Showing posts with label Mixerr Album Reviews. Show all posts
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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,390

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,389

This is Michael Mixerr. I am reviewing tonight Kindred Idol ‎– Conscious In The Mudvein.

The album Conscious In The Mudvein was dedicated to those who believed that the world is in total disorder and chaos. Kindred Idol wanted to make the world a better place for all with this album. They wanted more peace in other words. Despite that, the graphic design and artwork for this album does not look very peaceful. Artwork and graphic design resemble total disorder instead.

Conscious In The Mudvein is one of the many overlooked and overshadowed metal albums in music history. The album Conscious In The Mudvein has some awesome raw material. The lead singer growls into the microphone on many songs on this album. The slow churning guitar riffs performed give the album a grunge sound and edge. Sound gets very heavy as the album progresses. Kindred Idol will remind you of Def Leppard or Black Sabbath. I would suggest this album to anyone who likes metal.

I rate this album, Conscious In The Mudvein, 4/5****!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,388

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will write a short album review on DJ Snake - Turnt Up Bass Classics.

DJ Snake combined songs from his albums Till Bass Do Us Part and King of Bass onto one album which is this one right here. Did you know that DJ Snake bass test tones can help equalize balance in your speakers? Well if you purchased his newly remastered state-of-the-art digital download album of his Turnt Up Bass Classics album that was released on iTunes back in 2016, then you will know what I am talking about. For instance songs such as How Low, Moments in Bass, and Frequency use a 26 Hz bass test tone that will surely clear and equalize your speakers. The album is mainly a mixture of electronic, dance, rap, pop, and hip hop. The bass is blasted heavy throughout the entirety of the album.


Art of Bass is an interpolation of Beatbox by Art of Noise. DJ Snake pays tribute to British electronic band Art of Noise on this song. The drum programming plays a role the heavy percussion ridden song. It's an electronic mix n mash of Art of Noise songs into one single track. Most of the percussion selection is electronically programmed and not produced live. No live instrumentation was used on this song.

Super Boom was a 5 minute song that displayed DJ Snakes drum programming skills. He incorporated a 46 Hz bass test tone in the background. If you use ultrasound headphones that are good, you probably can hear the 46 Hz bass test tone. Super Boom is rap and hip hop influenced in terms of music.

Nasty Bass is another rap and hip hop influenced song electronically programmed by DJ Snake. Nasty Bass was most likely influenced by the sounds of Freaky Tales by Too $hort. The bass gets super nasty on this song.

Frequency is a journey into sound and bass. He kept the frequency clear while producing this song creating a mega melody of influences from several musical genres such as electronic, rap, hip hop, soul, and pop. Frequency incorporates elements from the How Low? song.

How Low? is an electronic rap inspired song which percussion was programmed by the great DJ Snake. The percussion and bass are set to an extremely loud volume! The bass is set to a very low level.

Treble is faded and the bass is reduced on Bass Down. DJ Snake uses the bass reduction setting on this song. He masters it quite flawlessly. The percussion takes a sample of Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner. Bass test tones are used and sampled throughout the song.


First off is Moments in Bass which is sampled from Moments in Love by Art of Noise which is a 5 minutes long instrumental track. Moments in Bass is super low bass and heavy hitting high percussion. The beats were programmed by DJ Snake. A genius idea was to turn Moments in Love into Moments in Bass. Who else besides, DJ Snake and DJ AK, would have thought of that?

Buggin’ Bass starts off with an insect in the bass speakers. The main idea is bass on Buggin’ Bass. Low heavy bass is prevalent throughout the 5 minutes of this track. Buggin’ Bass is sampled from 3rd Bass - Step to the AM and Nemesis - Oak Cliff (1986 version and not the widely known 1989 version.)

Drop The Bass was a Nemesis track was on the 1989 version of the To Hell and Back album released on Profile Records from New York City. Drop The Bass is a classic Nemesis track! Only this track is an extended version of that track. The track Drop The Bass is the highlight track for Till Bass Do Us Part.

Just A Beat (Stomp Action) samples Pink Floyd - Dark Side of The Moon and N.W.A. - On Tha Set. The beginning starts off with the legendary Pink Floyd - Dark Side of The Moon rock sample which is a classic! Breakbeats and programmed drum beats just continue on from there. Vocal samples are added into the mix too.

Too Damn Low is a 3 and a half minute long track of low bass. Super heavy low bass with repeated sound samples in ensemble. DJ Snake and DJ AK both showcase their legendary DJing skills on this album!


I rate this album, Turnt Up Bass Classics, 5/5*****!!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,387

This is Michael Mixerr. I will review DBC (Dead Brain Cells) AKA the Homicidal Maniacs - Homicidal Maniacs.

DBC (Dead Brain Cells) AKA the Homicidal Maniacs were a rap group from Flint, Michigan in the 90s. DBC (Dead Brain Cells) AKA the Homicidal Maniacs had cuts produced by Steve Pitts. One track produced by Steve Pits for the Homicidal Maniacs was called "Homicidal Maniacs”. The other cut was called “Raw”. Raw was nothing but raw and funky. The Homicidal Maniacs cassette tape was crazy and swept through Flint's underground. Their music even made its way to California. These dudes were the truth as they were the real thing!

I rate this single, Homicidal Maniacs, 5/5*****!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,386

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I am going to review Raw Deal - XXV Years.

Livin' In The Dope Game describes the lurid criminal activity that details how K-Mill led his lifestyle. The whiny G-Funk sine gives away an eerie vibe of hauntedness at the very beginning of the track. G-Funk meets gangsta rap on this track. K-Mill and Troubleman are vocal on here.

Here we are with 6 homies getting locced out and shermed out in a dope house. They appear to be plotting their next move. Everything is going smooth as Raw Deal has block sowed up. The guns are safe in stash spots. But keep a gun on your person just in case something were to happen. Things get hectic. These dudes were the truth as they were the real thing!


