14 April, 2004@12:00 am
Compilation; no rating given
The “Drama King”, DJ Kayslay , reenters the legal retail realm, with The StreetSweeper Vol. 2. His mix CD’s instantly flood the streets with the exclusive and grimy tracks, but his debut release on Epic (now Sony Urban) last year did not seem to live up to the same level or buzz of his street releases. He has made some changes this time around, and expects this one to blast off on a larger scale.
The attack begins right with the “Intro”, as he informs that nothing is going down in this mix tape game without his approval and due percentages. 50 Cent and G-Unit blast shots without worries, over the DJ Twinz laced “Angels Around Me”. No love or R&B singing, the track hits harder than most of the joints on G-Unit’s own debut. Eminem and Obie Trice murder all lingering beef and put it to rest on “I’m Gone”. Meanwhile, Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Raekwon, and AZ team up for a long overdue collaboration on “Untouchables”. If you thought these cats were raw in 1995, they surpass that and spit even more true grit than before. AZ ends it off with “man of respect, it’s war when I handle the tech, but behind jail walls I’m like Hannibal Lect.” The South is also along for the ride, tearing up the club along the way. Three 6 Mafia, Lil Wyte, and Frayser Boy set off the first single “Who Gives A…Where You From”. Made popular by the NFL Street video game (not to mention a well hidden, chopped Transformers sample), the call and response hook alone will have security ending the night early. Kay Slay lets heads know that his kingdom is not just in the streets or rowdy clubs, as he will also take over radio waves. “Not Your Average Joe” features Fat Joe, Joe Budden, and Joe (R&B). Joe sounds a lot like R. Kelly on this one, but Mr. T.S. and Mr. Jersey City hold it down spitting game ladies will feel and fellas will respect. This and the “Don’t Stop the Music”, with Lil’ Flip, E-40, & Lil’ Mo, both have the potential to be huge spring and summer hits.
This second album seems a lot more focused and planned out, than the first was. While DJ KaySlay is sometimes accused of bullying his way into the industry, this release is packed with so many diverse, sure shot hits, it seems that no matter how he got here “Mr. Slap Ya Favorite DJ” has solidified his place atop the mix game and he’s not leaving anytime soon.
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