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

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****!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,370

This is Michael Mixerr. This morning I will review Jay-Z - 4:44!

Jay-Z drags to the death the overuse and usage of the word “nigga” all over the place making the track annoying and tiresome. Jay-Z could proved his point a lot better than he already did . There are all kinds of African Americans. Story of OJ is about the hardships of African Americans over the course in American history. Jay-Z covers grounds of racism on 4:44 as well.

The song 4:44 is about a coded timeline of the relationship between Jay-Z and his mother. 4:44 relates to the events they went through. Jay-Z was influenced by the sounds of Jazz when writing this song and the 4:44 album. Overall 4:44 is a fusion of Jazz and rap thus resulting in the sub-genre of Jazz Rap.

Moonlight samples The Dayton Family - Real With This and Whodini - Friends. Notice the trademark boombox. Caught Their Eyes pays ode and tribute to Prince for who Jay-Z befriended before his death.

The album is shit. Jay-Z can record an album better than this one such as Reasonable Doubt and Blueprint for instance. 4:44 is worse than the Magna Carta album. It seems that the 4:44 album was a cut and paste project.

I rate this album, 4:44, 0/5Ø.

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,369

This is Michael Mixerr. This morning I will review Ashley Ballard - Get in the Booth.

Dance With Me made an impact in the dance music scene by charting at #5 on the Billboard's Hot 100 Singles chart in 2001. In timespan range of one week, Dance With Me charted onto the Billboard Pop Hot 100 Singles chart. Pop meets dance music on Dance With Me. Ashley Ballard is a true natural when performing Dance With Me. Her natural talent shines on this song.

I’ll Be Waiting is a smooth mellow pop song that is accompanied with an acoustic guitar playing in the background while following the beat. The acoustic guitar follows the beat a slow steady pace. I'll Be Waiting is a “hold you in my heart” type of song.

Back in the early 2000’s, the song Forever was #1 on the Soundclick Charts. Yes Soundclick! Ashley shows off her light vocals on the song Forever. Of course Forever is a love song. It’s catchy with sweet vocals.

Love is Real is a simple uptempo love song. The odd sound effects are strangely great on this simple song. RnB meets pop on the song Love is Real. Very well done with great vocals and chorus.

Hi Low is similar to the likes of the song 5 x 5. However Hi Low is mid-tempo compared to the rest of the album. Clearly it’s another catchy pop song. Atlantic Records should have chosen Hi Low to be a single and not just the promoting song Hottie as a single for which it was.



Hypnotized has a pop flair and pop feel. High powered synths accompany the processed beats of this upbeat pop song. You can’t help but follow the direction the beats go in as the beats seem to all go in different directions. Hypnotized is both high powered and high spirited due to the pop flair.

Ashley Ballard hypnotizes us as the listeners to her commands on the first verse.:

Look into my eyes
You're feeling sleepy
When I click my fingers
You'll wake up and not remember a thing

You're hypnotized
O-oh


Everything feels like a dream to her, but it’s reality on the song All I Ever. The first verse is a prime example to back that sentence up. It's like a dream to her but it’s reality. Fantasy and reality meet each other on the pop song All I Ever.

The way you make me feel
It's like a dream to me
Almost a fantasy
But it's reality

It is clear to thus as the listeners that Ashley is in high spirits during the bridge of this song. She is feeling so alive and high in spirit. Ashley can't deny how she feels inside.

Read the lyrics of the bridge to this song below.:

You got me high
Feeling so alive
Everything about you
You know I like


The instrumentation arrangements for this album are laid out in a manner of perfection. The beats follow the rhythm and the high powered synths accompany the processed beats. There are no fillers. Ashley Ballard - Get in the Booth is a wonderful album for all to enjoy. Fans of pop music will appreciate listening to this album. She has that Southern California vibe in her.

It’s a shame Get in the Booth wasn't released publicly as a retail album. Atlantic Records was supposed to release her debut album in 2001 on CD. It's unfortunate that this album got shelved by Atlantic Records in the same year. Atlantic Records really dropped the ball when they failed to promote her career properly. They had lost a star with true talent.


I rate this album, Get in the Booth, 5/5*****!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,368

This is Michael Mixerr. This afternoon I will review boysetsfire - In Chrysalis (1998).

The In Chrysalis album was released in 1998 as an EP. On this EP is where boysetsfire gets political. Political rock meets the sound of post-hardcore rock on this boysetsfire. The political mood comes from songs The Tyranny of What Everybody Knows, Cavity, and Holiday in Cambodia (Dead Kennedys cover). Boysetsfire gets political especially on songs such as The Tyranny of What Everybody Knows and Holiday in Cambodia (Dead Kennedys cover). 

