Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Radio personality Diana Wehbe presents what we hope is the first in a long series of mixtapes spotlighting local independent artists from So Cal (most of them right here from the I.E.!!). With DJ Muda's help, get hip to the talent blossoming in your own backyard Fam! We out chea'! Click the pic to download OR click right HERE!
Juiced by The Joose Crew at 8:11 PM
Monday, November 28, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Meet Brittany Shirley
Turn-ons: I love music fashion shopping, traveling & meeting new people, being omptimstic
Turn-offs: Bad influences
Currently Listening to: Chris Brown
Favorite Movie: Taken
What do you do for a living/ What do you study in school:
I am a student
Juiced by The Joose Crew at 11:24 AM
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Okay dig this background story. I was going to Food 4 Less one day and saw this guy with some crazy ass hair. He had his shxt freeform growing. Looked wild but I liked it! Shortly after, I went to a party with a couple of my homegirls and it was hosted by the same crazy-haired dude. It wasn’t until someone on my Facebook posted a link for this dope ass Master Chef shirt that I finally found out some background on this guy. Radio Base, formerly of the duo The Cosby Hype, is a rapper from Moreno Valley, CA. Not only has he created a buzz for himself with his music, but pieces from his clothing line can be seen ,here and there throughout the city, on random teenagers. Radio Base’s profiles also say that he is a signed skater and describes himself as being “Not famous. Not popular” But basically “somewhere in the middle”. Well, let’s check out this mixtape and see if his music lives up to the “hype”.
I respect the R.I.P shoutouts (Jamil & Flamez). Loving the music. This really does sound like some intro shxt. Then Radio comes in…..
I remember last year and all these bxtches I would chase em
But this year it feel different cause it seems like I got em waitin
I told myself I quit skating and focus more up on this music
And this talent that I got and my city be tellin me to prove it
But then I got signed for fuckin with that skateboard
So the thoughts of me quittin popped up in my head no more
Radio Base has an interesting flow. It’s like a second off beat but it works. Seems like sometimes he adds an extra syllable where it’s not needed but it’s apart of his style. Radio Base gives shoutouts to fellow local rappers Theory Ole ,Pheo, & Stevie Crooks then goes onto say he’s killin’ the rest of the artists out there. Nice way to be humble and cocky at the same time. Cool intro.
Blammer (Some No Me)
This beat is cool. Pretty simple. The hook is alright. I kinda like it. It’s simple as well.
Most niggas know me, some niggas don’t
Some might approach me but most niggas wont
I don’t fuck with lames, word is bond
Just cause I rock, I aint made of stone
The verses are simple as well. Track is cool. Didn’t really impress me. Just some chill shxt.
Bring It Back ft Slay Inc. & 2GGS Chiffa
Okay. Rappin’ on that Travis Porter “Bring It Back” beat. This my shxt! I don’t know if this “on my mama” shxt is the hook but it’s eh! I like the verse though….His flow is chill but he cocky with it. It works for him. Yea that is the hook. Lol. It coulda been better. Rapper on second… Slay inc. I like his lyrics but his voice lowkey annoying. I think if he fix his delivery he woulda killed his verse. The next rapper gets what I mean! His delivery is cold! If the two combined lyrics and delivery they’d both improve. Cool shxt tho. The last rapper had a straight verse. Props for it!
This beat is dope as hell. I kinda don’t like the Tyler the Creator line re-usage. The rest is cool. Woulda enjoyed this better if it had (freestyle) behind the title…Cause this is what this sounds like. I like the Big Sean flow tho… Radio did that shxt well.
Great Scott (Outro) ft Slay Inc
Think I got the songs outta order but whatever.. Leggoo! Ay! I like Slay Inc on this joint! This the emotion that was listening in the last verse he dropped on this project. Wait! Maybe I’m trippin… Thought it was the same person. It don’t matter. Didn’t hear Base on here but the dudes ripped this beat. Good shxt
Aww love the intro! That’s my movie right there son! I’m tryna get some "Pursuit of Happyness" money too! Guess this is Base’s turn to rip the same beat.. Let’s hear it! Oh okay! Base killin’ on that shxt….Almost reminded me of Jay-Z for a minute and that’s a great comparison! ::shrug:: Just sayin’. Like the Theory, Glass Ceiling line….lol good shxt….and the outro is clean as hell haha…random but cleaaan!
