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

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,326

This is Michael Mixerr. I will review JJ Fad - Not Just A Fad.

We In The House was the only successful single that spawned from the Not Just A Fad album that yet somehow managed to chart onto the BillBoard. Hip hop meets house on We In The House ultimately creating an infusion of hip house. Overall We In The House is a hip house type of song. We In The House was the only single properly promoted. The single gained enough momentum for a music video. However the music video did not receive much airplay.

JJ Fad tampers around with the sound of gangsta rap on We Want It All which gives the song a more hardcore edge. The track has a hard edge. One word to describe We Want It All is hardcore. A hip hop sound can be heard on here. JJ Fad almost never fails to impress. Although this song is not way out. (Or too way out at that.)

Step has so much dance music infused into one song. The beats are crazy. Step is something everyone can enjoy. The beat is slamming. The slamming beat is what made this song popular in 1991. However the song did not generate enough heat to chart onto the BillBoard. Hip hop meets house on the song Step which ultimately led to the creation of an infusion of hip house. Step seems to have been inspired by sounds from the genre of dance music. JJ Fad almost never fails to impress. Although this song is not way out. The track does have a hardened edge.

Ain’t Nothin’ Comin’ has a message that warns us to be against being pressured into sex. JJ Fad tells us you and no one else should not be being pressured into having sex. Rapists tend to take advantage of pressuring people into having sex.

Not Just a Fad seems to revisit We In The House. The beat is slamming. The slamming beat is what made this song popular in 1991.


In the end, this album proved for the record that JJ Fad was just a fad. JJ Fad “was just a fad” that came and went because they could not live up to the success and momentum of their multi-platinum album Supersonic. So the general public forgot all about JJ Fad and moved on with life. They could not reach with the same success as Supersonic with their follow-up album Not Just a Fad or win their audiences over. That is the reality. It's sad that these ladies didn't get to move onto superstardom like as Salt 'n' Pepa did. Or exactly how Def Dames did. JJ Fad was not too comparable to 3LW though. JJ Fad is comparable to the female duo Def Dames however.

Ruthless, ATCO, and Atlantic Records dropped the female trio JJ Fad due to poor performance sales from the Not Just a Fad album a year later in 1992. So way out they went. The group disbanded shortly afterwards. Not Just a Fad did not chart at all on the BillBoard. JJ Fad had ran their course with Ruthless, ATCO, and Atlantic.

Instead of waiting 3 years to record a follow-up album, JJ Fad should have waited a year or less to record a follow-up record. A period of 3 years to record a follow-up album is much too long. The music industry and general public move on in life and focus onto other artists in a timespan period of 3 years. Consistency is key in keeping a solid fanbase that is dedicated to a group, duo, trio, quartet, or solo artist.

One can tell that JJ Fad had fun writing this album. You and I can sense that. The record is positive overall.
The Not Just a Fad album does has its favorable tolerable moments such as We In The House for instance. We Want It All is another favorable tolerable moment due to the fact that the trio experimented around with the new burgeoning gangsta rap sound of the time. Electronic and pop on this album meet hip hop/rap.
The only downside is that there are too many intros (which is oddly used as a substitute for the interludes) included on this album.

I rate this album, Not Just A Fad, 4/5****!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,325

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will do a review on Social Distortion self-titled album.

This band is not another one of those cheesy glam rock bands that are overrated. The self-titled says it all. This is one of their most successful album reaching gold status and reaching #128 on the BillBoard. This band should be listed in The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. Social Distortion is that good. Thanks to Epic's sponsorship and effort, Social Distortion had more time and money to work on their album. This album was WAY overlooked and flew off the radar. This album is probably the most overlooked rock album in the history of Rock music. I think the Social Distortion self-titled album is overlooked in its own way and its own right.

Other than that, I rate this self-titled album, 4 1|2/5****(.

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,324

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will do an album review on S. H. Dudley - The Village Choir.

This single album was made in 1899. Which was released on Victor which was owned by partner-rival record company Columbia Records. Anyway for those who do not know, Sherman Houston Dudley was a well known African-American vaudeville performer and a theatre entrepreneur. He had gained his notability in the late 19th and early 20th century as a composer and performer of ragtime songs, Dudley was of the first African-Americans to combine business with theater. Which had made him notable.

I rate this album, The Village Choir, 5/5*****.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,323

This is Michael Mixerr. Tonight I will review SIC ILL - EPIDEMIC (demo).

EPIDEMIC is a similar album in the vein of the recent Jay-Z - 4:44 as Seattle, Washington rapper SIC ILL describes himself. EPIDEMIC is another new nerdcore rap album of his for August 2017. SIC ILL seems to be going in a different direction for this album. This time, however, SIC ILL's girlfriend Veronica Adaro produced the entire album and is featured on Fantastico. The EPIDEMIC album will be SIC ILL's 2nd major release from Fahrenheit Records of first Degree The DE fame and Brotha Lynch Hung fame.


The beginning of How I'm Living has a very powerful jazzy vibe. A touch of jazz can be felt at the beginning of the track. SIC ILL experiments with jazz rap in How I'm Living. How I'm Living is upbeat within terms of similarity to upbeat jazz. The beats and percussion ensemble are what gives How I'm Living an upbeat jazz vibe. Although in this case the beats are what give How I'm Living an upbeat jazz vibe relatively speaking. The beats are not too fast. Furthermore, the beats are perfect.

SIC ILL tells us, the audience, how he's living in 2017. He is not living the glorious lifestyle of the rich and famous. No flashy cars or none of that. Or living with immaterial things. Materialism is not a priority of his. SIC ILL is just living his life and keeping it real for 2017.


