Friday, December 11, 2009

What's New In Dart's iPod #108 AKA I Am Not For Sale

This week I'll be reviewing seven new projects that recently hit the 'net/bloggerverse and/or will be landing on store shelves soon in the following order: Custom Fit "Polyshufflez Remixes", Elzhi "The Leftovers Unmixed Tape", Kidz In The Hall "LRG Presents Kidz In The Hall - The Professional Leisure Tour", Obie Trice & MoSS "Special Reserve", Robin Thicke "Sex Therapy: The Session (The Experience)", Slum Village "Villa Manifesto EP" and Statik Selektah "The Pre-Game EP". For those of you new to this blog, I don’t rate albums on a scale or assign them a numerical value out of 5 or 10, instead I merely answer the all important question of “Is it worth buying or not?”. Here's how my recently revised "Cop It Or Not" ratings system breaks down below:

Opinions be damned. This particular project has no redeeming qualities whatsoever and should come with a Surgeon General's warning and/or a biohazard sticker. It should only be handled by hazmat teams or bomb/demolition squads. To quote Common & Canibus, this album is your worst nightmare squared.

Oh No! This CD is a drink coaster/table balancer/doorstop/gerbil/hamster room divider/frisbee/discus/makeshift shield/last ditch choice for a visor/alternate shuriken choice. Sell this shit to whoever is dumb enough to buy it from you.

Maeby (Maybe)! Depending on your own set of personal preferences you might like this joint. Give it a listen first to see if it's in your lane or not.

Mos Def! Cop the album when it drops...'Nuff said.

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Best Joints: Your Next Incarnation, Seen Not Heard (Jay Scarlett remix), Yer Daddy, Peter Pan, Exabyte (Singing Statues remix), Exabyte (fLako remix), Seen Not Heard (Tim Turbo remix), Wicked Game, Fired up! (Robot Koch remix), Superposition and Snare Wars

Hot Garbage: Fired up! (Opolopo remix), Ask The Devil (Atjazz Deeper remix) (Meh) and Ask The Devil (Laurent Garnier remix) (Meher)

Dart's Take: Damn good remix project from the good people @ Tokyo Dawn Records. If you're a hardcore beat head then you should definitely check for it. It drops officially December 17th. Also check for the Portformat "The Repeat Factor" that dropped on the 3rd. Recommended maybe.

Best Joints: The Great, Deep, Contra, Like This, Red, Black And Green, Glow, Living, Dream, The Crowd, Dedication, Colors Remix, Flyest, 5 Man Hustle and Clash Of The Titans

Hot Garbage: N/A

Dart's Take: It's funny how a compilation of some emcees features & unreleased tracks shits on some people's entire albums, isn't it? Mos def. Download it now

Best Joints: We At It Again, Blade Brown, Flickin', Going For It, Jukebox, A Little Bit, All Night Long, Grizzly Man, Understanding, Everyday, Life I Know, We Gone and Doin' My Thing

Hot Garbage: N/A

Dart's Take: Some people were bellyaching because Kidz In The Hall decide to experiment with new sounds and make music that may depart from what you'd consider to be "underground". Shuddup. "Flickin'", "Going For It", "All Night Long", "Understanding" and "Everyday" added much needed variety to the project.

Don't be afraid of variety, people. If y'all heard the shit I listen to regularly your heads would explode on some "Scanners" shit if you think anything on this jawn was a huge stretch. I played this free album several times over the past week or so. I give it a recommended maybe & I can't wait to hear "The Land Of Make Believe" or even more Double 0 verses (?!) ("Life I Know"). Download it now

Best Joints: Welcome, Got Hungry, You Have Been Slain, On & On, I Am, 4 Stories, Roughnecks, Coolcats, What You Want, Jack My Dick and Dope, Jobs, Homeless

Hot Garbage: N/A

Dart's Take: Goddamn. I say "Goddamn"! © Mia Mallace. Mos def. 'Nuff said

Best Joints: Mrs. Sexy, Sex Therapy, Meiple, Make U Love Me, It's In The Mornin, Elevatas, Start With A Kiss, Million Dolla Baby, 2 Luv Birds, I Got U, Jus Right, Mona Lisa, Brand New Luv and Diamonds

