Dreamin’ Out Loud – Nick Grant (Album Review) #CellReviews

Dreamin’ Out Loud – Nick Grant (Album Review) #CellReviews

South Carolina native Nick Grant released a really slept on album of 2018. Released on 18th May, Nick has received mixed reviews on the album with a lot of people preferring ‘The Return Of The Cool’ to ‘Dreamin Out Loud’. T-Cell states his point of view having had time to digest the album since its release. Do you agree with Celly’s point of view… Let us know in the comments below!
Song Credit:
96 Bulls by Nick Grant (prod. by Tone P.)
Carried Away – J Tha Producer
Track By Track Reaction!
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BJ Intro 7/10
This intro was very direct in what the album is about and not a very bad intro. In fact this was very reminiscent of the previous project Return of the cool and gives returning listening a mini taste of that
96 bulls 8/10
Imagines the good life and what it would be like to live the life that the 96 bulls lived in their 72 game record winning year and on top of the NBA records in this point. With the intro in mind, you can see that Nick Grant wants to be like the 96 bulls of the rap game. In my opinion this was the best lyrical display on the entire album and it is in congruent with the message of him dreaming to be the best.
Nicky Bomaye 7/10
Another great display to once again show his ability and commercial relevance with the choice of feature and instrumental. A great display to assert his presence despite the hate he has received for his ability and the route he is now going in.
All In Stride 5/10
I didnt feel this track it was average at best and didnt really paint a congruent picture to what he has let us know from the intro or building on what he has discussed already like he done with Nicky Bomaye
The Switch Up 6/10
This an improvement from the last track but still not the best, I do like the commercial appeal and the story its telling in terms of him switching up if he wants to realise his dreams of being like the 96 bulls, I like how he showed that he has more than one flow and really getting at critics who say he is montonous or doesn’t have versatitility.
Bleu Cheese 6/10
He finally goes back on topic on dreaming of that life he so wants, I like the switch up in flows, I must admit the different layers to his ability that he is showing here is quite exquisite considering in the return of the cool, he wasnt as versatile in terms of presenting different facets of himself.
Save the Trilldren 6/10
I like the story telling in this track representing the children in the trill who are also dreamers like him but never get to make it, he also reflects on life growing up in the ghetto and again reiterating that he is dreaming of doing this for those whose come up is like his however his story is sometimes inconsistent with the overall message
Father Figure 9/10
This track showed the improvement that Nick Grant has made in such a short space of time and in my opinion has topped return of the cool. This track not only presented a layer of him dreaming that he could see his father one last time but it also shows the troubles and challenges he faced whilst he was alive and how his last words before he died were not so positive leaving him now to wonder what if. In fact the entire story was before he had died, and the vulnerability to express that here whilst maintaining a consistent lyric has highlighted the potential that he has in this industry. This track brought the album to live, it was just vulnerable.
The funeral 9/10
It shows how Nick took care with the flow as this was a very good interlude from the previous track
Lincoln Apts 8/10
An interesting take on love which in a way brings the chapter from save the trillden to a close, this is a good flow to a story and the substance of an album as it makes you consider the different aspects he has presented in the album. I felt he should have had this track at the end of the album
Gentlemens paradise 8/10
Instrumentally i loved the deep bass guitar strings on show here representing that vintage hip hop feel in a more upbeat style, in all honesty the suggestive delivery he has is one to behold as well must be noted, some really good vocals from Bhess, its a vintage Hip Hop and neo soul partnership.
Gucci Plug 6/10
instrumental this was the place for the record, granted not a bad song but not great, this track should have been before bleu cheese, in a way it ruined the mood set from father figure till Gentlemens paradise as in Black Woman it returned to that similar flow. Overall track was very good.
Black Woman 8/10
Possibly the best vocal display by Stacy Barth in a genius track of appreciation to the roles that the black women play in some difficult situations. It also offers another layer  to his story when you consider the lack of a father figure in his life. In a way at the same time, it should serve as a track for the men to step up and be better at their roles, they were some valid points raised in this track coupled with some fine story telling.
The Ode 8/10
Album ends on a real subtle note and not a bad one either, I still would prefer for this track to be swapped with Lincoln Apts. but that being said, it would be a deficit to the story told in Black Woman as this track feels like its building on that by presenting some of the difficulties it can be to be with a black woman and further showing how difficult it can be to uphold the message he preached earlier. This piece of story telling kind of subtly shows that Nick isn’t perfect and at the same time, shows a lot of growth by taking the opportunity to show what they go through with different men. In that sense it was a fitting end.