Tippy has a new school rap vibe and feel for the most part. Take notice of the mumble rap for example in an instance. SIC ILL sounds very much like a mixture of Rick Ross and Rich Homie Quan on Tippy. For the most part, SIC ILL sounds like Rick Ross on this track.

SIC ILL's girlfriend (Veronica Adaro) was featured on Fantastico in the intro and chorus not to mention hooks. Not only is Veronica featured on Fantastico, she produced Fantastico! She put in a lot of hard work and effort into producing Fantastico in terms of production. Having her work featured on this album was a wonderful idea. Fantastico was great.

Zeus welcomes us with a heavy hitting barrage of percussion with a dark sound. Zeus is something very similar to what you would hear from Esham. The beats are fire as SIC ILL himself put it. Overall Zeus has a dark underground sound quite similar to underground rap.

Did I leave your mind? is a Michael Jackson inspired rap song by SIC ILL hence the Michael Jackson sample used all over the place in this song. SIC ILL wonders if he did leave your mind when he was gone. The song has a touch of pop flair and old school soul. The beats are fire!

Heardugot is offbeat humor with a touch of nerdcore rap. Some of the instrumentation is offbeat and off key. Heardugot is the weakest track off the EPIDEMIC album.

Sun welcomes us with a refreshing piano solo for an opening. The piano solo was a brilliant way to open the track Sun. Sun has a fresh new sound in song formation. Overall the fresh beats help give off a fresh new sound for Sun. Overall the beats are fire!

Jacuzzi is another jazz rap track with a jazzy vibe similar to How I'm Living at the very beginning of the EPIDEMIC album. However Jacuzzi is not upbeat as How I'm Living was. Upright bass playing gives Jacuzzi a slow mellow feel and vibe. Some of the instrumentation is offbeat. However the beats are upbeat which ironic since a slow jazz sample is used for Jacuzzi.

Bass is hard and heavy hitting leaving an everlasting impact in your ears on Naked Mole Rat. The bass will leave a long everlasting impact inside your ears. Naked Mole Rat is about how love is a battlefield.


*[SIC ILL is known for his Sonic The Hedgehog parody raps featured on WorldStarHipHop and YouTube with the music video Labyrinth Zone Act 1 with nearly 140,000 real views!!]
*[Fahrenheit Records label head is First Degree The DE from Brotha Lynch Hung - Loaded fame.]

I rate this album, EPIDEMIC (demo), 5/5*****!!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,322

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will review George Michael - Symphonica.

Symphonica was the last classic masterpiece of an album from former British pop sensation George Michael of Wham! that was released on EMI in 2016. Surprisingly this is the only live album from George Michael. Most songs on this live album are cover songs however. The Symphonica live album had sold 50,000 units in a time span of a one week period debuting at #1 on the UK Album Charts on BillBoard. The fact that the string arrangements was recorded in a studio do not accommodate this live album to have a live feel. A 10 year gap between albums did not help popularize the Symphonica live album for George Michael.

New recordings You've Changed, Through, and I Remember You are new material for this George Michael live album. I Remember You was a digital download exclusively for the Symphonica album on Amazon MP3. Only two tracks were exclusively for Amazon MP3 despite not being intended to be a digital album.

Through is a new live song written by George Michael. Although Through was written in 2004, George Michael helps the song Through a fresh new pop sound with his powerful singing and vocals. So his powerful singing and vocals genuinely help Through standout powerfully. Through was a perfect original pop song for 2004 with originality. George Michael is known for his originality. The song Through is no exception or exemption to this matter.

Most music critics gave this album an average rating of 3/5*** stars. Regardless of how the Symphonica album was panned by music critics and long time hardcore George Michael fans the album was a mile to average success for a live album. Having live versions of cover songs will not always guarantee a live album will be successful as that is not always the case. George Michael could have chosen new material for his live album as sometimes new material for live albums proves to be better in results. Not much new material except for I Remember You and Through were included on the album.

I rate this album, Symphonica, 4/5****.

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,321

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will review Lil Sin - BIYO.

BIYO by Lil Sin (Ronnie Warner Jr.) is his most biographical album to date out of all the Lil Sin/Young Namar albums released in from his music catalog. Lil Sin gets autobiographical on this album of his. Most tracks on this album are related to the biography and life of Ronald Warner, Jr. bka Lil Sin. That is the reason why an attributed sentimental feel can be felt when listening to this album. His feelings on this album are both emotional and sentimental with a sense of pride. A sense of pride is what Lil Sin truly has. His vocals in his raps are loud and powerful.

What is different about this Lil Sin album is that the tracks are not separated into separate tracks but instead the whole album is played on one continuous track. BIYO album has 17 tracks. The duration is within 41 minutes to an hour (1 hour). BIYO is a Lil Sin solo album with no features.

Only 200 copies of the BIYO album on CD exist. This album along with his Young Namar albums were released locally in the city of San Antonio, Texas in 2006. BIYO was released on his independent label SoufField and PRC Recordings. BIYO was also released on his MySpace page back when MySpace was the popular “in thing” via Snocap when both MySpace and Snocap were still active. His entire discography was released through Snocap online along with his BLVD Records albums from the 1990s.

*[BIYO is slang for biography.]
*[Ronnie Warner Jr. is Ronald Warner, Jr. bka to you all as Lil Sin.]

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

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,320

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will review Lil Breazy - When It Rains It Pours.