XXV Years (25 Years) is about a lifetime sentence K-Mill was facing for a murder he committed during his activity of crime. K-Mill had to murder a sucka in an act of self defense. When someone is trying to kill you, you fight back. Various acts of self-defense are used on the assailant. Whether it was intentional or not is clearly unknown.

What can you do when you're facing 25 years? Maintain your innocence and defend yourself. That's what people usually do. Some fight back with assault. In some cases criminals get a 25 years to life sentence in prison or jail.


K-Mill and Troubleman put us as the listeners on another level on On That Other Level. They take us to another level of the game with this track the best way they know how. Raw Deal reflects as a duo on this song. On That Other Level deals with pure genuine conflict.


If you are looking for longevity in duration in his album, then you're out of luck. The XXV Years album only consists of 4 songs making resemblance to an EP. Your expectations will be let down if you are looking for that. The songs are under 5 minutes at best making the album short and inconsistent in quality. The rawness in lyrics of this album is what makes XXV Years funky. Raw Deal comes with raw materials in their lyrics. Raw Deal's album was over the top hyper-masculinity. Perfect to a true fan of hardcore rap or gangster rap it was!

Raw Deal was a rap group from Flint, Michigan consisting of Kenny Miller (K-Mill) and Kimoni O. Jackson (Troubleman from Freaky Live) in the 1990s. K-Mill was the brains & vocals behind the Raw Deal group and Troubleman was the bread behind the group. Troubleman was responsible for the finances of Raw Deal and getting studio time for recording sessions on their albums. He took care and responsibility of the financial aspect for the group. Gangsta rap is what this group was about. The group only put out 2 EPs on cassette only.

XXV Years is the highest sought after album in Flint rap by music. The album XXV Years sells within the range of $400 to $700 on eBay and other online stores! With $400 being the lowest average price and $700 being the highest average selling price. Only a certain amount of copies were pressed which is why hardcore rap collectors want this album.

I rate this album, XXV Years, 4/5****!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,385

This is Michael Mixerr. I will review Cherokee Tribe -  Cherokee Stomp Dance.

The Cherokee Stomp Dance album was an album composed by the Cherokee Tribe of Oklahoma State. In 1993, Cherokee Stomp Dance was released as a cassette on Litefoot’s Red Vinyl Records label from Oklahoma. Cherokee Stomp Dance is a collection of songs, chants, hymns, rhythms, tribal dances, and percussion ensembles performed by the Cherokee Tribe.

On the J-card of the cassette inlay is a message from Tommy Wildcat stating the following:
“This tape is dedicated to our Cherokee people who recognize the need to teach and enlighten our children with tradition so that our ways remain alive and are never forgotten. - Tommy Wildcat”

I rate this album, Cherokee Stomp Dance, 5/5*****!!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,384

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,383

This is Michael Mixerr. I will review Homiside - Off The Streets Of Saginaw.

Homiside - Off The Streets Of Saginaw cassette was only available in Saginaw, Michigan. This cassette was released in 1993. This single is filled super heavy pounding bass lines & notes. Homiside (Deion Smith Jr.) was That Nigga Bone aka Bone Skanless of the Skanbino Mob and Skanless Family. Bone Skanless recorded the two tracks. Of course this cassette wasn’t professionally mixed and mastered due to lack of funding with finances. So that’s why his vocals echo as if he were in a cathedral or an abandoned hallway.


Here comes the brotha from the gutta outta Saginaw on the track Off The Streets Of Saginaw! Off The Streets Of Saginaw super heavy pounding bass lines & notes over gangsta rap lyrics mixed in with distorted lo-fi production. It too is very distorted.  Hank (Andre Weems) raps "Here comes the brotha from the gutta outta Saginaw!" on the hook.

Homiside takes us on a tour through the rough and rugged city of Saginaw, Michigan on Off The Streets Of Saginaw. He describes the roughness that plagues the city of Saginaw, Michigan. Off The Streets Of Saginaw was recorded in January 1993. Scott & Stacy made the beat to the song

Homiside kicks the truth. Tales or murder mishaps and mayhem are told. A tale of a murder is told at the first minute of the track. Can’t go to parties without there being fights. Watch your back while you’re in Saginaw!

Ever since the 1980s had passed, the city of Saginaw had seen a high rise in violent crime and robberies. By the 1990s the city of Saginaw has gotten worse. Saginaw is not the city it used to be. The Eastside is a war zone as Homiside describes for example. You might have thought police would have chilled after Rodney King but police murdered Malice Green in Detroit during 1992.

Homiside tells us why the city of Saginaw is a living hell. It's still true but even worse these days.
Homiside can’t get a job because he has a criminal record. (Bone Skanless had been in the Saginaw County Jail 2 months prior to this record.) You’ll labeled as a threat if you commit a crime.

References to the murders of Elton Simmons Jr., Jackie Clemens, and Arthur Taylor are made in this track. Homies from Bone Skanless lifetime are mentioned throughout the track.


Livin' Haunted will remind you very much of Mack Tha Jack'a - Cross Thoughts. Livin' Haunted is similar of early ICP juggalo raps, early Esham, EVOL, and the early House Of Krazees horrorcore acid rap sound. Very garage sounding and lo-fi. It too is very distorted.

Mack Tha Jack'a speaks about the spiritualism of hell and heavy at the intro of Livin' Haunted. Mack Tha Jack'a tells us about the two questions in life Hell and Heaven as Mack Tha Jack'a tells us choose our own choices and make your own goals. This track was about a psychopath that took his own road. After that, menacing cackling laughs can be heard.

Homiside is a person on the run laughing at the crazy things he’s done through his actions. Smacking babies in the head. Killing is Homiside’s job. He is a psychopath who chose his own road. He lays down the law on this track. He beats up people. He hurts people. Nobody wants to be around Homiside because of his actions. People say Homiside is loosing it. He’s wanted by crooked cops. Dead or alive. Preferably dead since that what his enemies want him to.

