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Dorrough: Dorrough Music


DORROUGH
Dorrough Music
(NGenius Records/E1 Entertainment)

It’d be easy to pigeonhole Dorrough as just another ringtone rapper. True, the Dallas-based rookie’s catchy debut single, “Walk That Walk,” and flossy follow-up, “Ice Cream Paint Job,” are both mindless bangers—heavy on the beat but light on the lyrics. And, yes, the album’s primary subject matter revolves around partying and paper-chasing, like on “Wired to the T” and “Boy I Grind,” respectively. But what makes the E1-signed talent stand out from the rest is his assured, clear delivery and the effectiveness of his hooks.

Dorrough exhibits both qualities well on the Slim Thug–assisted “Piece & Chain Swangin.” While he isn’t a rapper’s rapper, Dorrough easily rides DJ Montay’s synth-driven track with stupidly simple lines like, “All around the world like CNN/Off in the hood like UPN,” and somehow manages to make it enjoyable. On the spaced-out “She Ain’t Got It All,” Dorrough speaks on his dating exploits with half-witted humor: “I took her to the crib, she was naughty, though/She took me to the head, just like a Tylenol.” It’s not all fun and games, though. The rapper gets relatively introspective to discuss his life struggles (“Feel This Way”), past relationships (“This Time You Was Wrong”) and troubled friendships (“Never Changed”).

Dorrough Music isn’t without its missteps. “Flashout” is repetitive and tired, while “What’s My Ringtone” is an unsubtle and forced attempt to cash in on a played-out trend. Still, it’s a praiseworthy first solo effort from the rapper, as he experiments with semidiverse content and varied production. If Dorrough keeps up his bouncy and singsong sound, his next effort just may be chock-full of more thorough music. —JAEKI CHO

  • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

    “But what makes the E1-signed talent stand out from the rest is his assured, clear delivery and the effectiveness of his hooks.”

    Beats, hooks and a clear delivery? Sorry, but that’s not enough for me.

    • D-Lloyd

      FUCK THIS SOULJA BOY RAPPING ASS NIGGA!!!!!!!!!!! DORROUGH MAKING MY CITY LOOK BAD WITH HIS WACK RHYMES!!!!!!!!! DALLAS, TX IN THIS BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!! FUCK THESE WACK ASS RAPPERS!!!!!! TOP5: EMINEM,LUPE FIASCO,LLOYD BANKS,NAS,CHARLES HAMILTON!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • http://facebook BRANDON BROWN

        nigga fuck you!!!! hatin ass nigga, yo bitch ass just probley mad cuz you aint got a deal…. my nigga gettin money hoe ass nigga.

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  • hate

    co-sign pierzy

  • Jesus Martinez

    Never heard of this dude before, and by this review and look of his album cover, I’m sure he’ll be forgotten in a couple months (or weeks).

    • rachel

      your a fuckin hater

      • James

        Naw were not haters, this dude just whack ! point, blank,period. on to tha next topic ! lol

  • http://www.xxlmag.com 14snipez

    Wait just a minute, you guyz gave Fabolous a L rating the mag with mostly postive commentary about his music. And now you giving this rookie who’s never so much as said anything quotable through his entire LP(yes I did listen)An L rating. I’m sorry but this album should have rightly been dropped to “M” status. N i’m n Texas I support down south musik whole heartedly. But to give Fabolous an L for an album with so much praise bestowed upon it, than give an L to Dorrough and justify it with catchy hooks and delivery. UGH the South n Hip-Hop takes another L

  • KID PANAMA

    GARBAGE

  • D-Lloyd

    This nigga is Garbage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I’m from Dallas,TX saying that shit!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • TxTitan

      I’m from Ft. Worth and this nigga TRASH!!!! J.Cole next big thing bro!!!!!

