Thursday, 5 March 2015


Guys, look.
I gave him a chance. I thought maybe things could be different.
I was wrong.
Watch below.

Thursday, 10 July 2014


This week's Throwback Thursday selection and song that gets the first REESHMIX is Jagged Edge and Nelly's 2001 single Where The Party At. NOTE: Not all parties are made the same. Check the video below:

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Thursday, 3 July 2014


I return to making reviews dripping with swagu, and review the misguided "New Classic".

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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

RFT's First Birthday

So I've been having some significant issues with my internet these past few weeks of all weeks, which is extremely annoying as a couple of weeks back was the week that this website, RAWFUNNYTRUE (which some of my friends still refer to as “ RAWFUNNYbutTRUE”, "FUNNYTRUEBUTT" or even "YOUSTILLDOTHATSHIT" you know who you are) has turned the tender age of one year old.

I just wanted to make a quick post to thank all you readers who started reading from the site's launch on the 30th of October last year with my ugly website design and unreasonably long reviews, to now where the site is (if I say so myself) rather sexalicious. I'd also like to thank all those who contributed, whether it was writing, giving me some feedback or simply retweeting an RFT tweet, it's all appreciated more than you know and even though RFT isn't taking on NME or Rolling Stone as one of the Top 10 music review sites as I hoped, it'd pretty much just be an idea in the back of my mind without y'all.

Moving forward one focus I'll have is getting more “staffing” or guest bloggers on board, just as being a guy working full time, designing part time, scriptwriting other parts of the time, and being a Pokemon master on the sly means that stuff comes out late, which isn't cool. So if you or someone else is interested in contributing, feel free to send a quick email to or tweet me (@MrReesh). Other than that, I've got a few new ideas for stuff, such as a new Monday segment which will start this Monday as well as gig reviews and features just to keep things fresh. In addition, the next #MixtapeMonday may be done through the wonderful medium of full colour motion video, so stay tuned.

Again thank you guys for your continued support, and if this is the first time you've been on the site and you're reading this, I'm thankful but confused, as you should be reading great reviews such as this, THIS or even THIS.

Much love.

- MrReesh

Thursday, 7 November 2013

#ThrowbackThursday - Big Pun: It's So Hard

I don't know about you guys, but damn, I had one hard week! You know them ones where you're all like “yup this will be the most productive life changing week” but then life is just like “nah bro, I think you're mistaken”. Which is why I picked It's So Hard (no innuendo intended, if you know what I mean) by Big Pun as this week's #ThrowbackThursday selection. Dropping two months after his death in February 2000, the song only managed to reach an average #75 in the Billboard Hot 100 despite it reaching at least 8 in the Young MrReesh With His First Stereo Charts. It's just one of those songs that are... nice. You listen to it and just feel relaxed, relaxed in the agreement that yes life is hard, but at least we've got some good music to keep us going.

And with that I'll leave you to enjoy the greatness that is It's So Hard (no innuendo intended), this week's throwback.

It's So Hard
Big Pun ft. Donnell Jones
Yeeeah Baby

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Monday, 4 November 2013

#MixtapeMonday - Richard Rich: Hallways

Lyrics & Delivery: 2.5/5.0
Production: 3.4/5.0
Overall Score: 2.9/5.0

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As I sit here on the bus pondering whether this attractive lady in front of me has issues or whether she simply forgot to shower, my mind drifts to the concept of potential, more specifically squandered potential. See she would standardly receive a swift testimony on the benefits of giving me her number, but she squandered that potential on smelling... offensive. It's frustrating, and that in an odd smelling nutshell is exactly what I think of Richard Rich's mixtape, Hallways.

See you can hear the unrefined talent in Richard Rich; he's not a bad rapper, it's just for the most part he tends to make some poor choices. For example he comes up with the interesting concept of hallways representing the different hallways life takes you down, but what do you get when you listen to the titular track Hallways? An empty three minutes which borders on disjointed rambling with an ending so awkward sometimes I fake a phone call just to get out of listening to it. But then, when you listen to Brooklyn, a chilled nostalgic head-bopper, which flows into a similarly chilled and nostalgic second half you're like “Oh my (relevant religious figure), there's hope yet!”. It's this constant up and down that lets you know Rich has something, but neither you nor him knows exactly what that is.

