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Album: Tical 0: The Prequel
The "Tical 0: The Prequel" album is not what many fans
of Method Man will be hailing as Meths big comeback. Clearly he
put this album out just so his fans think Meth is still in the rap
game. Trust me people, you'll want this album as much as another
sick photo taken by asshole American soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison.
The album is 17 tracks long and features such artists as Busta Rhymes,
RZA, Redman, Snoop Dogg, Missy Elliott, Ghostface, Ludacris, and
more. Despite the somewhat impressive guest appearances roster,
the album it self lacks plenty of head nod appeal many Meth fans
have come to enjoy. I didn't expect to hear a banger, but I also
didn't expect to hear such boring and lackluster tracks either.
I did, however, enjoy the track "Rodeo" which features
Ludacris, who I feel is the Busta Rhymes of down south. What made
this album sound more like a Method Man mix tape was that out of
17 tracks, 13 of them featured someone else. I'm sure Meth thought
this would sell more units but that has yet to be determined. No
doubt Method Man will be sweating out the results of how well "Tical
0" will be received. Luckily for him, he locked up a lifetime
supply of Right Guard deodorant from his commercial deal with Redman.
This album, in my opinion, gets 2.5 tomatoes. Lets just hope "Tical
1: The Sequel" is not in the works.
Single: What Ever Happened..
As a true old school lover of hip hop, it's always nice when your
favorite artist or group drops a single that lets you know a nice
album is on its way. Brand Nubian's latest single "What Ever
Happened..," is just that. I personally dig this track. It's
a nice way of letting me know Brand Nubian can still drop a jewel
to shut up those critics who think they should just leave hip hop
to the Chingys, or J-Kwons of the world. Just what we need, more
uneducated hip hop. Anyway, the beat is very Mobb Deep like and
seems to fit Brand Nubian. I found myself listening to this single
over and over again and thank DJ Lo Pro for blessing me with a listen
during the "Emcee Sick & DJ Lo Pro Show" I sat in
on when Sick was Ill. Now don't get all excited and expect to see
a 5 tomato rating. There is a B-side to every single. In this particular
case, the B-side is entitled "Momma" which is a bit too
sentimental for my taste. You'll definitely find yourself going
back to the lead single track and ignore the B-side all together.
Overall I'm happy with the single, but I'm sure it may have to grow
on a few heads before they can appreciate it as much as I do. 3
Album: 500 Degreez
Now every one knows that when Lil Wayne decided he would drop another
album I just had to listen to it and review it Ketchup style. What
a piece of shit this album is. Are you fucking kidding me? Lil Wayne
is one of the worst rappers of all time. The album "500 Degreez"
is about as pleasant as watching Nick Berg get beheaded by radical
Al Qaeda soldiers. God..21 tracks of pure bullshit with guest appearances
by Big Tymers, Big Tigger, Mannie Fresh, Rob Nice, and Cristaleros
Del Sur, is a clear indication that this album sucks major ass.
Lil Wayne's inability to rap about subjects other than Bentleys,
bitches, blunts, and booze severely limits his career possibilities.
Then again BET, BLK and Wild are always looking for artists who
discredit urban culture in the name of rap. Check out the names
of some of the tracks on this bullshit excuse for an album. There's
"Gangstas and Pimps," "Gangsta Shit," "Young'n
Blues," "Get That Dough," "Fo Sheezy,"
and a track entitled "Fuck You." Wow Lil Wayne, you must
of really sat down, smoked a blunt, and got your hair braided while
thinking of intelligent track titles no one would ever use. Fucking
moron. Fo sheezy stupid. And to think that Lil Wayne said since
Jay-Z is now retired he's the greatest rapper in the game today?
Lil Wayne, it's safe to say you will never earn that title and even
self proclaiming yourself as the new GOAT is probably as believable
as Donald Rumsfeld telling congress he wasn't aroused watching video
of Iraqi prisoners being sexually abused. Suuure you weren't Donnie.
Trust me people, if there was a choice between buying this Lil Wayne
album and jerking off an enraged mongoose, it's safe to say I would
have a broken wrist. Ouch! Well I'm sure you know where this review
is going so I'll just rate it and pretend I never met that angry
mongoose. Fuck you Lil Wayne, take your half a tomato and go away.
Even that's too kind.