This album was released on Iced Down Records and Isolated Records, and Select-O-Hits in 2000. When It Rains It Pours was Lil Breazy’s debut album. This album is extremely rare and is considered a collector’s item in Texas Rap and Austin Rap. The When It Rains It Pours album is so rare you won’t even find it online these days. Check Yourself and Everybody's Ballin' are the singles.

Stay True is about staying true to yourself. By staying true to yourself you are sticking to your hustle. On this track, Lil Breazy stays true to himself. As stated earlier before by himself, Lil Breazy only represents the real.

Shake Or Be Shook features AL-G and Ajax of Sam Huston Boyz. TJ Music produced most of the track. TJ is known for his sound.

Let Me Look At You is a fast uptempo soul rap song featuring Big Grind and Ajax of Sam Huston Boyz (Sam Houston Boyz). Staying paid is the only thing on Lil Breazy’s agenda. He’s click-clackin’ up and stackin’ up money into his account. Lil Breazy only represents the real. On this track, Lil Breazy separates the real from the fake.

Everybody's Ballin' is the hit single for this album! This is one of those party on the boat dock at the top of the boat jams. This jam will make you want to get up and dance! This is the bomb!! A rockin’ Stapleton Sisters sample is used. This song had house parties in Austin rockin' out back in 2002! Everybody's Ballin' had everyone partyin’ back in 2002. If you were educated and informed about the social scene and party scene here in Austin, Texas, you’d know about this song.

Mash 4 Skrilla is a very Lone Star Texan song. The country guitar on the high note gives out that Texas Country feel. Lil Breazy tells us on the brooding chorus lines that he’s not going to die being broke. Rap game or dope game he’s in it to win it. Lil Breazy’s a certified track killa. He kills on every track of his debut album. Mash 4 Skrilla is a country rap song.

Time 2 Shine showcases both Lil Breazy and ICE's lyrical talent. You will love the vocoder used on Time 2 Shine. This song was so cold to the point whee both artists had the game on freeze. ICE was on ATV Recordz and Isolated Records.

Whoever told you G-Funk and Gangsta Rap was dead, they're wrong! It just moved to the South. Listen to You Know How We Do It featuring Big Pokey from Wreckshop Records outta Houston, Texas! This is like a From Austin to Houston collaboration. It has that old 90s G-Funk sound.

Ain’t shit changed on Holdin’ Grain. Southside still holding grain as Big Moe, ESG, and Lil Breazy put it. ESG comes off real with his realist rhymin’. Big Moe does his soulful singing and chorus lines on the hooks as he usually did. Big Moe speaks upon how to hold grain and game while ESG speaks upon how to hold game. Holdin’ Grain is mostly about how shit hasn’t changed in the South. Everything’s still the same. ESG and Big Moe are a great combination.


You should buy this album if you already haven't! It's that good! This album is off the hook! It's too bad that Lil Breazy's career never took off. Austin Hip Hop/Rap always has gotten overlooked and still always gets overlooked by the general public and mainstream media.

*[Lil Breazy is from Austin, Texas.]
*[When It Rains It Pours is the first album to ever be released by Lil Breazy.]
*[ICE was on ATV Recordz, Isolated Records, Madd Creole Entertainment, and Iced Down Records. She was from Austin, Texas.]

I rate this album, When It Rains It Pours, 5/5*****!!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,319

This is Michael Mixerr. I will review DJ Snake - King Of Bass.

King Of Bass was an album that was produced, engineered, and programmed by DJ Snake. King of Bass itself was released on Youngsta Records in 1996. DJ Snake shows off drum programming techniques on this albums production as he responsible for 100% of the production. This album is different from his last album due to the absence of DJ AK and longevity. Bass test tones are included with this album with tracks 9-15 in the frequency ranges of 24.5 Hz to 58 Hz. The album is mainly a mixture of electronic, dance, rap, pop, and hip hop.

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.

I rate this album, King of Bass, 5/5*****!!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,318

This is Michael Mixerr. This album review will be about Andy Wade’s comeback album Black & White World.

Black & White World is Andy Wade’s comeback album for the year of 2016 as he resurfaces onto the music scene once again. Andy Wade’s songwriting skills have improved since the sophomore album was released back in the year of 2015. His guitar playing skills have improved as well. The live instrumentation on this album is absolutely perfect. The grand piano, Jazz piano, and Gibson guitar were perfect choices of instruments to use on the Black & White World album. Andy Wade finds a great way to showcase his performance on this comeback album of his.

Andy Wade’s comeback album opens up peacefully with a short gentle piano solo. The piano solo plays out perfectly with live instrumentation. Quite similar to the piano used on Adele’s autobiographical love ballads. The piano solo is a great way to perform a return on a comeback album to.

Black and White is about “black and white thinking”. There is no grey area or “grey thinking”. It’s one side thinking or nothing at all. (One sided if you want to get technical.) The vocals help blend in the piano backing. Black and White is a funky pop tune that features some excellent quality vocals. The song Black and White is quite similar to Adele.

Prowl is a synth-driven instrumental. Prowl is an instrumental similar to the gentle piano solo on the introduction.

I rate this album, Black & White World, 5/5*****!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,317

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will review Andy Wade - Fix It Till It's Broken.

Andy Wade is on the prowl with the song Prowl! Prowl seems to be a rough and tough hard rock song. Prowl seems to be a match to Alice Cooper. The sound is a bit unbalanced. But not everything's perfect in life. The song Prowl all into itself is extremely very much hard rock. The organ riffs fit in quite perfectly with this song.Most of this compositional album is rock meets pop and electronic. The rock music genre on this album meets Folk music.