Hot Garbage: Shakin' It 4 Daddy and Rollacoasta

Dart's Take: Pretty excellent. A few too many songs based on Rap hooks & lyrics. The sequence could been mixed better towards the end but I can actually rock this jawn almost the entire way through without the urge to hurt my fellow humans. That Nicki Minaj song was awful, though. The Estelle jawn was annoying to say the least. Way to go, Robin Thicke! I hereby dub thee "The New Jon B.". Highly recommended maybe.

Best Joints: Starter, Nitro, Da Night, Money Right, Dope Man & Cloud 9

Hot Garbage: N/A

Dart's Take: Wooooooooooo! © Ric Flair. Mos def. 'Nuff said.

Best Joints: Best In The World, Different Day Same Shit, Jaded, Other Than That, I'm Wit It, Do What I Believe, Dear Michael, Addicted 2 The Rhythm and Facts Of Life

Hot Garbage: N/A

Dart's Take: Statik Selektah sent me an advance of this project the day my laptop decided to begin dying on me. He sent me a super advance, mind you. WAV files. Untagged. He did send me a tracklist though. I made mp3 versions on my G5 Tower w/ iTunes, retagged it & added the cover art. I was the ONLY muthafucka in Boston banging these songs on his iPod Touch for about 3 weeks.

I'm in awe at the consistency of Statik & his work ethic. This entire project is bananas & he has upcoming projects with Saigon, Termanology (as 1982), Bahamadia & his new LP "100 Proof (The Hangover)". Mos def. This is why I don't do my lists early. Dayum!

This LP also received a mos def but the review was lost when my old laptop died a few weeks back. Download this ridiculous free album RIGHT NOW. Crown Nation (Quelle & Denmark Vessey) "Slut Bag Edition":

Late Passes (For Doz Dat Slept):

Projects I'm Looking Forward To Reviewing Once They Leak...I Mean Drop:

Rhymefest-El Che
Jay Electronica-Act II: Patents Of Nobility
Jay Electronica-Abracadabra: Let There Be Light
Big Boi-Sir Luscious Leftfoot, Son Of Chico Dusty
Pac Div-Grown Kid Syndrome
Blu-God Is Good
Drake- Thank Me Later
Alchemist & Oh No are Gangrene
Eternia & MoSS- At Last
B.O.B.-The Adventures Of B.O.B.
Billy Danze-Behind Gatez
Statik Selektah & Termanology Are 1982
Lil' Fame & Termanology-Fizzyology
Phat Kat and Elzhi are Cold Steel
The Beatnuts-The Planet Of The Crates
Ski Beatz-Half Man, Half Amazing
Evidence-Cats & Dogs
Statik Selektah-The Hangover
Buff1 & Rhettmatic -Crown Royale
Apollo Brown & Boog Brown are UPS-Brown Study
Kidz In The Hall-Land Of Make Believe
DJ Muggs & Ill Bill- Kill Devil Hills
Jay Electronica x Mos Def x Curren$y-Center Edge Territory
Meth x Rae x Ghost-The Wu Massacre

Bloggerhouse is here. Dart Adams (Poisonous Paragraphs), Travis Glave (Wake Your Daughter Up), & Eric Coons (When They Reminisce) are the official lineup of Bloggerhouse. Content is king and we are the undisputed kings of content. In more than two weeks it'll be a wrap for Poisonous Paragraphs and I'll begin anew. I have Eric & Travis to thank for holding it down while I was down. Now I'm back at it. 2010 is ours.


1 comment:

M.Dot. said...

The sheer amount of effort you put into this post is to be commended.

However I wish there was a way for me to scroll over the image, and see your review, instead of having to scroll down.

The barrier to audience particpation is too high, you see what I am saying here.

There is so much content to down load.

Either way, this post is awesome.

I see you.