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Dysfuntional Family Soundtrack

Sound track to the Eddie Griffin movie by Death Row/Tha Row Records

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IT'S STILL THA ROW

  • Nov 15, 2012
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Dysfunktional Family
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DYSFUNKTIONAL FAMILY

Finally tha Row had returned the best label ever in my opinion as far as my taste in music. This was supposed to be the big comeback album that introduced the mainstream to the next generation of Tha Row. This was the soundtrack to Eddie Griffin's stand up film "Dysfunktional Family" Let's get started right away.

1."STILL THA ROW"-The original one was better in my opinion, in fact much better, but this song still knocks. I am not sure why they decided to put the remix on the wide release CD and the original for free download on the website. Anyway Crooked I and Virginia Slim do a good job on this joint together, with Slim basically being involved for the hook. Crooked of course rips it up as I always knew he would. Luckily for me I was one of the few people that was up on Crooked since his debut on C Style's compilations back in the day. I remember that BET and MTV refused to play the video because the Westside hand gesture was considered a gang sign while they both played Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube videos with the same thing.

2."I'M BACK[RMX]"-this was the first track on the album to feature my favorite MC, Kurupt. Another remix but it was still cool because I was excited to hear some new Kurupt at the time, he had just returned to Tha Row. The production here by Tha Row Hitters is very East Coast influenced.

3."DYSFUNKTIONAL FAMILE [THEME]"-Crooked.I, Eastwood and Danny Boy work very well together on this slow paced joint. Crooked starts thing off and sounds excellent over a smooth production from Tha Row Hitters again. I always wanted to see a video for this song especially when Danny Boy starts kicking in the second verse. Eastwood ends the track with a really good verse. If this had been a single with a video I think it could have done well.

4."HOVY BABY[RMX]"-Ok I'm not really a huge Jay Z fan, but the beat is bumpin here by Just Blaze or was it the Trackmasters. He displays a West Coast style instrumental for the remix, and of course that fits here on Tha Row. Probably the least listened to song by me on the album.

5."I'M A GANGSTA"-now this was the down south contribution to the album featuring UTP members at the time Juvenile, Skippa, and of course Young Buck, yes that Young Buck of G Unit fame. Both Juvie and Skippa sound good here but it was the up and coming pre G Unit Young Buck that stole the show here. His flow over the West influenced track was excellent, not the best on the album but still good.

6."WE BALLIN"-Eastwood and Crooked I come up in the mix again, and rip it. This should have been the first single without a doubt as it is possibly the best track to be found here. It would have showcased everything new from Tha Row at their best. You had the new age Row artists Eastwood and Crooked I who do excellent here. Eastwood sounded great and when did Crooked I never steal the show. But also it would have showcased the excellent production team of Tha Row Hitters. Honestly if you have not heard this song check it out now.

7."WHO WANTS TO *** TONIGHT-This is a pretty good track right here with Danny Boy, Crooked I, and Eastwood holding it down for Tha Row, while Ja Rule comes by as the guest from Tha Inc. I love the production from Tha Row Hitters it kinda reminds me of that darker sounding Christmas music. Eastwood starts the song off with a good verse and handles the hook as well. Danny Boy kills it next and sounds excellent here followed by a killer verse from Crooked I of course. Ja Rule sounds good here but is my least favorite on the track.

8."ALL MY"-this was another Murder Inc. song for Tha Row but this time it is a solo with Ashanti. China Black and Irv Gotti gave her a very West Coast style track which once again fits the label could have been a single based on who was on the song. Over all a good track for any Ashanti fan, not bad.

9."GANGSTRESS[HOW I ROLE]"-This was the only track to feature Kurupt's wife Gail Gotti over a street style beat from Tha Row Hitters. Gail sounds good on this track and it shows how she would eventually sign with G Unit. This track was rumored to be a diss towards Kurupt's ex Natina Reed [R.I.P.] and you can hear how that could be said. But then I also heard it was about an ex of Suge's and that the "It's Over" part was referencing Kurupt not dissing Reed.

10."THA ROW[YA'LL HOES]-this was the diss song to Snoop, Doggystye Records, and basically all of the DPG. This track featured Eastwood, Spider Loc, and Gangxsta Rid from Tha Boo-Yaa Tribe. I have to say that I love the beat here from Tha Row Hitters, it is a slow very Row sounding track. First off is Eastwood who had me cracking up with a line about Snoop. Next up is Spider who drops lyrics on a more personal level about Snoop and Daz mostly but also mentions a situation between Tha Row and Bad Azz. Ridd finishes it off with a classic verse Boo-Yaa style.

11."I KNOW WHERE I'M GOING"-this is by far one of the best songs on here and may very well be the best. Mi'chele is in perfect form here and sounds amazing over what may be the Row Hitters best production on the album. Very gospel feeling track, highly recommended.

12."1 CALL[REAL TALK]-This is one of my favorite songs on the album with Gangxsta Ridd holding down all the verses with Kurupt Young Gotti on the hook. Tha Row Hitters provide an excellent production here for Ridd and Kurupt, very bouncy production. I listen to this track regularly.

13."TOO STREET 4 T.V.-A nice song from N.I.N.A. who is also known as Lisa "Lefteye" Lopez [R.I.P.]. Danny Boy supplies the hook for this track and all this song does is make want to hear all the material she recorded on Tha Row. Tha Row Hitters came with a very West Coast style beat for N.I.N.A., she sounds good over this style track.

14."GET OFF THA BLOCK"-Crooked I once again rips the album up along side Phobia. This is a banga for sure with more production by Tha Row Hitters. This was the track playing at the beginning of the video for Crooked I's "Still Tha Row" single from this album. Crooked I blows this track away and like the other track mentioned Phobia like Slim was only on the hook and back ground vocals.

15."ON THA RADIO"-Skippa holds it down for Deathrow South, and yes that is Skippa from UTP with Juvie. This was a solo track he recorded for this soundtrack and over all it is a good track. His slower southern flow sounds good over this West Coast instrumental from Tha Row Hitters.

16."I THOUGHT YOU KNEW"-A nice track from Crooked.I, Eastwood, Danny Boy, Eddie Griffin and The Fabolous Dramatics. Crooked starts it out with his excellent flow followed by Eastwood who kills it. Eddie Griffin raps up the last verse with a rap from him and he does a good job. And of course Danny Boy and the fabulous Dramatics are on the hook.

17."DYS-FUNK-TIONAL-The final track is another hit this time produced by the great Sir Jinx, Spider lays down a more deeper song for the ending. I love the piano in this song and Spider showcases a different side here. Eddie Griffin provides the hook here which kinda surprised me at first.

I was very excited when this album was released and I can honestly say I still listen to it. It didn't end up having the impact it should have mainly because the industry didn't want to help promote it like with the video. But when I look back I wish Suge would have released all those albums. They had Kurupt, Crooked I, N.I.N.A. [Left Eye], Danny Boy, Ray J among others, they really could have been successful.

Here is the video for Crooked I's Still Tha Row that appears on the album


Now here is the video but with the original song that appeared on the website previous to the album release.
IT'S STILL THA ROW

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November 20, 2012
keep them coming, Alex!
 
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Quick Tip by . November 15, 2012
I was very excited when this album was released and I can honestly say I still listen to it. It didn't end up having the impact it should have mainly because the industry didn't want to help promote it like with the video. But when I look back I wish Suge would have released all those albums. They had Kurupt, Crooked I, N.I.N.A. [Left Eye], Danny Boy, Ray J among others, they really could have been successful.
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