New Boyz
Tie Me Down - EP


1.0
awful

Review

by Bulldog USER (114 Reviews)
November 24th, 2009 | 18 replies | 5,992 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Hip-hop isn't dead. But there is a current assassination attempt on it.

4 of 4 thought this review was well written

The new era of swagger 'rap' is akin to the musical opening of Pandora's box. With the ushering in of a new generation comes a crop of talentless artists that just make detriments to everything but their respective bank accounts. One of the new swag 'rap' groups, New Boyz, is revered in mainstream culture, and despised within the indie crowd for making the best selling dance song, "You're a Jerk." Their late August EP is just one of many bullets that will eventually fill hip-hop's formerly healthy body. Hip-hop isn't dead, but there is a current assassination attempt on it.

The current equation for fame and fortune in the rap industry is...good production + catchy lyrics = hit record. While despicable, it is a highly successful formula that brings the spotlight to rappers' names and money to their pockets. Tie Me Down - EP is a perfect example of this. The beats within the EP basically consist of three sounds - synths, claps/snaps, and a prominenet bass - with little to no variation in sound or tune and little additional sounds to compliment or expound upon the instrumentals. The sickening repetitiveness and angering display of no creativity is why mainstream rap is despised amongst so many.

This album is so unoriginal, it's actually quite funny (not really, but I'll roll with it.) New Girl is the musical equivalent to plagiarism, but changing a few words and is a clone of Best I Ever Had; Cricketz is an attempt at a fashion statement akin to Vans by The Pack or Bapes by Soulja Boy); So Dope is a(n equally terrible) remix of You're a Jerk with the hook "You're so dope" "I know" being repeated over and over followed by "do me a favor call me dope one more time."; and Tie Me Down is just another pathetic R&B breakup song that is a disgrace to present itself to the masses.

Tie Me Down - EP is just a way for the New Boyz to 1) Praise themselves about how 'good' at rapping they are, 2) Talk about how many women they get, 3) Talk about how much money they have, and 4) Talk about how 'cool' they are. However, this EP IS particularly special. It's special-ed. As of right now, hip-hop isn't dead. But there is a current assassination attempt on it.



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hydeyomoney
November 24th 2009



934 Comments


good negative review, you hit this record and these guys on the head.

Bulldog
November 24th 2009



3796 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Too bad I couldn't do it i.r.l though.

Waior
November 24th 2009



11451 Comments


An EP so bad that it broke the Sputnik rating algorithm.

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
November 24th 2009



15016 Comments


review is uhhhh. eh

Douglas
November 25th 2009



9097 Comments


Review is good, and summary is win!

Digging: James Vincent McMorrow - Post Tropical

Eclectic
November 25th 2009



3302 Comments


Decent enough review.
Lol, this record deserves a complete 0, I am so sick of the urban crap that my radio plays and the mainstream community gobbles up like sunday roast.

RobotFrank
November 25th 2009



344 Comments


I love that summary a lot.

mvdu
November 25th 2009



603 Comments


0.5 sounds about right

Bulldog
November 25th 2009



3796 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Thanks for all the positive feedback on the review. Be sure to pos it if you haven't, but for some reason. My approval rating isn't going up, Sputnik can be silly sometimes.

shortone323
November 25th 2009



883 Comments


Review was ok. Kinda funny, but you could've been a bit more original. One nitpick I have is in the beginning of the second paragraph where you say "The current equation for fame and fortune in the rap industry is...good production." Why is that ellipse there? Theres no need for it, and if you wanted to use any punctuation, you could use a colon, but it would flow better without any. That just bugged me when I read it.

Never heard of these guys and don't want to any time soon.

cirq
November 25th 2009



9263 Comments


good.

ReturnToRock
November 25th 2009



3448 Comments


always good to see a 0.5 rating not given by me.

i've given up on most hip-hop and will not be listening to this. but nice nonetheless.

i also like how there are three guest rappers in a four song album. it's like they couldn't do well by themsel....oh, nevermind.

Shrapnel94
November 25th 2009



2213 Comments


YOU'RE A JERK

thebhoy
Emeritus
November 25th 2009



4459 Comments


This album is so unoriginal, it's actually quite funny (not really, but I'll roll with it.) New Girl is the musical equivalent to plagiarism, but changing a few words and is a clone of Best I Ever Had; Cricketz is an attempt at a fashion statement akin to Vans by The Pack or Bapes by Soulja Boy); So Dope is a(n equally terrible) remix of You're a Jerk with the hook "You're so dope" "I know" being repeated over and over followed by "do me a favor call me dope one more time."; and Tie Me Down is just another pathetic R&B breakup song that is a disgrace to present itself to the masses.


holey moley you need to fix this.

Poet
November 25th 2009



5922 Comments



An EP so bad that it broke the Sputnik rating algorithm.

lol

Rationalist
November 25th 2009



880 Comments


how do you rate something 0.5?

Eclectic
November 25th 2009



3302 Comments


^You can only do it on reviews

Hollow
November 29th 2009



263 Comments


As much as I've heard them...someone kill them quick.



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