 

 

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#CellJam Episode 64 – The Constant! – #HipHop Mixshow

#CellJam Episode 64 – The Constant! – #HipHop Mixshow

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*** On this episode, we done some crate digging for new music that is out there! On the show, we featured new music by the legendary Masta Ace x Marco Polo, J Cole, Travis Scott, 21 Savage and much much more! As we are kicking 2019 into gear, we are bringing out the tracks from last year that we did not bump enough.***

Tracklist

Adam and Eve – Nas
Breukelen Brooklyn Ft. Smif n Wessun – Masta Ace & Marco Polo
Pick It Up – G MiMs
My Own Zone – Tech N9ne
Hood Go Band (Remix) – Wu Tang Clan
Highway – Jamo Gang
2AM Ft. Tory Lanez x Davido – Casanova
Good Form (Remix) Ft. Lil Wayne – Nicki Minaj
Solid – Black Squad
10 Teach You Gangsta – MoStack
11 Theresa – DTG
12 Dreams Ft. Dej Loaf. G Eazy x Yo Gotti – DaBoyDame
13 Winter Wars – Wale
14 MIDDLE CHILD – J Cole
15 Wet – Lightskinkeisha
16 Bad Company Ft. BlocBoy JB – ASAP Rocky
17 Beef & Broc – Jaeo Draftpick
18 R.I.P. Screw Ft. Swae Lee – Travis Scott
19 Flight To Memphis Ft. ASAP Rocky x Chris Brown – Smooky Margielaa
20 Toot That Whoa Whoa Ft. PC – A1
21 Hater Proof Ft. Dave East – DJ KaySlay
22 Kings Dead Ft. Kendrick Lamar – Jay Rock
23 Out For The Night – 21 Savage
24 Japan – Famous Dex
25 Getcha Roll Ft. Tory Lanez – T-Pain
26 Lost My Mind Ft. Notorious B.I.G – Ro James
27 Tell The Truth Ft. D Block Europe – The Plug
28 End Of Discussion Ft. Lil Wayne – Rich The Kid
29 Dolla Sign – Jamie Ray
30 Love Ain’t Enough Ft. Ghetts – Jacob Banks
31 Livin These Days – Roy Purdy
32 Easy Ft. Wiz Khalifa – Caye

*** On this episode, we done some crate digging for new music that is out there! On the show, we featured new music by the legendary Masta Ace x Marco Polo, J Cole, Travis Scott, 21 Savage and much much more! As we are kicking 2019 into gear, we are bringing out the tracks from last year that we did not bump enough.***

FETTI Roma – Curren$y x Freddie Gibbs x The Alchemist (Album Review) #CellReviews

FETTI Roma – Curren$y x Freddie Gibbs x The Alchemist (Album Review) #CellReviews

In this January period known as the dryest month making the Sahara dessert look like the cosiest rainforest known to man, Cell takes the opportunity to review the albums from 2018 that he didn’t get a chance to and this month, he is reviewing FETTI Roma, a collaborative album with Curren$y, Freddie Gibbs and The Alchemist!

