Song of The Year-College Girls by P-Lo featuring Skizzy Mars By Dan-O People who love fun hip pop music were a little let down by Lil Yachty’s… Read more “Song of The Year-College Girls by P-Lo featuring Skizzy Mars”
FME 2016 MVP HONORABLE MENTION-YG by Dan-O We used to crown “mixtape MVP” but the distinction between mixtape and album is unimportant at this point. Everyone has… Read more “FME 2016 MVP HONORABLE MENTION-YG”
Mixtape Review-The Rest Comes Later by Snow Tha Product by Dan-O 2015 is full of projects I could review and many of them are more coherent and… Read more “Mixtape Review-The Rest Comes Later by Snow Tha Product”
Mixtape Review-Roachy Balboa 4 by Roach Gigz by Dan-O The mental picture created when listening to Roach Gigz is that of a race car driver or X… Read more “Mixtape Review-Roachy Balboa 4 by Roach Gigz”
Song Review-Bompton by YG produced by DJ Mustard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-RIYI3z2xs by Dan-O This sounds worse than it is but a lot of music people simply thought of YG… Read more “Song Review-Bompton by YG produced by DJ Mustard”
Song Review-N The Traffic by Droop-E, J Stalin, and Nite Jewel by Dan-O The first four times you listen to this song off of Droop-E’s Itunes EP… Read more “Song Review-N The Traffic by Droop-E, J Stalin, and Nite Jewel”
Mixtape Review-HBK Gang-Gang Forever by Dan-O I can think of a lot of things the HBK Gang compilation isn’t. It’s not a taut concept record, something that… Read more “Mixtape Review-HBK Gang-Gang Forever”
Song Review-Rollin’ by The Bobby Effect produced by Ade Cruse If you’ve never heard The Bobby Effect your first reaction could be the teeth sucking realization that… Read more “Song Review-Rollin’ by The Bobby Effect produced by Ade Cruse”
Problem & IAMSU! –Million Dollar Afro mixtape review by Dan-O One of the truly awesome things about having your own site is that you can dictate when,… Read more “Problem & IAMSU! –Million Dollar Afro mixtape review”
Songs of the Year: CJ-Set It On Fire
IAMSU! heads a group called the HBK Gang from the bay area and they are a ratchet music factory. If you are not familiar with the term it is what we all agreed to call the residual effects of Hyphy on bay area music. The term is a bit disingenuous but at least we don’t have to call it post-hyphy. Too many things are post other things.
CJ is a key part of the group and really interesting, on the mixtape before CJ 2.0 he seemed a bit too whispery for his own good but on 2.0 he cranks out jams like this that are immensely fun to listen too with odd lyrics that are weirder when you catch them. HBK is an immense sex joke improv group with members out-bragging and out-grossing one another. So when CJ says “I told her no hands like she playing soccer, hit her, delete her twitter than maybe block her” I couldn’t help but picture everyone in the studio laughing. This song is a good example of what CJ and HBK do: great beats, hooks, and misogynistic lyrics in as playful a way as they can be done. The songs can sound too similar at times but if they are all equally fun how bad can it be?