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Track listing

1. Intro
2. Hexed
3. The Raven
4. Give It Life
5. Mountain Climbing Ft Awesome Dre & Violent J
6. Blitzed
7. Never Had
8. Darkside
9. Crystal Skull
10. Spells Ft ICP
11. Happily Ever After
12. My Homie
13. The Jinx
14. Detroit Murderous
15. The World Is Very Different

Track by track review and rating

1. Intro– Simple intro but has a dope feel to it. A really nice beat and quick little hook give the album a nice start. 7/10

2. Hexed- The first single released off the album. The beat is slow and plodding. The verses flow with the beat but it works. The hook is catchy and definitely fits the voodoo image well. The delivery style is not like anything Doe Dubbla has done before. 9/10

3. The Raven– Great beat in this track with a rock/rap hybrid sound. The verses fit more into the style we are used to hearing from him. The hook is very fitting. A nice compliment to the first track. 9/10

4. Give it Life– Another slow beat with a ton of bass. The verses flow all around the beat and lyrically it is very wicked. The lyrics remind the listener of Mad Professor. The hook is where this track could have been better. Violent J sings it and that really takes away from the dark feel a lot. 7/10

5. Mountain Climbing Ft Awesome Dre & Violent J– This beat is slower as well but it works. Violent J has a really good verse and his singing in the hook is much better here. Hoodoo’s verse is so different from J it makes him stand out and his style shine. Awesome Dre finishes the track and does a great job of closing it out. 8/10

6. Blitzed– A simple beat pushes this track. The verses are very well written and performed. The hook is not very complex but it works ok here. 8/10

7. Never Had– This was the second track released on the album. The beat is slow and dark which gives way to very deep and dark lyrics of abuse and neglect. The hook is not great but serves its purpose. The entire track is very depressing and makes the listener feel it. A great track that will pull emotions out of the listener. 9/10

8. Darkside– A quicker beat here that lets Hoodoo shine with his style. The hook is sung by Violent J again, and it works. The verses don’t really stand out lyrically but flow very well with the track. 7/10

9. Crystal Skull– A smooth old school beat. The verses are good but are not quite as good as the rest of the CD. The hook is easy to get into and brings the track up. 8/10

10. Spells Ft ICP– The sound completely does not work with the vibe of the rest of the CD. I understand the collaborative effort here but it does not work in the slightest. ICP’s verses work on their CD’s but here seem forced. 5/10

11. Happily Ever After– Another dope beat here. The attempt to add another sound to counter the dark vibe of Hoodoo here would work if the singing was better performed. A good track overall. 7/10

12. My Homie– Sugar Slam leads off the track. Another dope old school style to the beat. The verses are fresh and the sound works. The hook is alright but could have been put together better. 7/10

13. The Jinx– The beat is good but doesn’t stand out. This track should have lead off the album as it seems more like an introduction to Big Hoodoo aka The Jinx. The hook is good. 6/10

14. Detroit Murderous– Another really dark beat backs this one. The delivery is once again slowed by Hoodoo. The lyrics are wicked and the hook work well. 8/10

15. The World Is Very Different– The beat in this track is really unique and that makes this stand out from the start. The verses fit Hoodoo’s style and delivery perfectly. The hook is too simple for the track. 7/10

Overall Album Rating: 7.5/10

Conclusion: Big Hoodoo makes his debut on Psychopathic records with this album. A lot of listeners feel as though this could have easily been a Violent J solo album due to the massive influence felt on every track. Others will find that Hoodoo overcomes this and puts out a very solid effort in his debut. The major downfall of the CD is Violent J singing on almost every track. While Juggalos appreciate the support by the Dons of the label in this case it almost seems as though Violent J feels like Hoodoo can’t stand on his own. Big Hoodoo definitely can stand on his own and should be allowed to do so. Overall though, it’s a great release by Psychopathic that should be received well.

Favorite Tracks:

  1. Hexed
  2. The Raven
  3. Never Had

Length:

  • 56 Minutes

Record Label:

  • Psychopathic Records

Release Date:

  • 07/02/2013

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  1. Jake Jeckel

    Jake Jeckel

    Comment posted on Friday, July 5th, 2013 06:45 pm GMT -6 at 6:45 pm

    I was really into The Raven until Hoodoo’s second verse when he said he commands and gets whut he wants by cawing like a Raven lol, but overall I liked the song. The cd I gave a 8.5/10, that’s just me, cuz it’s somethin new, the music and beats was awesome, and Hoodoo’s flow and delivery is jus stait wicked, course it is kinda like J or Blaze, and he sounds kinda like both J and Blaze too. I agree that Hoodoo can stand on his own, but when ya look back at The Harvest by Boondox, J also did quite a bit of backing vocals on that too, and kinda backed off after PunkinHed EP in ’07. Hoodoo’s next album is gonna be just a dope as this and or even better. Welcome to The Hatchet Fam Big Hoodoo, Whoop Whoop MCL from the 785 Ninjaz.

  2. juggalo_shane

    juggalo_shane

    Comment posted on Saturday, July 6th, 2013 04:35 pm GMT -6 at 4:35 pm

    OFFICIAL:
    Haters hate and don’t even listen to 1 single trakk off the record.. Hataz got HooDoo headin’ their way, the thing is, the HooDoo aint what I say, but ok, Just let the demonous intention roll, because all a Fuckin’ hater is; is a fuckin’ troll!

  3. War_Ro

    Comment posted on Sunday, August 11th, 2013 11:45 am GMT -6 at 11:45 am

    It took a few listens but I have to say this cd had grown on me. Its dope. Don’t hate on it before you give it a chance.

  4. OG Nil

    OG Nil

    Comment posted on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 11:09 pm GMT -6 at 11:09 pm

    I would rather listen to this than Twiztid’s New Nightmare.

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