Auto-wah feature being used in Little Girl gives a trippy acid fusion rock meets electronic rock sub-genre feeling all unto this compositional song. Andy Wade, himself, does play an intense rock guitar with mean loud roaring sounds booming from the amplifier. The ensemble and ambience from the percussion is very conducted and mastered while being played in the song. I do say and that Little Girl is the best composition song off of Andy Wade's new 2015 album Fix It Till It's Broken. To simply put it, Little Girl is a highlight track off Fix It Till It's Broken.

The song of Till Tonight is quite different from every other compositional song on Fix It Till It's Broken. The mood of Till Tonight is happy and upbeat. Similarly to upbeat Jazz and swing music. Till Tonight has the sound of United States West Coast rock music.

The song Brand New proves how Andy Wade's new 2015 composition album Fix It Till It's Broken is brand new itself. Who We Were is about meeting someone you love that you feel you have loved in another life. Fire in me is both similar to British blues and American blues.

I rate this album, Fix It Till It's Broken, 5/5*****!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,316

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will review the folk rock album Quills - The Spirit Level.

Feathers and Tar is quite a mellow soft rock song. I was expecting Feathers and Tar to be a hard rock/heavy metal song filled with hardcore rock with hard hitting bradaggio. I was not expecting Feathers and Tar to be a mellow soft rock song. Nevertheless, Feathers and Tar proves to be a great slow soft mellow song played on by a Folk guitar heavily used in Folk music. When you The song itself will stick to you like feathers and glue.

Lost In The Crowd is about finding yourself about where you are in society and social groups. It's also about conforming to society's standards. Lost In The Crowd is an isolated desolate song. The crickets in the background add to an eerie effect. A Baroque harpsichord that is prevalent in English Folk Opera is used in this song.

Cocaine Nights is an unusual weird quirky tune. The brooding guitar notes playing fit in perfectly with this longish tune. Cocaine Nights deals with the abusive use of cocaine along harmful chemically unbalanced drugs. In other words, Cocaine Nights deals with the topic of drug abuse. We need an acoustic song like this during this day and time because there are not enough songs out there in the masses that deal with drug abuse and can relate to the crowd masses.

Statues is a smooth timid folk song. The reverb mixes within the echo background. To me, Statues was a good title for an instrumental track. If Statues was an instrumental track, it would have been a lot better. However I do think that Statues is an ideal track for an instrumental song.

The Spirit Level album is a complex masterpiece of work that truly somewhat stands out in music. Most of this album is filled with lovely melodies.

*Quills is a songwriter from Liverpool, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom.
*Quills - The Spirit Level was released in 2015.

I rate this album, The Spirit Level, 4/5****!!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,315

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will review NY Junkies -  the inconsumable Tsukasa EP.

This EP was released on Tsukasa Records in 2011. This EP is about 8 tracks. Inumoto (瓊瓊元) did the visual graphics for the artwork on the album cover as usual. Tsukasa Hiiragi is seen in her serafuku on the album cover holding her trademark balsamic vinegar with her right hand. To me the album covers very abstract and ambient as all the others are. The mood for the EP is very ambient. Electro glitch sound bits are played over the acid sound with the IDM. This one has more of an experimental sound to it.

かくかくかくさんさんさん (TsukaTsukaTsukasasansansan) is definitely indeed a very repetitive song. Sometimes referred to as Tsuka Tsuka Tsukasa-san san san. It's about four minutes long. Similar to the Lucky Star intro and Hana Yori Dango intro.The Mirror Pray track and Tsukasa Festival are both off the hook! So was the NY Junkies Mix even though it wasn't a mashup.
 
*Serafuku means sailor outfit in Japanese which is often referred to as a school uniform in many of Japan's school whether it be private school or public school. A lot of schools in Japan use serafuku as school uniforms.
*Sailor outfit is her school uniform in the anime and manga.

I rate this EP, the inconsumable Tsukasa EP, 4/5****!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,314

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will review the Tsukasa EP by Inumoto from Tokyo, Japan.

This EP was digitally released in 2009 on Tsukasa Records. Tsukasa Records is a record company from Tokyo, Japan that is focused mainly on mashup electronic music. The record label is named off of the otaku anime Lucky Star character Tsukasa Hiiragi. Inumoto has an obsession with Tsukasa Hiiragi of Lucky Star as does Tsukasa Records hence the name. Most of the artists do have an obsession based on Tsukasa. Inumoto is the brains behind Tsukasa Records along with 5 other people. Hypo77 being one of them on Tsukasa Records (柊つかさ Records) as well as Inumoto (瓊瓊元).

The album cover is the face of purple haired schoolgirl Tsukasa Hiragii, a character from the Japanese otaku anime Lucky Star which is an international sensation. Her trademark signature is her yellow ribbon bow which is also the logo for Tsukasa Records. Tsukasa is often seen in her serafuku. She is a second year student in high school. The album cover is quite abstract. Surprisingly the record label has not run into any copyright and trademark issues of the name or usage of the Lucky Star character Tsukasa Hiiragi. I don't know why. Gotta love that doujinshi culture!

The Kokode is very dub step and minimal like IDM. Think Dance Dance Revolution. It's about 5 minutes long. Possibly even longer. The Neni Gede Remix by Novotex is superb! So is the dub. Think grindcore and mashup as well as mashcore. Even though most songs by the label are 3 minutes, the remixes and dubs are quite long. Tsukasa Records strays away from J-Pop and from the Top Japan Charts.

*(Serafuku means sailor outfit in Japanese which is often referred to as a school uniform in many of Japan's school whether it be private school or public school. A lot of schools in Japan use serafuku as school uniforms.)
*(Sailor outfit is her school uniform in the anime and manga.)

