That's not real talk - that's fu*king nonsense. Are you aware that this is a thread where people express their opinion about an album? If i don't enjoy it I'm more likely to say something than if I do feel it. I like Banks, but honestly I'll take any of his old G-Unit mix tape verses over any of the verses he's spit on either commercial albums. It would be one thing if he gave up the punchlines and intensity for some more serious subjects, but its all the same sh*t, just less interesting.
banks could really be a top contender if he stopped writing around punchlines and wrote punchlines in his messages. His first mixtape was a classic and better than most albums ever released. The guy WAS the truth. "pr0no Star" wow!! If the guy wrote like that or southside story he would be on top absoulutely and that is why Budden murks him overall.
I ain't go lie tho', Banks is one of the most "grow on to you" Album makers ever. I even hated his voice when i heard Gunit in 1999 or so. It took the year 2003 for him to wake me up when I heard "Money in the Bank" official. I was obsessed. This album at first and still does have some distaste, but it is growing on every session. I love certain lines he spits even tho' even the "great" punchline boy regergitates the "Jazz out the hse" punchline that he used rookie year, but he still has it somewhere. It's funny how overall tho' if you take the good tracks from this and the good tracks from "The Big Withdrawal" you have an actual classic album and it could be a five micer. real talk. The intro for "TBW" was waaaay better than wack a.ss mob deep's. Anyhow it is what it is and it is whatever. banks still one of the top spitters in the mainstream arena. Better than the entire south.