"I'm the kind of man who likes to know who's loopin, these beats, Bambi." This is exactly what listeners want to know. Just who is making these crazy beats? The culprit would be DJ Noname.. Who in only a short time has become one of my favorite producers and has been on a crazy run dropping EPs with the top tier artists in the town. He's become what some would call an album crate archeologists how he is able to dig through samples uncovering masterpieces that are so soulful and so filling .He made 'Snackin With Flavor' that proved his culinary skills to whip up one of the best projects of the year. I say one of the best because his EPs appear multiple times for this category of musical bliss. This time is no different, as he drops an EP with Bambi titled "Your Money's No Good Here".
Starting off with Track 2. Corner Cafe, right out the gate Bambi blacks out. It's bar after bar that hits you, leaving no time for your mind to recover. "B got the juice, niggas barely got the broth." This is just one example of why people call her Bambi Bars. Corner Cafe truly showcases her mastery of lyrical skill and her versatility as she jumps from flow to flow effortlessly. What I like most about this track is how she shows her femininity but on the same track is able to get aggressive. It's a reason why people call her Queen B. The queen spits from her thrown looking down on all the peasants. The queen ends the track so playful, like she this was just the warm up. Damn this was just her warm up. A queen shows her superior again as this track was recorded in just one take, on her her first try.
1,2,3,4. 1,2,3,4. Some would think this is the count for track 2 called Samba. But for those who have heard it know that this is how Bambi lines up targets as she kills each topic. She shows that she has a well cultured flow that dances around the beat. Speaking of beat, the beat is so somber that it leaves room for Bambi to use her voice as a drum that percusses after each bar. Some would say this is the technical structure of Samba which is "polyrhythmic". I called it Bambi Bars!
Queen B threw me for a curve ball because the title lends me to think that this is going to be ultra braggadocio high tempo Bambi, But surprisingly it's a more layed back and chill. It's as if the royal Italian silk robe hugs her curbs as the crown sits comfortable. She lounge's on the track being fed grapes and being fanned by half-clothed men. But don't get it twisted, she still is spittin', "Journey can be a struggle and no one drew a map for me .X's on the spot of invisible ink."
"Feeling like I hit the lotto and still clocked in".
How do you end an album with a Queen MC? You use a sample from another queen. The last track IJWYTKHIF samples Patti Labelle's "Love, Need And Want You", which is a fitting way for Bambi to express herself on this last track. Of which she doesn't waste any time letting you know. Bar after bar she starts with the word "Feelin". while giving examples how this feels more like a carefree feeling which is accented with the beat. The beat feels so West Coast influenced, it stands out in that way as possibly a single. But still enjoyable none the less.
If I had to give my feeling about this project, it's the drink before you go home. A short escape to your favorite bar that has beautiful women dancing, and the drinks flowing. Would the World's Most Interesting Man be there? Probably not. But if Bambi is on the stage spittin you'll stay for longer than that first drink. Don't be surprised if the bartender tells you, "YOUR MONEY'S GOOD HERE!".