Homiside is explaining that he is livin’ haunted based on the noises coming from his closet and from the people he’s killed. He hears voices in his sleep. He claims the boogieman’s out to get him. Homiside is looking for a black single man to defend him. Blood rushes from his head. His heart steadily throbs away with the pain inside. The wrong move could prove to be fatal.

In the middle of the track, Homiside draws cocaine up his nose. Perhaps the usage of cocaine is what made Homiside crazy. Now it’s time to let the 12 gauge go. Boom! Homiside hears rumbling coming from his closet. He tried to run but the door slammed so now he’s in a jam. The night just gets worse from there.

Homiside was overlooked and underrated back in the 1990s. Bone Skanless, Mack Tha Jacka, and Dirty Jerk should have blown up on a national scale. They just didn't have the money to push it right. If they had, that would have been a different story.

I rate this single, Off The Streets Of Saginaw, 5/5*****!!


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,382

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will review Damion The Demon Seed - Dear Momma.

Dear Momma was a track Damion The Demon Seed wrote for his mother Brenda Doxie. He tells her sorry for all the drama he’s surely caused. Damion Brown wants to tell his mother he loves her but he doesn’t know how. Dear Momma is surely a heartfelt track. Damion shows us that he’s learned his lessons from the trials and tribulations of his life through trial and error. He knows he’s smart but he doesn’t apply himself in school.

He roams the streets every night and tries to fake it as he were living his life right. His mother worries about him every night wondering when he will come home or not. She thinks about him every night. He always told her he would change. But years later he's out doing the same thang. He is smart but his grades in school reflect so otherwise. (His grades are poor.)

Damion wanted to impress her by making it on his own, but fast money doesn't last too long. The fast money in the streets is tempting him to earn a living illegally otherwise. His grades are poor so he can't get a job. Being a young black male makes things twice as hard. He reconciled his difficulties with his mother at the end of the song.


[The legend of the Dear Momma tape is when 2Pac came to Flint with MC Breed in 1993. It was before a 1993 concert in Michigan that MC Breed took 2Pac to record some tracks at U Be U Studios in Saginaw, Michigan. A lot of rappers from Flint, Michigan came to record tracks at U Be U Studios in Saginaw, Michigan.

2Pac heard Damion The Demon Seed record the song Dear Momma at U Be U Studios for his debut album titled Damion The Demon Seed. 2Pac had liked what he heard after he had heard Damion rapping and Damion’s style of rap. What happened was that 2Pac liked the Dear Momma song so much that he 2Pac bought the master copy off of Damion. Damion The Demon Seed was receptive to the idea only if he were to receive credit and compensation for the written composition along with the DAT tape and reel-to-reel. Of course Damion like the idea. But things didn’t go exactly as how Damion planned.

What really happened was that 2Pac bought the master copy off of Damion and then released his own song "Dear Mama" which of course became a national hit. 2Pac did not give Damion credit for the song. Damion's investor sold the master tape of Dear Momma to 2Pac behind his back. Damion and 2Pac got into a fight backstage about the whole issue during a concert in 1993 which turned into an altercation. So they cut ties.

If you listen to the lyrics of the song Dear Momma, they are very similar in style and sound. MC Breed had connections with U Be U Studios in Saginaw, Michigan and that is how Tupac met Damion and the Skanless Family. MC Breed had connections to the Michigan music scene as well.

Dear Momma was only available on reel-to-reel and DAT tape. An estimated guess of how many copies of this single exists is around 25 to 50 copies. Only those who are/were close to Damion have the reel-to-reels or cassettes of Dear Momma. Such as members of the Skanless Family for instance.]



Damion The Demon Seed is the title track which is pretty self-explanatory. Damion The Demon Seed describes himself as an evil person here. He is struck by difficult decisions. The harmonious angelic chorus is warped and treble is terribly low. Sound quality is disheartened. The acid rap element seems to be prevalent with Damion The Demon Seed.

Damion speaks words of the wicked from the wickedest. He looks in the mirror but is unable to see who’s kicking it. The bodies be hanging, man. Eyeballs are dangling. Damion is having thoughts of strangulation. If Damion strangles you, he’ll tell your family first. So prepare for your death. Death is Damion’s specialty. Damion is ripping out people’s spines from Saginaw to Connecticut. Damion is so fucking wicked he scares his own shadow.

Damion pleads insanity on Damion The Demon Seed. He admits he’s guilty. The harmonious angelic chorus chants his name. Also his rap name is chanted in the chorus. Damion apparently needs the bible.

Apparently Damion is walking the paths of death. He’s loosing his breath. He stole so many souls there’s nothing but zombies left. As Tha Jack would. Apparently Damion is the devil. He speaks so much deep shit. I know. The organ is being played in the church chapel. Damion stabs his next victim. Damion took money from victim. Now police are looking for Damion. No witness will tell the story. Damion is hellhound. You and I know he’s out of his mind. He needs a new one. Now Damion will burn a couple of candles and mix the spell. His mind is deeper than the fiery pits of hell.

[A demon seed is the spawn of the devil. A demon seed is the spawn of all evil. The child of a demon is known as a demon. Latin term for 'demon seed' is 'seedus demonus'. Think of a child that's conceived through unwanted intercourse resulting in an unplanned pregnancy. An unwanted child rather to be exact.]

I rate this single, Dear Momma, 5/5*****!!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,381

This is Michael Mixerr. I will review Kaskade - Strobelite Seduction (2016 digital download version).

Kaskade from Utah released a deep house styled album in 2008. The Strobelite Seduction album was released digitally as a digital download on iTunes, emusic, Pandora, and other online music stores in 2016. The house music for this album is deep house. Strobelite Seduction can be considered as a deep house album and a dance music album due to its upbeat vibrance.