Holiday in Cambodia is a cover song of Dead Kennedys - Holiday in Cambodia. boysetsfire does a great performance of covering the Dead Kennedys song Holiday in Cambodia. The song itself kicks ass!

The Tyranny of What Everybody Knows has a theme of anarchy and tyranny hence the word tyranny in the song’s title. Total disorder and tyranny represent the song The Tyranny of What Everybody Knows. It’s a song of defiance and political opposition to the office of oppressors. Office of oppressors represents the leadership in this case. The song Tyranny of What Everybody Knows is similar to songs written and performed by Dead Kennedys.

I rate this EP, In Chrysalis (1998), 3/5***.

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,367

This is Michael Mixerr. I am reviewing Shelby Lynne ‎– Love, Shelby (US Promo Edition).

The US promotional edition copy of the Love Shelby album includes 3 tracks that were not included on the retail release or standard releases. Those 3 tracks were Star Broker, Close To You, and Break Me Open. It was a moderate mistake for Island Def Jam Music Group and Mercury Records to not include those bonus tracks on the retail release. All Of A Sudden You Disappeared is another great song of hers that seems to have been forgotten and overshadowed by the rest of the album.

ISLF 15426-2 is the catalogue code for the US promotional advance edition of the Love Shelby album on CD format which is not to be confused with the Canadian promotional edition copy. The US promotional edition copy of the Love Shelby album was an advance edition.

I rate this album, Love, Shelby, 3/5***.

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,366

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****!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,365

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will review Various Artists - The Best of Ronnie Ron’s Gangsta-Lation that was on Ronnie Ron's Dangerous Records.

The Best of Ronnie Ron’s Gangsta-Lation double compilation album was released in 2000 on CD and cassette from Dangerous Records. You will hear the urban sounds of Hip Hop/Rap, R&B/Soul, Jazz, Reggae, Dance, and Funk on this double compilation album. The experience is bittersweet yet joyful.



B Brazy starts off The Best of Ronnie Ron’s Gangsta-Lation with the song Payback. Now the song Payback was inspired by James Brown - Payback. Payback was a B Brazy lyrical rap freestyle heavy inspired by the sound of James Brown. Ronnie Ron and Leroy Dukes produced Payback. B Brazy vents out his anger against the music industry on Payback.

B Brazy is demanding that these record companies better give him something. The action crew is back! (The action crew being Dangerous Records crew.) B Brazy raps about how the music business is no joke. They only give their artists enough to barely survive on. The music business is a cutthroat business.

Now B Brazy wonders whether or not he should do (perform) a jack move or should he sell rocks (cocaine) to the Japs. You know he did rapping and scrapping in his career. He does not dig no back stabbing. The music business is like a dice game. It’s win, lose, or draw. B Brazy continues to vent out his anger against the music industry. He makes crucial remarks against the music business. B Brazy has seen and met artists who have made a top selling hit and they don’t have shit. They absolutely do not have shit. The labels do not pay them. It’s not anything funny walking around being broke.



Buck Em Down is a track in-house production team Geek & Noise produced and rapped. The song Buck Em Down is about criminal activity and social injustice. Geek and Noise used the sample Johnnie Taylor - Disco Lady throughout the entire song. Buck Em Down has that early 90s hip hop/rap sound. The same sample is used on Kill Crabs 4 Fun on Blood Mary’s Day of Resurrection album from 2003. Buck Em Down features Sin Loc.

Send Geek to Folsom, Chino, Soledad, or Pelican Bay, he’ll kill another punk when gets he out of jail. Jail does not faze him. Gangsters raised him to be a soldier on this concrete battlefield. Geek earns stripes for those he kills. Now they wanna call it a truce. But what’s the use when he is still packing heat? So don’t send Geek to Folsom, Chino, Soledad, or Pelican Bay.

Now check out the criminal who’s never been a convict. That’s DJ Noise. The law enforcement catches cases but the cases never stick to Noise. The district attorneys (DAs) reject the cases and so the judges. Every time a 187 (California criminal code for homicide killing) jumps off, Geek and Noise become #1 suspects. Geek is the gangsta with stripes who kills at night. Noise is the out the criminal who’s never been a convict. He is a crafty criminal. There is no stopping Noise or Geek.

A minute and a half (1:30) into the track is when Hit Man D gets his verse. Sin Loc makes the track worthwhile listening to and a classic. Every track Sin Loc is on suddenly is a classic.

Hit Man D hates to gun a motherfucker down, but when push comes to shoves, he’ll gun that motherfucker down. Sin hates being rejected and disrespected. He wants to be respected. He ll gun down motherfuckers down that disrespect him.

