Class of 3000 – Music Volume One

Class of 3000 - Music Volume One1. Class Of 3000 Theme Song (Sunny Bridges, Philly Phil, Kim, Kam, Madison, Li’l D, Eddie and Tamika)

This is really different, as there’s really no rapping, and it’s mostly just a short introduction to the show. I like it, and Andre 3000 produces a really nice, jazz-heavy beat. This whole album is about Andre’s production and the originality of the characters. I dug this, actually, and you have to listen to it in a different context, since this isn’t geared for the gangsta rap lovin’, mixtape listening fans. Good.

2. Life Without Music (Sunny Bridges, Philly Phil Kim, Kam, Madison, Li’l D, Eddie and Tamika)

Andre 3000 produces a very nice, piano beat. This is pretty much the characters talking about how shallow life would be without music. Andre does some singing, and the choir kicks in. Well, this was different, and I actually liked it, oddly enough. Nice humor. Good.

3. Throwdown (Sunny Bridges, Philly Phil, Kim, Kam, Madison, Li’l D, Eddie and Tamika)

Andre’s production is all over the place here, and it just doesn’t sound good, at all. Andre does some singing here, and it just can’t save this really sloppy beat. Yeah, this wasn’t very good, and it’s a shame, since there was some nice effort put into the singing. Wack.

4. Oh Peanut (Sunny Bridges, Eddie, Li’l D, and Madison)

Nice bouncy beat, very clap-happy and it transitions into a really nice jazz-heavy tone. Yeah, this sounds pretty good, with the horns. The singing is pretty simple, and it’s mostly “Oh, Peanut, we love you, baby!” Some of the characters rap about how useful the peanut is, and I like the originality of it all. This is definitely different, and it works. It’s not just different for the sake of being different; it actually has a message, and as simple as it is, it works. Good.

5. We Want Your Soul (Li’l D)

Dark beat, very organ heavy. Andre raps about how people would do whatever to get famous, even if it means selling your soul. The piano kicks in, and it makes the track sound really good. I liked this. Good.

6. Banana Zoo (Sunny Bridges, Philly Phil, Kim, Kam, Madison, Li’l D, Eddie and Tamika)

Bouncy piano beat, and it sounds really good. A nice, party-type track with nice singing, and the characters talking about a funky gorilla. No, I’m not making this up, and it’s actually good because it’s so original. Good stuff. Good.

7. A Richer Shade Of Blue (Sunny Bridges, Li’l D, and Eddie)

Jazz-heavy type track, with a message about how even rich people can have the blues. Definitely something different, with the characters talking about their cultures. Andre was trying for something original, and he definitely scored it here. Good.

8. Fight The Blob (Sunny Bridges)

Very horn-heavy type track, and the message is about fighting a blob with music. Andre does a shot, simple-style rap, and it works. Good track, actually. Good.

9. UFO Ninja (Sunny Bridges and Li’l D)

I’m convinced that Andre is a huge Digital Underground fan, because this sounds like something they’d make, and that’s definitely not a bad thing. This beat is definitely odd, and I can’t really describe it, maybe a drum-heavy Asian-style beat. There’s some odd singing, and that’s about it. I liked this. Good.

10. Kim Kam Jam (Kim and Kam)

Pretty nice, bouncy piano beat. That’s pretty much the whole song, with the characters talking. This worked, and listening to a good-sounding piano jam is always fun. Good.

11. Luna Love (Professor Luna, Sunny Bridges and Madison)

Latin-style beat, with some comedy mixed in. Nice, catchy singing, and with Andre, you can always count on that. This was catchy. Good.

12. The Crayon Song (Sunny Bridges)

Disco-style beat, and it’s really fun sounding. Andre does a really good job singing and making this track nothing but fun. Rap fans can be stuck up, and that’s a shame, since this whole album is about having fun, especially this track. Really nice stuff from Andre, and probably the best track on the album. Good.

13. My Mentor

Nice jazz track. Nothing but nice sounding horns, and a nice sounding piano. The whole track consists of this, and that, of course, is great. No lyrics, just great music. Good.

