Dem Franchize Boyz
On Top of Our Game


1.5
very poor

Review

by The Katz brothers USER (183 Reviews)
June 27th, 2006 | 34 replies | 4,530 views


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist


10 of 10 thought this review was well written

Oh, god. I can’t believe what I’m about to do. Honestly, Dem Franchize Boyz have to be the most aggravating group I have ever heard. Complete with deliberate misspellings, nearly non-existent snap beats and some of the dumbest lyrics I have ever heard. Dem Franchize Boyz aren’t that different from everyone else, the new wave of Southern Rap almost always has all three of the previously listed qualities, and almost always aggravates me. For that reason I haven’t listened to an entire album by any new Southern Rap artist in my life. That ends now.

While I will do this review as unbiased as possible, I must first get one thing through. The producer of this album should be taken behind some hick’s shed and shot, multiple times. At times the beats are so simple and weak the song becomes unbearable. Unlike any other Hip-Hop album I’ve ever heard there isn’t one track on this album with even a decent beat. Instead of snare hits you get hand claps or little clicks, which really makes the songs incredibly weak and not very danceable. On top of this I don’t think one song on On Top of Our Game has a noticeable bass part, making the production sound very hollow. The only source of melody comes from tiny snyth licks played as high up on the keyboard as possible. The only good thing about the production on ‘On Top of Our Game’ is it is a little denser then some of the other Southern Rapper’s beats (i.e. Yung Joc and D4L)

That aside, DFB aren’t that bad of rappers. I’ve heard worse, unlike fellow southerners Lil John and The Ying-Yang Twins, Dem Franchize Boyz actually rap their lyrics instead of kinda screaming them like a dead animal. The four members actually have slightly differing voices, so you can usually tell who’s rapping where they all have that southern drawl though. Now, on to the actual lyrics that DFB rap. Unsurprisingly most of the lyrics are total crap. Based on their lyrics alone Dem Franchize Boyz seems to only think of two things, Bitches and Rims. If you though you were getting an educated substantial Hip-Hop, you though wrong. The geniuses of Dem Franchize Boyz aren’t capable of this but what they are capable of is:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jizzal B on Freaky as She Wanna Be
I enjoy it (yeah), make a little noise (uhh), stand and ready for it, you already know it, she swallow it, gobble dick, little bitch from Memphis, in love wit my cock, she give a
jimmy a French kiss, her favorite position is doggy style or in the butt and the place that she likes it is on the couch or in the truck , and I bang on
her pussy like a mother fucking door knock
if your not into the love songs then you can always get
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stop Callin Me
Bitch stop callin me (bitch stop callin me) Aint gon pick tha phone up (Aint gon pick tha phone up)
or my personal favorite:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ridin Rims
my car go (eeerrrrr)
.

Despite the click-track beats and the incredible eloquence of the lyrics, some songs on On Top of Our Game aren’t all that bad. Songs like third single (and last quote) Ridin’ Rims are fun tunes, but it’s hard to find much more than that on Dem Franchize Boyz newest release. You won’t find any intelligent songs, despite the intelligence of certain members. But if you’re in the mood to hear a bunch of black guys rapping about their bitches and their cars over a metronome and a keyboard line then pick this up, because it is a little bit better than some of the other Southern Rap albums.

Pros
- Some tracks are fun
- Dem Franchize Boyz, compared to most modern rappers aren’t all that bad.

Cons
- Most aren’t
- Lyrics are beyond stupid and degrading
- Beats are nearly unbearable
- Unoriginal

Best Tracks
My Music- One of the few songs on the album with a solid beat, one of the more fun songs on the album.
Ridin’ Rims - The Longest track and third is catchy tune about, what else but Rims
Lean Wit it Rock Wit it- If you don’t like the horribly overplayed single, you won’t like the rest of the album. Features on the stupidest dances I’ve ever seen.

I feel generous giving this a: 1.5/5

-Dan



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Zesty Mordant
June 27th 2006



1196 Comments


haha nice review, I'm starting to feel bad for Southern rap though as they can't catch a break anywhere except pitchfork. A lot of this stuff sounds annoying even in a club setting.
awesome quotation of lyrics there too.

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
June 27th 2006



15732 Comments


I like the screaming like a dead animal of the Ying Yang Twins....

Ridin' Rims is crap. Hence your quote.

Idea: Crunk and Southern Rap = New hair metal? Partying and drinking in excess, grillz parallel big hair, all about girls, anyone can make it big with a stupid single... Mind blowing.

Nice Review.This Message Edited On 06.27.06

La Revolucion
June 27th 2006



1060 Comments


Good review and all.

Patrick
June 27th 2006



1891 Comments


yet kids still love this stuff.

Robert Crumb
Emeritus
June 27th 2006



165 Comments


Crunk and Southern Rap = New hair metal? Partying and drinking in excess, grillz parallel big hair, all about girls, anyone can make it big with a stupid single...


Pretty much.

FA
June 27th 2006



127 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This music isn't supposed to be lyrically brilliant and musically mind-blowing. It's meant to just entertain and give kids something to listen too and get excited about. I thought you were far too one-sided, although the review was well-written. This album is actually not near as bad as you make it out to be, it has more than a few entertaining songs to be quite honest.This Message Edited On 06.27.06

Ricven
June 27th 2006



207 Comments


"if your not into the love songs..."

Rofl. Very nice review.This Message Edited On 06.27.06

Laafe
June 27th 2006



347 Comments


excellent review. i actually laughed out loud. hate this group.

Bron-Yr-Aur
June 27th 2006



4405 Comments


Hmm... A myterious negging. Great review. /votes

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
June 27th 2006



17920 Comments


i cant stand what ive heard off this. great review, ill vote.

smokersdieyounger
June 27th 2006



672 Comments


well written review, is there a good crunk record? Thats as fun as Crunk is meant to be?

The Jungler
June 27th 2006



4827 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

False advertising, I know this album isn't meant to show off virtuosity, but honestly there is alot better, more entertaining stuff to listen to, even if all you want to do is dance and have fun.

I also know there are quite a few entertaining songs on this CD, the bad outways the good by a very large margin though.

EDIT: Thanks for the feedback too, everyone.This Message Edited On 06.27.06

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
June 27th 2006



16083 Comments


My mama says "This review was okay I guess, but you probably rated it too low for what it is."

The Jungler
June 27th 2006



4827 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Maybe I was a little hard on this, I really don't think it deserves much higher than what I gave it though.

FA
June 27th 2006



127 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

VagueDan, what albums do you find better to listen too then? I don't mean to sound hostile or anything, I'm just curious. I don't expect an argument or anything.

The Jungler
June 27th 2006



4827 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Outkast, TI, Three 6 Mafia, Ludacris, etc. all have albums that are good for partying to and are just plain better music. But like Iluvatar said, I was a little harsh on this, for what it is, it isn't as bad as I said it was

EDIT: and those are just the southern rappers.This Message Edited On 06.27.06

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
June 27th 2006



17920 Comments


i dont like this album. i like the review.

Oddsen
June 27th 2006



1127 Comments


Good review. Liked the quotes. I've only heard lean wit it and i didn't mind it much

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
June 27th 2006



17920 Comments


theyre some of the worst lyrics ive ever laid eyes on.

morrissey
Moderator
June 27th 2006



1688 Comments


Lay off the retarded spam or I will have to start banning, it's easier than deleting every post.



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