I rate this EP, Tsukasa EP, 4/5****.

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,313

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will review the Boss Chick album by Nicole Wray.


This album was released on Playmaker Music and Danizha from Atlanta, Georgia in 2010. A lot her music with Danizha was released digitally during the 00s and 2010s. A lot her music has been released independently.

Boss Chick is a collection of songs that Nicole Wray recorded from 2002 to 2010.  These songs were leftover cuts from her unreleased albums such as Lovechild, Changes, Nicole Wray, Young Talented & Beautiful, Miss America, and Kill Cupid. As well as her Independence Day album/mixtape in 2006 on FOE and Playmaker Music. Even though this album was mostly a collection of leftover studio sessions and unreleased songs as well as new songs, it's better than no album at all. Nicole Wray fans should be thankful this album got released.

(This is the clean version of the album called Boss Bitch. It has different artwork and different songs than other  album. A lot of profanities were cut out from the ones that were on Boss Bitch and a couple of songs were altered and deleted for the clean version. Miserable People was left out on this version.)


Anyway… On with the album.

Who Are You is one of those fast paced songs to ride your bicycle to. It is 2 minutes and 45 seconds long, which makes it kind of short. Nicole Wray reintroduces herself to the R&B game for 2010. This song is also to all those haters out there that have been hating on Nicole Wray. She was living in the ATL at the time when she recorded this song and even refers to herself as an ATLien! (Note the OutKast reference!) This one was recorded in 2010.

Wash Away is one of those depressing songs to wash away your pain to. Nicole Wray tells us why she wants to wash away all her pain inside. It feels like Russian Roulette to the dome (head). I love the zither/koto playing in the background. Props to whoever was playing the zither/koto on this song. This one was recorded in 2010.

Pandora's Box is a fun mystery song. This song sounds like it was recorded in 2008 or 2009. Focus from Aftermath Entertainment produced this song. If you listen closely, you can hear the drums and beats sample to Computer Love by Zapp. Pandora's Box sounds like a dreamy love song. Focus does a great job on this song.

Ms. America is a song to the ladies when their man made them feel like Ms. America. This song was from the Miss America era. The song is for the ladies out there who feel famous. Ms. America is a song that speaks for itself.

Money is a song that speaks for itself. Money is something we all need! Money is a necessity. Gotta get that green. This song is for the strippers out there in them strip clubs downtown or wherever you at. For all them sexy pole dancers. That sums up this song here.

He Must Know is a slow jam and a club song. It's a perfect song to play on a boat cruise or in a restaurant. This song is definitely a perfect song to play in a restaurant during the day or at night! It reminds me of a soft Beatles Song. This song was done in 2007.

Drumz is a love song with very loud beats from 7 Aurelius. Drumz sounds like it was recorded in 2010 even the production sounds a bit distorted. It's another great song! Drumz is from her 2010 albums Boss Bitch and Boss Chick. Drumz has 122 BPM. It's another great song as you will love it! You can get to love the distortion a bit.

Callin' has either a Curtis Mayfield or an Isaac Hayes sample at the beginning. It needed a music video to go along with it. Another 2010 song. If you listen closely, the bassline is sampling The D.O.C. - Let The Bass Go.

Dice Roll was on the 2006 Independence Day album. Dice Roll features rapper Young Fell. It's a bit shorter than the original version on the Independence Day album. It's a sad mid tempo song about real life and reality. Everyday is just another hustle.

Eye Candy is one of those 2010s rave club songs. On of those hot party clubbin' songs as some people like to call it and refer to as. All the girls want to be like Nicole Wray. I love the ATL crunk music, trap beats, and club music added to this track.

I Like It is the hit single for this album! I Like It samples 2pac - I Get Around. It has a 90s feel to it. I Like It was recorded in 2009. I Like It had music video to go along with it. This whole song is bananas and off the hook!

The last song is Back Up Against The Wall. Back Up Against The Wall was a song that was supposed to be on the 2005 Lovechild album when Nicole Wray was signed to Rocafella Records and DDMG. As you all know that didn't happen due to the Jay-Z and Dame Dash feud between 2004 and 2006. (Which sucked.)

Back Up Against The Wall features UK hip hop/rap group SAS. Back Up Against The Wall was recorded in 2002. Back Up Against The Wall needed to have a music video along with the song.
(SAS was signed to Rocafella as well when Nicole Wray was there. SAS was also known as Eurogang. SAS was also signed to Cam'ron's Diplomats Records in the mid 00s.)

I rate this album, Boss Chick, 4/5****!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,312

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will re-review the Boss Bitch album by Nicole Wray.

Boss Bitch by Nicole Wray was released on Playmaker Music and Danizha from Atlanta, Georgia in 2010. A lot her music with Danizha was released digitally during the 00s and 2010s. Boss Bitch is a collection of songs that Nicole Wray recorded from 2002 to 2010.  These songs were leftover cuts from her unreleased albums such as Lovechild, Changes, Nicole Wray, Young Talented & Beautiful, Miss America, and Kill Cupid. As well as her Independence Day album/mixtape in 2006 on FOE and Playmaker Music. Even though this album was mostly a collection of leftover studio sessions and unreleased songs as well as new songs, it's better than no album at all. Nicole Wray fans should be thankful this album got released.

(There is a clean version to this album called Boss Chick which has different artwork and different songs than this one. The explicit one was taken off of iTunes.)


Anyway… On with the album.