14. Cool Kitty (Sunny Bridges, Tamika, Mackenzie and Kaylie)

Nice, 50’s-style, beach beat. The characters talk about being cool, and this is something different, and while I’m not really into it, I think others would dig it. To me, this is a nice beat, mixed in with semi-annoying characters. Average.

All in all, I’m going to give this a “Good” rating. Andre 3000 definitely tried to do something different, and it worked. This is pretty much a kid’s album, but adults would dig it, too. It’s pretty much a jazz track, mixed in with some fun characters from the show “Class Of 3000.” I’d give it a listen if I were you, because there are some really nice tracks.

VA – Beef Soundtrack

VA - Beef Soundtrack1. No Vaseline(Ice Cube)

Of course you all know of this diss track, classic stuff here as Cube takes on a whole group and lyrical slaughters everyone of them. This track has a killer bouncy beat with a dope flute melody in there. Classic diss track! DOPE!

2. Beef(Tech N9ne Feat Big Krizz Kaliko)

This is one of the best Tech tracks I have ever heard, great beat that resembles “FTI”. Tech starts it off with a great verse, the way he changes flows here is great. The chorus is easily one of the best choruses I have ever heard with a Rock vibe to it with Krizz singing. Krizz with a dope verse, the thing I like about Krizz is that he can go from a sing-song type flow to a lethal rapid type flow. Tech finishes things off with another great verse, he even mentions Joplin here(For all my Missouri kats). DOPE!

3. You Don’t Really Want It(KRS-One)

I respect KRS and all but this track is horrible, from the beat to the chorus, pure drizzling shits. KRS disses Nelly and he has some good lines but it just isn’t clicking. Wack

4. Westside Slaughterhouse(Westside Connection)

One of my favorite West tracks of all time. WSC go after Common here as Ice Cube has some really good lines aimed at him. One of the best disses ever. DOPE!

5. Murder By #’s(Skatter Man & Snug Brim Feat Ricky Skarfo)

What the hell is this doing on here? This was later put on Urban Legendz, I wrote a review for this a while back and I listened to the track more so this is going to be totally different. Skatter’s verse is easily the best as he tells a great story. Snug has a good verse. Skarfo has a decent verse. Good

6. Drama(Prodigy Feat Twin)

Nice guitarish style beat here but Prodigy sucks anyway and Twin is worse. Average

7. Real Muthaph****in’ G’s(Eazy E Feat BG Knoccout & Dre’sta)

I think this song is really overrated, I think the beat is classic and Dre’sta’s verse is good but the rest just doesn’t do it for me. Good

8. Caution(Black Child)

This track isn’t bad, in fact it’s quite good. I have no clue who the first 2 guys are since it never mentions them. Great beat here. Good

9. When The Rain Drops(Kutt Calhoun Feat Snug Brim)

Slow starting, I mean really slow but once it kicks in it’s a pretty dope track. Kutt is overlooked and Snug actually spits a rapid style verse(!). Good

10. That’s It(KRS One Feat Mad Lion)

Another horrible KRS track, I just don’t care about this song, there is nothing good about this. The beat is horrible. Wack

11. Postman(Poverty)

Who? This track may have the worst starting ever. Horrible chorus, who the hell is this guy? This is horrible. Wack

12. Now I See(MC Shan)

I like Shan but this track is terrible, and the beginning is an automatic skip. Wack

13. Snake Ya(Tech N9ne Feat Big Krizz Kaliko)

Nice Arabian type beat here. Tech’s first verse is crazy here as he goes into about 3 different styles here. I like the chorus here, it’s a little silly but it gets the job done. Krizz with a pretty good verse. Tech finishes it off with a very dope verse. DOPE!

14. Let’s Go(It’s A Movement)(Warren G Feat KRS One & LiL Ai)

Decent track, KRS & Warren do their verses well but this LiL Ai person is horrible, has to be one of the worst flows and verses I have ever heard. Average

15. Witness Protection(Jayo Felony)

YYYYEEEAAA!!!!! This track has a wicked weird beat, Jayo’s chorus is great but a little awkward. This track is crazy. DOPE!

