Enlightening fans with meaningful rhymes, powerful topics, and abrasive flows, Pazdat delivers fans an exciting release with Family Jewels Vol 1. Pazdat is more than just a hip hop group, being a family of 5 cousins from the Los Angeles / Pasadena who’ve developed their talent for entertaining fans in every aspect. Family Jewels Vol 1 is a compilation of recordings, both solo, and group, from all five members. 13 hot, flavorful hip hop tracks fused together with the hard hitting lyrics of all five members, as well as the exceptional production, beats, and unique sounds of Big Shade Dawg. The members of Pazdat are “Big Shade Dawg”, “Young Feez”, “Top Notch”, “Hugg B”, and “Swainy Makk”, and fans world wide should be tuned into this assortment of fine hip hop music made to bounce, chill, and, or trip fans up.
The majority of the music featured on Family Jewels is something fans in the club can easily bounce to with both hands up. “Bump, Bump, Bump”, and “Get Off Yo Ass” are two of the most exceptional joints on the album, finely fitting the profile of the perfect club track. Both being party songs to the fullest, made strictly for the fans who like to have fun, and let loose. Beats, and vocal elements on both of these songs are well pieced together, both complimenting one another, intense with energy fans will feel. More than just songs, raw electricity zapping fans non stop.
Strong points blessing this hot release include its intense energetic tracks, its lack of replay hindering interludes, intro’s and outro’s, its exceptional production, concrete beats, dynamic rhymes & flow, professional sound, presentation, packaging, and its lack of any water-downed music. Fans are never left reaching for the skip button with disappointment, or wishing they’d spent their hard earned cash elsewhere. Pazdat entertains fans through masterful music woven together with pure talent. All of the group members come together in harmony, each with a style unique to oneself, but yet complimenting of the other group members. The conceptual components behind this album are also well pieced. “Ghetto Luv” is an exceptional song that has a “live appeal”, and features rhymes fans can relate too easily. Big Shade Dawg puts forth an exceptional production on this track, paralleling the high octane vocal dynamics of the crew. Family Jewels is a gem with massive replay appeal, so fans should set the controls to continuous loop.
Low points critics might critique are the “west coast rida / ghetto” appeal that the music on this album presents. Music really shouldn’t be labeled, but all music is different, and fans have different tastes, and preferences. Fans who dislike music with a club type bounce might be more opt to tune out Pazdat; however, Pazdat does bring hip hop music to another level, and fans should give them a chance, and listen with both ears, and one open mind. One could also argue that its because of the style of the music that the group is so strong. Being from the hood, keeping it real, each with a different perspective, influenced by their life, all intertwining to bounce heads high. The other critique is that the album is only 13 tracks in length which is just a little more than average. Albums should be at least 17-20 plus tracks long so fans get more for their hard earned dollar. These are just minor points, and when factored against the positive attributes this album has, the low points are really nothing more than “ant hills”.
The most appreciate track on this album is “Turnt Eem Out” which has an old school vibe that is sure to get fans moving. Again Big Shade Dawg is classic on the production dazzling fans with nothing less than perfection. Background vocals go to Erin Shannon who contributes positively enough to the joint that its essential proper credit be given. Least appreciate joint is hard to find, but “Tic Toc” does earn this title. Not because it’s a bad track, in fact it’s a great track, as all of the songs featured on Family Jewels, but it falls short of the other joints by a nose hair, and earns the title of least appreciated joint because as a final, album clincher a more superior, standout track would have made a better choice.
On an overview, Pazdat is an exceptional group with intense talent in every aspect of vocal, and production dynamics. The groups creativity, intensity, energy, talent is not easily matched, and fans should tune in to avoid missing out. Family Jewels vol 1 is worth the attention as fans will not be disappointed.
1. Bump Bump Bump
2. Ghetto Luv
3. Don’t Panic
4. A Rida
5. Turnt Eem Out
6. I Ain’t Trippin U
7. Danger & Scandal
8. Pimp Sh_ _
9. Kick Rox
11. Get Off Yo Ass
12. Sucka Free
13. Tic Toc