“Before even discussing the musical talent of Hip Hop’s first legitimate Black & White Duo ( White Boy & N8 G$$ ), props must be given to this duo for their originality, abruptness, creativeness, and uniqueness. Although this duo can be crazy, and off the wall at times, they deliver true entertainment, and some highly appreciated underground hip hop music that’s probably some of the best music fans have never yet heard.”
The Dawn opens up with a crazy introduction, entitled “RSE Presents”, which features a creative mixture of music, and vocal contributions, which at times are offensive. The introduction leaves fans thinking, “what’s next”? Fortunately, The first full length song, “What I’m Gonna Do”, is one of the albums best, having a classic Slim Shady appeal. The creativity of this track is well executed, as fans are again, left not knowing what to expect next. “Save Yourself” is the second full length track on The Dawn, and a solid contribution featuring a head nodding beat, catchy chorus, and strong vocal performances. Next up is absolutely, no question, a highlight track that’s destine to be a classic fan favorite, as well as the title track of the album, “The Dawn”. “The Dawn” provides the true evidence that these two talent packed individuals are highly capable of creating some amazing joints. A song for the dreamers, and one of the best conceptual tracks heard in while, the White Boy, and N8 G$$ deliver fans a message. If a label was smart, they’d sign these two, and release “The Dawn” as a vinyl single. The duo tones down their offensive, wacky style, and the result is purely brilliant. Both the White Boy, and N8 G$$ come with some of their strongest rhymes, which compliment the lively beat in harmony. Every aspect of “The Dawn” is pieced together masterfully. Other notable songs include, “You Gonna Luv It, Part 2”, “Dreams”, “What It Means 2 Be Me” which is another fan classic, as well as an excellent clincher to a great album.
The least appreciated aspects of this album are at times, its overuse of crazy, offensive material, its annoying redundant dialogs ( the stuttering on skit 5 ), all of which breaks up the flow of the album, and ruins the replay ability of the album. The introduction also lacks in comparison to the excellent music featured on this album, and the skit should be replaced with another song as fans will critique.
High points of this album include its strong production, vocal performances, professional presentation, and the creative, unique full length tracks which, for the most part, appease fans, keeping them entertained with some brilliant gems. White Boy, and N8 G$$ are talented performers that know how to entertain.
Production highlights include, “Rock It for Rock It Productions” for their contribution to “The Dawn”, and “What It Means 2 B Me”. Other producers include, N8 G$$, and White Boy for Rising Sons Entertainment, Infrared for Infrared Productions, DeeJay for Sleeptight Entertainment, DJ 007 for NokOut Productions, RisingSons for Rising Sons Entertainment.
The Dawn is a good album fans will appreciate, and enjoy. Featuring some intense, classic cuts ( The Dawn, What It Means 2 B Me ), White Boy, and N8 G$$ get fans open with their debut release, The Dawn. Fans need to tune in, and expect, the unexpected.
1. RSE Presents
2. What I’m Gonna Do
3. Save Yourself
4. The Dawn
5. Ricky Retardo ( Skit )
6. You Gonna Luv It, Part 2
7. The Gay @ss Dance Song
8. Rising Sons Team Speech
10. What It Means 2 B Me