Google search result when I searched what Richard
was talking about
One of the main negatives I have about Hallways is that sometimes you don't know what the hell Richard is talking about either because you can't actually understand him, or because you just don't care. For example in Wear My Hat, he goes into a long verse thing where he mentions strawberries, but despite him mentioning one of the world's most delicious non-tropical fruits, you just don't care. It's a similar feeling to when your mum tells you something like “Son, your hair is on fire” and “you're just like “YEAH MUM, I'LL PUT IT OUT LATER OKAY, GOSH.” Additionally Richard's needless use of off singing and missed rhymes can get distracting, as seen in several songs including the totally avoidable Wear My Hat or Glorious. There are times when it works however, as seen in the highly decent Queens, but the times where he uses it badly stand out more as they're more frequent and more severe.

One of Richard Rich's best points however is his ability to create genuine music. Take Brooklyn or Staying/Leaving for example, where Rich is relaxed, comfortable, not forcing anything and simply allowing the words to cascade from brain to pen. Brilliant. Now I'm not saying the rest of the mixtape is a pale-faced lie, but these songs feel especially truthful, with a similar performance coming from Queens and Philadelphia. It's just a shame that you have to go through the whole roller-coaster of goodness in order to get to them.

Overall Hallways is average, but very-nearly-if-you-stretch-your-ears good, it just frustrates me that he comes up with this Hallways concept, but then goes nowhere with it. Sure I suppose each song could be a seen as a different hallway of life but there's nothing to bring it all together, so it just feels like a bunch of different papers in a folder marked Hallways, rather than something you can look to and think “yup, this is Hallways”. And for those reasons I must sadly smite it to the land of lowly averagedom, with the staff of mediocrity.

My Top 3:
1) Brooklyn
2) Staying/Leaving
3) Queens

Listen below, but don't listen to We In Here. Trust me.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

#ThrowbackThursday - Chipmunk: Who Are You?

So without choosing Thriller, probably the most obvious Halloween throwback this is the best I could come up with – don't give me that face. It's got a sample from Scream (the one that was good at the time), it's produced by a guy named “Skeamz” which you can choose to read as “Skreamz” and it's scares you how much Chipmunk has changed since the League of My Own mixtape was released – AND THE PICTURE LOOKS LIKE A GHOST! Points for trying please, thank you, thank you.

Released in close but not so close year of 2007, Who Are You? went on to be one of Chip(munk)'s most erm, hauntingly memorable songs, with a rhythm so infectious it's... terrifying. The mixtape and the song was such a spine-chilling success that it went on to be re-released for purchase in ghostly shops of the time such as Woolworths and the horrifying spectre that was ZAVVI. And now, on this horrible Halloween Thursday (though it may be Friday morning, given my internet is currently on drugs) it returns from the dead to be this week's throwback. Enjoy... IN A SPOOKY WAY!


But seriously, enjoy guys :)

Who Are You?
League of My Own

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Wednesday, 9 October 2013

TiAMT - Favored Nations: The Set Up

Being a human with a still relevant games console I have of course put in the hours in GTA V, and am now on the way to 100%-ing it. So you gotta believe me when I say that this tune right here yeah, The Setup, otherwise known GTA V ending credits song is a MAAAUD TING. The song, specially commissioned by Rockstar for GTA V features a very simple drumline and lyrical content, but the way the lyrics fuse with the beat and the bass guitar, alongside some simply spectacular synths is just... it's amazeballs. Listen below:

Minor Spoiler alert: this song only plays at the end of GTA V, and on radio stations after the final mission. There are no story/plot details in it, but just in case you're hurt by that kind of thing, here's your warning.

The Set Up
Favored Nations
The Music of Grand Theft Auto V

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