Sin Loc gives his audience an English class lesson on grammar more than halfway into the track. This is where Hit Man D (Sin Loc) makes Buck Em Down a classic. Listen closely to the lyrics and you will find educational words that are structure of the English language. Terms “verb”, “adjective”, and “noun” are words used to define grammar inside structure of the English language. The Sin Loc verse “Like the time I had to shoot this motherfucker dead in his face” made Buck Em Down a classic to enjoy.

Listen closely to the lyrics listed inside these verses below.:
I take action like a verb and fire like an adjective
To put a noun in its place
Like the time I had to shoot this motherfucker dead in his face
For trying to front me in front of a few bitches
I let that shit slide

An adjective is a word or phrase naming an attribute. Adjectives can be modified in order to describe someone or something. An adjective is grammatically related to a noun or pronoun. An adjective is added to or grammatically related to a noun to modify or describe it.

Nouns is used to describe or identify a person, place, or thing. Nouns can be used to describe people, places, or things.

Verb is a word used to describe an action, state, or occurrence, forming the main part of the predicate of a sentence. Verb is a predicate of a sentence in other words.



Bitch Get Lifted is a B Brazy/Bloody Mary duo cut although B Brazy performs most of the rapping donning the track into a B Brazy solo. Some B Brazy fans and Bangin’ On Wax fans regard Bitch Get Lifted as a B Brazy solo track. B Brazy is all over the place here. Bitch Get Lifted would later appear on Bloody Mary - Day of Resurrection in 2003.

A funky James Brown sampled is looped all over Bitch Get Lifted. The track Bitch Get Lifted seems to be overall James Brown inspired. Ronnie Ron must have been inspired by the funky sounds of James Brown when he produced this track in 1997. Bitch Get Lifted is a perfect song to listen to with the bass boosted.


Bullets Don't Have No Names is listed but does not appear on the cassette version for some reason despite being included on the tracklist. Bullets Don't Have No Names is a CD-only track. This version of Bullets Don't Have No Names was the video version (Quiet Storm Mix). The Quiet Storm Mix of Bullets Don't Have No Names has some Reggae sound in it. It was not the radio version that is the regular version fans and the public associate the song with.

Jon Jon and The Originals performed on the song Bullets Don’t Have No Names which was released as a single in 1997. The Bullets Don’t Have No Names single was included with the 1997 documentary Bullets Don’t Have No Names on VHS and DVD.


A Lil Something From Da West Side was a leftover track that was supposed to be included on the Lil Hawk Red Riding Hood album that was supposed to be released in 1997, but never was released due to Lil Hawk’s incarceration over a murder he supposedly committed. (Which he did not.) Lil Hawk is currently serving a 25 to life sentence in the penitentiary in California.

Lil Something From Da West Side was a Damu Ridas posse cut that served as a freestyle rap track. Lil Hawk, Lil Ms. China (Ms. China also known as Ms. Chyna), Pimp (then known as YG Pimp D), and Tip Toe each had a verse. The track Lil Something From Da West Side proved to the world and fans that Pimp D WAS NOT Tip Toe.


My Mama Named Me Batman on the cassette version of Ronnie Ron’s Gangsta-Lation has D-Rock shouting out "Yeah! We're aware of the time!" was about peace and unity. Songs My Mama Named Me Batman by D-Rock & The Bayou Crew (Get Some Of This Funk) and Get Some Of This Funk (My Mama Named Me Batman) (Remix) have the same intro, but it has live outside sound.

Their songs My Mama Named Me Batman (Get Some Of This Funk) and Get Some Of This Funk (My Mama Named Me Batman) (Remix) had music videos that aired on The BOX on MTV. Although both music videos had not received high viewership in numbers, D-Rock & The Bayou Crew had fun making the songs and music videos. Both songs and the music videos have a live outside feel to them.



On the cassette version of Ronnie Ron’s Gangsta-Lation, I’m Calling You A Bitch gets cut off half way through the song at 2:04 and fades into silence for 4:02 minutes in an effort to preserve continuity. I’m Calling You A Bitch is from Tweedy Bird Loc - No Holds Barred album from 1994. The track is a Tweedy Bird Loc/Fo Clips duo cut.

To My Niggas Makin' Low Cheddar was a leftover from Fo Clips album. To My Niggas Makin' Low Cheddar was supposed to appear on Fo Clips second album, but due to his untimely death, only one song was recorded of his planned second album called To My Niggas Makin' Low Cheddar. To My Niggas Makin' Low Cheddar featured an artist named Coop.