16. Day I Die(Tru-Life)

Tru-Life is some guy who beefed with Mobb Deep, the bonus DVD explains it better and it’s a great segment, but this is not great, in fact this is horrible. Wack

17. F*** The Police(N.W.A.)

I don’t have to explain this track, you all know it and it’s a classic. DOPE!

All in all this gets a Good rating, the concept here is good but they ruined it by putting weak tracks and tracks that have nothing to do with beefing. Cop it if you don’t own any of these classic tracks, oh yea the Tech tracks are great as well so be sure to atleast peep it.

VA – Bones Soundtrack

VA - Bones Soundtrack1. Intro 

2. Legend of Jimmy Bones (RBX, Snoop and MC Ren)

Fredreck drops a tight dark beat for this one. RBX spits some pretty wack stuff but Snoop and MC Ren come very tight. Especially Ren. Good way to start the album.

3. Lost Angels In The Sky (Kokane and the Lost Angels)

Battlecat’s production on this one is the highlight. Straight Wesct Coast. The rapping is pretty average though.

4. Ballad of Jimmy Bones (Latoiya Williams)

Sooopafly provides a good mellow beat for this one. Latoiya Williams does pretty well on this track. Her voice is very nice.

5. Dogg Named (Snoop and Tray Dee) 

Mel-Man provides a dope, thundering beat for this one. Snoop comes tight with his verses and Tray Dee does well on the chorus

6. This Is My Life (Kedrick and C.P.O)

Another R&B track. The production is nice with a middle-eastern feel to it. Kedrick is amazing on this song. His voice is really smooth. The track would have been perfect but C.P.O’s vrse kind of messes up the song.

7. It’s Jimmy (Roscoe and kurupt)

Frdwreck comes tight once again with the production. Kurupt mostly rap’s on the song, and does a good job, but his younger bro Roscoe outshines him. Roscoe ends the song with a 30 secong verse that is short but blazing.

8. Raise up (Kokane)

Kokane flat out sucks. His voice is horrible and he does terrible on this song. His attempts to be funny in the song are just plain stupid. It’s a shame Fredwreck wasted such a tight beat on this crap.

9. These Drugs (D-12)

Im not a big fan of D-12 but this song is just dope. Eminem gives us a dark beat for an hilarious song. Bizarre, who ususal sucks comes tight on this one. His verse is pretty funny.

10. Death of Snow White (Snoop, Bad azz, Chan and Coniyac)

The beat sounds more like a Battlecat beat but it’s produced by Fransisco Rodriguez. The chrous is really ctachy. Bad azz does surprisingly well on this one.

11. If You Came Here to Party (Snoop, Eastsidaz and Kola)

This track is pure funk. Warren G comes up with a banger. Everone on this song comes really tight. Snoop is singing on this one, and at first i didn’t really like it but he’s actually pretty good at it.

12. ***** wit us (Kurupt, Tray Dee and Xzibit)

This sounds like something that come straight out of a nintendo video game. It’s still damn tight though. Fredwreck is always trying new things. The rapping is very solid too. Xzibit and Tray Dee come off really good on this one.

13. Jimmy’s Revenge (Snoop and Soopafly)

More of a laid back track here. Once again snoop is singing but it’s all good. Soopafly does well too.

14. Be Thankful (William Devaughn)

This is a nice R&B track too. William Devaugn does a good job wit his verses. This is not as good as the other R&b tracks but it’s still nice.

15. ***** It Less (***** That)

Ah back to the hardcore shit. I’ve never heard of ***** That but these guys spit fire. One of the guys kind of sounds like redman. The beat is nuts too. I loves the use of the violins. Something a little different.

16. Gangsta Wit it (Butch Cassidy, Snoop and Nate Dogg)

Battlecat serves up yet another solid beat. Butch cassidy steals the show on this one. His verse is amazing. Nate comes good on the chorus and Snoop does weel wit his verse too.

