Today,we’re looking at Gary Bartz‘ song, Gentle Smiles. This is some smooth Mizell Brothers produced funk. Real cool-out type ish. The Tribe song “Butter” samples a different part than the two that are in question here. They looped up the horns with the singing under it, for the hook. I don’t know what exactly they did to get the bass so ill. Classic material,though.It wouldn’t be fair to throw this in with the others.
1. Technical – Stress I don’t know who did this beat,but they definitely knocked it out. I’ll never stop loving filtered out bass lines and this one is pretty thick.The drums are cool. There’s not much to the snares,but the kick drum booms and all the elements come together nicely. The emcee rhymes about the stress of dealing with the hood, more-so the people in the hood. I definitely like the beat much better than the rhymes on this one. Not that the emcee is wack, the beat is just so nasty.
2. Jax(RIP) – Rated PG(ft.Werd Da A.O.S) This song is genius when it comes to conceptual type rap music. PG stands for Pam Grier in this, who the story winds up revolving around.And rightfully so, as she was probably the illest, flyest actress to ever grace a movie screen. The beat is suffice for the rhymes. The horns recur throughout, becoming filtered out at times, laying out a perfect backdrop for Jax to proclaim his love of older, but still fine women on the second verse.
Here’s how I would rate these joints :
For the beats: 1. Technical – Stress, 2. Jax – Rated PG
Props to LyricalGymnastics for lacing the Philaflava forum with the Technical track