All My Niggas is another leftover track that was supposed to be included on the album Damu Ridas. All My Niggas was a Damu Ridas posse cut that served as a freestyle rap track. Lil Hawk, Tip Toe, Spyder (G Spyder), and B Brazy each spit a verse on All My Niggas.

No More Mr. Nice Guy was a leftover from Nini X's album. No More Mr. Nice Guy was a Dangerous posse cut that featured Lil Stretch, Sin Loc, Big Wy, Redrum781, CK, and Blue Rag. No More Mr. Nice Guy was a leftover that was supposed to appear on Bloody Mary’s debut album She’s Dangerous in 1994, but never did.

Hittin’ Switches is a Geek & Noise track that is Zapp inspired hence the More Bounce to the Ounce sample. Perfect for the car freaks and car hoppers. Most of their tracks are Zapp inspired hence the usage of samples from Zapp songs. Trickeration is a track Geek and Noise produced and rapped on. The same sample is heard on the track Put Dat On Da B from Bloody Mary - Day of Resurrection in 2003.

The Game of Mack N was a track from in-house production team Geek & Noise. They both produced and rapped. It’s a rap about having the freshest cloths and freshest hoes. Mainly living the fast life. Kev-Vo is the man singing on the soulful chorus.



•Geek & Noise (Captain Geek & DJ Noise) were in-house producers for Dangerous Records from 1990 to 1997. They were also rappers that did not make the Bangin' On Wax cut during the auditions in 1992. They did have tracks they saved over the years for what was supposed to be for their debut album which were unreleased and appeared on RRLGA for some reason. Tracks are Trickeration, The Game of Mack'N, Hittin' Switches, Buck 'Em Down, Do Your Thing, Got Dam They Ruthless, and Gangsta Style Rappin' were supposed to be for their debut album, but that didn't happen due to financial reasons, contract disputes, and business issues with Dangerous Records. After 1997, they split. Geek & Noise were also a part of DJ Battlecat’s East Side Tag Team production crew in the 90s.

•D-Rock & The Bayou Crew were the first official artists to sign to Dangerous Records back when Dangerous Records was Dance Craze Records. Dance Craze Records was an early incarnation of Dangerous Records before the label became Dangerous Records. D-Rock & The Bayou Crew was signed to Dangerous Records from 1990 to 1992. Their songs My Mama Named Me Batman (Get Some Of This Funk) and Get Some Of This Funk (My Mama Named Me Batman) (Remix) had music videos that aired on The BOX on MTV.


*B Brazy's songs Payback and Bitch Get Lifted were leftovers from The Braziak album in 2000.
*Comin' Out The Cage is a radio remix version.
*Wish You Were Here, Piru Love, Nini Says F-ck You, Comin' Out The Cage, and Steady Dippin' are radio edits.
*Geek & Noise were a part of Tweedy's Underworld Connection (UWC) at one point.
*Lil Ms. China was also known as Ms. China or Ms. Chyna sometimes.
*Geek & Noise are Captain Geek & DJ Noise.
*Geek & Noise (Captain Geek & DJ Noise) were in-house producers for Dangerous Records from 1990 to 1997 before splitting up.
*Lil Hawk's leftover song A Lil Something From Da West Side was a leftover from the Lil Hawk Red Riding Hood album.
*C-Alright is the remix version with Genuine Draft (now known as Domino) in it from Bangin' On Wax: Greatest Hits in 1996.
*It is possible that songs A Lil Something From Da West Side and All My Niggas were leftover tracks intended to be included on Damu Ridas or Damu Ridas II (How Deep Is Your Hood).
*In the inside credits on an orange wall of names, Ronnie Ron (then CEO of Dangerous Records) dissed Robert Lewis III of former PAR Records by calling him Lying Ass Rob Lewis.
*Bitch Get Lifted later appeared on the Bloody Mary - Day of Resurrection album in 2003.

I rate this album, Gangsta-Lation, 5/5*****!!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,364

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will review G-Len - Woop Woop.

G-Len (Len Smallwood) released his first and debut album on The Family Records from New York City, New York, and Dangerous Records in 1995 on CD and cassette. G-Len produced most this album himself. Ronnie Ron was instrumental in producing this album and getting him a small regional/nationwide distribution deal for his debut album. Ronnie Ron for the most part was not as “hands on” for this Dangerous Records album as he focused more on Tweedy Bird Loc, Jon Jon, Lil Hawk, B Brazy, Damu Ridas at the time.

Despite regional/nationwide distribution, Woop Woop more than less stayed in circulation as a hood classic in the Los Angeles area and Inglewood area. His album never really left beyond that area despite being a high demand album in the international market of music in countries such as Japan, Finland, Sweden, Algeria, Taiwan, Belgium, or Germany. His debut album goes for more than hundreds of dollars (> than $100).

