J-Zone – A Job Ain’t Nuthin’ But Work

J-Zone - A Job Ain't Nuthin' But Work1. The Zone-ettes

Intro to the album, it’s pretty funny as J-Zone introduces his own female back up group, then he fires them afterwards. I can’t rate this but for comedy it was great.

2. $poiled Rotten(Feat Celph Titled)

DOPE! The beat by J-Zone is really heavy, it hits pretty hard and has a hint of electric guitar thrown in. J-Zone & Celph show some great chemistry together. Great track, we’re off to a great start. DOPE!

3. A Friendly Game Of Basketball

What a clever track, this track is about how J-Zone would crush any music artist in a game of basketball. He goes after Bow Wow, Ice Cube, & Master P, of course this is not meant to be mean spirited so J-Zone is not trying to beef with any of them. I like the beat here, it’s heavy hitting but has pretty good singing samples. This is one of Zone’s greatest tracks. DOPE!

4. Edit These

Clever track, see J-Zone can’t get a track played by the radio because his music is too “dirty”, so he edits it with the cursing edited(In fact it’s edited to go backwards) so you get a hilarious second verse. Really clever track. Good

5. Greater Later(Feat Devin The Dude)

Oh yea DEVIN!!!!! This is not the type of beat you’d expect Devin to rap over but that’s not a bad thing, in fact Devin does a great job and the J-Zone beat is really good as well. This is a surreal track. Devin does the first verse and it’s really good. J-Zone with the second verse and it’s also pretty good. You have to hear this track. Good

6. Xactly

Beat is ok, it’s got a funky feel to it. J-Zone sounds like he’s using echoes for a voice effect. The lyrics and concept are pretty funny(It’s about bad breath and poor hygiene). Good enough. Good

7. Kill Pretty

The beat here is great, it may sound a little odd during the first listen but once you hear the track more you get used to it. J-Zone raps about how ugly he is and how he needs alcohol to get girls. Pretty funny track. Good

8. Baldylocks

This track reminds me of Willie D’s “Bald Headed Hoe’s” and really anything that reminds you of WILLIE D! is dope. Track is about how women are bald one day and then the next day they have a full head of hair. Hilarious track, really good as well. Good

9. Crutches


10. Disco Ho(Feat Dick $tallion)

Nice semi disco-ish beat by J-Zone, it’s got some funk in it as well. J-Zone raps about not dancing, pretty funny stuff. Chorus has some bad singing which J-Zone says “Sound better than Pharrell…for half the price!”. Great track. Good

11. Flight 212


12. Bulls**t City

Nice funky type beat, it’s almost Premo-ish. Track is about New York, I like the scratching on this track. Great track. Good

13. Heavy Metal(Starring Al Shid)

This is an Al Shid solo track, J-Zone does the beat here and it’s nice and dark. Shid does pretty good on this track. Good

14. Oops!(I’m Sorry B*tch)

Nice bouncy type beat. J-Zone tries a different style of rapping on here, really dope stuff. Track is pretty funny as well. Good

15. Sleazy Listening

J-Zone makes some porn background music here with numerous sex samples. I can’t rate this.

16. Lightweight(Remix)

Nice beat here, there are some different styles going on here, some guitar’s and bouncy type bass here. J-Zone raps about not being able to hold his liquor, pretty funny stuff, good track as well. Good

17. The Zone Report

DOPE!!!!! This may be my favorite J-Zone track ever and he even mentions ICE T!!!! J-Zone raps about his entire album catalogue. It’s pretty interesting to hear him give his honest opinion on his own albums. You have to hear this track, the beat here is really funky and has a really good electric guitar type riff mixed in. DOPE!

18. Old Maid Theme/Biscuits II

Nice shout out type track, J-Zone gives a great shout out to Devin. Nice way to end this though I really can’t rate this.


All in all I give this a Good rating. This may be J-Zone’s greatest album, this smokes his old stuff easily. The skits were kept to a minimum and J-Zone was more focused here. Most def cop this album.