Hammer Time ft Young Sam
This beat is pretty ill as well. Verse was cool but there is something bout his flow that still reminds me of Tyler the Creator. It’s botherin’ me a little. Young Sam up next. Big Ups to Sam… He been makin’ moves. Ain’t he fuckin’ with SODMG now? Good shxt. Verse was straight! Nice feature.
Hot Hands ft Samuelz
I got a Harry Potter blanket so yall bitches can’t see me
Lol I get it! Beat is cool. I’m startin’ to think Radio Base is an Odd Future fan! I hear the inspired sound. I mean I can see why… not to compare but I know a lot of skateboarders rock with Tyler and Casey Veggies and the rest of the OFWGKA crew! Samuelz killed this shxt! Propz!
I Don’t Know Her Name
Ayyyy! This beat go! Remind’s me of some A.V LMKR shxt! Got me tryin’ hard not to do the ratchet clap! HAHAHA I’m mad as soon as I typed that shxt the beat did the fuckin’ ratchet clap! Lol that’s whassup! I’m feelin’ this… prolly cause this my type of shxt…::shrug:: I’m prolly gon end up puttin’ this on a mix cd. Good shxt! Sure I’ll hear this at the next local party I go to.
Joe Story (Block Boy Gossip)
Storytelling shxt. I feel it. Not too many people can still do this shxt and do it right….& I mean.. you did the concept justice. I’m actually listening to the story and can picture this whole scenario in my mind. That’s art. Beat is nuts! On some epic shxt! Props to the producer! Wish you woulda gave some prod by shoutouts in your song titles.. Maybe next time?
Junkies (Gimmie Those) ft Alex Cloud
Like that room look like a store line.. I saw one of Radio Base’s last mixtapes and old boy got jerseys and everything hanging on his walls and shxt. Make my closet look like the Good Will! Lol Alex Cloud’s verse was pretty straight.. with his voice, I feel like he needs to change up the delivery a little bit to stand out more.
Kick Back ft Lil Jeff
Ay you can’t have a kickback and not have red cups my nigga
True shxt. We be double cupp’n them white joints tho! ::shrug:: This beat is pretty dope… Perfect for the song concept!
I know you drunk but watch my shoes
This shxt need some Rick Ro$$ adlibs…. Woooo! I’m feelin’ Lil Jeff’s verse. Good shxt! This a long ass song tho.. Almost pressed next.
Mega Man (freestyle) ft So Icy YG
*cooks* Oh my bad! Lemmie listen… Oh okay! I fuckz with anybody who fucks w/ Mad Dog …. That’s my shxt! But anyway….first-class shxt for a freestyle. So Icy’s verse started off dope as hell…fell off a little toward the end but still solid shxt.
Ms. Skateboard ft Kevin Scott
I love Erykah Badu but I’m mad at hell at how offkey the sample is with the beat…. C’mon producer….whoever you are! I see what you were tryna do butshxt.. Change the pitch if you need to.. it’s possible! Now that I think of it.. I’m kinda mad I didn’t sample this shxt first! Lol Verse cool on this joint.
Nuthin But A Block Thang
Classic beat. I’d ride around playin’ this shxt just cause! Great choice!
Otis ft Chills
I like how the beat changed up…not really..but a little.. Shoutout to Chills for the feature! Glad you did the bounce back shxt like ye & jay….shxt was straight.
I liked the beginning of this shxt. You were goin’ in…. I kinda zoned out towards the end tho…Lemmie press rewind. My bad! Alright… I see you.
West Side Moven (Drippen Like Water)
This beat knock…. I enjoy Radio base on club shxt more than anything. He seems to kill that shxt with no problem. I’m thinkin’ like the next YG ::shrug::
In A Nutshell
The mixtape was cool. Honestly, I know Radio base can come with a lot better. I’m talking… better quality, more original production, better features….the flow was nice… and the lyrics were on point too! I give him that.. Fuck the mixtape shxt… I wanna hear an album! Like o some official soundin’ shxt. You got the whole city behind you…. Now do something with it! Looking forward to hearing more from him tho & I’ve been tryna get a Master Chef shirt for like MONTHS! So get at me!... In the meantime, you can download the mixtape HERE
Beat Choice/Production 3.5/5
Personal Enjoyment 3/5
Juiced by The Joose Crew at 9:50 AM
Friday, November 18, 2011
Meet De'briana Lashay
Turn-ons: someone who can make me laugh, nice smile, beautiful face and personality
Turn-offs: attitudes, stuck up personality.
