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Music Review: DGAF – DGAF

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It’s been years in the making and has been highly anticipated by many fans all over the world.  The wait is now over as DGAF has released their debut self-titled album under Suburban Noize records.  DGAF is a gathering of seasoned punk rockers who found a love for creating hip hop music.  The band consists of four friends who have known one another for well over ten years thanks to loud music and good times.

DGAF was actually a lifestyle fashioned in California with help from the Kottonmouth Kings (KMK) in the nineties.  KMK, as if you could not tell by the band’s name, was all about the marijuana fueled by mixed elements of punk with hip hop.  Along the side of the success of the KMK came the label Suburban Noize.  It was in fact more than just a label, it was a family of close friends with tight connections seeking good times.  DGAF the band came together to create a soundtrack to the lifestyle these punk rockers have been living for years.

Consisting of members Chucky Chuck, Gillies, SaintDog, and Big Hoss, the foursome have all been involved with Suburban Noize in one way or another.  SaintDog was the former front man of the KMK but departed to pursue his own career with his brother Big Hoss.  Chucky Chuck and Gillies have been friends since the high school days and took the DGAF attitude into daily effect.  The two friends had dreams of becoming MCs with help from the Suburban Noize family their dreams came true.

I can’t say the CD took my attention at the beginning.  Songs like “Damn Right” and “We Came Here” sounded like most of the Suburban Noize catalog I have heard before.  I enjoyed the beats tremendously but it seemed to be missing something.

“Burn” reminded me of KMK and it should as Daddy X was featured in the song.  I am not a pot smoker anymore and never really was so I could have done without this song.  Now if you celebrate 420 and like to burn trees, this song gives you another reason to light one up.

“Bum That Sh*t” caught my attention and I could totally see a video being made for this song soon with all the Suburban Noize family hanging out and having fun.  It has a crunk like feel to it and a bass line that is begging to be thumped loud.

The song “Knuckle Up” can easily be theme music for UFC or any other mixed martial arts event.   This fight inducing song was the best track on this CD in my opinion.  “Let Em All Know” on the other hand did not do much for me.  Some of the rhymes reminded me of gangster rap and the beat was slick but for some reason the chorus was too slow.

“Hallucinations” is best listened to when under the influence.  This song was all over the place mixing rap with rock like sounds.  “No Way But Up” was a good track full of positive vibes and ended the CD.  This track is worth a listen to, especially if you like to turn your music up to the point that your eardrums vibrate.

It took me a couple songs to get into this CD.  At first I was not feeling it but soon found myself getting into it.  This is white boy hip hop mixed with punk rock and full of attitude.  This CD is definitely aimed towards all the Suburban Noize fans.  DGAF stands for one thing and one thing alone: Don’t Give A F**k.   If you have the DGAF attitude, then you will love this CD.

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