“Bread, Blunts, & Broads” is a conceptually charged album that reaches deep to touch fans internally. The songs featured on this fourteen track buffet are tailor made to be felt, and not simply heard. Taylormade is extremely talented, and he commands recognition with each song laid. The stunning contributions by artists such as Nijay, Sweet Geez, Cole, Vellqwan, Haze, J-Stalin, Stace, and AP-9 (Mobb Figgaz) add to the awing. “Bread, Blunts, & Broads” is a stunning album that strongly entices fans to bestow their highest level of attention.
The album blasts off with an introduction track, which may not be the best, most heated way to introduce fans to Taylormade’s music, but it’s a start. The first full length track entitled “Please Don’t Holla” leaves fans lit ablaze like a cigarette in-between a seductresses lips (you know which ones, right?). The beat is as abrasive as a sailor’s vocabulary. When “Please Don’t Holla” hits ears, people take notice. The rhymes laid are equally as intense, and powerful. This song would move mob victims whom lay at the bottom of the deepest river wearing the heaviest of cement shoes. The album continues with an assortment of ear murdering bell ringers. The fourteen deep, diamond shining album roster contains some of the best songs you need to hear. Some of the most notable tracks include “Please Don’t Holla”, “Sing A Sad Song”, “Hide The President”, “East Meets West”, “Smoke That”, and “Hustlers Dream”. The leader of the pack is “Please Don’t Holla”. The least appreciated track is “Dollars”. Not because it’s a bad track, but because it sits a noise hairs behind the rest of the tracks in the pecking order.
The album’s genetic makeup consists of a mix of east and west coast sounds, and is uniquely its own flavor, different from anything else your ears are copping. Via the instrumentation and hip hop production lifeline supplied by Taylormade, and the collaboration of artists that hail from The Bay to Harlem, fans are robbed of their undivided attention. Fans that listen to this album need to be prepared to be fastened in for a journey that will take them from the streets of Harlem, back west to San Francisco and Oakland, CA, and down to San Diego. The musical content touches on categories that range from life’s ups and downs of love in the ghetto, and stories of street life whether on the west or east side of the tracks. This is music fans can easily relate to, and tune into to uncover the message. Music is always more powerful when there is meaning inside it, and this album is no exception.
The artwork is well put together. The cover art is appealing, eye catchy, and designed to give fans a relative insight into the music’s subject matter. The absence of the inside jacket leaves fans with little, to no extra information on Taylormade, and, or the music featured on the album. Labels need to spend the extra time, and resources to ensure extra information is printed inside the jacket to satisfy the inquisitive fan. The argument is that fans can go online to read more about the music, but even in the world of today, not everyone is in front of a computer when listening to the music, and, or has access to the internet.
The beats, and production featured on this album are top quality, and nothing less. There are no distortions in the sound, this is a professional release. The lyrics are well written, and well delivered in each and every song. There are no disappointments.
Fans need to tune into Taylormades music. “Bread, Blunts, & Broads” is a solid release that is recommended, and sure to appease the deepest cravings for fresh, original, intense, and entertaining hip hop music. Listen, for real!
1. Taylormade (Intro)
2. Please Don’t Holla-Nijay
3. Sing A Sad Song-J-Stalin
4. Hands In The Sky-Sweet Geez, Nijay, Vellqwan
5. Brother From Another Mother-AP-9
6. City Life-Nijay and Sweet Geez
7. Hide The President-Vellqwan
8. Dollars-Sweet Geez
9. Only One-Stace feat. Cole
10. East Meets West-Nijay and Sweet Geez
12. Take You-J-Stalin
13. Smoke That-Nijay
14. Hustlers Dream-Sweet Geez, Haze, Vellqwan