“Hella High” (previous review by MinM)
“What You Got On This (D-BO)” (previous review by MinM)
Yung Brehh’s Party (listen/download)
After releasing singles like “Hella High” and “Blake Griffin,” The N-Crowd Entertainment emcee/singer Takticz finally dropped his album Yung Brehh’s Party in March. N8 The Gr8 takes care of the production on the project while we get a glimpse of Takticz’ (a.k.a Yung Brehh) rapping and singing skills. Let’s take a look at some of the tracks that shine on the album.
This joint has a spacey bounce to it, with deep drums and layers of futuristic synthesizers throughout the song. The bass-line is simple yet funky and connects every element of track. The lyrics aren’t really heavy, with Takticz focused on unwinding and finding a lady to zone out with, but he still drops some nice lines:“So pour up for a n—a one time. Go dumb like the bay in ’05. Get live, like Dilla said, you feeling this don’t lie.” These vibey lines help the song catch you and while not profound, it’s definitely a nice radio-ready piece.
“Come On Brehh”
The production on this one is stripped down but uses some of the elements of snare breakdown and speeding up hi hats. It also has a dark Three 6 Mafia style synth in the background which adds a nice sinister sound to the track. The topic on this one shows a funnier side to Takticz and N8 The Gr8, who is featured on this song. Taking aim at people who like to talk themselves up, they let them know how they feel with a chorus like: “Come on brehh, come on brehh, always talking about what I should do. Come on brehh, always on the couch, sitting round ain’t doing s–t dude.” It is an interesting topic and does really well at getting the point across.
“They Really Don’t Know”
This has a nice R&B feel to it, with a mellow groove, light drums, thin strings, and layering synth chords. We see the Sacramento, CA artist bounce back and forth between rapper and singer throughout the project. This jam features label mate Maryann and they bring the best out of each other vocally while trading bars about the dedication it takes to make it in this line of work. Maryann comes in with: “Bout my business, so witness this biz-nitch is cool. Get yo coat, drop-top in the north pole;” followed by Takticz coming in with: “We gone keep putting in work, getting our hands in the dirt. Staying true, and paying dues, do whatever its worth.” This is a great track to show their devotion to their craft as well as highlight the vocal abilities of Takticz.
**Final Thoughts: Overall, this was a thick project with a lot of different directions and ideas to get across. I think it works best when Takticz is speaking to the female audience or just talking about partying. The songs have a mainstream vibe and N8 The Gr8 knows how to create the perfect groove. The only thing that would have made the album a little better is a focus on tracks and the tracks meshing more with one another. Either way if you want something to ride to or throw on and kickback, this is it. Be sure to peep the visuals for another song off of the LP, “Blake Griffin” above. -Real McCoy