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Streetz & Young Deuces - I Got Mad Flavor (Single)
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 at 12:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

Review by Steve 'Flash' Juon

Artist: Streetz & Young Deuces
Title: I Got Mad Flavor
Label: EMP Entertainment

I have a lot of respect for Streetz & Young Deuces. This group started making noise three years ago out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin - not traditionally a town known for hardcore hip-hop - and have milked every little bit of publicty in trades like The Source and Ozone to inch their way towards the mainstream. S&YD are not overnight celebrities by any stretch - they've hustled HARD and put out a lot of singles to radio and club DJ's to get known. Unfortunately as much as I respect their DIY hustle "I Got Mad Flavor" just doesn't represent their best work. Instead of relying on their own unique sound, producer Young Nova borrows a page from the playbook of GS Boyz and Soulja Boy - a page that should have been torn out and shredded. The drum beat sounds incredibly computerized and fake and Atari 2600 games have had better melodies. Rhyming "altar" and "oughta" annoys me too, as does the unfunny line "you got Clay Aiken money - yeah yo' shit not straight." It would actually be more clever to say "get your money straight like Elton John" and let people ponder the obvious contradiction, but unfortunately for S&YD there's nothing clever, amusing or noteworthy about their "Mad Flavor" here. That's a shame because this group has much more to offer.

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