If we know anything for sure, it's that South Central is home to some of the most profound kings of hip hop. This week a South Central-bred artist JAG released part three of his projects "Scattered Thoughts". And damn, based off the title, maybe JAG got some shit mind fucking him but my thoughts clear as fuck that 'Scattered Thoughts 3' is an absolute fire of a tape.
The project starts with "Scattered Thoughts (Intro)" with an accordion spread of instruments on this gloomy instrumental and a mad passionate flow setting the mood for the tape (while talking a mild amount of shit). The vibe immediately turns up with "Weekend With Bernie"and this track will def make you want to get like Bernie cause homie always getting lit. "Speedy Claxton" featuring
"Speedy Claxton" featuring and produced by Jack Marzilla may be my favorite cut on the whole tape. Jack's vulnerable vocals thread through the intro like silk while JAG quite literally flexes his flow through out the song with a compilation of his scattered thoughts. This track reminds me of a hybrid between Tory Lanez's slow tapes and his trap hard hitters.
"Krooks and Kons" featuring Nyzzy Nice is likely the track that you and your home boys cruise around in your whip listening to, while everyone is doing that circular whip motion of driving a car. It's probably a Friday night and the boys are looking forward to getting pussy and feelin' themselves. Yet again another banger produced by Jack
Yet again another banger produced by Jack Marzilla is "Free Willy" which comes in hot with Jack Marzilla (again), who I'll just start referring to as Godzilla cause his vocals sound like a god damn angel and he's a beast. JAG has flows full of puns on this track, one of those lyrics you listen to and have a slight smile on your face the whole time cause you're just like "touché my dude".
The next cut, "Warren Moon" is likely my favorite production off this project. This reminds me of some J Dilla OG shit with the chopped and screw vocals laid over each other to create an echo sounding jazz sample. JAG really snaps on this flow, matching his cadence flawlessly to the counts of the production.
"Ray Rice" featuring Zaire Akeem and "He Got Some Nerve" both sound sort of like an OG Bay Jacka cut (yes I know the rivalry between NorCal and SoCal is strong, but The Jacka was a GOAT for me personally, so this is a high praise), plus the outro on "Ray Rice" is also potentially one of the best things I've ever heard in my life. JAG throws shade at an old flame and you can't help but pee your pants a lil bit listening to it cause she must have fucked up bad and he letting us all know wassup. "Low Down Dirty Shame" produced by TrackBangas is a tie for my favorite track. It is also probably the most baby-making banger on the project, which is why I fuck with it so hard. Try and listen to this song and tell me you're not trying to go ride a….bike. Plus apparently JAG's pipe
"Low Down Dirty Shame" produced by TrackBangas is a tie for my favorite track. It is also probably the most baby-making banger on the project, which is why I fuck with it so hard. Try and listen to this song and tell me you're not trying to go ride a….bike. Plus apparently JAG's pipe layage will have you out for a week, so just something to think about (you already knew that though cause you're listening to the lyrics, RIGHT?!). The project ends on a mellow note – closing out a really dope story line and making the scattered thoughts seem not so chaotic anymore.
Vibe out to this on all occasions – some tracks you can turn up to in the club, all tracks you can burn up to in the tub and most tracks and you make two become one while making love. Stay tuned for videos for every damn song, coming soon.
And YO, check out the video that just dropped for the "Intro" track today.