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JohnFostt -
29
A perfect example of a lost album. Coming off several prison stints, this looks on the surface to be a reflecting and honest album from T.I. It starts off as so, and completely loses direction until the final track when it once again regains that momentum (way too late). Again the first few tracks are not bad, and honest T.I. is when he's at his best. However considering this is an album that forgets its purpose and has more bad tracks than good tracks by a mile its rating must reflect so.
JohnFostt -
81
He'll remind you of Skyzoo, for better or for worse. Rashid Hadee continues to evolve as a producer after being one of the most underrated producers of the last 15 years.
JohnFostt -
90
From FutureSex/LoveSound to What Goes Around, this is one of the greatest 6 song stretches in pop music. Chop Me Up is great, but isn't cohesive with the former and causes the album to lose a bit of steam until Summer Love, then the album finishes strong (however not as great as the first 6 tracks). Timberlake and Timbaland are a great duo.
JohnFostt -
58
New Edition's final album (for now at least) was on Bad Boy and is mostly forgettable for the most part. I'm 25, so I didn't grow up on New Edition, but I do remember the single 'Hot 2Nite' always on rotation on BET/MTV as a kid. And this song is still great. The biggest issue here is Puff didn't do anything spectacular here with the group. 2004 wasn't exactly a hot year for Bad Boy. Oddly enough, when I listen to this album I am mostly reminded of another boy band that would be on Bad Boy ... read more
JohnFostt -
59
When rap rock is done right, it's very rewarding. I like to think of stuff like Rage Against the Machine and even Saul Williams' first album. The problem here is that it loses its focus and forgets its a rap rock album at points. Also, the parts that are rock are..well..as generic as possible. I'll admit it is still a listenable LP, and Pharoahe Monch is spitting as well as he normally does and the replay value is there. This is just underwhelming when you think of what it could have been.

Shoutbox

Feb 16, 2021
Ah for sure. Consistency is a bit of an issue, but those last few five minute tracks are just sensational moments for me, I love each mood that's captured! Good to know Timbaland remains UNDEFEATED among hip hop fans, too.
Feb 16, 2021
Heya, I'm glad we we've made good company with one another, bonding over De La Soul and what not, but I just saw you rate Loose by Nelly Furtado less then a 100 so I'm gonna have to hire a private investigator to find out where you live and take a messy dump in your kitchen sinky sorry not sorry you chose this not me how could you do that to Timbaland his production on that record is so damn IMMACULATE
Feb 12, 2021
heyyyy i live in virginia too
Feb 8, 2021
Good taste! Can't hate a dude who gives Stakes Is High a 100/100, that's some nice shit right there.
Jan 30, 2021
Lol I get it now, deff will bro thanks for the rec!
Jan 30, 2021
Ayee thanks a lot man! I’ll check it out asap. and just out of curiosity what does vv mean? Lol
Jan 27, 2021
Just downloaded it, good look man! I know Factor produced his album Solitude Savannah too, can't find that anywhere either. & Deeskee i thought of last night as a rec for u. Hopeless Crooks With Open Books has great production, Existereo is hit or miss but you may fuck w that project. I'll keep thinking of shit tho.
Jan 27, 2021
Hiero has some great emcees. If you want to get into solo shit from them, I'd recommend scouring the pages for A-Plus, Equipto and Opio.
Jan 27, 2021
Ever heard this Hieroglyphics project? If not I recommend that and everything they did. https://hieroglyphicsimperium.bandcamp.com/album/fallacy-fantasy

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Rating breakdown:

100 = Best of the best
95-99 = Classic, gets my highest recommendation.
90-94 = Outstanding, damn near classic.
80-89 = Great, definitely worth checking out.
60-79 = OK/Good - a couple flaws, worth listening but be ware of flaws.
50-59 = Mediocre, close to being listenable. Wouldn't waste your time.
40-49 = Bad, wouldn't recommend listening.
30-40 = Awful, avoid at all costs.
0-30 = Worst of the worst

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