Player 1 & Bloody Bones – Crime Rate Sky-High is a hidden gem in Memphis rap and hip hop filled with underrated fire. DJ Sound’s production was outta this world. You know the ultra lo-fi sound. The album stayed indebted to the trademark dark and grimy sound of Memphis with DJ Sound’s production no doubt of course. That is why you can feel that siccness with their album. Player 1 & Bloody Bones – Crime Rate Sky-High is considered to be one of the most legendary Memphis rap tapes in existence. The album served as documentation from the Ridgecrest community and Frayser neighborhood.
Crew-zin is a surprisingly chilling ultra lo-fi Memphis rap song which will pull you in and draw your attention to the sound and production from DJ Sound. DJ Sound supplies some of the dopest beats. DJ Sound played this out on a keyboard using the preset sounds. That’s an original beat created by DJ Sound composed from scratch.
Yet somehow he perfectly copied an 8 bar note from scratch from Three Times Dope – Funky Dividends. This song is inspired by Three Times Dope – Funky Dividends. He made the melodies himself using a keyboard.
Gruesum Twosum is a bloody graphic song about a psychopathic serial killer roaming the streets of Memphis, Tennessee. The psychopathic killer on the streets and is still at large. Police are searching the neighborhood for any evidence or clues leading them to the serial killed. This psychopathic killer is the one doing all the killings, robberies, and jacking in the Frayser neighborhood and Ridgecrest community.
Some of the lyrics to this song are:
The psychopathic killer on the streets and I’m still at large
Niggas looking for me because they hearing I’m doing the jacking
Got to get away
Got to get away
5-0 cruising through the hood looking for clues and shit
Creep Tip is sone of the more mystical dissonant junts off the album. The song stayed indebted to the trademark dark and grimy sound of Memphis with DJ Sound’s production no doubt of course. DJ Sound supplies some of the dopest beats. He made the melodies himself using a keyboard.
The most memorable lyrics to this song are, “Test my pimpin and watch you get served, bitch/Shoot ass in the head and dump you on the curb trick/Shoot your ass once mo to make sure your ass dead/Cap you in your dome and watch you crack like a fuckin egg” and “Some bitch gonna meet my 44 auto/Seventeen shots gonna leave your whole fucking body hollow point tips in the clip”
Another Drought is a surprisingly chill Memphis rap song with a positive message. Player 1 and Bloody Bones say instead committing crimes and selling drug that they should become rappers who rap about doing dirt. Player 1 and Bloody Bones were trap rapping way back then.
Sitting in the projects/Mask, glock, drugs?/Nah fuck it/Let’s be rappers and sell tapes instead of crack. Let’s rap about dirt/Not do dirt.
The song is memorable due to using repeated lyrics to create a catchy hook that captivates listeners to listen to this song. The lyrics can be heard at the very beginning of this song. The repeated lyrics which create a catchy hook go: “always standing in the hallway”
The song stayed indebted to the trademark dark and grimy sound of Memphis with DJ Sound’s production no doubt of course. DJ Sound supplies the beats as always. The sample used is Curtis Mayfield – We people who are darker than blue.
The junt and title track Crime Rate Sky-High uses several samples of The Temptations songs. The samples used are The Temptations – Higher and The Temptations – Zoom.
Back 2 Da Dope Track is another classic junt produced by DJ Sound. There are elements from the Puppet Master Theme and UGK – Pocket Full Of Stones in this junt. The sample plays throughout the beat. That is why the song is similar to an early UGK song recorded in the 90s. DJ Sound supplies the beats as always. You can never go wrong with DJ Sound.
I rate this album 5/5*****!