Bullet Is A Seasoned Veteran
Bullet is a gifted artist featuring strong word play, and delivery. Bullet makes entertaining seam effortless as he dazzles fans with his grooven, and moven release “When The Rain Falls”. The music is felt as well as heard, intense, and real nice in all aspects. “When The Rain Falls” is mandatory listening for those who want to be entertained, and satisfied.
When The Rain Falls doesn’t have the feel of a underground album, but rather, it has the appeal of a commercial release, one in which its manufacturers took the time to ensure everything was fine tuned, well polished, and of top quality. Each piece of the puzzle is fitted perfectly to ensure “When The Rain Falls” will be a keystone component of any fans collection. Each and every song flows wonderfully into the next one. From start to finish “When The Rain Falls” offers an assortment of hot tracks that feature both strong lyrics, and entertaining, head nodding beats. Each song has a “radio”, “club”, and mass crowd appeal. The most notable tracks featured are “I Don’t Really Know”, “I”, and “All I Know”. “Sexy Thing” seams to be the most boasted track on “When The Rain Falls” as it offers an instrumental and vocal version of the track. “Sexy Thing” is a notable track that is definitely felt, and makes an excellent club play track as it has a lot of groove, bounce, and sexy appeal. Bullets lyrics throughout this release have a penetrating effect on fans, as they are deeply felt as well as heard. Guest appearances are many, and each contributes positively with their performance, and contributions. Track number nine, entitled The Global Network, is an interesting track that is unique. It’s well put together and features thirty-one rappers, which is a milestone to achieve. The packaging of the release is top quality providing a visually marketable appeal to the release. The artwork is symbolic, and as refreshing as the music. The jacket is informative, and fans can see for themselves that Bullet has other releases to be heard.
Some critics will critique this release for not offering more songs, and for the bonus tracks. The bonus tracks appeal to DJ’s or individuals that like to remix tracks; however, some fans will say that takes away from the loop-ability of the release. How many fans want to listen to a Accapella? There is only one accapella track on the release, and it is at the end. The release could be longer in terms of songs; however, every song is high quality, and hot. There are never any dips in the music featured on “When The Rain Falls”; therefore, no matter what is spent on this release, fans are getting pure heat unlike some albums that you purchase where there are only 1 or 2 good songs, and a bunch of filler material.
Bullet is a seasoned veteran, and it’s evident with “When The Rain Falls”. Eastside Muzik Inc. does a masterful job with this release. The music is continuously hot, and satisfying. There are no disappointments; this release is a fan favorite.
Bullet Has Stepped Up His Game 100%
Northwest veteran Bullet has returned with his 4th album, an EP titled "When The Rain Falls". The album is meant as a precursor for the upcoming solo double album "Dedication and Desire" scheduled to be released later this year. The project contains 7 new Bullet songs as well a few bonus tracks. The current single "Sexy Thing" featuring the internationally platinum Dante Thomas opens the album. The song is a radio ready bonafide banger that is bound to make waves across the Northwest and gain Bullet a lot of new fans. The song features production from Funk Daddy and the smooth vocals of Bullet and Dante Thomas blend well together making this track one of the hottest Bullet has ever done. Big Ice produces the title track, "When The Rain Falls", which is another radio ready cut for Bullet and the recently gold selling Baby Bash pops up on "Work It" which also features Dante Thomas & Mikel Knight. I had real high hopes for this song but it just didn't hit me like I thought it would, a lot of talent on the song who all seemed to bring their "C" game to the table, not a bad track just one that didn't live up to expectations. "I Don't Really Know" is one of my favorite tracks on the album with Tiffany Wilson lacing the chorus making it a smooth ride-to-it type of song. Bullet clowns over the solo "I" spitting lines like "I'm far from Rude / I'd stand butt naked just to get played by KUBE / It's me that feels used / But I can't rap to lose / I'd say I love the Source to get my CD reviewed /" The bonus track "Changes" features a stellar verse from Bill Yuns (Whose album I'm eagerly anticipating!) and the cut "Global Network" features everyone and their mama, 24 rappers, 16 minutes in total with Overflow and Notes standing as the victors in lyrical battle royal.
Overall the album is real solid effort and features the lyrical and musical evolution of Bullet. Bullet has stepped up his game 100% and accomplishes exactly what this project was supposed to, anticipation for his upcoming album, "Dedication & Desire". Don't sleep on this album as it is sure to raise the bar for future Northwest releases.