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Song Credit:

MATHEW GODFATHER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmD7-C550SM

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Location Remote
Vintage hip hop intro and a mood setter for the album. It is also vintage Alchemist style of productions. Freddie Gibbs ran circles on this track with some lyrical onslaught
7/10
The Blow
Continued on with the topic that was discussed in the first track which was the women and drug dealing, Gibbs again destroying the track by delivering the hottest freestyle! Currensy really flexed here to with his performance. It was a good follow up from the first track
8/10
New Thangs
We now transition to women and pimping. Again common theme is the daily life on the streets. Again very good transition from Currency finishing and starting this track off and delivering a smooth rap that eases you for Gibbs clear and more aggressive tone that comes with him. This track shows the chemistry between the two artists.
8/10
Saturday Night Special
Very smart to let currency go first, for a smooth beat like this his voice blended well, again allowing Gibbs to enter later when people are used to it to deliver his message. This track was more on flexing how good they are.
6/10
Now & Later Gators
Delivering an R&B type of Slow Jam esque track on a hip hop album was always going to be challenging but they made this work really well. I liked how Gibbs fined tuned his flow to suit the mood they did good on this track
7/10
No Window Tints
I really liked the prospect of this track painting the picture of how much respect they have on the streets that they don’t need to hide and aren’t worried of death.
6/10
Willie Lloyd
The climax of the album and a great performance from both artists, the style of flow delivered by Gibbs is one to behold whilst continuing on from the story in window tints and really driving home the subtle proposed point in that track that they have respect and lots of it.
8/10
Tapatio
An interesting take from both artists are painting a picture of themselves visiting Guadalajara, Mexico whom these people are called Tapatios which is mainly taking about the life of the party and fine cuisine before they were interrupted by shooters. Another story of the streets of how things can change so quickly just when one would think it has changed.
8/10
Bundy & Sincere
Continuing on brilliantly from Tapatio, Currency delivered such a vivid image and a smooth rap wow with Gibbs finishing off a wonderful story of the leisure side of street life.
8/10

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#CellJam Episode 63 – The Shift! – #HipHop Mixshow

#CellJam Episode 63 – The Shift! – #HipHop Mixshow

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*** On this episode, we done some crate digging for new music that is out there! On the show, we featured new music by Wale, 03 Greedo, Big K.R.I.T., Post Malone and much much more! As we are kicking 2019 into gear, we are bringing out the tracks from last year that we did not bump enough.

Tracklist

Don’t Go Breaking My Heart Ft. Demi Lovato – Q-Tip
Its All On You (Remix) Ft. Snoop Dogg x Dr. Dre – Iron Omega
Fine Ass – Kalan FrFr
Blackout – Digiwaxx
Rap Up 2018 – Uncle Murda
Run For Yo Life – 03 Greedo
FLUSH – Abhi The Nomad
FEUD Ft. Sherm – Abhi The Nomad
Sartender – A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
10 Spin Da Block Ft. Kodak Black – 22Gz
11 Splashin – Rich The Kid
12 Spray Ft. Tyga x YG – Sneakk
13 Pissed – Saweetie
14 Dip (Remix) Ft. Nicki Minaj – Tyga
15 Move It – Nya Lee
16 Pick Yourself Up – Big K.R.I.T.
17 That Bih – Qveen Herby
18 2nd To None Ft. 2 Chainz – Dreezy
19 So Fine Ft. Haile – Avelino
20 Shea Butter Baby Ft. J Cole – Ari Lennox
21 Yernin – Sevyn Streeter
22 Feelings – SNS
23 Winter Wars – Wale
24 Wow – Post Malone
25 9th Vs. Thought – Black Thought
26 Cops Shot The Kid – Nas
27 Gin & Drugs Ft. Problem – Wiz Khalifa
28 Highway Ft. DJ Premier – Jamo Gang
29 Forever – Blac Younsta
30 Nice And Slow Ft. Lil Dred – Ball Dreezy
31 All Eyez On Me Ft. Ty Dolla Sign – Rich Rick
32 Same B***hes Ft. G-Eazy x YG – Post Malone
33 In A Minute – Mad Skills
34 Day Ones – Lex Lu
35 Whistle Ft. Too Short – John Hart
36 Throw Your Ass Out – Duckwrth

*** On this episode, we done some crate digging for new music that is out there! On the show, we featured new music by Wale, 03 Greedo, Big K.R.I.T., Post Malone and much much more! As we are kicking 2019 into gear, we are bringing out the tracks from last year that we did not bump enough.

