Smallz & DJ Kay Slay - Southern Smoke 24: We Got More Than Purp
drama is even in the title. I know the reference (and cover) is for the Kryptonite
Kings: Big Boi, and his label employees Killer Mike and Bubba Sparxxx. But you
just know it's an indirect shot at their purple sippin' mixtape rivals. Before
anything, you've got to the love the first track. "Big Problems" with
Kay Slay barking on the hook, featuring just about all the Lil's in the game
today: Whyte, Scrappy, Flip and Jon! You made the joke and there it is. Dope
shit. The "Kryptonite" remix features new verses from the Purple Ribbon
All-Stars as well as a guest slot from the best of all the Lil's--Wayne. DJ
Smallz is known for using older tracks from older tapes or albums and changing
the tracklist to fool heads. Even the most educated of mixtape fiends will be
stumped by "UGK featuring Busta Rhymes, Young Jeezy, Labba & Z-Ro."
It's gotta be from the Bun B album right? Nope, believe it or not, this is the
official remix. While packing the same beat, the original had Jigga and no Busta
or the ever-interesting Labba. Busta is shreading shit. He strictly OWNS 2006.
When things get a little TOO crunk, Lil' Jon is easily the most annoying human
being on the face of the earth. His production notwithstanding, it'd be a lot
better for the world to not hear how HUSTLERSSS BALLERZZ DRUG DEALERSS CAP PEELERS
rah rah rahhhhhh...you know. Save us some face. Especially when the beat is
a definite b-side, nearly ruining E-40's performance. Evil Empire's Be South
8 had the step on this one when it came to exclusives by almost a week, as exposed
by "Hustlin' Remix," "Bricks & Purp," and "Holla
At Me Baby." Lil Wayne and Young Buck's buddy All Star has been gettin'
a pushy lately as well, with support from the Weeze, Birdman and a choppy banger
that send movement to the "Grey Goose" sippin', baby-mama chasin'.
Of course with Kay Slay, the disc moves at a quicker pace, thus combining the
king of exclusives with the most infamous DJ down south as sure prime time;
then again with the Drama King, you'll get a few tracks that he discounts as
"not ready yet," which we can't blame him for (since mixtapes are
solely-based for promotional reasons), but annoying nonetheless. Luda captures
the essence of Miami Bounce with Uncle Luke and Trick Daddy on "Throw Da
D," and again, this track has been on Ideal's DTP mixtape for more than
a month. If you only go with Smallz from the south you'll be aight, but among
the bright personalities (you don't hear Smallz whiny voice on this one) and
exclusives (mainly b-sides that didn't make the album, and likely for a reason!)
are a bunch a hidden oldies you might not need to hear.