Its upbeat vibrance makes Strobelite Seduction sound similar to dance music album at times with certain songs such as Step one two, Pose, Move for Me, Back on You, Pose, Borrowed Theme, One Heart, and Angel on My Shoulder. Seduction can be considered and regarded as a Kaskade classic by fans of Kaskade, dance music, and electronic music.


Pose is a bass driven styled deep house music song. The song itself relies on a bass ridden presence heavily. Synths are quite lively on this deep house song. In some parts of the song, samples of 8-bit distortion are used. Pose is quite lively at times.

Primarily overall, the song Pose relies heavily on the presence of heavy bass and deep house electronic synths. The presence of bass used sets the song Pose apart from all the other songs off the Strobelite Seduction album.


Your love is black starts off with a violin ensemble at the beginning. Your love is black is where things start to calm down as Your love is black is a song that calms the whole mood down for the album. The song Your love is black is perfect for calming down the albums mood for the entire album.

The female vocals used on Your love is black are angelic and perfect for calming down the albums mood. Kaskade is a genius for such an idea. The acoustics accompany the beats. Everything accompanies each other on this Kaskade song.


Move for Me with Deadmau5 is a highly vibrant deep house styled song perfect for the dance floor. The beats are vibrant as well. Electronic production inside Move for Me does shimmer but not with distortion. For some reason, Move for Me has a soulful sound. The song is of decent caliber. It’s another night out on the dance floor for both Kaskade and Deadmau5. The Deadmau5/Kaskade collaboration was a genius idea. Deadmau5/Kaskade collaborations need to happen more often.

Angel on My Shoulder is where things start to pick up on this album. The volume is suddenly set to higher level without warning. Angel on my shoulder is another highly vibrant deep house styled song perfect for the dance floor. The female vocals on Angel on my shoulder both angelic and breathtaking. Angel on my shoulder is a breath of fresh air from the shitty EDM music of today. House music fans will appreciate this deep house styled song.

Back on You samples the soulful song I’ll Be Around in a deep house styled manner with fresh updated electronic production found inside house music. The song shimmers with 8-bit distortion in some parts of the song similar to Step one two. Overall Back on you partially relies on 8-bit distortion sound.

Step one two is a perfect dance song whether you are a fan of house music or not. Fans of dance music truly genuinely enjoy Step one two. The song shimmers with 8-bit distortion in some parts of the song. Step one two is another vibrant upbeat deep house song.

The song I Remember is a slightly calm song where things start to calm down despite its fast paced BPM. Its fast paced BPM make the song I Remember an upbeat dance music styled house song. Of course the deep house element is still present inside of this song. Upbeat dance music meets calm ambient electronic music on the song I Remember.

Borrowed Theme is where things start to calm down. Borrowed theme is a song that calms the whole mood down for the album despite its fast paced BPM. The song is perfect for calming down the albums mood for the entire album. The female vocals used on Borrowed theme are angelic perfect for calming down the albums mood. Kaskade is a genius for such an idea.

The song I'll Never Dream relies primarily on electronic synths that you will surely find in deep house styled music or house music in general. The song I'll Never Dream is an upbeat dance music styled house song of course. I'll Never Dream get sentimental by going down memory lane.

One Heart is where things start to pick up again. The song One Heart heavily relies on beats, electronic music, and dance music from its upbeat mood and vibrant sound. The song One Heart heavily relies on percussion overall. Kaskade never fails to impress with songs such as Move for Me, Back on You, Pose, Borrowed Theme, Step one two, and Angel on My Shoulder.

I rate this album, Strobelite Seduction (2016 digital download version), 5/5*****!!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,380

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will write an album review on Lil Hawk - Red Pagez.

Lil Hawk finally released an album after all these years! And no, this is not the Lil Hawk Red Riding Hood album that circulated via CD-r in the hoods of Inglewood and LA back in 1997. The album was released digitally online in October 2016 by Upset Records and Red Pagez Ent. (And on CD from rapbay.com.) The Red Pagez album is a collection of tracks that were recorded from 1994-2014 during his time as a solo artist and during his time signed onto Dangerous Records which was 1994-1999. Some of those tracks were recorded from 1994-1999 before Lil Hawk caught his murder case which landed him in jail on April of 1999.

These tracks were from his albums Lil Hawk Red Riding Hood and the Lil Hawk self-titled solo album which was supposed be to all solo tracks by Lil Hawk only. Physical copies of this album exist, but the Red Pagez album was intended to be a digital album available online only. Physical copies of this album can be purchased on rapbay.com however. Denver, Colorado based label Upset Records oversaw the responsibilities of marketing this Lil Hawk album towards the digital market online.

Some of the sound and production is not up top notch thrifty state-of-the-art recording standards. Lil Hawk did record some tracks on a 4-track cassette recorder connected to a mono speaker which is why the vocals are lower than the music on some tracks.

Ironically Tweedy Bird Loc and Dangerous Records ad nothing to do with this release nor was the album released by Dangerous Records. Despite Tweedy Bird Loc, J Stank, Leroy Dukes, QLuso, and Ronnie Ron producing some of the tracks, neither parties involved had any say in the matter of whether or not the Red Pagez album would be released or not.


Red Rida is a self-explanatory track about Lil Hawk Red Riding Hood himself. Lil Hawk gets self-explanatory and autobiographical on Red Rida. Red Rida was most likely recorded in 2002 since it has that new school rap sound.

Murda Flo pays tribute fallen late rapper B Brazy of Damu Ridas. Sound clips of B Brazy from the documentary War Stories which was released on DVD in the 1990s. on that intro LIP B Brazy

Inglewood Barz is a Lil Hawk freestyle rap track that has that classic Dangerous Records sound with hard heavy hitting bass that will surely rattle your speakers! Level for bass is quite heavy. The treble inside his vocals are quite noticeable as Inglewood Barz was recorded in 1997 on a 4-track cassette recorder connected to a mono speaker which is why the vocals are lower than the music.

