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We Had A Good Thing Going

Charlie Smarts - We Had A Good Thing Going
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Based on 22 ratings
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January 20, 2020 / Release Date
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Charlie Smarts is one of the two emcees from North Carolina's 5-man crew Kooley High. Hailing from North Carolina's rich tradition of smooth boom-bap Hip Hop, Kooley High's music is perfect for fans that enjoy Little Brother, 9th Wonder, and Rapsody. This solo-outing by Charlie Smarts is another excellent addition to North Carolina's Hip Hop legacy. On We Had A Good Thing Going Charlie Smarts brings stories of love and loss over a collection of butter-smooth bass-heavy beats laid down by ... read more


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Like a comments here, the main problem with this record is that its not as polish as it could be but it takes very little from this very good debut by Charlie Smarts and I hope that he doesn't go unnoticed because the man got potential, he main not be the most unique out but he definitely has much to say in his lyrics.

Track Review

All My Love 8/10
unanimous 8/10
Middle of the Road 7/10
Butter on My Biscuit 8/10
Let You Slide 7.5/10
Count on Me 7.5/10
Switch Siders 7.5/10
Penthouse ... read more

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Track List

  1. All My Love
  2. Unanimous
  3. Middle of the Road (feat. Tab-One)
  4. Butter on My Biscuit
  5. Let You Slide (feat. Tab-One)
  6. Count on Me
  7. Switch Siders
  8. Penthouse
  9. On Myself
  10. Midnight
  11. We Had It All
  12. Everything

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Added on: January 20, 2020