Knoc-Turn’Al – Return of the Hustler

Knoc-Turn'Al - Return of the Hustler1. Return Of The Hustler(Feat Soup, Tree Dog, & Jazmine)
Basic beat, but it atleast has some bounce to it. Knocturnal’s hardly on the track, but that’s okay, since it’s a compilation. These guys try, but they’re about as basic as it gets. Average stuff. Avergae

2. Gansta Ways(Feat LiL T & Lord Lucky)
Terrible beat here, it’s just ugly heavy bouncy with a standard drum loop. Again, these guys aren’t that exciting as rappers, I mean atleast do something to distinguish yourselves from the bunch. These guys come off sounding like some low rent YA rejects. How does a guy like Knocturnal, who has only released one full length album, have a bunch of artists signed? That just boggles my mind. The song is just terrble. Wack

3. You A Bopper(Feat Aziz & Macguiness)
This track is just like the album title: Uninspired & bland. Knocturnal raps on this track and shows why he’s so generic. Has a rapper ever fallen off as bad as Knocturnal? That’s not a knock against the guy, but really, has a rapper fallen off as bad? The beat sounds like a cheap rip off of Beanie Sigel’s “The Truth”. Bad track. Wack

4. I Stay Swerning(J-Peace & Macguiness)
Sloppy accordian style beat. It sounds like what you’d hear a “Greasy Abe’s Italian Eatery” at 7:00PM. The rapping is just amature hour, and uninspired. Man, this was pretty bad. Wack

5. Up In L.A.(Maintain & Krown City)
Really sloppy techno style party beat here. You know, if you’re not going to even try to make good music, then don’t do it. Go be a chef, or a chiropractor. This is the epitome of train wreck here. Just offkey rapping, & horrible lyrics. Train Wreck

6. Four Season’s(Soup, Tree Dog, Wes, & Lord Lucky)
Easily the best track on the album. Nice soulful beat, it’s a little sloppy with the piano thrown in there, but it works. Everyone does a pretty good job. Good

7. Dirty Money(Lord Lucky & John)
Nothing says “Gangsta Rap” like the name John. “OG Killa” I can understand. Hell, even “The Bum From RedRum” would work, but…..John? John’s like the guy who deliver’s your pizza, or the guy who works the cash register at Best Buy. Anyway, bad bouncy beat that sounds like it’d be played during the credits of that old Super Mario Brothers movie. Horrible singing as well. Just an all around horrible track. Wack

8. The Donkey Donk(Macguiness)
Bad pimp type beat here, but with bounce added. “Big Ol Butt” is said during the chorus. I haven’t heard that since 5th grade. Bad rapping by Macguiness. Wow, this guy doesn’t have any talent at all, and sounds like “Pops” from the Wayan’s Brothers Show. This is horrible. Wack

9. Get Up On It(Lord Lucky & LiL T)
Futuristic type beat, and it’s not that bad actually. Ok rapping, but again, why should I care about any of these people? What do they do that others don’t? The beat was good, but the rest bores me. Average(Yea, I liked the beat)

10. My Dream
Pretty standard track here. Nothing really excited, nothing really horrible. Just average. Average.

11. Inspiration(Maintain, Krown City, & Jessica)
Knocturnal makes a joke about not being on Maury Povich, and that’s about the only entertaining thing about the track. Gospel type sound filled with bad singing and bad rapping. Not a very good way to end this, but atleast it’s over. Wack

All in all this gets a Wack rating. When the best thing about the album is the hilarious album cover, then you know you’re listening to a bad album. Skip this.

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