Woop Woop is gangsta rap at its finest. It you are looking for tight beats over gangsta lyrics with a funky rhythm, then G-Len -Woop Woop is perfect for you. The beats themselves are funky. Gangsta rap fans will enjoy this album. Woop Woop has that Dangerous Records production sound since G-Len and Ronnie Ron produced most of this album. The production and sound is what made this particular album a hood classic in other words. Kenny McCloud served as the engineer for this album. Rodney Taylor was responsible for all those funky saxophone riffs you hear on this album.

G-Len is not dead for those who keep thinking so. He is alive and well. He still does music to this day. G-Len can be found on YouTube, instagram, and CD Baby. A string of mixtapes came from him in 2017 which were released online to CDBaby and can be purchased there. The Woop Woop album can be purchased online at CDBaby.


Woop Woop is the Blood gang posse cut that defined this album and made it an LA hood classic in the year of 1995. G-Len, Mr. Dulo, June Dawg, and B Brazy each have a verse. Woop Woop was a term popularized by the Denver Lane Bloods and Figueroa Blood Gang. Bloods started the term “Woop Woop” which eventually became “Suwoop” in the 2000s. The song Woop Woop played a big part in music whether people are willing to admit that or not. Woop Woop was the LA anthem of 1995. G-Len produced Woop Woop.

A funky bounce beat is used to accompany the song Woop Woop. Samples used are George Clinton - Atomic Dog and Zapp - More Bounce To The Ounce. Although Woop Woop tends to sample Atomic Dog by George Clinton more rather than sampling More Bounce To The Ounce by Zapp. The beat sampled is More Bounce To The Ounce by Zapp which is sped up to an upbeat pace. Apart from the beats, the flow was just sick!



G-Len comes back in yo ass with some gangsta shit on Woopin. The beats and flow was just sick. The production is low budget and so is the sound which is why the volume along with treble have been reduced. The beat sampled is More Bounce To The Ounce by Zapp which is slowed down to much delayed pace. (Not to mention Woopin was made back in the mid 90s.)

Woopin is underground rap at its finest. Woopin is can be motorized as an example of gangsta rap from the 90s. Woop Woop and this song are one of the best songs on the album. G-Len never hesitates to come out with that real gangsta shit. Especially on Woopin!

G-Len is an example of gangsta rap. Peep the first verses below.:
back up in yo ass with that gangsta shit
Westside
Woop Wooop
is my gangsta clique
I’m not jaggin,
just flagin saggin in my 66 rah with my 44 mag foo'!



For The Money is a sex, drugs, and money type of rap song. The song itself is centered around greed. Greed and capitalism are the themes. Greed is what exactly leads to downfall at the end of this song. The song ends up with 5 people dead due to a quintuple murder. G-Len seemed to have been inspired by Bone Thugs N Harmony when he wrote For The Money. For The Money is a classic example of gangsta rap. G-Len pays tribute to Laniak all over the track.

The saxophone riffs will send chills in your bones. The saxophone accompanying the beat is simply fantastic! It was a fantastic idea for both G-Len and Ronnie Ron to include the saxophone accompanying a beat. The saxophone accompanies the beat perfectly.


G-Len takes us back in time to tell us a story about an OG homie of his. His OG homie was brought up and caught up in a world of crime. It was inevitable that he would got caught up in a world of crime. His OG homie was Shane LeRoy Wheeler aka Laniak. He wanted to be a big time drug dealer that specifically sold cocaine.

Back in 1981, they used to sock out and knock out fools. They would roll to the beach in Santa Monica and drop out fools. They were crazy (looney). G-Len was puny and about tall as Mickey Rooney.But he was down to jack and had his homie's back.They used to kick it. Him, Krickit, P-Bo, Laniak and Dre Bang. They would high and faded off of cognac.

The group would Figueroa Street to Athens Park to go swimming. Parties were thrown at P-Bo’s house chasin' all the women. Big AK was having lots of fun but he didn't have a thing to his name. So he started selling marijuana with G-Len’s OG homie Bang, Big AK got tired of doing capers. Big AK wanted paper. (He wanted money.) It was for the money.

He wanted more money. So him and Bang went separate ways. Big AK had to get the sack from Mickey D’s. Now he is selling crack cocoon. He is always watching his back and always packing a gat (gun).

He is now parked inside a 1966 rag Chevrolet going front, back, and side to side. Around his fist is his flag with gold Dayton rim’s on his ride. He's got the high pro blow. He's got the baseheads cashing big checks at the bank. He's got it going living like Frank Nitty. Big AK was a hustling maniac.

