|03-06-2011, 04:07 PM||#106|
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This is a terrible review, not so much because of the opinions though. If you don't like certain songs that's fine. The review is terrible because you're knocking songs for lack of other artists. It's a Rae solo. It's not a necessity for him to have featurings. It would have been nice for a couple here and there, but he held songs like Yae Yo and Casablanca down fine. He didn't need Ghost. In fact, I think Ghost would have detracted from those songs. If I were to review, I'd go like this:
Yae Yo: Pretty good beat and nice intro to the album. Rae is probably at his best ever lyric and flowise in this song. 8/10
Casablanca: Same as Yae Yo, decent beat with great lyrics. 8/10
100 Rounds: Same as the other two songs as far as quality goes. At this point the beats start to sound a little repetitive. The song is probably worthy of 8/10 but at this point in the album it sounds more like a 7/10.
Real Life: Basically the same complaint as 100 Rounds. It's not a bad song, but the beats are starting to drone a little. They aren't bad at this point, but they are sounding too similar. 7/10
Power: The first bad track IMO. The beat isn't to interesting and the ACT aren't the best of features he could have had on the album. 5/10
All That I Got Is You Pt 2: Terrible track. Rae is trying to capture what Ghost did, but he's not Ghost. 3/10
Jury: Great track. The beat is different from what precedes it and just different in general. Rae drops some nice lyrics too. 9/10
Fuck Them: Bad beat, but Rae and Meth rap nicely over it. 6/10
Live from NY: Very good song. Good beat and Rae rips it. 9/10
My Favorite Dread: Some good storytelling from Rae as usual. 8/10
Friday: Another good storytelling track. 8/10
The Table: Classic track, one of Rae's best ever. 10/10
Sneakers: A change of pace for the album. Concept song as opposed to story track. Either way Rae does a good job and th ebeat is nice. 9/10
Raw: More ACT stuff. It's not horrible, but it's not particularly good either. Reminds me of the Bravehearts tracks that Nas has on his albums. 6/10
Pop Shit: I like this song. Rae rocks it pretty well, but it's nothing special really. 7/10
Heart to Heart: This just feels out of place. It's not terrible, but it really isn't Rae's chamber. 6/10
Forecast: This is just a track winding the album down. One long shout out. It's cool for what it is. 7/10
There were some low points definitely, but more often than not the worst stuff was just mediocre. The beats weren't the best but Rae repped on them. Honestly, I think this is Rae's best album lyrically.
Emotions are for the weak, so I sold mine to the highest bidder.
|05-10-2011, 10:50 AM||#108|
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album is at first listen not impressive when i bought it ,but it growed on me after i listened to it more i find this and cuban linx rae's best albums. Some of the tracks have that cuban linx style
|08-20-2012, 07:25 AM||#109|
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Raekwon 5/5 on this one
Best beat would definitely be Sneakers by Pete followed by The Table.
Raekwon's best lyrical performance.