Saturday 19 Apr
 
 

Odyssey of the mind

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey 

with Culture Cinematic and ADDverse Effects

9 p.m. Friday

Twisted Root Gallery

3012 N. Walker Ave.

twistedrootgallery.com

208-4288

$10

04/16/2014 | Comments 0

Frndz with benefits

Boyfrndz with Bored Wax and The Hitt Boyz

9 p.m. Sunday

Blue Note Lounge

2408 N. Robinson Ave.

thebluenotelounge.com

600-1166

$5

04/16/2014 | Comments 0

Saddle up

Horse Thief with Deerpeople and Pageantry

8:30 p.m. Friday

ACM@UCO Performance Lab

329 E. Sheridan Ave.

acm-uco.com

974-4700

$5-$8

04/16/2014 | Comments 0

High heaven

Glow God with Weed, Feral Future and Power Pyramid

7 p.m. Friday

Capitol House

$5

04/09/2014 | Comments 0

Darkened tones

Chevelle with Nothing More and Middle Class Rut

6:30 p.m. Monday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.

diamondballroom.net

677-9169

$24-$29

04/09/2014 | Comments 0
Home · Articles · CDs · Hip Hop/Rap · Jabee - Lucky Me
Hip Hop/Rap
 

Jabee - Lucky Me


Stephen Carradini January 12th, 2011

Although the album is a pretty chill affair, Jabee puts on a show vocally. In the standout track “Jewels,” he raps quickly but evenly over old-school soul/R&B horns sample. “Coretta Scott” showcases his lyrical abilities, with a solid set of rhymes that boasts a reason for existence (alas, songs with “a point” are missing in much modern rap).

Jabee’s “Lucky Me” mixtape is remarkably fun to listen to, as the easy flow of his lyrics meshes with the melodic beats that float the rhymes. Those pieces result in a great set of tunes that will kill 34 of your minutes before you realize what happened.

Although the album is a pretty chill affair, Jabee puts on a show vocally. In the standout track “Jewels,” he raps quickly but evenly over old-school soul/R&B horns sample. “Coretta Scott” showcases his lyrical abilities, with a solid set of rhymes that boasts a reason for existence (alas, songs with “a point” are missing in much modern rap).

“Better” also shines in that regard, extolling the virtues of rap in keeping him on the straight and narrow: “That’s why I write raps / to keep the cuffs off / That’s why I’m like that / it keeps the rust off.”

But it’s not all brains and backpack rap; “Settle the Score” is a combination of putdowns and ego-boosting boasts that assert the alpha-male status of Jabee, Naledge and Thee Tom Hardy. Thee Tom Hardy steals the song with a confrontational rap of erratic rhythm that shines because of the contrast to Jabee’s smooth style.

The production is solid throughout. From soul to dreamy electronic beats to beatboxing and vocal samples, the beats are varied and keep the interest level high. “Lucky Me” is an excellent release, and Oklahoma City music lovers are lucky to have Jabee in the metro.

Pick it up for free at www.djbooth.net/index/mixtapes/entry/jabee-lucky-me/.

—Stephen Carradini

 
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
 
 

 

 
 
 
Close
Close
Close