Tuesday, 18 February 2014

No HA-ing matter

Quick post by ya boy Mess Marvell right chea to point out that Juvenile's new album The Fundamentals isn't very good at all despite the fact that he spent last year killing it on the cameo tip with HBK Gang and Lil' Cali, and dropping great tracks like his Ratchet-cum-Radio tribute LL Cool and potential-club bouncers over Mouse On Tha Track beats like Mind Right and Booty.

All I wanted was a Pepsi, a tagless version of Mind Right and Juve' wouldn't give it to me! In fact, none of the aforementioned great 2013 songs appear on The Fundamentals and there's barely a sniff of the excitement that Juve was clearly having rapping last year present on the album either. This just confirms my worst fear: that Juve' is slowly morphing into the New Orleans correlative of noughties Nas.

The only cut I like enough to spend 89p on is the Mouse-produced Live Wire and that's partially because it's Juve's answer to Jackie Chain's Rollin' and partially because it's the song where Juve's sampled "Martin Luther King, bitch I got a dream/but I don't turn the cheek, I empty out the magazine" hook from Lil' Cali's MLK was presumably taken from?

Juvenile - Live Wire
(From The Fundamentals album; 2014)

6 comments:

d said...

Jesus this is so accurate/depressing.

If you ignore the Warlock album the chronology even matches up - legendary early features(literally genre defining in Juvies case), 2 classic albums, a few patchy ones with good pop singles, classic unreleased/mixtape cuts/singles with shite albums and if youll allow the UTP-Cormega/AZ comparison - crew eventually outshining the chumps like its nothin

Chris Thott said...

It's true, oh, it's true.

Cat said...

THAT line on "LL Cool" tho....

Chris Thott said...

I think damn near everybody ignored it because of that line.

Where were Skip & Wacko in the studio when Juve needed them?

Drew said...

"Pay The Rent" is great.

AK said...

When's Mouse dropping another tape? That's what I really need right now.

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