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Quality Street Music
on October 2, 2012
DJ Drama is back with his 4th album, Quality Street Music. Lets get into this review, I'll give a quick breakdown....
1. "Goin' Down" (featuring Fabolous, T-Pain and Yo Gotti)
The album starts off great where Fab spits a sick Wu metaphor like "Riding to some Wu Tang while I be lit/ Made me put shoes on the ghost walabee s***", Yo Gotti drops a solid verse as well and T-Pain doesn't come off as annoying.
2. "Never Die" (featuring Jadakiss, Cee Lo Green, Nipsey Hussle and Young Jeezy)
This is the best song on here, a nice introspective track produced by Cardiak. Cee-Lo supplies the hook, while we get introspective verses from Jadakiss, Nipsey Hussle and Jeezy.
3. "My Moment" (featuring 2 Chainz, Meek Mill and Jeremih)
A lot of people think this was the first single but its actually the second. They wating on their big moment. The verses were solid and Jeremih adds a nice hook.
4. "We in This Bitch" (featuring Future, Young Jeezy, T.I. and Ludacris)
The first single Drama released back in February, it had a video as well but it barely got any radio or video play so I doubt a lot of people heard it.
5. "So Many Girls" (featuring Wale, Tyga and Roscoe Dash)
I'm not too big on this one, I feel like I heard this track a million times, but I can see it being a single.
6. "Clouds" (featuring Rick Ross, Miguel, Pusha T and Curren$y)
Smooth joint for the ladies, Miguel kills it on the hook. This song kinda reminds me of Rick Ross "Super High" track but nonetheless its good.
7. "Chocolate Droppa (Skit)" (featuring Kevin Hart)
Kevin Hart skit with his alter ego Chocolate Droppa
8. "I'ma Hata" (featuring Waka Flocka Flame, Tyler, The Creator and D-Bo)
Typical joint from Waka with the 808 trap beat, Tyler seems out of place on this one. I understand the concept of the song but they should of replaced Tyler with someone else from Bricksquad who usually raps on these type of beats. Basically they're telling you that they hate everything so go ahead call them a hata !
9. "Real N**** in the Building" (featuring Travis Porter and Kirko Bangz) I can't get even get into this track at all. This for the strip clubs.
10. "My Way" (featuring Common, Lloyd and Kendrick Lamar)
Another stand out joint, we know how talented these three are. It's kinda of odd collaboration but the results are great.
11. "Pledge of Allegiance" (featuring Wiz Khalifa, Planet VI and B.o.B)
Money falling from the sky ! Money Money Money its about getting money. I admit it is catchy though
12. "Same Ol' Story" (featuring Kid Ink, Schoolboy Q, Cory Gunz and Childish Gambino)
Here we go with Drama just throwing random collabs together... This song looks good on paper but its decent, nothing special...
13. "We in This Bitch 1.5" (featuring Drake and Future)
This is the remix, they should of just combined this with the original instead of making 2 different tracks.
14."My Audemars" (featuring Meek Mill, Birdman and Gucci Mane)
The title of the track should tell with this about... We heard the same verse from these guys a thousand times already. Money, cars, haters, etc...
15. "Monique's Room" (featuring Fred the Godson)
This came out last yr on Fred's DJ Drama hosted "City OF God" mixtape. This basically Fred's version of Drakes "Marvin's Room", but he puts his own twist on it.
Overall the album has its good moments but it suffers from the same thing that happened to DJ Khaled's latest album, I feel like its just too many random artist thrown together but this album is slightly better than Khaled's in my opinion. The album is inconsistent as it loses steam towards the end. Most of collabs look better on paper, and the lack of replay value. On the flip side Drama releases a sold album with something on there for everybody. Check this album out. The albums isn't terrible at all, its a enjoyable listen. Drama adds another solid album to his collection. Gangsta Grillz !