Laniak wanted paper while coming up in the city. He was a hustling maniac. It really doesn't matter one way or not how he gets his money exactly. Both him and Big AK are hustling maniacs. Fools catch straight vapors. It really doesn't matter. He's climbing up the ladder and his pockets getting fatter in juicy cash flow. Laniak is working hour after hour selling cocaine.

He had a little power until the shit went sour. This is the turning point in track where things go south. Went half on a bird with someone that was phony. That day Laniak had the homegirls over Koko and Mo. The homie Krickit came fresh off work came to relax, kick back, puffing on indo.

The dope man came with the sack. So did Big AK. Now they waiting on fools, sitting around looking silly. Because instead of $9,000 fool brought a nine millimeter handgun and his brother along with him. Another nigga helped him pull the trigger. He played it cool. Then the fool started shooting. Five people got caught up in the mix. No chance for survival.


The execution style killing of the 5 people made it to the news which was broadcasted on television.

“(Reporter #1)
The mother of one of the young victims all said to be between the ages of 19 and 24 was consoled by friends as she left the area. Other neighbors cried when they learned of the murders.

(Reporter #2)
Drugs were linked to the shooting deaths of five people in a Southern California apartment.

(Reporter #3)
All shot execution-style in the head.”


For those who did not know or are not currently away behind the backstory for the song, For The Money is based on a true life event about a quintuple murder in Inglewood, California on the date of June 15, 1992.

A quintuple murder occurred during a drug transaction on 3600 block of West 109th Street in Inglewood, California. The quintuple murder occurred due to a drug deal gone bad. Laniak invited local drug dealer Pedro Angel Lopez into Nicole Thrower’s house to purchase 2 kilograms of cocaine. The drug transaction went bad. So in the end, 5 people got killed. The victims were 3 men and 2 women that were found lying dead in an apartment in the 3600 block of West 109th Street around 3 PM. All 5 people were killed execution style in the head. A "substantial" amount of cocaine was found in the apartment. It was a robbery gone bad.

Inglewood police detective Russ Enyeart believed that brothers Victor Herd (b. Nov 11, 1960 – ) and Purvis Herd (b. Apr 3, 1966 – ) were the shooters but as yet, they have yet to be charged. Both brothers have never been charged with the murder crime. There have been no leads as to who else was associated with this criminal act or crime committed.

From a June 16, 1992 edition of the LA Times newspaper is a news article with headlines “Crime: Neighbors report hearing bursts of gunfire. Police find the bodies of three men and two women.” claims this drug related killing to be “the worst homicide in the city's history”. Laniak and the other 4 people were mentioned in that news article.


G-Len made a tribute to Big Laniak in the song For The Money. G-Len made tribute to those who were killed in the song For The Money as well. The people G-Len is making references to are the following: Nicole Elizabeth Thrower (Koko), Jimmy Lee Lewis (Kricket), Shane Wheeler (Laniak 1), Molynthia Smith (Mo), and Pedro Angel Lopez.

*Nicole Elizabeth Thrower (Koko) was 17 when she was killed during the deadly drug transaction occurring at the time. She was the youngest among the people who were murdered. Nicole “Koko” Elizabeth Thrower lived from January 29, 1975 – June 15, 1992.

*Jimmy Lee Lewis (Kricket) was 24 when he was murdered in the drug transaction. He was killed in the same block of West 109th Street along with others. Jimmy “Kricket” Lee Lewis lived from March 25, 1968 – June 15, 1992.

*Shane LeRoy Wheeler (Laniak 1) was 23 when he was killed in the drug transaction. Shane “Laniak 1” Wheeler aka “Big Laniak” lived from July 26, 1968 – June 15, 1992. He was set up and killed. He is the older brother of Laniak II (Lil Laniak 2) who died on October 23, 1995 after being killed by Campanella Park Pirus. Shane LeRoy Wheeler went under the names Laniak, Laniak 1, and Big Laniak. He was most commonly known for his name Laniak.

*Molynthia Smith (Mo) was among the 2 females that were murdered during the quintuple murder in Inglewood, California during the same drug transaction. Her age was 19. She lived from April 25, 1973 – June 15, 1992.

*Pedro Angel Lopez was an Inglewood drug dealer. He was a drug dealer who had a large supply of cocaine and sold cocaine in both Inglewood and Los Angeles. He was 22 when he got killed. Pedro Angel Lopez was set up by other drug dealers.



