Review Summary: "Rap game is hot wings, I am blue cheese."
3 of 3 thought this review was well written
Ahh…Mississippi – good times if you’re a fan of soda pop. Vicksburg - where the first Coca-Cola was bottled in 1891, and Biloxi – where root beer was invented in 1898. If you’re Teddy Roosevelt, not so much, where he got heat for refusing to shoot a captured bear in 1902. And, if you’re a rap fan, not at all, while other cities have at least one big artist, Mississippi doesn’t even have a “city” to pull from. But recently, a young cat named Jade Harris stepped into the limelight. Another Mississippi to Georgia transfer, under-20 MC Tha Joker is popping up on the rap radar, even in mainstream minds. Never has arrogance come in such a heaping portion from a sub-twenty rapper…unless you count Soulja Boy as a rapper.
But, Tha Joker would probably have me murdered for comparing him to Soulja Boy, as seen in “Hiding.” Which is only a mere warmup for Tha Joker’s comical metaphors and punchlines (“I’ll have you toe tagged, like you were selling feet.”) although varying in content. Rather than dropping rhymes about violence, the majority of Tha Joker’s lines are boastful statements about his wonderful life, except brilliantly executed. Ranging from clever, quick one liners, “M&M jeans, I keep big nuts in ‘em.” to a fiery streak of hilarities, “Three, two, one blast off you bastards/Space ship doors my garage is NASA/Hedgehog game I am much faster/You are a lizard, I am raptor/When I hit the club or stage I party hard/With these hoes naked like every day was Mardi Gras/See I’m seventeen and I have an accountant/You’re seventeen and you get an allowance.” Tha Joker keeps his lyrical game on lock, and it’s assisted by some solid MCing featuring uptempo, at times intricate flows and, surprisingly enough – considering he’s young – a likable voice. But this album is killed by Big Fruit’s simple production formula of futuristic synths, heavy bass, and rapid drums makes it seem like the album is just different lyrics over one long-running beat. Which – while effective for emphasizing the lyrics (and therefore making it more enjoyable for lyrics-first people) – can lessen the album experience for a people who are big into production.
Other than the speedbump that is Nation's song (track #6), Family Ties Ent is a mashpot of arrogant, but hilarious lyrics; minimalist, but sufficient, production; and good, but not astounding MCing. This is “swag” done right. Tha Joker is a young phenom that stands out amongst the crowd of stupid snap rappers and R&B posers, and Family Ties Ent is foolproof evidence of this.
Firstly, I'm glad you explained your neg, but I want to learn more here. Because I'm still learning. I want you to expand on your second criticism, but first, a rating isn't really substantial, it's the reasoning behind it. I like this album as a four because of awesome lyrics, and good MCing, as for the production, it will suffice. That's what I conveyed in my review. So, please explain your second criticism.
Do the beats intertwine with high percussion or low percussion bridges? Do they fall flat and add nothing to the lyricism? Or do they flutter lightly through or around the mix while don't nothing to distinguish themselves at all?
don't play any instruments, and have no experience in making music, so most of your terms fail on me
I like some of your reviews that I've read, but that there really is a poor poor reasoning. I understand your point and also your style of reviewing, but maybe it would be best to pick and learn rather than to submit a new review everyday. I mean, this ain't a competition after all, plus, besides you, hydeyomoney, sobhi and somberlain, there aren't many regular hip hop reviewers, so there's no big rush. You could just try and improve yourself, try to expand on your current knowledge and (reviewing)skills rather than to stay in your current comfort zone. You don't need to play an instrument yourself to know how it works/is played, reading and even observing helps to understand that too. All I'm saying is try to improve in general; improve your reviewing skills (not saying they're bad, but still) and expand your overall knowledge of the genre, instruments, vocal/playing techniques etc.
Honestly Bulldog, I wouldn't worry about it. I've got negs on my reviews with no reason given, at least this one took the time to tell you why. It's 1 user with 1 neg, ya can't please everyone. And if it turns out that the user is a troll, i'm sure the mod's would remove the neg.
All of your reviews read exactly the same. You have little regard for grammar and you are barely comprehensible outside of the hip-hop spectrum. Your critic was not trolling you and their standards were not high, however, that wouldn't be a bad thing if they were.