Cruel Summer Evaluation

September 21, 2012


"Fuck yeah, awesome, yeah I lost some of my mind
and then I found one, was really kind of awesome.
It’s possible, God damn right
I’ve been honest the whole time."


I am sitting here at work waiting for traffic to die down. (If possible). I figured I might as well submit an entry. Plus I let one of my girlfriends borrow my laptop so this will have to do till Snow White is safe back at home. Let's commence this shit already.

Let me start off by saying that I prefer and enjoy the first G.O.O.D Music track releases from G.O.O.D Fridays over Cruel Summer. And if this is the first time your reading of another G.O.O.D. collaboration. . . well then shame on you. Cruel Summer did get alot of hype this time around while the mixtape was very much low key. What am I saying? All the songs were on Kanye's site. FREE of download. So no excuses!

Anyhow. First and most, four of it's tracks were on the radio already. And that pretty much "exhausts" a track. You hear it so often that you literally want to jump over the DJ's booth and just slap the shit out of them for replaying it so much. So there goes Cold, Mercy, I Don't Like, and Clique. Newest members out of these four tracks are 2 Chainz, Jadakiss and Chief Keef. Ye, Jay, Big Sean & Pusha are all vetarans of G.O.O.D. Music. All very good songs though. Clique & Cold are my jogging songs. Beat is on point and it just makes me feel GOOD. Really good. Just wished they hadn't release this many songs, one or two would have been sufficient. Leave some excitment for the fans.

"To The World"? I dislike. I gave it a try though. I am not a huge fan of "now a days" R. Kelly. And he might as well have used autotunes to make that track more modern. It gets skipped every single time. But this happens to be my little brothers favorite track. So you drink what you brew. Not my cup of tea.

I heard New God Flow a few weeks before the album came out, I have it featured on this blogs playlist. I read a few reviews on it on several hip hop sites and they all mentioned how bad it insults God and religion. One thing I've learned is to never mix religion with music. Keep those two worlds seperate. Or else you wouldn't listen to shit. Not even country. I like it alot, obviously.

Now "The Morning" that's my shit right there. Even if there is seven rappers on this track. Each one of them delivers in there own way. They could have of given Common a few more seconds to rap. But besides that I can't really complain. LOVE LOVE LOVE. I have a favorite out of the G.O.O.D. familia. His voice is fucking genuine. And I can never mistake him for anyone else. I know Cyhi The Prince when I hear him. He kills it lyrically every time!!! Wife me please.

Never been a fan of the Dream. But with his high pitch voice, he actually makes "Higher" sound. . .well. . . higher. And the beat is fucking ridiculous. Good shit. Very uplifting song. Ha. & Ma$e doesn't really define a come-back by the lyrics he spits on this track but I prefer some Ma$e over now Ma$e. Agree? Welcome.

"Sin City" is my second favorite. Again, my main is on this track. And once again Cyhi is on point. I also really really enjoy Teyana's hook. I fell asleep two nights in a row humming her hook. It's like crack. I literally replayed this song till' I couldn't listen anymore. For that day at least. Travi$ and Malik Yusef, which were not on the last G.O.O.D Fridays releases, really contribute to the entire song in general. Hope to hear more from both of them in the future.

And FYI, Teyana is not the first female artist that is part of G.O.O.D Music. Keri Hilson is featured on "Take One For The Team" which was one of the releases of G.O.O.D. Fridays. Bazinga!

The only track with a single artist is Cudi's Creepers. I must admit I really didn't like his song at first but after the third time of listening to it, I caught myself singing along. And now I really enjoy it. Cudi's form of rapping is very diverse. One day he wants to sing the entire song and the next day he wants to rap nonstop. Take or give, my eardrums enjoy Creepers thoroughly.

Although I enjoy Bliss, and John Legend is a very well known G.O.O.D. Music artist, this track should have not have been featured on this album. It's very R&B. I like the song in general. Alot. But this one could have been left out. I would have much rather preferred John Legends' feat Pusha T Tonight (Best You Ever Had)  remix over Bliss. That's just me though.

Lastly, The One, which features Kanye, Big Sean, 2 Chainz and Marsha Ambrosius. Marsha sounds like a pist off angel. She doesn't play any games with that hook. AT ALL. This is worth listening to as well.

Agree to disagree. I think so.
Peace.

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