Who Are You is one of those fast paced songs to ride your bicycle to. It is 2 minutes and 45 seconds long, which makes it kind of short. Nicole Wray reintroduces herself to the R&B game for 2010. This song is also to all those haters out there that have been hating on Nicole Wray. She was living in the ATL at the time when she recorded this song and even refers to herself as an ATLien! (Note the OutKast reference!) This song was recorded in 2010.

Wash Away is one of those depressing songs to wash away your pain to. Nicole Wray tells us why she wants to wash away all her pain inside. It feels like Russian Roulette to the dome (head). You love the zither/koto playing in the background as it grows onto you. Props to whoever was playing the zither/koto on this song. This song was recorded in 2010.

Pandora's Box is a fun mystery song. This song sounds like it was recorded in 2008 or 2009. Focus from Aftermath Entertainment produced this song. If you listen closely, you can hear the drums and beats sample to Computer Love by Zapp. Pandora's Box sounds like a dreamy love song. Focus does a great job of producing on this song.

Ms. America is a song to the ladies when their man made them feel like Ms. America. This song was from the Miss America era. The song is for the ladies out there who feel famous. Ms. America is a song that speaks for itself.

Money is a song that speaks for itself. Money is something we all need! Money is a necessity. Gotta get that green. This song is for the strippers out there in them strip clubs downtown or wherever you at. For all them sexy pole dancers. That sums up this song here.

He Must Know is a slow jam and a club song. It's a perfect song to play on a boat cruise or in a restaurant. This song is definitely a perfect song to play in a restaurant during the day or at night! It reminds me of a soft Beatles Song. This song was done in 2007.

Drumz is a love song with very loud beats from 7 Aurelius. Drumz sounds like it was recorded in 2010 even the production sounds a bit distorted. It's another great song! Drumz is from her 2010 albums Boss Bitch and Boss Chick. Drumz has 122 BPM. It's another great song as you will love it! You can get to love the distortion a bit.

Dice Roll was on the 2006 Independence Day album. Dice Roll features rapper Young Fell. It's a bit shorter than the original version on the Independence Day album. It's a sad mid tempo song about real life and reality. Everyday is just another hustle.

Eye Candy is one of those 2010s rave club songs. On of those hot party clubbin' songs as some people like to call it and refer to as. All the girls want to be like Nicole Wray. I love the ATL crunk music, trap beats, and club music added to this track.

Callin' has either a Curtis Mayfield or an Isaac Hayes sample at the beginning. It needed a music video to go along with it. Another 2010 song. If you listen closely, the bassline is sampling The D.O.C. - Let The Bass Go.

I Like It is the hit single for this album! I Like It samples 2pac - I Get Around. It has a 90s feel to it. I Like It was recorded in 2009. I Like It had music video to go along with it. This whole song is bananas and off the hook!

My Friend was a song recorded in 2006 and was produced by Focus from the ATL. This song was on the 2006 Independence Day album. It's a great song! Boy You Make Me Say is another love song. Probably a 2003 song. Boss Bitch is a preppy song.


Misery loves company on the song Miserable People. The mellow and vibe are smooth, timid, and slow. Miserable People is from her 2010 albums Boss Bitch and Boss Chick. The beautiful mellow piano solo at the beginning of Miserable People helps give off a mellow vibe that is not too ecstatic. Miserable People has a loud and powerful essence in the sound.

Nicole Wray laces the track with her soulful singing about how misery loves company. Nicole Wray states there is so many things to love about life. In reality, there is so many things to love about living life. Life has its ups and downs. So why hate? Nicole Wray does not want miserable people in her life. She won’t let it get the best of her.


The last song is Back Up Against The Wall. Back Up Against The Wall was a song that was supposed to be on the 2005 Lovechild album when Nicole Wray was signed to Rocafella Records and DDMG. As you all know that didn't happen due to the Jay-Z and Dame Dash feud between 2004 and 2006. (Which sucked.)

Back Up Against The Wall features UK hip hop/rap group SAS. SAS was signed to Rocafella as well when Nicole Wray was there. SAS was also known as Eurogang. SAS was also signed to Cam'ron's Diplomats Records in the mid 00s. Back Up Against The Wall was recorded in 2002. Back Up Against The Wall needed to have a music video along with the song.


I rate this album, Boss Bitch, 5/5*****!!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,311

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will review the Simply Tweet EP by Tweet.

Yes, this is the same R&B/Soul Tweet that was on Missy Elliott's Goldmind Inc. in the early 00s! This EP was released digitally on Du Bose Music Group Inc. in 2013.

Proceed is a Tweet fan favorite song off of this EP. It's about whether or not Tweet should continue loving someone or not. The production on point as it usually is! The flute solo is quite lovely. The metronome in the background fits in perfectly with the beats and the drums. A smooth melody tune. In fact, Proceed is the 3rd most downloaded song that fans and other people buy off of Simply Tweet EP.

Daydreaming is a beautiful cover of Aretha Franklin - Daydreaming! I love it. Her emotive, yet subtle vocal style fits perfectly to cover the romantic lyrics of Aretha Franklins Daydreaming song. Sorry is about falling out of love.

Way To Love is about searching for love. Love is lost. The beats and drums on Way To Love are absolutely bananas.
Tweet shines brilliantly on the album's closing track Enough. On this song, Tweet tells us her story for calling it quits. She knew that her relationship ain't gonna last much longer. So it's time to move on the both of them.


Due to marketing, online leaks, emotions, and creative differences, Love, Tweet was shelved and leaked online. Which is probably why Love, Tweet was/is only released on promo only CD-r back around 2008/2009.

