Drama/Young Buck - Case Dismissed! - The Introduction of G-Unit South
DJ Drama comin' heavy this year; I believe this is my 4th Gangsta Grillz review
this year and we're not even touchin' March yet. Don't forget that Bump J jump-off
either. The Aphilliate is simply smackin' the industry down. The main reason
for this mixtape rush during what is normally a VERY slow season is that man
Drama. With so much lead gettin' pumped other DJ's are forced to bring it harder.
I don't know if this is a good or a bad thing. You basically have to sit in
front of the computer all day and night in order to catch up. Yes, this means
you. If you got a real life jobby job like yours truly, of course these listens--and
reviews--are gonna come "late." Late b/c the CD dropped a week-and-a-half
ago and there's 20 tapes that have come out since. Luckily, most of what you
hear on most Gangsta Grillz you're not gonna hear anywhere else. Now or later.
These are tapes you can easily go back to a year from now and enjoy ala "mini-albums."
This ain't no pause shit. "Come and Catch Me" is the intense type
Young Buck is known for. He's definitely the most dramatic of G-Unit; Fifty
might be, in terms of Hollywood, but Buck ain't playin'. The man used a fork
to lacerate some fool who was dumb enough to take a swipe at Dr. Dre. The CD
revolves around the Ca$hville native, but opens the doors to the latest Guerilla-Unit
members from the down under. Former Trillville fronter Lil' Scrappy brings that
bounce (Look for "Money In The Bank"), B.G. brings that Hot Boy flava,
and D-Tay and All Star been there for Buck since day 1. B.G. ain't here, not
yet, but he's an official member nonetheless. With Mobb Deep and M.O.P. holding
down New York, Spider Loc the West, this is that purp with a big fat G on it.
After some typical shit from throw-ins Lil Murder and Hi-C (they return with
more sub-par, usuual performances on "Where The Haters At," "Let's
Get Dirty," and "Pop A Pill"), Buck picks up the ante on the
R&B remake "I Need A Freak." Classic mixtape Buck. After all,
that's where Buck got his forte (check: Welcome To the Hood).
"Move It Like I Do" is ol' school Buck & D-Tay. If you copped
one of those Young Buck albums re-released to fool the masses (such as T.I.P.
among others), this track will remind you of that Trap style Young Jeezy makes
so popular. Lots of lyrical lead over simple synths. It's that easy, but the
energy is what makes these types of tracks a reasonable listen. They're pretty
much b-sides diehards are gonna want. There's 2-sides to this coin, and it's
either them exclusive b-sides or exclusive freestyles. Much like myself, most
would opt for the freestyles. "Postin' Up" gives you the reason. Classic,
sexy Biggie beat with Buck doin' the concept at the rate of untouched charisma
only he can manage. For someone who only got one hit single, he's pretty good
at this thing. "I'll Be Back" seems to be the exception to this rule,
as Buck gets a little more conceptual on this one with drum-track shuffles and
soft keys supportin' the topic. Let's hope this tape is no more than a mere
preview of what Buck got to offer, and we can get more from the true talents
Scrappy and B.Gizzle on the next one.