G-Len pays tribute and homage to famous black heroes on Fallin’ Hero. For instance Michael Jackson, Mike Tyson, OJ Simpson, Magic Johnson, Mark Morrison, Rick James, Oprah, and Montell Williams just to name a few. G-Len pays tribute to famous black heroes that dubbed as fallen heroes. The track itself has a negative vibe to it. Fallin’ Hero has a dope sample by Earth Wind & Fire.

The media can make you or break you by taking you up to the top and then snatch your ass right back down to the ground. If you are black, the media will snatch your ass even furthermore. G-Len expresses distrust against the justice system as he does not trust the system.


Pass Da Blunt seemed to have been inspired by Rick James, weed, and hip hop music. Many samples are incorporated into Pass Da Blunt making the song Pass Da Blunt an Inglewood style Jackin’ 4 Beats. The sample used in the background throughout Pass Da Blunt is Rick James - Bustin Out. The whole song seems to have been inspired by Rick James - Bustin Out henceforth the used sample. The hardest nigga with a Jerri kurl called B Brazy is on Pass Da Blunt. Pass Da Blunt showcases the best of G-Len and B Brazy.

G-Funk has a such a sick beat over pure dopeness. Overall G-Funk is a brehsive track. The beat is a sick beat. G-Funk is G-Funk inspired and is inspired by gangsta rap hence the title for this track.


The only problem with this album is the number of interludes included inside of this album. 3 interludes are plenty. 5 interludes are way too much as the interludes distract the listener away from the musical content on this album. That is why 5 interludes is way too redundant. That is the only flaw within this album by G-Len. 3 interludes would have been plenty. The production was low budget, but that does not prevent the Woop Woop album from being a hood classic.

Woop Woop is one of the many best albums from inside the golden era of G-Funk. Apart from the beats, the flows were just sick! There were no gimmicks within this album. G-Len and his homies expressed themselves by showing the world the crazy lifestyle they had/have been living. Shit was real. No acting or none of that fakeness you see or hear about today. Big corporate radio fans, TV fans, and mainstream fans will not like, value, or understand this album.

I rate this album, Woop Woop, 4/5****!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,363

This is Michael Mixerr. Today I will do a review on the Gangsta Nutt ‎– The Lost Hard Drive EP.

Exactly The Lost Hard Drive EP is 3 songs that were recovered and not remastered from the hard drive of Gangsta Nutt. The hard drive Gangsta Nutt used to record his last had album crashed and was years later saved. However only 3 songs survived the hard drive crash. These 3 songs were recorded in the raw dirty, gritty streets of Seattle, Washington by way of Tacoma, Washington. The Lost Hard Drive EP is something new for 2017! This is Gangsta Nutt’s unmastered masterpiece showcasing talent of his than no one has ever heard before or seen before.

Gangsta Nutt gets raw and real on Keep Your Head Up. Gangsta Nutt gets real deep here. Dundeal Entertainment's R&B sensation J-Shep lends his vocals for the catchy hook on Keep Your Head Up for which he is responsible for. J-Shep is responsible for the verse ”All you gotta do is pray." . Producer Macc Dundee reminds us about West Coast legends and pays homage and tribute to the best from the Northwest and beyond. Keep Your Head Up is a perfect inspirational song.

Gangsta Nutt gets raw and real deep on Testimony. Testimony is one of his most realist songs to date. In fact, Testimony is one of his most deepest emotional songs to date. He gets emotional on Testimony. Gangsta Nutt is Seattle's beast on the mic! He delivered such powerhouse range and skill as always. Testimony was the final song which was recorded at the Dundeal Entertainment studio.

I rate this EP, The Lost Hard Drive EP, 5/5*****!!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,362

This is Michael Mixerr. I will review Kaskade - Strobelite Seduction.

Kaskade from Utah released a deep house styled album in 2008. 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, yes. 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.

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.

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.

Pose is a bass driven styled deep house music song. The song itself relies on a bass ridden presence heavily. Sythns 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.

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.

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.

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.

I rate this album, Strobelite Seduction, 5/5*****!!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,361

This is Michael Mixerr. This afternoon I will review boysetsfire - In Chrysalis.

The In Chrysalis album was released in 1998 as an EP. On this EP is where boysetsfire gets political. Political rock meets the sound of post-hardcore rock on this boysetsfire. The political mood comes from songs The Tyranny of What Everybody Knows, Cavity, and Holiday in Cambodia (Dead Kennedys cover). Boysetsfire gets political especially on songs such as The Tyranny of What Everybody Knows and Holiday in Cambodia (Dead Kennedys cover).  The Tyranny of What Everybody Knows has a theme of anarchy and tyranny.

I rate this EP, In Chrysalis, 3/5***.

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,360

This is Michael Mixerr. I will review John Mayer - Heavier Things Sampler.

