We're jumping right into the good-good right now. We've been waiting for this project "Live From The South-End" to drop and didn't even know it was coming out!! Since we love Jiggie Joe as fans, we say "Dope, Jiggie Joe just dropped a whole new piece of art" hit the play button and we're satisfied. It's a nice, laid back album, like that. In my head "The Jig Is Up" is tough to beat. So a bit biased..
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Now about the release timing...
From a new fan perspective; they're looking for the build up, the coming soon, the grind of the waiting feel! Telling people about it, building buzz, anticipation; he dropped "Al Capone's Wallet" and it was a HOT teaser, good set up. Then he gave us "Walk On By" separately from being a BANGER on the entire project too. Point we're making is, surprise albums are dope sometimes, however, we still like the build up and anticipation. That's us you know... - LRMNPC can help artists with that kind of promotion stuff (Shameless Plug, ha!) - So a release date is good, really good. Oh and that album art, easy sure, yeah whatever we get it, we guess... Classic status.
Great intro song, felt like a good look into that clean Jiggie Joe flow and delivery. Direct bars sounded like he gave it to us straight up, and ended just like that!
2. Walk On By
Comes right into a great familiar feeling since we've heard this prior to the release. Still a strong song, the lyrics are depicting the story feel. Joe doesn't really pour too much personal sauce on the topic. BUT The change up in the flow just hits ya soul like FUX WRONG WITH ME? The realness being in the content keeps you believing every word he spits. This song will last on playlists for years, Classic!
3. Not The Average Man
This track is full contact BOOM BAP, it couldn't go any deeper. Jiggie has a dope producer, and he carries the production side like a boss!! This track sounds like Jiggie Joe heard the beat, just stepped in the booth and let loose. Burned the booth, put the shit out at the end, walked out! FIRE HEAVY!!
4. Tec Jammed
Crazy this song is called Tec Jammed and it's still sound like a feel good song! Seriously it'll have you walking around singing this loud, maybe a bit odd at, but it's very possible, catchy flow and beat.
5. Not Enough Bass For The Block
Some really witty bars, It's that in your FACE kind of flow on this track. It just stays so steady thru the whole project so far. Production still on point. Respect how hard this track is, this is an East Coast rap theme blueprint... Yeah fux up, we said it.
Joe came cool on this jazzy beat, perfect to vibe to, this track gives Jiggie Joe the chance to show his skills naturally, on quality production. Steady rocking with class, everything is authentic with Joe. Strong verses and and all confidence.
7. Soul Calibur III
That outro was mad short, in and out for real! That was like the movie that ends, and you just sit there waiting for that last HIT! Then the credits roll, like SHIT!!
For what it's worth, the project is so strong, a good listen, and many people should dig it. Was it too short? Yup, and so was every other EP, we know, EP's are a thing. Content was good, Joe just sticks and moves, you won't get heavily repeated hooks, no sing and dance, no party rock anthems, but you will get flow, concepts, straight hip-hop, backpack rap. That's what we promise the listeners, that's what we come for, so thank you Jiggie Joe!
Comment above if you want to chime in, but, that's what we think, what do you think? Until next time, PEACE!!
Of Possible 100 Points
89/100 Score: Jiggie Joe [Live From The South-End]
Steady project, no real highs or lows, just consistent flow and delivery. Some topics were great lead in songs to get deeper, and Jiggie Joe basically only scratches the service, done with a smooth demeanor, however it's never too deep into details. Each song less than 3 minutes on average, so you get through it pretty fast. Overall it's very entertaining, and can be played through and through. This is why it still gets a B+ rating, based on the quality of the music, it's a dope piece. It not on the level of "The Jig Is Up" but that takes nothing away from this, at all...