J-Zone – Pimp’s Don’t Pay Taxes

J-Zone - Pimp's Don't Pay Taxes1. Model Citizens


2. Q&A

Pretty good beat by J-Zone (J-Zone did all the production on this album by the way), it’s a different beat sounds a little goofy but it’s great. The track is about an interviewer who asks J-Zone questions about his life, career, etc etc etc. Pretty dope track. Good

3. Live From The Pimp Palace East(Feat Huggy & Al Shid)

Long song title name, but that’s not a big deal. Pretty good beat, has a bass like guitar plucked in there, I can’t really describe J-Zone beats. Huggy starts it off with a dope verse, then a dope chorus consisting of scratching occurs, J-Zone uses voice samples which is dope. Al Shid with the next verse and it’s pretty good. J-Zone with the last verse and it’s pretty funny, he even mentions bumping Bushwick Bill(CHUCKWICK!) which gets points. Good track. Good

4. Stroke happy

Hilarious skit.

5. The Trojan War(Feat Thug Penis(AKA Huggy))

Well that’s an interesting character name. I like the beat here, it’s got several voice samples throughout. This track is about safe & unsafe sex, decent message at the end. Good track. Good

6. The Bum-***** Ballad

Beat has a cheesy Italian(No offense to the Italians) feel to it, it’s pretty good and the chorus consists of “*****” scratches, one from Too Short. J-Zone raps about women in a hilarious manner. Good track. Good

7. 190(Feat Al Shid)

Pretty good beat by J-Zone, it’s sort of bouncy but maintains that J-Zone sound to it. Al Shid raps about drinking alcohol and getting hung over. Pretty good track. Good

8. You Block You Bleed

Hilarious skit about some aspiring nerd rapper who bothers J-Zone, classic skit here but I can’t rate it.

9. Block Itch

Pretty good guitar type beat, it has a South West type feel to it. Song is great, it’s about J-Zone who meets a woman and she says she’s going to bring her cousin and J-Zone thinks it’s another girl and it turns out to be a guy and he’s some wanna be rapper who bothers J-Zone, I saw it coming but it still was hilarious. Great track. Good

10. No Consequences(Feat Huggy Bear)

DOPE!!!! This track is great! Nice chants in the beat, nice dark feel to it. Track is about causing terror in a world where police are off duty, I can’t do it justice. Hilarious lyrics by J-Zone(“Roll through the ghetto bumpin ‘Ice Ice Baby'”). Huggy does a really good job as well. DOPE!

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12. County Check Pimpin

Really goofy type beat, it’s pretty good albeit totally out of left field. Track is about J-Zone selling his time, pretty funny stuff. Good

13. Zone President

Great beat here, classic J-Zone. Hilarious lyrics by J-Zone(“Backpackers wave while I pump that Trick Daddy”). The chorus has a pretty dope beat change in it, then J-Zone starts dissing internet rapper wannabe’s. Great track. DOPE!

14. I’m F*ckin Up The Money(Feat Huggy)

Huggy solo track with J-Zone on the production. Nice voice samples throughout the track and Huggy does a great job rapping here. Good

15. Old Maid Legal Aid


16. Jailbait Jennifer(Feat Al Shid)

This will offend some people, I don’t really like this track. Wack

17. S.H.I.D. Chapter 5(Feat Al Shid)

Al Shid solo track with a great J-Zone beat backing it. Great track, Shid’s a pretty dope rapper. Good

18. Ms. Platonic Part 2

Original was on “Bottle of Whup Ass EP” and this version is much better. The beat is a pretty guitar type heavy with a pretty dope accordion thrown in. J-Zone raps about platonic friends, pretty good track. Good

19. The J-Zone Fan Club


20. Invisible ink(Feat Huggy)

DOPE!!! This is a Huggy solo track and it’s really good. Nice weird guitar like beat. There’s a different beat that kicks in during the second verse that is great, it needs to be heard. Great track as Huggy raps about society. DOPE!

21. Metrocard Millionaires(Feat Al Shid & Huggy)

DOPE!!! One of my favorite J-Zone tracks. Beat has a great electric guitar type riff added in there. J-Zone starts it off with a funny verse, then Shid with a great verse, then Huggy with a great verse, and J-Zone finishes it off with another funny semi short verse. Nice chorus that is full of scratches. DOPE!

22. Billionaire Theme

Short instrumental, I can’t really rate this.

23. Fan Club President

Outro, nice beat though.


All in all this gets a Good rating. This was something different and it worked, J-Zone isn’t your typical producer or rapper for that matter, most of his lines are filled with sarcasm and humor(Which is great). COP THIS!