John Mayer from Montana released an album sampler called Heavier Things Sampler in 2003. The album sampler featured 3 live songs that were recorded live. The 3 live songs were Neon, Clarity, and Come Back to Bed. For some reason, Aware Records, Sony, and Columbia decided to a bunch of live songs to this record. Most likely form a sales point of view. John Mayer does a superb job on the acoustics when he performs live.

I rate this album, Heavier Things Sampler, 4/5****!!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,359

This is Michael Mixerr. This afternoon I will review boysetsfire - Consider.

Hardcore rock band boysetsfire from Delaware State in the US released a post-hardcore rock EP called Consider in 1996. The EP Consider was released as on 7 inch vinyl format. All of these songs were later included on the album Before the Eulogy. Everything on this EP is a collection of B-sides and rarities you will not find anywhere else or on any other boysetsfire albums. Consider the Numbers is the shortest song on the EP being a duration time of 2 minutes and 11 seconds (2:11).

I rate this EP, Consider, 4/5****!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,358

This is Michael Mixerr. This afternoon I will review Loco Mente Clique - Summertime Madness.

Loco Mente Clique - Summertime Madness is similar to Tribe 46 - Summer Day and LSOB - Lowrider Madness because the single itself is Latin rap. Looking for some smoove Latin music to loco to with your ese's?
Well Loco Mente Clique - Summertime Madness is a great cassette to bump in your lowrider. Whether it's at nighttime or groovin' on a Sunday. Loco Mente Clique released their Summertime Madness single on Concrete Poetry Records from Colorado by way of Wyoming. Loco Mente Clique is from Wyoming.

I rate this single, Summertime Madness, 5/5*****!!

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,357

This is Michael Mixerr. This afternoon I will review The Kentucky Headhunters - Stompin’ Grounds.

Stompin’ Grounds is the least successful Kentucky Headhunters albums to date aside from their independent albums. The only single from the Stompin’ Grounds was their cover of Guy Mitchell - Singin' the Blues. Even their cover song as a single itself was unsuccessful. Both The Kentucky Headhunters and BNA dropped the ball right here. After all, the key to a successful album is a good record label.

The flaws for this album were a lack of singles and lack of promotion.More singles were needed to have made this album a better success instead of just one single. Better promotion from their label BNA to promote the Stompin’ Grounds. BNA dropped the ball on The Kentucky Headhunters for failing to promote this album correctly in a timely manner. If Mark S. Orr had not left The Kentucky Headhunters band, then the Stompin’ Grounds album would have been more of a success. BNA dropped the ball on promoting this album correctly.

I rate this album, Stompin’ Grounds, 3/5***.

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,356

This is Michael Mixerr. I will review Gary Peacock - Guamba.

Gary Peacock from Idaho releases an album called Guamba. Gary Peacock - Guamba is a jazz album that was released on ECM in 1987. The Gary Peacock - Guamba album is one of the many unknown jazz albums out there in the market of music. The title itself is a giveaway that Guamba is a unique jazz album.

The song Guamba starts off with a guitar playing a single monotonous note in a sad mood. Guamba has that hot desert feel similar to a song off a movie soundtrack. Guamba is one of those songs you would hear from a movie during a scene in the desert hence the “lost in the desert” type feel. A single acoustic guitar is used throughout the song Guamba. Requim is a jazz instrumental perfect for the late night whether you have gotten off of work or just in a saddened mood. Gary Peacock recorded the song Requim in Tokyo, Japan on the date of April 5, 1971. Lila is the longest jazz composition on the Guamba album.

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

Mixerr Album Reviews #1,355

This is Michael Mixerr. This afternoon I am reviewing Alias & Ehran - Lillian.

Lillian is a collaborative album with hip hop producer Alias and multi-instrumentalist Ehren hailing from the US State of Maine by way of New Hampshire. Jazz meets electronica on this album with a slight touch of hip hop music. Drum loops accompany the percussion ensemble/selection for the instrumentals on this album. Alias produced the beats of course. Synths were something else he was responsible for producing.

There is an Eastern influence on Most Important Things which is distinct due to the woodwind selection from instruments such as the flute and clarinet. Instruments such as the flute and clarinet can be considered distinct if a certain presence is present.

Moonfuzz is a relaxing jazz instrumental that will relax your mind and soothe your body. Moonfuzz will soothe your body and soul too. The song Moonfuzz is not too boisterous, heavy, or vibrant. Moonfuzz is vibrant with a shimmer sound. The song Moonfuzz itself is jazz inspired. The saxophone accompaniment for Moonfuzz is appropriate for a song such as this one.

I rate this album, Lillian, 4/5****!