A.Dd+ “When Pigs Fly” Review

A.Dd+ “When Pigs Fly” Review

A.Dd+ (the + is silent) is an electric group hailing from Dallas, Texas. I’ve known them and their music for some years now. They just released their 2nd Project entitled “When Pigs Fly” (Produced entirely by Picnic Tyme) and I was lucky enough to get the digital copy and hard copy weeks before the release!! Texas FTW!!! After jamming it in the car and in my headphones I finally got my mind made up about how I would evaluate the tracks…well…here goes!

The first track “The Rapper & The Poet” is what I would call the heart of truth for the album. It is an introspective and aggressive track that allows new and old listeners to understand A.Dd+’s mission statement. I also like how you can hear the different in the two artists…Slim being the more aggressive out of the two and Paris being the mellow, laid back one. This allows a ying & yang effect, that all groups must possess. The beat is crazy which allows you to get drawn into the track and their sound. The messages of struggle and the life of being a leader and not a follower are the main focus on this track.

Rating: 4.5/5

Brain Sex” tricked me…I honestly thought it was about that lol. This track demands attention with its high energy and content. Their delivery is consistent throughout the track so the beat’s energy doesn’t outshine them. I enjoyed this track and found it hard to not break my neck while jamming it. This track showcased the hunger and frustration Paris & Slim have been holding in.

Rating: 5/5

Like A Mug” (ft. Brown of Sore Losers) was the 1st released single off “When Pigs Fly” and it STILL packs a punch! Nothing compares to seeing this performed Live though, sxsw got ignant when this was performed lol. The track has a beat that draws you in before the hook even drops, and the energy of the hook sets the tone for the whole track. “Like A Mug” is a track that will stay on your mind for days after hearing it, which is a plus in my book. Once again you can see the different rapping styles of Slim and Paris and it works for a great track. The track has a fun vibe and brings some light to the project.
P.S -The skit at the end of the track is funny as hell!

Rating: 4/5

Greedy” (ft. Mz. Fortune) has an up-tempo, feel good vibe to it that any listener would enjoy. I fell in love with the hook after my 1st listen and couldn’t stop snapping my fingers along with it. Although the track is toned down and not as hype as the other tracks, the duo still shows they can do something smooth and give listeners something to two-step to. The track provides a, “get off your ass and hustle” message without being cliché and OVERLY outdone.

Rating: 4.5/5

The Everyday” is smooth as a baby’s bottom and the lyrics paint an image for the listeners. Slim & Paris describe the different struggles they experience in Dallas and in life. This is ride around the city music for sure and it also makes you think about your life and situations you face. One of my top 3 tracks for sure!

Rating: 5/5

Mary Go” (ft Picnic Tyme) is def something that will get you butt in the club! The beat and verses paint a picture of a wild party or club scene that I would like to be a part of lol. The duo switch gears on this track and bring the fun aspect into the equation and might I say they pulled it off well. The last verse shows the duo’s chemistry and ability to work as a team on a verse (something most groups lack). You’ll find yourself walking around saying “she got me like YEAH!” after listening to this too many times lol. The feel good track shows a different side of the group and can turn a party or club out with ease.

Rating: 4/5

Picnic Interlude” all I have to say is, I thought this was 3000 when I heard it Lol. This has a “Love Below” feel to it that will make you press repeat until you learn the words. Refreshing isn’t even the word for this. I just wished they would have rapped on this!!!!

Rating: 5/5

Erica & Jamie” has to be one of my favorite tracks from the album because of the play on words in the title and the delivery and content. The mellow vibe the beat sets works well with the hook and Paris’ slurred/drunken thoughts. It also makes me wonder if these were drunken thoughts or just a drunken man’s conversation with himself. I think this song is something that most people can relate to and that’s what makes it so powerful. This song has a lot of repeat value and gets better with each listen.

Rating: 5/5

Slow Tempo” Although the track is short, it packs a hell of a punch. The Duo showcases their immaculate chemistry and ability to switch places on a verse with ease. This track is insightful and is something that touches listener’s hearts. The fast life is something young people want to pursue, and this is the disclaimer that many want to avoid…great message!

Rating: 5/5

Under” (ft. Dustin Cavazos) is a powerful track that gives me a feeling of flying. The beat and lyrical content work well together to bring the listeners into the lives of the artists on the track. The artists shed their fears and open up their hearts on this track. This is also one of my top 3 tracks from the album. The track is, in my opinion one of the best tracks on the whole album…yeah…I said it! Lol

Rating: 5/5

I’m So Dallas” (DJ Sober Mix) is for all those who rep Dallas or know anything about Texas music. Outsiders probably would skip this due to a lack of knowledge of the Texas music and culture. The beat behind the mix worked well with the overall presentation. I love when artists pay homage to where they came from!
Rating: 4/5

Goodwill” has an up-tempo vibe to it but the lyrical content is still present which will keep you hooked to their messages. Again the duo opens up their hearts and minds on the track. Slim & Paris both tap back into the art of giving people something to relate to on this track.

Rating: 4/5

Satellites” is an energetic track and reminds me of “Mary Go”, but I think that it appeared too late in the album. I say this because the album made a transition from energetic to mellow and deep. Even though it threw off the vibe of the album a little it’s still entertaining and I wouldn’t mind partying with some white chicks to this. “Bang bang….bang bang” (Paris voice)

Rating: 3.5/5

Smell My Cologne” (ft. Money Waters & Picnic Tyme) is straight P.I.M.P. limp, sip with your “panky” in the air music. The laid back track will make you feel too cool for damn school, true story! This is grown man music and if you’re 18 and under…you won’t understand what’s going on! This mixes old school southern music with new school charisma.
Ps-Slim killed the interlude at the end

Rating: 5/5

The last track “Southbound” is energetic and showcases the southern pride the duo hold dear. The hype track will have you riding around with your windows down and system up. The delivery on the track is amazing and switches up throughout the song. I would love to see this track performed live! Maybe I’m being bias because I’m from the south…eh…eff those who don’t understand! Lol

Rating: 5/5

Overall the album is good and deserves a listen; I was surprised by their change in beat selection and direction. Who says Texas is all about dance songs?

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2 Comments

  1. PARIS PERSHUN
    March 31, 2011 at 1:25 am #

    MAYNE!!! Preciate the review….. this shit is nice!- A.Dd+ HOE!!!

  2. DJ Creap
    April 19, 2011 at 9:05 pm #

    these guys are hype as fuck…caught them @ turnin headz in houston a few months back…

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