The electronic synths and new school rap sound on My Shit Bang do not suit Lil Hawk at all. My Shit Bang is more of a “hit or miss” type of track. The treble inside his vocals are quite as his vocals could have been mastered better. Treble stands as a highlight out the most here.

Westside Moment is a hood classic to some. However you can’t help but feel something is off when you listen to Westside Moment. Lil Hawk’s flow does not match up the tempo on Westside Moment. He raps way too fast in such a rapid pace that his lyrics do not match up with the mid tempo beats. However don’t let that deter you away from listening to the track. Lil Hawk is still hard with it. Westside Moment was probably recorded sometime during 1994-1999.


Red Pagez is a 4/5**** album!  Lil Hawk the Inglewood legend returns with the real gangsta shit on this album. The album has that classic Dangerous Records sound on top of that new school rap school. However most of the tracks retain a new school rap sound rather than the classic Dangerous Records sound Lil Hawk fans among others would expect to hear. The weak tracks on this album are My Shit Bang, Broke Bitchez, Tha Weed, N Tha Hood, Westside Moment, and Tha Niggaz I Kno. Trap beats do not suite Lil Hawk at all. Period. The old school rap sound suites Lil Hawk best.

Other than that, Lil Hawk should do a sequel album to this album called Red Pagez 2 which would be appropriate for a follow-up album to this album. That would be brehsive! A sequel album called Red Pagez 2 from Lil Hawk should be released.


I rate this album, Red Pagez, 4/5****!


Monday, October 9, 2017

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,379

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will write a short album review on DJ Snake - Turnt Up Bass Classics.

DJ Snake combined songs from his albums Till Bass Do Us Part and King of Bass onto one album which is this one right here. Did you know that DJ Snake bass test tones can help equalize balance in your speakers? Well if you purchased his newly remastered state-of-the-art digital download album of his Turnt Up Bass Classics album that was released on iTunes back in 2016, then you will know what I am talking about. For instance songs such as How Low, Moments in Bass, and Frequency use a 26 Hz bass test tone that will surely clear and equalize your speakers.

I rate this album, Turnt Up Bass Classics, 5/5*****!!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,378

This is Michael Mixerr. Tonight I will review Vallejo - Leftovers.

Only 1,000 copies of the Leftovers album by Vallejo of were ever pressed onto CD. The Leftovers album was really meant to be a digital download album only. The Leftovers album is basically a collection of outtakes, alternate mixes, and remixes of songs from previous albums from Vallejo. Leftovers is for all the hardcore Vallejo fans, fans of Latin rock, and Latin music lovers. The sound on most of these songs are raw and unpolished. Leftovers was released in 2004 on CD and in 2005 as a digital download album on iTunes and emusic.


Snake In The Grass was on the soundtrack of True Blood. All you True Blood fans should know that! Snake In The Grass was minor hit that gained the band a relevant buzz with radio stations and TV cross the US. The song Snake In The Grass was a minor hit in the US.

Other than that, this version of Snake In The Grass is Snake In The Grass (Original Rock Mix). This song was the original version that was supposed to be on the 1998 album Beautiful Life before TVT Records gave the song to DJ Hurricane to remix for a single. This is the version Vallejo wanted on the Beautiful Life album, but ended up getting outvoted by TVT to have DJ Hurricane’s version on the album instead.


Dynamite Wack was diss song aimed at rock band Dynamite Hack when they did a shitty ass cover version of N.W.A.'s Boys In The Hood. Which wasn't funny at all! Somehow Dynamite Hack got to hit a chart at #12 and #2 on the BillBoard, thus killing any chance for Vallejo's albums to chart back in the year of 2000. Dynamite Hack even made front page news on the Austin Chronicle back in the year of 2000 because of this.

Dynamite Wack and appear as hidden tracks on the 2004 CD of Leftovers and the 2005 digital download version of Leftovers on iTunes and emusic. Dynamite Wack appears as hidden track.


Natasha as a song was the beginning of Vallejo’s introduction into Latin rock that would eventually become a part of their own sound. The song Natasha was recorded in 1997 for the Shining Sun album. The song did not make it onto the album due to an abrupt seizure lead band member AJ Vallejo had experienced while recording the vocals for the song. Natasha was the final song for the Shining Sun album which as supposed to be the last song.

The song Natasha was about prostitution. AJ read a disturbingly moving news article in TIME magazine about fathers in foreign countries who pimped out their teenage daughters to tourists against their own will to make money for themselves. TVT considered this song to be too violent and sexually graphic in lyrical content on an album of songs about hope and faith. TVT was not too crazy about the song’s message anyway. (Or the song either.) In the end, TVT replaced Natasha with Cold Monkey.

Natasha appeared on the Japanese version of Vallejo's self-titled album as a bonus track. For some reason in 1997 when Vallejo was signed to TVT Records, TVT decided to not include Natasha and Irishman on the US version of their self-titled album. This was done for promotional purposes or some other shit like that. TVT sucks!


Just A Game was a previously unreleased song intended for Into The New album, but the producer deemed it a bit too different for the direction the album was going in. Just A Game was replaced by The Beginning.

The song Break Free was recorded in March 2004 at Matchbox Studios for another album the Vallejo band was working on which was too good for Vallejo to ignore. Break Free was the first rock music song the band had recorded in 2 years since the release of the Stereo album in 2002. Break Free is an unreleased song.

Tono's Montreaux will remind you a lot of Bonzo's Montreaux from Led Zepplin's Coda album! It's almost exactly like Bonzo's Montreaux which is a drum solo! Tono's Montreaux is a tribute to Bonzo's Montreaux. (Am I the only one that noticed that?) XXX 96 Mix was more instrumental than the album version. It will remind you a lot of the local ATX electronic band OHN. XXX 96 Mix was possibly meant to be an instrumental.

