"Don't Quit Your Day Job" came out in 2007 as the debut release from the Queens, New York rapper, Consequence. He is a member of the G.O.O.D. Music roster (owned by Kanye West), and so it receives aid from other artists on the label.
1. "Job Song"
Kicking the thing, you have a track which sets up the whole concept of the album as it has him perform a story as he gets himself a day shift, and so has the opportunity to hit the studio at night, and record to earn a larger, and more sustainable hustle this way.
2. "Don't Forget 'Em"
It was immediately apparent that the sample-rcih production was from Kanye West on this one, however I didn't think that it was as good as it could have been with some quite alternative results coming from the obscure samples. You have 'Quence acknowledging the concept that you are meant to give back to your ghetto once you have made it, and he is thinkgin over it all through this tune.
You have the tempo being brought up for this one, and I found that this change did a lot foor the album as it really lifts you with the lively beats, and the fast-paced, rapid delivery of humerous lines. It is a banger of a cut from him, and one whichh you are bound to like as he really goes all-out in order to excite the listeners.
4. "The Good, the Bad, the Ugly"
The chipmunked samples on this one are obviously the work of Kanye West, and this style is exactly what was liked so much by listners as he first blew up through Roc-A-Fella. With this great prodcution, it woudln't really matter what was done with it, however he does make sure it isn't wasted, and 'Ye even comes up to rap on it to display what he made of it all whilst creating it.
5. "Night, Night"
The beats in this one are very exciting, and they do so much that it is difficult to keep up with the way that it takes from so many varying directions of Hip Hop that have previously been very popular. Due to this, I was pleased by the work of Younglord, and it meant that 'Quence could come with a track which was based around a well-composed piece of production.
6. "Pretty Little Sexy Mama"
Using the format of Slick Rick's "Children's Story", this one has him do a track which seemingly changes things up quite a lot as you get him speaking to the girls, and how they have had a large influence upon how his life is lived. The smooth, jazzy prodcution whihc is found throughout the album, is foudn here too, and it seems to fit in with this one better than anywhere else.
7. "On Break" (Lude)
8. "Feel This Way"
You have John Legend on this one and he clearly gives to this one. On it, Consequence's part were clearly tkaing from the way that another well-known artist does things as you get him taking the delivery of Kanye West, and just adaptign it to his known rhymes. Although this was off-putting, the overall track was pretty strong, and so you had to ignore this aspect.
9. "Callin' Me"
Youngord is on the beats for this one, and he decides to go for the breakbeat option on this one, and since "Uptown" went so well in this stlye, it wasn't a surpise to see that simailr results came from this one. You get him really workign to make the energetic production seem to be a perfect match for his style, and it apprently came out successfully.
You have him using Dilated Peoples "Worst Came To Worst" track for inspiration, and from it it has him rapping about how if yu aren't down with him then you reallly shouldn't try to appear this way. On it, you have him doing the Kanye style of rapping, and it doens't do much for originality, but it does work in this instance, so i coudln't really complain about how it turned out.
11. "Yo Dex!" (Lude)
12. "Uncle Rahiem"
This one focuses on the lyrics of the artist, and although the beats are quite engaging it does more to fcus you on the main attraction to the thing, his raps. It makes you realise that he has got skills, but due to some cliched terms and a general sense of him biting off others, it is held down.
13. "Grammy Family"
Here you have an all-star line-up coming together for 'Quence as you have him working on some beats from 'Ye, and he also has a role in opeing the thing up with raps. Yoiu have the Soul singer, Joh Legend performing the hook to the ting too, and so you really have the best that the label has to offer (minus Common), dpisplaying why they have been able to clock up so many Grammys together.
14. "Good News, Bad News" (Lude)
15. "Who Knew My Luck Would Change?"
What I was annoyed by on this is that being on Kanye West' G.O.O.D. Music has led to him adopting the same style of rapping that Kanye West used for his earliest years. I could have understood if it was because he was from Chicogo too, but this isn't the case. He's actually Q-Tip's cousin, However, despite jacking his style, it is high-quality work.If you like ealrier Kanye West work (obviously not including "808s & Heartbreak") you will enjoy this one too.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Job Song
2 Don't Forget Em
4 Good, the Bad, the Ugly - Consequence, Kanye West
5 Night Night
6 Pretty Little Sexy Mama
7 On Break (Skit)
8 Feel This Way - Consequence, John Legend
9 Callin' Me
10 Disperse - Consequence, Gangsta L. Crisis, , Really Doe
11 Yo Dex! (Skit)
12 Uncle Rahiem
13 Grammy Family - Consequence, DJ Khaled, John Legend, Kanye West
14 Good News, Bad News (Skit)
15 Who Knew My Luck Would Change