The song itself is not too bland. The guitar used have that bouncy Reggae rhythm to them. Groundhog Day has a raw blues sound to it.

Nowhere To Go is similar to 50s blues and what you would expect to hear from John Lee Hooker. John Lee Hooker meets 50s blues.

Round Midnight is similar to the raw gritty 50s blues & 60s blues you would expect to hear from John Lee Hooker. The raw gritty guitars give away a distant feel commonly heard in Reggae.

Goodbye Train is sad heartbreaking blues song. It is about a man never getting to see his girlfriend again. He walks her to her train only to come find out he will never see her again. Let alone her from her again. That is the premise of this Big Sugar song.

I rate this album, Big Sugar, 5/5*****!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,482

This is Michael Mixerr. Right now I will review Leela Gilday - Sedzé.

Leela Gilday of Yellowknife, Canada releases to us a modern folk album. The modern roots of acoustic folk music can be heard on this album. Her naturally powerful voice will transpire you to listen to her album. Avoid the Undertow is backed by a drum selection performed by the First Nation Indians, specifically Dene Nation. Dene Love Song is a love song performed by the Dene Nation Indian tribe. Shine On showcases her naturally powerful voice. Myself is a beautiful solo.

I rate this album, Sedzé, 5/5*****.

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,481

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will review Da Grassroots - Price of Livin’/Last Days.

Canadian Hip Hop production team Da Grassroots is world music meets hip hop and rap music.
Price of Livin’ and Last Days are songs that came from the Passage Through Time album that was released in 1999. Passage Through Time is a highly recommended ill album and so is this single! Da Grassroots hails from Toronto by way of Manitoba, Canada.

Price of Livin’ comes with a tight Canadian hip hop vibe to it. Price of Livin’ explores issues inside of cost of living and quality of life. The price of living causes stress for many. Nothing comes cheap with the price of living or quality of life.

Last Days has a tight hip hop vibe to it. 100% of the song itself alone is filled with and is inspired by hip hop music from the soul.

I rate this single, Price of Livin’/Last Days, 4/5****!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,480

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will review Muneshine - Big Man On Campus.

The album is a mix of new tracks, remixes, and previously unreleased tracks put together in the year of 2008 and was released as a digital album on Bandcamp. Muneshine’s album was mixed by DJ Sonik and hosted by Emilio Rojas. The album acts as a mixtape for which it is presented as. Perfect underground Canadian hip hop for heads out there. Muneshine is from Saskatchewan, Canada.

I rate this album, Big Man On Campus, 4/5****.

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,479

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will review Heather Hunter - The Unexpected.

Heather Hunter is mostly known for her porn career in the adult film industry She’s appeared in numerous films & is the first African American woman to be inducted into the Adult Film Hall Of Fame.

Heather has never been shy of her past. She embraces the sexual industry part of her, as well as the mainstream. She pretty much keeps it X-rated all the way thru the album. The whole album is sexual rap with a electro-pop sound. The reality is that most folks won’t get passed her past. As fellow blogger Herban Lyric stated, “The reality is that what Heather did in real life is what most of the things that Lil Kim could only brag about doing in her records. The problem is that most folks won’t get passed her past.”

DJ Premier and Scott Storch were responsible for the production on her album. Scott Storch is an underrated producer. The production is halfway decent. Not too bad.

Suk-A... was produced by DJ Premier and Scott Storch and features Akinyele. In fact, Akinyele co-produced Suk-A…. Scott Storch is proof of good production.

Girl On Girl is about lesbian sex and is dedicated to all the lesbians out there. Girl On Girl is perfect for some girl on girl action. Whether it be tribadism, breast docking, or scissoring. Girl On Girl is perfect for some hot scissoring action.

So Serious was the album’s only single and was produced by the one and only DJ Premier. Akinyele has a cameo on So Serious.

I rate this album, The Unexpected, 4/5****.

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,478

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will review the Just The Way I Like It album by Candy Fresh.

This album has that Miami bass sound laced with dance music. The production was sample heavy on 70s soul. Baby Luke (Stanley K. Cobble) and Wink D produced the entire album. This album was released on Ichiban Records and Two Sweet Records from Austin, Texas in 1992.

Homie, You Ain't Got An Ounce Of Mack In You has Candy Fresh attacking guys that she considers chumps. She hit em hard with this one. Similar to how Choice of Rap-A-Lot dissed many male rappers in the 90s on her albums.

Do It Again is a cover song of Staple Singers - Let’s Do It Again performed by the one and only Candy Fresh. This was often played at house parties. Get Off Samples Foxy - Get Off.

Do The Get Busy is a fast paced upbeat dance electronic rap song. This rocked the parties in Austin back in the 90s. This was often played at house parties. The bass is strong. Get Busy has that Miami bass sound. Probably going at 130 bpm.

I rate this album,  Just The Way I Like It, 5/5*****!!


*[Two Sweet Records was run by Baby Luke as a side project . The artists that were signed to Two Sweet Records were Baby Luke, Candy Fresh, Wink-D, Lil Troy, Lil Buzzy, and SK.]

*[Stanley K. Cobble was known as Baby Luke. He was the promoter for 2 Live Crew, Luke Records, Lil Troy, Candy Fresh, and SK back in the day. That is why Baby Luke has ties with the media/entertainment in Miami. And that is why this album has that Miami bass sound.]

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,477

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will review the We Wanna Get Paid (Up The Money) EP by Candy Fresh.

This EP was released on vinyl only from Two Sweet Records from Austin, Texas in 1990. Baby Luke and Wink D produced this EP for Candy Fresh. This EP has that Miami bass sound laced with dance music.

Candy's Groove is an instrumental track sampling James Brown Getup Offa That Thang & The Big Payback. The track is only 3 minutes long though. [Candy's Groove is actually the instrumental for Revenge (I'm Mad).]

Do The Get Busy is a fast paced upbeat dance electronic rap song. This rocked the parties in Austin back in the 90s. This was often played at house parties. The bass is strong. Get Busy has that Miami bass sound. Probably going at 130 bpm.

Now this ones for my ladies out there! Ladies have wants and needs the same as men do. It's not always about the men. I'm tired of the same ol' same ol'. Ladies wanna get paid on We Wanna Get Paid (Up The Money). We Wanna Get Paid (Up The Money) has that Miami bass sound also!

I rate this EP, We Wanna Get Paid (Up The Money), 5/5*****!!