Man Lotion was a wack song. Vallejo’s attempt at humor is quite witty. Yet this tracks humor was too state with no substance. It seems as if the Vallejo band was not really trying. The acoustics are unbalanced yet the vocals are not which is quite odd.


This compilation album was just basically thrown together. Break Free, Dynamite Whack, Man Lotion, Tono's Montreaux and Just Game are the only real unreleased songs. To sum it all up, overall, Leftovers by Vallejo is an overlooked compilation album by fans of rock music and Latin music.

I rate this album, Leftovers, 3/5***.

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,377

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will review Vallejo - Vallejo (IMI Edition).

Shining Sun is the self-titled debut album by Vallejo that was released on the Chicago, Illinois record label IMI Records in 1997. Shining Sun sold 5,000 copies upon its release in just a few weeks! TVT Records took notice and singed Vallejo to their label the same year. Their debut album was repackaged and re-released as the Shining Sun album on TVT Records.

Just Another Day was an instant hit which caught fire on local radio station KLBJ in Texas and eventually the US. Texas fell in love with the song Just Another Day. Just Another Day is similar to the raw raunchy Latin rock sound of Santana. Just Another Day was the single that became an instant hit. Their first single Just Another Day reached #30 on the Billboard Alternative Rock charts.

Boogie Man is a hard rock song with all hard rock energy. You can feel the intensity and energy in style with this hard rock song. Boogie Man does get startling at times. Honestly Boogie Man should have became an instant hit for the Vallejo band.


The album cover was changed from the Sacred Heart artwork to the sun and thorns because of religious controversy. Vallejo caught flack with he Catholic Church and various religious organizations (as well as TVT Records) back in the 1990s. So TVT Records revamped, repackaged, and re-released their self-titled debut album with a whole new completely different look visually in 1997.

Now the album cover with the burning heart (Sacred Heart artwork) is the album that was originally released on IMI Records in 1997. If you have the IMI1969 edition of the self-titled debut album, then you have the original version of the self-titled Vallejo album. Artwork for both versions differ. Photography was done by Todd V. Wolfson.

Shining Sun is the self-titled debut album by Vallejo. None of the songs were changed either on the original version or the re-release. TVT Records was the one responsible for releasing new album cover now known by Vallejo fans as the "Shining Sun" album. The Shining Sun album you see in the retail market is the self-titled album which is the re-release version. Bobby Francovillo was responsible for launching the career of Vallejo.

Their (Vallejo) original contract with IMI allowed them to sign a joint deal between IMI and TVT. However despite that, the contract between TVT and IMI led the label to effectively shelve the album. Vallejo managed to sell over 50,000 copies of their debut.

I rate this album, Vallejo (IMI Edition), 5/5*****!!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,376

This is Michael Mixerr. Tonight I will review X-Raided - Xorcist.

Xorcist was his most highly controversial album of 1996. A quote from a 1996 Playboy Magazine article about X-Raided - Xorcist stated: “Talk about determination.” X-Raided shocked the world and baffled authorities by recording a rap album over the phone while he was awaiting his murder trial to begin in the Sacramento County Jail from the timespan of 1994 to 1996. He was in jail for the murder of community activist Patricia Harris.

The fact that the Xorcist album was recorded over the phone from jail was shocking at that time since no one else recorded an album from a phone in jail which is why the Xorcist album received national attention in news media across the United States. At that time recording an album over the phone from jail was completely unheard of.

Xorcist is a Sacramento rap classic that is quite memorable due to the sound quality and the fact that the album was recorded over the phone from jail. This album is highly sought after by X-Raided fans alike. Memorable hits from Xorcist are Deuce Five To Life, I Ain’t Dead Yet, Unfukwitable, Wit A Mask On, Liquor, Niggaz, & Triggaz, Recognize. Done Deal is another one.The vocals are not up to high quality as all his other albums are as the vocal quality is rather subpar. But don’t let that deter you from buying this album! This album is highly sought after by X-Raided fans alike.

A news article from a January 10, 1996 edition of the Sacramento Bee newspaper confirmed and reported that Xorcist sold over 28,000 copies in its first run. 50,000 copies of the 1st edition of the Xoricst album exist. Overall more than 150,000 units of the Xorcist album have been sold.


Willie Charles (LA Chill) was the executive producer responsible for acting as the sole engineer and producer along with Ced Singleton while working on the Xorcist album timespan of 1994 to 1996. Willie Charles (LA Chill) and Ced Singleton both acted as producers for the Xorcist album. Willie Charles was looking after X-Raided while working on the Xorcist album. That’s how deeply involved with Xorcist he was! LA Chill’s name is all over the Xorcist album for that very reason.

While working on the Xorcist album, Willie Charles was influenced by psychedelic rock, horrorcore, siccness, and gangsta rap sounds. He was on the psychedelic tip. Willie Charles (LA Chill) is the sole creator of those eerie sounds that you hear when listening to the X-Raided - Xorcist album as he is the originator and creator of those high pitched eerie sounds. HE IS the sole creator for those high pitched eerie sounds!

Xorcist was recorded on a 16 track reel to reel. The vocals were recorded over the phone live in Sacramento County Jail. At first Xorcist was released on cassette only and then Xorcist was released on CD in 1996. X-Raided was not satisfied with results of the audio quality for the cassette edition of Xorcist as he stated in a news article in LA Times written in November 17, 2002.

Xorcist was recorded through an old fashioned rotary phone. LA Chill modified the rotary phone to ease the recording process. The vocals were processed through a mixer. A phone was hooked up to the mixer. X-Raided used 2 phones to record the Xorcist album. The deputies would take X-Raided to a separate room to record. Ced paid off the deputies to hook everything up in order for X-Raided to record the Xorcist album. He is the one who was pulling the strings.