Tweet should have not leaked the materials from Love, Tweet and Simply Tweet. That way it would have gotten more fans to appreciate her music. She knew what she was getting herself into when she leaked her songs from Love, Tweet. That's why her songs from the Love, Tweet album was leaked onto her website for her fans to download for free in 2008. (Not trying to be mean or libel.)

The songs that should have been on here were, Anymore, Remedy, My Dear, Cruisin', Love You More, It's You, Reasons, Priceless, Never Too Late, Alone, Addicted, You, and Procrastination.

As for distributors, Tweet should have went to E1, City Hall, CNR, CDBaby, Fontana, or Clout. Don't know why she didn't do that. Umbrella Recordings was not a good label for her. I don't see Grand Hustle as an option either. Tweet should have went to Truth & Soul Records as Nicole Wray did in 2010. Truth & Soul benefits well.
You see Tweet admitted that no distributors were there to take on and distribute her Love, Tweet album.

Her topics don't cover new ground. We've all heard this type of material before.  If you are a devoted Tweet fan, this EP was not worth the long wait. But to support her, just buy this EP whether it be the physical CDs or digital copies. (Again, not trying to be mean.)

I rate this EP, Simply Tweet, 3/5***.

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,310

This is Michael Mixerr. Tonight I am going to review Soliloquist's Dilemma by The Blind Continuum from 2015.

When you listen to this short official EP by The Blind Continuum, you automatically think of alternative hip hop meets the experimental genre which is similar to electronic music. Soulful electronic music meets hip hop on this album right here. The mood is set to calm.

The beginning of Heart Not Sol begins and starts off with a calm mellow 4 note guitar instrumental. (Think guitar solo instrumental.) That covers the first 22 seconds of the beginning track on this EP. Guitar solo succeeds into an 8 note guitar instrumental from a 4 note guitar instrumental. After that, spoken word poetry is turned into rap. Spoken words are spoken in the form of rapping. The captain always goes down with the ship. We are detrimental to ourselves as human beings but are too lazy and ignorant to just know it.

Flotsam is a rap spoken word track. Think freestyle rap and rap music in general. Flotsam reminds us of all the new school rap that is currently being put out today. It's ok for some rap to be soft. Right?

Splint is the last track on the Soliloquist's Dilemma EP. Splint is very similar to how Eminem, Twista, Big Sean, or Tech N9ne rap. The track Splint is intertwined with such deep thought.

While the album was too short for a subtle listening experience as Vallejo, Quills, or Permanent Ability. I have to say this EP was worth the listen. Many of the compositional songs on this very EP were very short. Soliloquist's Dilemma EP paves way as a demo for The Blind Continuum band for much deserved success.


*The Blind Continuum is alternative hip hop and rap from Vermont.

I rate this EP/album, Soliloquist's Dilemma, 3/5***.

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,309

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will review Nothing Holds You Like A Song by Gaunt Story.

Nothing Holds You Like A Song by Gaunt Story was released on their fledgling label Leise Laute Records in April 27, 2015. Nothing Holds You Like A Song sounds very similar to an exalted bedraggled novella perhaps. The songs on this album are stories created by songwriter Robert Ashworth. What happens is that Robert Ashworth creates songs that are stories with a lyrical cryptic intimacy as pretty as a soundscape. The baritone is set a standard level as most of the compositions on this album are set to a traditional 4/4 beat. Also, Robert Ashworth is multi-instrumental talented. There's no room for filler ego-centric material on this composition. In other words, there's no room for filler material on this album. Nothing Holds You Like A Song is a composition album that twists and turns itself inside out. It's great!

I rate this album, Nothing Holds You Like A Song, 5/5*****!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,308

This is Michael Mixerr. I will review JJ Fad - Not Just A Fad.

We In The House was the only successful single that spawned from the Not Just A Fad album that yet somehow managed to chart onto the BillBoard. Hip hop meets house on We In The House ultimately creating an infusion of hip house. Overall We In The House is a hip house type of song. We In The House was the only single properly promoted. The single gained enough momentum for a music video. However the music video did not receive much airplay.

JJ Fad tampers around with the sound of gangsta rap on We Want It All which gives the song a more hardcore edge. The track has a hard edge. One word to describe We Want It All is hardcore. A hip hop sound can be heard on here. JJ Fad almost never fails to impress. Although this song is not way out. (Or too way out at that.)

Step has so much dance music infused into one song. The beats are crazy. Step is something everyone can enjoy. The beat is slamming. The slamming beat is what made this song popular in 1991. However the song did not generate enough heat to chart onto the BillBoard. Hip hop meets house on the song Step which ultimately led to the creation of an infusion of hip house. Step seems to have been inspired by sounds from the genre of dance music. JJ Fad almost never fails to impress. Although this song is not way out. The track does have a hardened edge.

Ain’t Nothin’ Comin’ has a message that warns us to be against being pressured into sex. JJ Fad tells us you and no one else should not be being pressured into having sex. Rapists tend to take advantage of pressuring people into having sex.

Not Just a Fad seems to revisit We In The House. The beat is slamming. The slamming beat is what made this song popular in 1991.


In the end, this album proved for the record that JJ Fad was just a fad. JJ Fad “was just a fad” that came and went because they could not live up to the success and momentum of their multi-platinum album Supersonic. So the general public forgot all about JJ Fad and moved on with life. They could not reach with the same success as Supersonic with their follow-up album Not Just a Fad or win their audiences over. That is the reality. It's sad that these ladies didn't get to move onto superstardom like as Salt 'n' Pepa did. Or exactly how Def Dames did. JJ Fad was not too comparable to 3LW though. JJ Fad is comparable to the female duo Def Dames however.

