This is a super quick project from Khujo Goodie from the Goodie Mob weighing in at only six tracks. He does a pretty decent job with the lyrics. He almost brings me back to the time when Goodie Mob was releasing their first album. You can almost hear him in that same tone of voice again. There is only one feature from Dr. Dolla. The beats on here are decent throughout. There wasn’t anything that really stuck out, but there wasn’t anything whack either. It’s a decent new project that fans will surely appreciate.
The Goodie Mob veteran drops a quick 6 pack of songs for fans to snack on. One thing that is definitely for sure, Khujo still has the power in his voice that he had back in the 90s. He sounds just as fresh now as he did then. As far as his bars, they may not be the most complex ever, but they still give you that dirty South feeling as they did in the beginning. The beats on here are a bit of a mixed bag. You have some that sound like older songs, but then you also have some trap beats thrown in here. The trap beats sound particularly bad because it sounds like Khujo and other try to have an updated, newer sound that just doesn’t hit the mark. All in all, this was a decent project from Khujo Goodie. We’d really like to see more of that old classic Goodie Mob sound. Don’t try to sound like this newer class of rappers.
The Goodie Mob drops off a new joint for fans to revel in. It has been such a long time and it’s so good to hear them back together again. It’s been 7 years since their last project. Every time they create something, it is very important for the culture. On the mic, they don’t really sound old or dated at all. They update their formulas and kick the street knowledge about social issues that people need to hear. They do it in their own unique way too. There aren’t too many features on here as you will only get features from Big Boi, Big Rube, and the ever-elusive Andre 3000. It sounds amazing to hear him spit again though. The production is average to above average. It definitely won’t sound like the classic joints we used to hear on older albums, but I thought they did a good job at selecting beats to try to stay updated. All in all, they did a decent job at putting out new product in these most uncertain and turbulent times.
Khujo Goodie delivers another installment of the Feed The Lions series and although it’s slightly better than its predecessor, it’s still pretty terrible. There really isn’t too much that is salvageable here on this one. The bars aren’t too good throughout by most artists. The beats are pretty standard as well. There really wasn’t anything that reached out and grabbed my attention. The best track on this collection is probably “Paint Where It Ain’t” with T-Mo, Andre The Truth, & Snoop Dogg. That one goes a little bit better than the other tracks on here. This is pretty much one to just skip right over. Nothing to see or hear here.
First off, this is definitely not the record that I expected from these two MCs. I expected more of a West Coast mixed with a gritty Down South sound by mixing these two. That did not happen at all. They went for more of a radio-friendly sound with this project. Daz sounds a bit more soothing to the masses’ ear by trying to appeal to all. Gipp doesn’t even sound like he used to at all. He sounds like a completely different person. Nevertheless, this is the combination we received. The production here is very upbeat and jovial. A lot of the songs you can definitely tell they were trying to aim for the single. I don’t think they failed at all with this plan. All in all, it’s not really too bad of a record. It’s a bit jarring at first, but it has a smooth and upbeat sound that should get listeners in a better mood. A highlight would be “Burden” featuring Misha Fair and it is probably because they reworked the Goapele sample of “Closer.” Another decent track is “What U Waitin 4” featuring Shawty Redd. This one definitely had a nice upbeat sound and a decent hook. All in all, not a bad job by the both of them, but this was probably not the combination that people were looking for.
Khujo drops off a new album straight outta the Dirty South. This one I definitely have some ambivalence towards. While on one hand, I definitely respect the Goodie Mob and really like a lot of their classic material, I also think that this project didn’t live up to what it could have been. Khujo would never be mentioned in the conversation of greatest rappers of all time. At the same time, I think he has given us a lot of jewels over the years. He has a way of giving us a raw and unique view at life just as he did on the Soul Food album. We just didn’t get those jewels to the same degree on this new album. The production is a bit weaker as well. I don’t know if it is the lack of beats from Organized Noize or what, but it just didn’t hit like it should have. There are some decent tracks on here. The highlight is “JoDaz” which features Daz Dillinger. Another good track is “The Struggle” which features 2 of the Outlawz, ED-I-Mean and Young Noble. This one definitely has Khujo sounding more like the old Khujo that we love. It’s just a bit of a mixed bag with this one. I don’t think you will love it and I don’t think you will hate it. It just is what it is.
This was a pretty terrible album all around. I wouldn’t even really call this a Khujo project, but rather a collection of not-as-talented artists thrown together on a mess of an album. There are a ton of features on here and I’d say the vast majority of them are basically unknown. That is probably for a reason as you will hear. As far as the rhymes go, there isn’t anything salvageable at all on here. The beats are pretty much the same story. A lot of them are simplistic trap beats that don’t really do anything for the listener. Definitely don’t waste your time on this hunk of junk. Just chuck this one right out the window or better yet, feed it to the nearest lion because real rap fans aren’t going to like this one.
Khujo Goodie, one quarter of the legendary group Goodie Mob, drops off a mixtape here that plays kind of like a walk down memory lane. Khujo wasn’t always the most complex rhymer ever, but he definitely helped to create that country feel through his rhymes and that is definitely evidenced here as you listen through some of the best songs he was featured on. They take some great Outkast and Goodie Mob songs and give you highlights of his verses along the way. You kind of forget how great these groups were and how influential their sound was on the culture as a whole. They definitely did a good job of piecing this one together and it was actually better than I thought it was going to be. Fans of Southern rap should definitely pay homage with this record.