Currently Listening to: Kendrick Lamar mix
Favorite Movie: The Bucket List
What do you do for a living/ What do you study in school:
Currently studying to be an RN.
Juiced by The Joose Crew at 5:08 PM
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Part one of the "Welcome to Fresh Coast" series by ICON. Well, yes, you COULD skip ahead and go watch the whole series on his youtube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/nextnlinemusic) but that would just piss me off...and well, that wouldn't be cool. Anywho...More to come, so stay tuned!
Juiced by The Joose Crew at 7:01 PM
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
I was blessed with the opportunity to attend a hip hop show at The Glasshouse in Pomona, with some of the JooseBoxx.com crew, not too long ago. That night there was loads and loads of talent seen on the stage that night. Among them, one of my favorite performances of the night came from a two man rap group known as The League. Made up of rappers Phresco Cool & Johnny Wax, The League stood out with a strong sense of self from each rapper combined with a definite on-stage chemistry. To top it off, their music was accompanied by a live drummer who, in my opinion, woke up the crowd a little bit. I was excited when I got the email from my boss lady giving me their new project to review. So without further adieu let’s check out “Junior Varsity”. (tracks below might be out of order)
I’m already loving it. The music is real jazzy and I could definitely chill to this. The intro(or hook) sounds a little jumbled but that might just be the beat overpowering the vocals. Wish it stood out a little more. J. Wax goes into the verse killin it with his smooth style.
Ayo I’m too drunk to be up & not in some vaginaIts either call it quits or call this chick from Carolina
That I met last week. Let me see whassup
Ima try my luck. Hopefully she picks up.
Love the breakdown with the chick on the phone. It goes perfect with the concept of his verse. Very creative. Alright time for Phresco’s verse.
Girl you still in my house? The party been over.
No need to conversate unless you tryna bend over
Matter fact invite a friend over.
I must admit. When I heard Phresco on stage I was like man this man’s voice soundin’ crazy wild but I’m feelin how chill it sounds on wax. Good shxt. Love the outro. Good start!
This beat is dope as hell! I enjoyed the video for this track as well. J sped up the flow for this so I couldn’t really understand what he was saying but I started vibin’ once he slowed it down a little…. When he sped it back up it was easier to be on board with him this time. Straight verse. P. Cool’s verse is straight too!
LA nigga but you know that I don’t fuck with ratchetts
Okay I am lying but that if she got personal ASSets
Dope track. I think this was supposed to be after the whole project but like I said, I think the tracks are out of order. Whatever! What’s next.
Better Than Me
Cool lil intro. Inspirational. Lol. Creative beat. Sounds like it was made by a rookie but ain’t nothing wrong with that. This shxt go lowkey! Perfect for a freestyle type track. Phresco not freestyling tho but it still goes well. I’m hella feeling Wax’s verse! Kinda reminded me of Kanye for a minute way he was goin’ in. Emotion was on point. Hmm short track. Okay.
This nigga talking bout some real shxt. Hella fast but I feel that man!..dope intro… BILLS!
Work hard just to pay off all of these BILLS
But the government keep on passing these BILLS
Just so brothers can’t stack these dollar BILLSMan I promise yall im sick of all of these BILLS
Dope ass hook. I know everyone can relate. Beat is simple but I ain't mad at that. I’m tryna hear what you sayin in these verses anyway! I LOVE Phresco’s verse! If this ain’t real idk what is:
School loans but I aint finish college yetHere so long now they callin me a college vet
Lookin thru the peephole tryna dodge the repoMe and Wax stealin from the Home DepotThe love of money is the root of all evil
The lack of money is the death of my peopleThe only way to escape debt is thru deathYou either give your last dollar or your last breath
For some reason I wish the beat woulda switched up a little for Jurassic’s verse but it’s cool…Woulda made it stand out a little more. I like this track.
Going Up ft Steph Jones
Nice beat. Really futuristic chill party type shxt. Phresco’s voice soundin’ a little more like what I first heard. That’s cool with me… makes it original.I honestly hate the hook!! No disrespect, but I feel like the vocalist(Steph Jones) on it could have been a lot better. It almost made me press next but I wanna peep the rest of the track. Nice verse from Johnny. I see you! This track is straight….not one of my favorites so far though.