Ruthless, ATCO, and Atlantic Records dropped the female trio JJ Fad due to poor performance sales from the Not Just a Fad album a year later in 1992. So way out they went. The group disbanded shortly afterwards. Not Just a Fad did not chart at all on the BillBoard. JJ Fad had ran their course with Ruthless, ATCO, and Atlantic.

Instead of waiting 3 years to record a follow-up album, JJ Fad should have waited a year or less to record a follow-up record. A period of 3 years to record a follow-up album is much too long. The music industry and general public move on in life and focus onto other artists in a timespan period of 3 years. Consistency is key in keeping a solid fanbase that is dedicated to a group, duo, trio, quartet, or solo artist.

One can tell that JJ Fad had fun writing this album. You and I can sense that. The record is positive overall.
The Not Just a Fad album does has its favorable tolerable moments such as We In The House for instance. We Want It All is another favorable tolerable moment due to the fact that the trio experimented around with the new burgeoning gangsta rap sound of the time. Electronic and pop on this album meet hip hop/rap.
The only downside is that there are too many intros (which is oddly used as a substitute for the interludes) included on this album.

I rate this album, Not Just A Fad, 4/5****!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,307

For those old timers who don’t remember and for those that genuinely don’t know, in 1988 Eazy E and Jerry Heller secured the group JJ Fad a major label recording contract with ATCO Records which at the time Atlantic Records provided distribution for. JJ Fad at that was singed to both labels, Ruthless Records and Atlantic Records. The single Supersonic led to success and momentum which eventually led the Supersonic album to reach multi-platinum status thus becoming a success. The Supersonic album sold over 2 million copies in the United States and 4 million worldwide. Electro elements inside of their music made JJ Fad accessible to pop audiences.


JJ Fad incorporated electronic music and dance music with a hinted touch of pop added with some additional spicy sassy rap into the song Supersonic. The music genres incorporated into Supersonic are electronic, dance, pop, and hip hop/rap. Although the song Supersonic is more influenced by the sounds of electronic music and dance music more so than hip hop/rap. Nevertheless a hinted touch of rap is added into the mix of the song Supersonic.

The upbeat electronic dance song with spicy sassy rap ended being a success for the female group. The single Supersonic led to success and momentum which eventually led the Supersonic album to reach multi-platinum status thus becoming a success. It was electro elements inside of Supersonic that made JJ Fad accessible to pop audiences. Overall Supersonic proved to be the most successful and memorable song off their album Supersonic. JJ Fad proved to be rockin’ our world way out with the single Supersonic. (They were also listed on VH1's One-Hit Wonders of Rap in 2008.)


Now Way Out proved to be a success for JJ Fad way out there on the West Coast in the state of California. Way Out was another successful hit for female trio JJ Fad. It was electronic music elements inside of Way that made the single a success for JJ Fad as well. Way Out was not too “way out” for JJ Fad. It translated into another success for the female trio. Way Out was another successful single for them. Way Out was a follow-up to their one hit wonder Supersonic. That is the ironic thing about this track.

Way Out had different music genres incorporated than Supersonic did. The music genres incorporated into Way Out were rock, hip hop/rap, dance music, and electronic music. It seems Way Out samples Yello - Oh Yeah. Way Out has a small rock influenced fused inside of this JJ Fad song. A distorted electric guitar can be heard playing 4 bars of musical notes at the main hook. There is no chorus. Overall Way Out has fresh rhymes and fresh beats.

You can hear a distorted electric guitar playing at the chorus where JJ Fad talks. Where JJ Fad talks is when the distorted electric guitar can be heard playing 4 bars of musical notes on a mono speaker it seems. The tone for these musical notes is monotonous.

Way Out
Way Out
Way Out
Too bad you’re on your way out


Let’s Get Hyped could have been chosen as a buzz single for the Supersonic album. The title and song itself were perfect enough to hype up a crowd during a concert live on stage or during any live performances. Let’s Get Hyped was perfect buzz single material. That is where Ruthless Records, ATCO Records, and Atlantic Records dropped the ball. All 3 record companies had all the opportunity in the world to mold Let’s Get Hyped into a buzz single.

Mainly Let’s Get Hyped had incorporated the sounds of hip hop/rap. Let’s Get Hyped had some of the freshest beats and freshest lyrics of the time. Sassy C dominated the track! She was on top with the hip hop/rap sound. So was the rest of JJ Fad. The sound is funky. The beats can be considered repetitive to some folks standards.


MC Ren was responsible for writing My Dope Intro. That offers an explanation why his sound is all over this introduction song. DJ Yella co-produced My Dope Intro. The beats on My Dope Intro are phat and fresh. Not to mention dope! Pumping bass is way phat. The sound is funky. The beats can be considered repetitive to some folks standards.

Blame It On The Muzick has some of the freshest beats and freshest lyrics. The song sounds very similar to what Yello would compose or Blue Man Group would perform live on stage. Blame It On The Muzick samples Model 500 - Time Space Transmat.

In The Mix is another funky JJ Fad cut that incorporates sounds from genres such as electronic, hip hop/rap, pop, dance, and techno. In The Mix samples Ron C - South Dallas Drop. Yes In The Mix does get repetitive at times. Now Really has some funny moments where JJ Fad go way out to diss others.


Although there were times when the album had some repetitiveness, overall it was fun. The album alone is worth the purchase. The catchy beats, fresh rhymes, wired electronic music sound, peppy tempo, and sassy lyrics in rap made this album alone worth the purchase. Way Out, Now Really, and Supersonic have some of the funniest moments.

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