17. Memories (Cypress Hill)

This track is pretty average. The beat is pretty simple and the Lyrics are just boring. The track kind of a filler.

18. Endo

Just instrumentals


Final Rating: 4/5.

Bones is a solid West Coast Compilation. Definently a worthy purchase.

VA – Dysfunktional Family Soundtrack.

VA - Dysfunctional Family OSTDeath Row’s been laying low for a long time while its CEO Suge Knight has been in jail. Suge’s out now and Death Row has got an entirely new roster with some exceptions; Danny Boy, Michel’le and Kurupt are all once again signed to Death Row. This soundtrack is the first release in a year or so. Previously, they released “Too gangsta 4 radio”. That album was a personal favourite for me, so I’m hoping that this album will be good too. That was my starting point when copping this album.

1. Crooked I feat. Virginya Slim – Still tha row.

The album starts of with its first single titled “Still Tha Row”. The song is basically Crooked I mocking the police about their raid on the Death Row offices and saying how it’s still “Tha Row” (obviously). The track had an original version and this re-make of it. The original version wasn’t much of a single, but I’d say it was much better. It’s too bad they didn’t put it on the soundtrack since the production is lacking on this version. I’m not feeling it… Crooked I’s holding it up though.

2. Kurupt – I’m back.

Kurupt is back on Death Row, and he’s letting us know on this track. Kurupt’s throwing subliminal disses and nice wordplays over a tight, eastern influenced, beat. I’d say that this is one of the better cuts from Kurupt on record in a while, and maybe he’s really back to his old self. One of my favourite tracks on the album.

3. Crooked I, Eastwood & Danny Boy – Dysfunktional Family Theme.

The theme song of the movie is done by Crooked I, Eastwood and RnB singer Danny Boy. It’s a nice, laid back, cut that’s probably inspired by the movie. I haven’t seen the movie so I wouldn’t really know… It’s a cool track tho and there were talks about making it the second single.

4. Jay-Z – Hovi baby (Remix).

Jay-Z’s making an appearance on this album with a remix of an other tight song of his. Judging from the shoutouts I’d say that trackmasters made this remix, and they did a great job! It’s a very tight beat and Jay-Z’s showing off a nice flow to it.

5. Juvenile, Skippa & Young Buck – I’m a gangsta.

The south are contributing to this soundtrack with juvenile and his crew. The beat’s a west coast beat with some southern influences, and it’s really cool. I’m not feeling how Juvenile, Skippa and Young Buck handles it tho.

6. Eastwood & Crooked I – We ballin.

“We ballin” is a party track, and should have been chosen as the first single. I’m sure it’d be a hit in the clubs… Eastwood and Crooked I are showing off their gangsta-lyrical skills and Eastwood’s giving us a really tight hook. “We ballin” is my favourite track on this album.

7. Eastwood, Crooked I, Danny Boy & Ja Rule – Who wants to ***** tonight.

Everybody know that Murder INC and Tha Row collabs now and then, and this is an other example of that. Irv Gotti on the production and 3 Row artists with Ja Rule guesting. The production is kind of slow, and the first thing that came to my mind when listening to it was how it sounded influenced by the “Home Alone” theme. Ja Rule’s not doing the hook on a track he’s guesting for once, but his verse is pretty short and he starts off by doing his Nelly-influenced singing thing. If you like that, you’ll definitely like his verse. All in all, this is a nice cut.

8. Ashanti – All my.

Murder INC is making its second appearance with this track, titled “All my”, by Ashanti.
I’m not a big RnB fan, but I don’t really like the production on this one; it’s pretty much just a beat. Ashanti is a nice singer tho and she’s doing her best to a wack beat.

9. Gail Gotti – Gangstress (How I Roll).

This Gail Gotti track has been criticised a lot, but I like it. The beat is tight, Gail Gotti’s doing a good job on the mic and the chorus is very catchy. The first time I heard this track I thought that Gail Gotti was dissing someone named Reddbone, but I later found out that Reddbone is a group she’s in with her sister Virginya Slim. She IS dissing Kurupt’s ex girl and babymama, Natrina Reed, though.