Dicaprio 2 – JID (Album Review) #CellReviews

Dicaprio 2 – JID (Album Review) #CellReviews

After the success of Dicaprio which can be found on Soundcloud only, you will be forgiven if you did not know Dicaprio existed. Dicaprio 2 is the album that has been greatly talked about with JID being dubbed as the hottest prospect to come out of 2018 after the release of Dicaprio 2. Celly disects and reviews the album for you to see whether its worth listening to.

Song Credit:

I won’t run away – Orchestra

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#CellJam Episode 66 – Volveramos (Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y album cuts) – #HipHop Mixshow

#CellJam Episode 66 – Volveramos (Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y album cuts) – #HipHop Mixshow

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*** We are back*** After our season break, we are back for Season 3 and on this episode we are taking a nosedive into the latest project by Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y called 2009. We also have new music from Giggs, newcomer Tyla Yaweh, Mercston, new music from 2 Chainz and Twista and much more!

Tracklist

Silent Ride – Boogie Novacane – Tyla Yaweh Nerd N**as Ft. Dave East, The Game – Slim 100 Girls Have Fun – Tyga x G Eazy x Rich The Kid No Banter Ft. Wretch 32 – Mercston GWOP Expenses Ft. Wretch 32 – Giggs Shook – Raja Kumari Music Makes Me High Pt.2 – Mr. Cheeks Apostles Ft. Fashawn x Ezri – Nas Luxury Tax Ft. Rick Ross – Prince Newman Thing For – LouGotCash Perfect Timing – Nipsey Hussle The Life – Wiz Khalifa x Curren$y From The Start – Wiz Khalifa x Curren$y First Or Last – Wiz Khalifa x Curren$y Annoying – Dayne Jordan x Decap Rule The World Ft. Ariana Grande – 2 Chainz Young And Flashy – K Chrys Reaganomics Ft. Elzhi, Ras Kass, M Dot x Large Pro – B Leafs No Sleep – Beloved Daud Bet Ft. Skepta – Octavian Nonstop – Drake Pop Yo Pu**y Like This Ft. Lightskinkeisha – Project Pat Lost Boyz Ft. K Chrys – Mr. Cheeks Ecstacy Ft. Jeremih – Dreezy Tonite – Twista
*** We are back*** After our season break, we are back for Season 3 and on this episode we are taking a nosedive into the latest project by Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y called 2009. We also have new music from Giggs, newcomer Tyla Yaweh, Mercston, new music from 2 Chainz and Twista and much more!
Roots Of CellJam: Hip Hop Smooth Cuts Mix 2019

Roots Of CellJam: Hip Hop Smooth Cuts Mix 2019

Love just isn’t in the air, its also in Hip Hop! Nothing but the smoothest cuts. From Biggie to Pac, to Alchemist to Big Pun, every thug has a soft side! Sit back and relax as we take you way back into time!