Happy Cool Day ft Marsha
I like the title of this joint. Oh okay! I remember this because their drummer was goin’ wild during their performance! Reminded me of the Neptune’s… So you already know I’m vibin’! Shxt! All this track needs is Pharell on the hook and we’d have a hit!... Marsha did her thang tho! I like her voice. P and J both delivered solid ass verses on this joint. Definitely one of my favorites!
The intro for this joint is on some real shxt. I feel u J! Wack niggas always make it cause they got connections ::shrug:: I mean.. can’t knock the hustle but I still feel you.
They tried to cut me from the team, I told everybody I quit
I wasn’t ready to face that type of embarrassmentBut then I started thinkin, im prolly one of the best niggas that you got
More heart than every single muthafucka on yo squad
I like how P pointed out that Jordan got cut from his team too. Great example. This beat is cool. Oh I just noticed that the genre for this track and maybe the whole EP is “Cool AF” … hahah I see you.
How you put the best of the best on Junior Varsity?
Love To Give ft Ill Camille
First off! Before I even play this track.. *presses pause* Props on the Ill Camille feature! I’m a fan… she’s dope! Shoutout out to all the femcees representin! WOOT WOOT!.. alright my bad.. back to the music! *presses play* Love the sample! A personal favorite of mine… Nice flip! Drums are a little different tho…. But still chill enough for Phresco to spit on. Nice verse. Johnny’s vocals on this fit pretty damn well.
These 808s gon pay these bills & not these X’s and O’s
So its love lockdown and sorry I forgot the code
Alright here we go! Ill Camille!... Not gon lie…Kinda been waiting the whole track for this verse.. Sorry. Hmm Honestly… I think the drums on the beat kinda threw this whole section off. Ill Camille’s flow is a little different than what I’m used to hearing from her. Nice lyrics but I’m kinda disappointed. I’ll just blame the drums tho.
Play Through the Pain ft Marsha
Feelin’ the piano… & the concept of the track but somethings missing! Hmm not feelin’ Marsha on this hook….Soundin’ hella old school tho… Reminds me of uhh Tina Marie! ..maybe a little Chaka Khan..lol I think a more modern r&b singer on here woulda sounded dope… singing through the verses too! Woulda been nice. I like the skit at the end tho. Hella Inspirational! You gotta breathe success! I feel that…dope.
Rolaids & 7-Up ft. Name
Dope beat. Hella dope concept!
Damn I’m waking up to my head spinningThere’s throw-up on my bed linenA chick I don’t even know in my bed grinningIm addicted to the college life and college women
Phresco got the college life down to a T! I like the hook on this joint. It’s different!
My head spinning tooMy stomach is hittin them cartwheelsI would imagine this how abstract art feel
Feelin’ this verse from J. Wax
I never sweater (sweat her) if she give the whole crewneckShe gave me and my man the mouth that’s what I call a duet
Ha! Dope shxt J! Cool ass track…. I can relate. Lol
See You Again
I would love to see a video to this song. If you could find a director who could be as creative as the story line in the track you could have a song that people dedicate to others. I hate the piano in the hook! WTH!! It’s hella off key.. Sorry… off key notes piss me off! Lol Blame “the ear” ….
Okay. Cool sample. Oh okay! I like this beat and J. doin what he does best….
Won’t stop till we reach the hall of fameThe League be out with model women , you be at home with the ball & chain
I like the beat concept.. goes along with the whole Junior Varsity theme… good thinkin! P’s verse is cool… Kinda wish it switched it up…That’s just my personal preference in songs.. I like hearing something different!
Winnin winnin! & that’s one hell of a feelin’ feelin’Aww yea we Undefeated!
This is the first song I heard from The League before I hit their concert that one day. I enjoyed their live performance of this track too. The beat is dope as hell! ….Shakin’ them dice up lol.. I like that… This track is hella cool
In A Nutshell:
I definitely see a future for these guys. I really hope to see them one day on MTV Jams doing hip-hop videos. The League reminds me of groups like Dilated Peoples and A tribe Called Quest but more Cali with it you know. I feel like the features took away from my enjoyment of the mixtape.. There were a couple solid ones but other features made pretty nice tracks skippable..." Overall I really enjoyed the tape and I am looking forward to the next project they release. I’d like to hear better production tho…I think that would take these guys from JV straight to Var! We’ll see if they make the team next time…
Flow/Lyrics 4/5Production 3/5
Personal Enjoyment 3.5/5
Juiced by The Joose Crew at 7:27 PM