Good Release From Bullet
"Sexy Thing" ft. Dante Thomas
A nice beat with some nice guitar work in the background done by Funk Daddy. Bullet comes with a good flow on the mic talking about a certain girl. Dante Thomas comes with some soft R&B vocals in the background, he has a good voice and is perfect for the hook. More of that sweet R&B music that East Side Riderz has been putting out. In the past I haven't been feeling Bullet, but I like him on a song like this very much. A good song overall, I'm feeling it.
"When the Rain Falls"
A faster paced beat done by Big Ice, it gets your head moving as Bullet starts it off on the mic. I like his flow even more on this song. I think he sounds better with this medium to slower paced flow, rather than going fast on the mic. I like the background vocals done by Tiffany Wilson. It's just a cool, laid back hip-hop song from Bullet. This is probably the best song from him that I've heard so far. I'm diggin this song a lot.
"Work It" ft. Baby Bash, Dante Thomas, Mikel Knight
Back to another beat done by Funk Daddy. I'm not feeling this beat as much as the first one he made, but it still has a catchy sound to it. Bullet has the first verse to the song, but I'm not feeling his flow as much as the first two songs. Dante Thomas comes with more of those soft R&B vocals on the hook. I like the verses done by Baby Bash and Mikel Knight too. This is pretty good song overall, although I'm not feeling as much as some of the other songs on this release.
"I Don't Really Know"
A slower paced beat done by Big Ice for this song. I like the background vocals by Tiffany Wilson the most out of anything on the song. Bullet comes cool on the mic, but I'm not feeling him as much as some of the other songs. It's a decent song overall, there are better ones on this release.
A cool beat done by Wolverine. Bullet comes cool on the mic on this one with a faster paced flow. Again I like him when he has a slower paced flow, but he does it nicely on this song. I like the hook a lot by Bullet. A pretty good song overall.
"Won't be Home Tonight" ft. Jazz
Big Ice and Oral Bee handle the production for this song and lay down a slower paced beat that has that sentimental feel to it. Jazz comes nice on the background vocals on the chorus. Bullet comes tight on the mic with some good lyrics and a solid flow. This song seems to fit his style well. A good song overall, I like it.
"All I Know" ft. Jazz
I'm liking this song even better than the last one. Jazz comes with more of those good background vocals on the hook, but this time it's more of a flow than singing. Big Ice and Oral Bee lay down a tight ass beat for Bullet to flow to. Bullet comes hard on the mic too. This is some tight work all around. My favorite song on the album, I'm feeling it to the fullest.
"Changes" Bill Yuns ft. Bullet, Tiffany Wilson
The Northwest Kings handle the production for this song and lay down a slow paced beat that has that soft sad feel to it. Bullet starts it off on the first verse and talks about his grandmother, feeling down and staying up. Tiffany Wilson does the background vocals on the hook nicely and she also has a singing verse. Bill Yuns has the third verse and lays down some good lyrics. More singing by Tiffany Wilson ends the song. A nice mixture of hip-hop and R&B right here.
"The Global Network" Bullet, Bill Yuns, Kay Kay, Todd G, Mack Dub, Raz, White Boy Will, On One, Overflow, Claydo, Smoke, Mista Locc, King Cevil, Notes/Dividenz, Nighshield, Young Neeko, Bobby Spoon, J-Freez, Blaise, 4 Young Ridaz (Young Blaze, Juice, Noon, M-80), Creoop Lo, Dangerous Devil, Mayo, Stupendous, Wrath, Rez Hogs, Noe, Karma, Assassin
The song is over sixteen minutes long. It features a verse from each of the rappers listed. A simple beat plays in the background. Just a host of rappers each having a verse to showcase themselves. A nice little extra to throw onto the album.
"Sexy Thing" (instrumental)
The same as track one except instrumental. A nice song to listen to, Funk Daddy did lay down a nice beat to bump.
"Sexy Thing" (acapella)
The acapella for track one. Just nice to hear Bullet and Dante Thomas lay down the vocals.
Overall this was a good release from Bullet. Even though it's just a mix of a single and some bonus songs it was a pretty good release from Bullet. I was feeling him on this album much more than all of his previous works. The production was pretty good by Funk Daddy and Big Ice and Oral Bee. There was a nice mix of hip-hop and R&B on the songs. I like how East Side keeps some singing on the chorus'. The features were pretty good and single songs were solid. There was two songs that I really liked. Even though it's just a taste of the double album about to drop called Dedication & Desire it was a solid release for Bullet. I definitely liked it more than he previous releases.