10. Eastwood, Spider & Ganxsta Ridd – Tha Row (Ya’ll hoes).

Death Row is notorious for dissing anyone that they feel like dissing. On the Dystunktional Family Soundtrack, this is that diss. Eastwood, Spider and Ganxsta Ridd from the Booya Tribe are dissing Snoop, Soopafly, Daz Dillinger, Bad Azz and the entire Dogghouse crew over a really tight beat and a chorus mocking a chorus done by Daz for his upcoming album. Everyone’s coming out raw and tight, and I’d say it’s a very tight diss.

11. Michel’le – I know where I’m going.

“I know where I’m going” by RnB vet Michel’le is the second pure RnB track of this album. Michel’le is singing about how hard it was for her growing up, and what she was exposed to in her “dysfunctional” family. I’d say that this RnB song is better than the one done by Ashanti. Production’s cool too.

12. Ganxsta Ridd & Kurupt – 1 Call (Real talk).

All tracks produced by a Death Row producer’s saying “Produced by the Tha Row Heavyhitters”, but I’d guess that Sir Jinx produced this one – it’s got his style. I’ve heard him produce far better tracks than this one tho and the track itself is pretty weak with Ganxsta Ridd and Kurupt trying to hold it up. Ganxsta Ridd is raw, but the beat isn’t so they’re not exactly a perfect match.

13. N.I.N.A feat Danny Boy – Too street 4 T.V.

Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez aka N.I.N.A was on Death Row shortly before she dies, and this is one of the tracks she left behind her. Darren vegas is on the production and he’s doing a great job on this one. Rumor is that N.I.N.A got help from Crooked I when writing the lyrics on this song, and it sure sounds like it. She’s got some nice lyrics and she’s doing a good job spitting them.

14. Crooked I feat Phobia – Get off the block.

This Crooked I track was a last minute addition to the album, and it was an excellent choise! It’s a really tight produced track with Crooked I spitting some really tight shit over it. This is one of my absolute favourites from this album.

15. Skippa – On the radio.

This is an other of those tracks that people’s been hating on, and I have no idea why – it’s tight as *****! The production’s some really tight west coast shit and Skippa’s spitting some really amusing shit all over it. They shoulda left “I’m a gangsta” off the album and kept this as the dirty south’s contribution for the soundtrack.

16. Crooked I, Eastwood, Danny Boy, Eddit Griffin & The Dramatics – I thought u knew.

“I thought u knew” is a laid back track with the Dramatics and Danny Boy on the hook. Actor Eddie Griffin, for whoms movie the soundtrack is for, is rapping for the first time on this one too and he’s not too bad for being a first-timer. Eastwood and Crooked I are coming out tight as usual and overall this is a really nice cut.

17. Spider feat. Eddie Griffin – Dys-Funk-Tional.

Once again Eddie Griffin is appearing on the track. This time he’s doing the hook. Spider, a very raw rapper, is doing the verses and this track has gotten a lot of props from all kinds of people. It’s not one of my favourite tracks but I can see why people like it.


This album had its up and downs. Some tracks had wack production, and had to be held up by tight rappers like Crooked I and Eastwood. In other cases the rappers couldn’t hold up wack production, so it came out in a bad way.

It’s hard to rate a soundtrack since its got so many different artists and styles. None of the RnB cuts impressed me, even tho Michel’le’s song was nice. The “guests”; Jay-Z, Juvenile, Ja Rule etc did a good job on most tracks even though I wasn’t feeling “I’m a gangsta” by Juvenile and his crew..

Crooked I is dropping his solo album in a near future, and I really hope that he’ll get better production on his album since I’m hoping that it’ll be a classic. This album was a wakeup call for Suge. He needs to get better production for his label.

Darren Vegas and trackmasters are the only producers that’s doing what I expected on this album. The other producers aren’t 100% wack, but I expected better.

Crooked I, Eastwood and Kurupt are holding up this soundtrack, and making it a solid soundtrack.

I grade this album 3,5 out of 5.