This is (appropriately) Small Professor’s sequel to the “Mixed Jawns” album, which I reviewed back in June of this year. “Mixed Jawns” was not an excessively long album by even modest standards, but it made up for brevity with a theme that mixed drinks and dope beats in equal measure to achieve musical bliss.
“Nasty Jawns” aims to prove that Small Professor can do even more with even LESS. This time we’ve only got 11 minutes to appreciate his production style, but he starts us off on a high note with “Oh, Let Us Do It (Pt. 2)” – flipping up Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” in a way that both pays tribute to the original and lets you enjoy Small Pro’s unique vision. He lives up to the “Nasty” in his album’s title on the very next track, as “This Makes a Thousand and One” is not short on the heavy panting and breathing.
Each musical flip by the little professor is a funky slice of hip-hop meats soul served up a la mode – you know ice cream just makes hot apple pie sexier. And what’s sexier than that? Shave some “Late Night Cinnamon” over the top. It’s Barry White meets Small Pro to create something that’s sweeter than “Brown Sugar.”
In only six tracks time, Small Professor delivers again, not missing the mark on a single beat and closing out on a high note with “Girls Love Jodeci.” My advice if you’re going to have a fun night with your partner would be to spend the $3 he’s charging for these instrumentals, then make a single iTunes playlist out of “Mixed Jawns” and “Nasty Jawns” and put it on loop. You won’t be disappointed and neither will your lover.