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10:34 AM

Fat Joe/ The Elephant In The Room

Posted by Guy Fawkes

I have long been a Joey Crack stan, and I remember the days when it was cool to listen to Terror Squad, sadly I think Bad Boy has even overtaken Joey's squad nowadays. But back in the day, Joseph Cartagena rapped alongside the greats of Big Pun, Big L, Notorious and many other New York rap kingpins. And even though most heads will only acknowledge Joey as the dude who found Big Pun... I believe that the music he was making in the 90's (minus the bullshit-which is about half) stands neck to neck with "Capitol Punishment". And even though he's fallen off tremendously, I wouldn't count Joey Crack out, after all Primo, Cool & Dre, and The Alchemist produced on here.

The Good:

1. The Fugitive-This song is awesome... it takes me back to playing Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (not so much for you)?

5. Get It For Life- First things first DJ Khaled can eat a dick, (insert Ice-T sound-bite here). Second, this track is pretty average but has sporadic moments where it's decent.

8. K.A.R. (Kill All Rats)- The second StreetRunners contribution, besides "The Fugitive" and it's fire just like the first one.

12. That White- The aforementioned DJ Premier contribution, and this instrumental is fucking crazy good. Even Joe's lines are fire.

That will do it for this album. I was really disappointed because of all the terrible songs on here, don't get me wrong, this is an decent album, but the "good" songs are really good... and the bad songs are horrible.

0-20: Terrible listening experience
21-40: Maybe one good song
41-60: A few good songs
61-80: Half are good songs, half are weak
81-100: Great listening experience, almost all are great songs

I give this album a 58. If you do download you will be rewarded with a few good tracks...

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