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Tracklist
1 Hold You Down Ft. Prodigy x Illa Ghee x Nina Sky – The Alchemist
2 Bonnie & Clyde Ft. Beyonce – Jay Z
3 Get Me Home Ft. Blackstreet
Foxy Brown
4 Doo Wop (That Thing) – Lauryn Hill
5 The Light – Common
RIP Craig Mack – Quick Tribute Mix
7 Get Down – Craig Mack
8 Flava In Ya Ear (Remix) Ft. Notorious BIG – Craig Mack
9 Best Friend (Remix) Ft. Olivia – 50 Cent
10 Addictive Ft. Rakim – Truth Hurts
11 Indian Flute Ft. Magoo – Timbaland
R.I.P Notorious BIG – Quick Tribute Mix
13 One More Chance (Remix) Ft. Faith Evans x Mary J Blige – Notorious BIG
14 One More Chance – Biggie Smalls
15 Big Poppa – Notorious BIG
16 Just Playing (Dreams) – Biggie Smalls
17 – Real Love (Remix) Ft. Notorious BIG – Mary J Blige
18 – Thug Love Ft. Destiny’s Child – 50 Cent
19 Round & Round (Remix) Ft. Method Man – Jonell
20 Sick Of Being Lonely – Field Mob
21 F*** Me For Free – Akinyele
22 – Don’t feel right Ft. Maimouna Youssef – The Roots
23 Reminisce (Remix) Ft. C.L. Smooth – Mary J Blige
24 One For The Cuties Ft. MC Lyte – YoYo
25 Do For Love – 2 Pac
26 I’m A Player – Too Short
27 I’m Not A Player – Big Punisher
28 Still Not A Player (Remix) Ft. Joe – Big Punisher
29 Only You Ft. Notorious BIG – 112
30 Boys And Girls (Remix) Ft. AMG – Toni Tony Tone
31 Loungin Ft. Total – LL Cool J
32 What You Want Ft. Total – Mase
33 Vivrant Thing – Q Tip
34 I Like It – Grand Puba
35 Gangsta B**** – Apache
36 Paid In Full – Eric B x Rakim
37 There She Goes Ft. Warren G – Nate Dogg
38 7 Days (DJ Premier Remix) Ft. Mos Def – Craig David
39 Knockin Boots – Candyman
40 Around The Way Girl (Remix) – LL Cool J
41 Horse & Carriage Ft. Mase – Camron
42 Trade It All Ft. Jagged Edge x Diddy – Fabolous

Everything For Sale – Boogie (Album Review) #CellReviews

Everything For Sale – Boogie (Album Review) #CellReviews

Compton native Boogie has been the first to release an album for 2019 and it is fire! Released on 25th January 2019, Boogie has received nothing but great reviews and plaudits on the album but what does T-Cell think of it?! Celly states his point of view having had time to digest the album since its release. Do you agree with Celly’s point of view… Let us know in the comments below! Song Credit: SolxceMusikOfficial – Check out his youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2a9eu2w5ysTd1zbbkSFONg Carried Away – J Tha Producer
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#CellJam Episode 65 – The Roots Of CellJam Old School Special! – #HipHop Mixshow

#CellJam Episode 65 – The Roots Of CellJam Old School Special! – #HipHop Mixshow

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Tracklist

*** On this episode, we take it way back into time of Hip Hop’s golden era. This episode features tunes from Fabolous, Diplomats, Fat Joe, Big L, Gang Starr, Royce Da 59 and much more! Its only right to go into our season finale on a high!***

Tracklist

I really mean it – Cam ron x Jimmy Jones
Breathe – Fabolous
Full Clip –Gang Starr
Flamboyant – Big L
Breathe & Stop – Q-Tip
Mass Appeal – Gang Starr
Real Hip Hop – Das EFX
Boom – Royce Da 5’9
One Minute Man – Missy Elliot
10 Got Ur Self A Gun – Nas
11 Area Codes Ft. Nate Dogg – Ludacris
12 Back That Azz Up Ft. Lil Wayne, Manny Fresh – Juvenile
13 Magic Stick Ft. Lil Kim – 50 Cent
14 So Much More – Fat Joe
15 Superthug – Noreaga
16 Paid In Full – Rakim
17 Hit Em Up – 2 Pac
18 If I Can’t – 50 Cent
19 Outta Control Ft. Mobb Deep – 50 Cent
20 Slow Down – Brand Nubian
21 Lookin At You Ft. Toi – Warren G
22 I Got Love – Nate Dogg
23 Playaz Club – Rappin 4 Tey
24 Got Caught Dealin Pt.2 – Clipse
25 When The Last Time – Clipse
26 Nothin – NORE
27 What Happened To That Boy – Clipse
28 The Potion – Ludacris
29 Stand Up – Ludacris
30 Headsprung – LL Cool J
31 Get Down – Craig Mack
32 Flava In Your Ear (Remix) – Craig Mack
33 How High Pt.2 – Method Man x Redman

*** On this episode, we take it way back into time of Hip Hop’s golden era. This episode features tunes from Fabolous, Diplomats, Fat Joe, Big L, Gang Starr, Royce Da 59 and much more! Its only right to go into our season finale on a high!***

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