“Stack That Doe,” by Jay Jonah featuring J. Stalin and Mistah F.A.B.
I’ve been putting off posting anything about Jay Jonah’s recent mixtape, Smell of Success, because I believe he’s got potential but suffers from a lack of unique identity and originality (notice the titles of these two tracks?), which he’s gotta develop in order to avoid being overshadowed by his more established Livewire brethren. This track is both a fitting example of his potential to blow as well as his tendency to be out-shined.
“Bring Me Doe,” by Jay Jonah featuring Shady Nate and K-Dolla.
The Lil John/snap your fingers production is the type of identity crisis “Smell of Success” suffers from throughout, but I love all of Jonah’s cheese references in just one verse: block of cheddar, provolone, mozzarella, quesadilla, and gouda.
“High Moment,” by AC (produced by E. Rice).
“Moet,” by AC featuring RJ.
AC is a smart and talented “young adult” from East Oakland. Aside from the fact that he clearly seems to be influenced by Lil Wayne, he kinda reminds of Curren$y in his ability to talk about purple and rippers with sophistication. His new mixtape has some original production (like this track by E. Rice, who’s pretty damn talented) as well as some famous beats, which I personally think is a smart way to showcase your talent to people who need easily palatable tracks (others may disagree). He was signed to Epic (as part of the Gunestarz) some years back and got to see how major labels can fuck you. Hopefully things work out for this young guy.
“Freeze Me,” by Young Dro (produced by Beat Billionaire).
Props to TSS.
Pause. That’s a quote from Amazon.com’s product description of X-Raided’s new album, Bloc Bizniz.
It’s a pretty awkward album. Possibly tolerable songs include:
“Jacramento,” by X-Raided featuring C-Dubb and Gangsta Reese.
“I’m Better,” by X-Raided.
“Don’t You Pull Up On Me,” produced by another artist with a sizeable legal battle.