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4:12 PM

DJ Big Mike- The First 48 (Mixtape)

Posted by Guy Fawkes

Thanks to all who voted on the poll, and for each vote, I will post an album in that specific genre, so 2 votes for mixtapes, I will post two mixtape reviews... and accordingly for the other categories.
There's not much to say about this mixtape, just picked out at random, been in my music library for a while, and I decided I'd give it a spin. I've known about Big Mike for a while, dude's been on the circuit for a second and has definitely put in work. For those who only listen to albums, you will find that the biggest difference is DJ's talking over somebody's lyrics... like somebody care what they got to say. I do however like how mixtape DJ's all have their different personality, all have different catchphrases, even though I hate G-Unit, I love DJ Kool Kid's signature catchphrase. I've just about run out of filler text so let's get started...

The Good:

3. Freestyle- A well-thought out title. Regardless, this is pretty decent for a freestyle, Sheek Louch always comes with fire, and is better off the top of the head then he is with a pen and a pad. Big Mike sure has a lot of shoutouts...

5. Stronger- Even though the hook is weak, I do like this instrumental and this D-Block posse cut is tyte... still not feeling Styles P though.

7. Can't Take It No More- Cassidy almost always comes with that real shit... and this track is no exception, FIRE!

11. Superstar Remix- If you can get past Jeezy's abhorrently terrible verse, you will reach Lupe's verse which is pretty hot... then Tip kills it, but that's what you get when you match two average southern rappers with a lyricist.

14. Freestyle- Damn... I had been hearing about Remo Da Rapstar, but this was my introduction to him... and this shit sounds real good, not to mention it's over a sick Little Brother instrumental. I've heard that beat 100's of times so needless to say I was bound to love this song, but all biases aside this track is nice.

16. Stop Breathing- This shit is hater-proof, all I got to say.

19. Dope Boy For Real- It's not good, but then again it's not bad... it's probably all you can hope for based on the title.

20. Paper Touchin- G-Unit made a good song... Really? Well kinda... Kool Kid made his first good instrumental and that makes everyone from G-Unot sound much better. I've probably heard this song on every G-Unit mixtape, so needless to say, this is probably the best 50 and company can do.

21. Fucked Ya Girl- Wait!! I know this song isn't good... in fact I just wanted to mention that this is one of the worst songs I've ever heard.

26. Freestyle- One of the better outros you will ever hear on a mixtape, a good Bun B and Weezy collab. For some reason I really doubt that Bun B was freestyling.... but maybe it's just me.

And we're done...

0-20: Terrible listening experience
21-40: Maybe one good song
41-60: A few good songs
61-80: Half are good songs, half are weak
81-100: Great listening experience, almost all are great songs

I give this mixtape a 68. One of the better mixtapes I've heard lately, primarily because of the lack of an intro, outro and interludes. But at the same time there are some good tracks on here... there's also a fair share of garbage too... but as always the decision is yours:

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Anonymous said...

thats that fat fuck who's been been yelling over my music. fuck. this. dude.