After listening to the album all the way through I can say I was NOT impressed. I gave it an honest listen and I liked MAYBE 2 songs out 12. His lack of lyrical ability makes me wonder how he got famous so quickly because he isn't impressive.
To prove I actually gave it a thorough listen, heres the positives - the best beat is "Fallin" (his lack of bringing it on the mic hurts the track though), his best moment as an artist is on "His Dream" where he correlates his pops dream to his dream (beat is boring though) and his best song is I Love College (just cuz it brings back memories for me - even though his repetitive bridges get old quick). My biggest knock on the album is its lack of diversity with the production and rhyming cadences. The only time he REALLY changes up the way he flows on the album is on the track with Busta. Also, the beats almost sound the exact same as the next except different samples (except the one with Jazze Pha). Overall, it was a lot of the same from track to track.
Most people are bandwagoners and like whatever is hip and popular which is cool. I don't believe in a dudes hype based on how well he's marketed, his hype comes from how well he can spark a microphone. XXL gave his guy props... what for? He's not holding a candle to anyone who is bringing it lyrically in hip hop right now. Personally I give it a 3/10. Sure, he might be better than Dem Franchize Boyz - but being better than the worst doesn't mean you are automatically a great emcee.
This is the truth and u can call me a hater if you want - as if it's supposed to hurt my feelings. If people don't want hate, then they should step their game up. I hate on Dem Franchize Boyz and wack crap like that all the time. If that makes me a hater than I wear that banner proudly.
Last edited by Mormanator67; 04-18-2009 at 06:31 PM..