Wednesday, June 9, 2010

La’ Chat: From Michael Jackson Admirer to Mixtape Queen

I will be reviewing La’ Chat’s Krumbz 2 Brickz mixtape for this post.

Background Information:
  • Birth name: Chastity Daniels
  • Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Influences: James Brown, Marvin Gaye, MC Lyte, N.W.A., Tupac, And Trick Daddy
  • How long has she been doing music: Unknown
  • Type of Artist: Mainstream  
  • Genre(s): Gangster Rap
  • Current Label(s): Inevitable Entertainment 
  • Similar Artists: Mia X, Gangsta Boo, Juicy J, Project Pat, Indo G
  • Fun fact:  She got her breakthrough on Project Pat’s song Chickenhead.
Chastity Daniels was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She became interested in music after she watched Michael Jackson perform Billie Jean. She began to develop her style of music from the R&B and hip-hop artist she listened to. Later, she began to develop her own way of delivering music. She was passionate about writing, thug life, and street politics and those passions led her to the gangster rap genre. One night La’ Chat was performing and the members of 3-6 Mafia saw her and liked her style. She later became a member of the group. She got her mainstream debut on their platinum single Chickenhead. She was featured on three other 3-6 Mafia albums and the soundtrack to Oz. She was also featured on the song Baby Mama from the movie Baby Boy.  Murder She Spoke, La’ Chat’s first solo album, was released in 2001, and the project sold over 200,000 units. She split from 3-6 Mafia’s Hypnotized Minds label after she had money issues. Since then, she has released three albums Dramatize (2004), Ultimate Revenge (2004), and Bad Influence (2006).  La’ Chat is now signed to Yo Gotti’s Inevitable Entertainment music label. She is currently nominated for Come-back Artist of the Year for the 2010 Knockdown-SCM Awards.  According to her MySpace page, La’ Chat released for mixtapes before Krumbz 2 Bricks (2010).

 La’ Chat is a Mixtape Queen because she is one of the first women to be a gangster rap and she is perfecting her skills through mixtapes. She went from admiring Michael Jackson’s Bille Jean performance to being one of the most notable women in the gangster rap industry.  This mixtape is definitely hardcore, so if you don’t like curse words or violence this is not a mixtape you should listen to.

Favorite Line: Somebody To Play Wit- “You get’s no recognition either you real or you real fake. It really don’t make no difference either you love or you gone hate.” No Lyrics Found

Top 3 Tracks: (This list is ordered from the song I like most to the song I like least.)
  1. Somebody To Play Wit- This song would be a good song to be someone’s anthem. This is a song that can be appreciated by people that are in the street. La Chat lets it be known that she is not anyone to be played with.
  2. B!%$* A$$ N!##@- This song would be a good club song. The instrumental definitely causes you to move, whether it is a head nod or dance moves. She delivers raw lyrics on this track.
  3. Don’t Like Me- She talks about how she is not afraid to fight people if they disrespect her. The instrumental is solid; I don’t think it could be any better. Her lyrics are violent, but easily relatable for people that do not like people to disrespect them. No Video Found  
Bottom 3 Tracks: (This list is ordered from the song I dislike most to the song I dislike least.)
  1. You Really Want It- The singer on this track is really annoying. The instrumental has some elements that are really annoying. La’ Chat has one section where her lyrics are repetitive, and it is irritating.  No Video Found
  2. Don’t Look At Me- The instrumental sounds as if it comes from a movie, and it sets a good mood for the track. The gunshots on the track are annoying. The song starts over about a minute into the track, and I completely disliked that.
  3. In Da Club- This song has parts where it sounds as if the producer forgot to make sure La’Chat’s voice wasn’t being overpowered by the instrumental. The male on the track is unneeded in my opinion. This song could have been much better without the technical problems, the male, and random gunshots on the track. No Video Found  
I recommend the mixtape to people that like gangster rap because La’ Chat deliverers lyrics that are definitely not ladylike. In her genre she is definitely minority, but she shows that she can compare to any male that does her profession. She displays gangster rap in its most exceptional form with her tough lyrics and beats.

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