Internal Affairs Division came after Ced Singleton after it was determined an album was recorded from behind bars. Ced Singleton directed Internal Affairs to go after William Charles (LA Chill). Internal Affairs went after LA Chill. All LA Chill did was produce beats and record vocals.


Deuce Five to Life is about how X-Raided felt he won't get a fair trial on the murder charge. Deuce Five to Life explains the situation as to how X-Raided got incarcerated, the legal drama surrounding X-Raided, stress he is dealing with, and the March 15, 1992, murder of Patricia Harris. X-Raided claims his innocence on Deuce Five to Life. X-Raided foreshadows as he knows he is going to be found guilty by the jury.

The March 15, 1992, murder of Patricia Harris was in response to a gang-related vengeance which prosecutors described as. Patricia Harris was gunned down in the hallway of her Meadowview home after gunmen kicked in the front door and shot her in the chest. Two of Harris' sons were alleged members of the Meadowview Bloods were the intended targets. These two Meadowview Bloods members were rumored to have killed 24th Street Garden Blocc Crip member Jerome McCoy (J-Dogg). The March 15, 1992 murder of Patricia Harris was a home invasion gone wrong.

Two other men, Roosevelt Jermaine Coleman and Christopher McKinnie, were convicted of first-degree murder and are serving a 25 years to life sentence. X-Raided was given a 31 years to life sentence in 1996 after being found guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy by a Sacramento jury.


Liquor, Niggaz, & Triggaz is the most eerie track on the whole album! Those high pitched eerie sounds you hear on Liquor, Niggaz, & Triggaz are the work of LA Chill. Willie Charles (LA Chill) is the sole creator of those eerie sounds that you hear on this track. Liquor, Niggaz, & Triggaz has an eerie horrorcore vibe.

Brotha Lynch Hung, Sicx, and the Black Market Records production crew were high during the of recording this track. Sicx was drunk off that OE (Olde English) for which he was intoxicated off of during this recording. That is why Sicx made a reference to that OE. Brotha Lynch Hung was high whilst recording this track. The Black Market Records production crew stayed high at times.

That’s why you hear

[Brotha Lynch Hung verse]
Cause I don't love you hoes
I don't love you niggaz
All I'm givin a fuck is about my liquor and my triggaz

[Sicx verse]
When I’m off that OE
When I’m off that OE, Loc


LA Chill produced Done Deal with female rapper Da Misses all over this track. That’s why you hear those high pitched eerie sounds on Done Deal. Those were LA Chill’s signature sounds. Notice the creepy animal sounds in the background for instance. Da Misses is LA Chill’s cousin. Da Misses really shined on here and the 5 tracks she featured on this album. Done Deal is a perfect example of a G-Funk track as Done Deal is a perfect G-Funk track.

Da Misses vents about shadiness of society on Done Deal. She displays a raw, shrill, cold attitude of harshness towards society on Done Deal. She breaks everything down into detail about what’s real with reality and what’s the reality. She takes a hit against the industry on this track.


LA Chill produced the beats for I Ain’t Dead Yet. Take notice of X-Raided giving Will a shout out. Da Misses does not have as huge a presence on here as all the other tracks. The beats used on I Ain’t Dead Yet were used on Basket Case from the Sicx albums Deer Hunter and If These Walls Could Talk.

Unfukwitable was inspired by the sounds of Snoop Dogg, G-Funk, and gangsta rap. Da Misses is all over Unfukwitable. LA Chill produced the beats for Unfukwitable.



*[For those who didn’t know, Brotha Lynch Hung was originally supposed to produced the X-Raided - Xorcist album. But X-Raided and Brotha Lynch Hung got into a feud over copying each others music style. Lynch had copied X’s style. So instead X-Raided got LA Chill to produce the Xorcist album by writing to him by letter from Sacramento County Jail. That is how X-Raided convinced LA Chill to produce the Xorcist album.

That is why Brotha Lynch Hung was not as “hands on” and did not have a huge presence on the Xorcist album as he did on the 1992 Psycho Active album. That is also the reason attributed to why Brotha Lynch Hung was only on the following tracks: Open The Casket, Body Count, and Liquor, Niggaz, & Triggaz. Brotha Lynch Hung only produced Open The Casket, Body Count, and Liquor, Niggaz, & Triggaz.]

*[For those who didn’t know, Ced Singleton released the X-Raided - Xorcist album without the permission of Willie Charles and copyrighted the Xorcist album without no contract. William Larcell Charles (LA Chill) did not give Ced Singleton permission to release the Xorcist album nor did he give Black Market Records any distribution rights either for retail release of this particular album to be released in any format. That is a federal offense!

Ced Singleton also “claims” he published Xorcist. The truth is Ced Singleton wrote none of the songs. Both X-Raided (Anarae V. Brown) and Cedric (Ced) Singleton cheated Willie Charles (LA Chill) out of both mechanical royalties and publishing royalties for the Xorcist album because they wanted the money for themselves. Ced Singleton and X-Raided never paid Willie Charles (LA Chill) mechanical royalties and publishing royalties for the 1996 X-Raided - Xorcist album ever. Despite all this, Ced Singleton was still credited as a producer.

Despite that, Willie Charles and X-Raided had split the publishing royalties for the 1996 Xorcist album. They never signed no agreements or contracts for the Xorcist album at the time. X-Raided owns his lyrics regardless of the copyrights involved for this case.]

*[William Larcell Charles lawfully owns the full copyright to the X-Raided - Xorcist album as he owns the Xorcist reel to reels to this day for which he clearly maintains for which he rightfully owns full copyright  and full ownership to.]

*[Both X-Raided and Ced Singleton still owe William Larcell Charles (LA Chill) mechanical royalties and publishing royalties for the 1996 X-Raided - Xorcist album.]

*[LA Chill was the person who came out with the original concept for the artwork and graphic design for the Xorcist album. Ced has falsely claimed himself for taking the credit for the artwork and graphic design. LA Chill was the person who designed the front album cover artwork.]