  • Jimmy Wulf

    Horrendous garbage; Dorrough is the epitome of what is wrong with the ringtone/rap game. How can XXL justify giving a L to this sorry excuse for rap, while they give the same ratings to Fab, AZ, etc. A simple hook and clear delivery; really? Is this what we base the rap game on these days? By these types of standards, if one were to get on the mic and somehow maintain a good delivery and find a catchy hook, they are vaulted to L status. I believe that these ratings should be broken down, and thus a subjective rating be given; not a fair L rating. This guy deserves a S, if you are going to give Fab’s joint an L. I have to retort that I agree with Pierzy, which is usually a rarity. I also would like to clear up a misnomer; #1 i am 25 yrs. old and have every Wu-tang cd that they made (Huge Deck Fan); thus, the dick riding commission needs to shit the fuck up.

  • DOWN SOUTH HIPHOP FAN

    THIS HAS GOT TO BE THE CORNIEST DUDE REPRESENTING TEXAS RAP. 2 HUGE THUMBS DOWN!!!!!!!!

  • Eastcoasta-Nostra

    Hahahahahaha yo this douche bag’s album actually saw the light of day??????????? Hip Hop is officially dead. Thanks a lot fag-a-tron

  • WhoRunIt

    (cough) “FAIL!” (cough)

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    “But what makes the E1-signed talent stand out from the rest is his assured, clear delivery and the effectiveness of his hooks.”

    You killed your own review career Jaeki Cho.

    With your own words. And I have this CD.

    It gets a SMEDIUM.

    “I took her to the crib, she was naughty, though/She took me to the head, just like a Tylenol.” THIS WARRANTS AN L RATING?

    You deserve the L. You are not qualified for this position on XXL.

    • Dub Sac

      Homie’s giving himself an L on his own album cover. Damn.

  • http://www.imedf.com EDF

    CD is good in my ears, get’s the job done, if you looking for some confusing lyrics to jam Nas or something. The only thing I can’t stand on this CD is Lil’ Flip bringing the energy down on a couple of tracks.

  • The Truth

    Looks like somebody PAID for this review. This is another shady practice in the music biz. there are no true reviewers. everyone can be bought…even magazine editors. lol!!!

  • NeLs

    “Homie’s giving himself an L on his own album cover. Damn.”

    lls but for real how you goin give this nigga an L rating and give Fab the same rating? ratings dnt mean shit anymore

  • missb

    YEA BUDDY

  • DjMikeNIke

    Okay So Where Do I Start Shout Out 2 All The Haters Its Funny How These Same “Texas Artist” Talk Down On Blogs & Forums & Reviews But Be The Same Ones All In Your Face At Events & Stuff & I Dont See Why People Hate That He Got An “L” Just Cause Fab Got One Its Alot Of People Dick Riding On Fab The Album Wasnt Just GREAT Dont Be Upset That The New Guy Comes Out & Sells 25Gs As An Independent Artist Congradulate & Help Him Out Dam People Are To Wrapped Up In Trying To Be “TO Lyrical” Thats Why Your NOT Selling!!!! They Are Trynna Force Whats Not There Stay In Your Lane & Make The Music That Your Crowd Pertains To Clearly There Is A Marker For Dorrough If He Is Making Sells

    And If You Have A Response You Can Hit Me On

    Dj Mike N Ike
    HustleSquad Djs
    NGenius Ent./E1Music/PTC
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  • RD

    I’m not impressed with any texas rappers out now scarface and the geto boyz must be frowning upon this weak ass album

  • http://www.idgeneral.com I.D. GEN

    HOWDY FOLKS….I.D. GEN the next big thing comin outta Dallas everybody knows that……Do yo thang Dorrough Geeeaaaaahhh

    http://www.idgeneral.com
    THA BEST WRITERS COME FROM MY BLOCK

  • D-Lloyd

    FUCK THIS SOULJA BOY RAPPING ASS NIGGA!!!!!!!!!!! DORROUGH MAKING MY CITY LOOK BAD WITH HIS WACK RHYMES!!!!!!!!! DALLAS, TX IN THIS BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!! FUCK THESE WACK ASS RAPPERS!!!!!!

  • http://XXLMAG BREANNA

    HEY WHATS UP