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

Friday, September 15, 2017

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,375

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I am reviewing Military Thugs - It’s Da Military Thugs.

Military Thugs from Southfield, Michigan represent a militaristic style of thug rap and a militaristic style of rap. Militaristic rap meets thug rap on this single. It’s Da Military Thugs single represents a more militaristic style of rap more so than thug rap or gangsta rap music. While the production quality is rather subpar and low, the beats compensate for the lack of high quality production. The vocal quality is rather low and subpar as well for many of the songs included on this single.


6 N Da Morning is about militaristic morning life in the military. The windy flute playing the high musical notes help the song 6 N Da Morning give off a militaristic feel. The vocal quality and production quality is rather low and subpar.

It’s 6 in the morning and the Military Thugs are late for formation. Another day of these damn frustrations. If the Military Thugs had things their way, they would be in Detroit. Military Thugs are still drunk off that E & J. The duo experiences the side effects of a hangover after drinking too much alcohol. By the time they line up in formation they are sober. The sergeant does not play games. Today is the day of the 7 mile roll march. During the 7 mile march, they step over several holes. The duo’s legs start to hurt and their feet are on fire.

2nd call happens during 9 AM. Their running their run during 9 AM. Of course they are dirty and sweaty from all that running around the military base. The government trains soldiers in the military to be built to last long. So this of course is not unusual. It’s no later than 6:30 PM after the run. The Military Thugs are hungry. Their boots are ready for inspection. They later participate in PT at 6 in the morning.


It’s Da Military Thugs represents a style of militaristic rap. More so than thug rap or gangsta rap music. It’s Da Military Thugs is a heavy bass ridden rap song with upbeat shimmering beats. Militaristic rap meets thug rap on the song It’s Da Military Thugs.

It’s Da Basstramental is a heavy bass ridden instrumental of the song It’s Da Military Thugs hence the appropriate title for this instrumental track of It’s Da Military Thugs. The production quality is rather subpar and low. The beats, however, compensate for the lack of high quality production.


I rate this single, It’s Da Military Thugs, 5/5*****!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,374

This is Michael Mixerr. Tonight I am reviewing Lil Capn Travis - For All the Trick or Treaters.

For All the Trick or Treaters was an EP that was released on CD in 2003 by their own independent label Sleep Bunny Music in Austin, Texas. This EP would serve as a prelude and precursor to their 2004 album In All Their Splendor which was released on Glurp Records from Seattle, Washington. 4 songs were included on this EP. To all LCT fans, if you were looking for a full album, you will be disappointed as this recording is an EP.

This EP was locally in the Austin area only which is why the EP is highly sought after by LCT fans. The EP itself is rare and quite hard to find in stores. LCT's EP sold for $2 to $3 at Waterloo Records at the time the recording was sold. But that alone does not stop the album from being difficult to find.

For All the Trick or Treaters is the title track to this EP. Powerful psychedelic rock music is what is played on the song. Their songcraft/songwriting is as powerful and trippy as ever. The song has a foggy mellow vibe. Oddly the vibe is not spooky. Take notice the two-step used in this song. Overall this track is the best track off the EP. With Caroline is a teenage love song. The EP finalizes with the mystical song Magic Of December. Magic Of December is a hard rock driven ballad song. The song sort of has a country music feel.

I rate this EP, For All the Trick or Treaters, 5/5*****!!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,373

This is Michael Mixerr. I'm reviewing Victims of Society - On The Run.

Victims of Society was a one time gangsta rap group from the 1990s outta Little Rock, Arkansas. On The Run was released in 1995 on Pup Dog Records. Many of their songs came from the Untitled demo cassette such as Playa Swang and Hustlers and Players. Mark Jones and Ardell Allen produced this VOS album as their produced their demo prior to the 1995 debut album. Who knew Little Rock had such a dope rap scene?!

The sounds of smooth gangsta rap, hip hop, and R&B swing can be heard throughout this album. For example the smooth gangsta rap sound on G Shit.

Playa Swang has a hip hop and R&B/Swing type of feel. Hip hop meets R&B swing. The gangsta rap vibe is there. The title "Playa Swang" is appropriate for the song. Having hip hop meet R&B swing was a genius idea as Hip Hop and R&B/Swing was popular at the time. Ardell Allen produced this song.

G Shit has that smooth gangsta rap sound from the 1990s. Who knew that Little Rock had such raw rap talent? Smooth is one word to describe the song G Shit. On Death Row is a gothic song that has a negative mood. The futures describes in this song are bleak.

I rat this album, On The Run, 5/5*****!!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,372

This is Michael Mixerr. I'm reviewing Victims of Society - Untitled.

Victims of Society was a one time gangsta rap group from the 1990s outta Little Rock, Arkansas. The untitled album would serve as a demo album for their debut album On The Run which was released in 1995 on Pup Dog Records. Untitled was a demo on cassette. Playa Swang has a hip hop and R&B/Swing type of feel. Hip hop meets R&B swing. The gangsta rap vibe is there. The title "Playa Swang" is appropriate for the song. Hustlers and Players is a typical gangster rap track.

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

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,371

This is Michael Mixerr. This morning I will review J-Mac ‎– BO$$ Hoggin.

J-Mac ‎– BO$$ Hoggin came on CD from Pup Dog Records based outta Arkansas in 1998. J-Mac himself is a raw rapper that released another raw underground rap album such as this one here. If you are looking for explicit raw underground rap, then this album is the right album for you. Old school beats over G-Funk sines and sounds is what this album contains. The underground rap sound is prevalent here too. Mark Jones and Ardell produced this album of course.

It's a Little Rock/Memphis connection on this album. With Ska Face and Al Kapone from Memphis, Tennessee & Big Dank, D. Nelson, and VOS from Little Rock, Arkansas. Little Rock meets Memphis on this album.

I rate this album, BO$$ Hoggin, 4/5****!