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51/50 Ratchet

Hurricane ChrisAudio CD
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (October 23, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: J-Records
  • ASIN: B000VWYJ9U
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #146,952 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Getting Money
2. A Bay Bay
3. Doin' My Thang Hurricane Chris Featuring Big Poppa of Ratchet City; Hurricane Chris featuring Nicole Wray
4. New Fashion
5. The Hand Clap Hurricane Chris featuring Big Poppa of Ratchet City & HollyHood Bay Bay
6. Walk Like That
7. Touch Me
8. Leaving You
9. Do Something
10. Bang Hurricane Chris featuring Big Poppa of Ratchet City & Bigg Redd
11. Beat In My Trunk
12. Playas Rock Hurricane Chris featuring Boxie
13. Momma Hurricane Chris featuring Nicole Wray
14. A Bay Bay (The Ratchet Remix)Hurricane Chris featuring The Game, Lil Boosie, Baby, E-40, Angie Locc of Lava House & Jadakiss

Editorial Reviews

2007 release from the Louisiana rapper, leader of the new 'Ratchet' movement that is changing America's cultural landscape in the same way that Lil' Jon's 'Crunk' movement altered Pop culture a few years back. Every music genre has it's landmark movements and moments and Hurricane Chris is leading this new charge. From the drum and bass driven tracks to the Rick James dance, the Ratchet movement reflects culture, attitude and swagger. And Hurricane Chris is all about that! Features the singles 'A Bay Bay', 'The Hand Clap' and more. RCA.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Tropical Storm Chris February 5, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Let's start off with the obvious when we talk about Hurlricane Chris(I meant to write that). He cant flow, he has no personality and there is nothing about him that distinguishes him from the tons of rappers out there from the south. To tell you the truth, he almost sounds like Lil Boosie! The best example of how wack he is, is when Cipha Sounds ripped him a new one on his show. Ay Bay Bay is another one of those terrible singles that you wish you never heard. You know things are bad when an up and coming singer like Nicole Wray couldnt save any track by appearing on it. Getting Money, Momma and Doin My Thang are prime examples of this. Then members of his wack crew Ratchet City contribute some terrible performances on here. Big Poppa and Hollyhood Bay Bay show up on the weak second single, The Handclap. Big Poppa would also appear on the wack tracks Bang and Doin My Thang. Even with these guest performances the worst of all would be the all-star weakmix of Ay Bay Bay with E-40, Jadakiss, The Game, Lil Boosie, Baby and Angie Locc. Hip hop laughable from Walk Like That "I flipped her over on her back and hit her with the lizard/I bim bim bim and I didnt even kiss her". LOL! There is one track that is not absolutely garbage and that's Playas Rock. I wouldnt recommend downloading it because it's not worth it. In short this album sucks on all levels. The beats are trash, the lyrics are pathetic and the guest appearances made this album even worser than it had to be. And to think XXL gave this slop an XL rating. Pity on those who still take that ragazine at face value.

PS: How are you going to take the word "ratchet" and use it to mean hood? EVERYBODY knows that that word is Upnorth slang for burner. You see what I'm saying? These little kids are messing up the game!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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I remember Napster was featuring a hot single a few months ago from Hurricane Chris called "A Bay Bay", and I was like, "What kind of name is Hurricane Chris?" Anyway, I listened to the song and I wasn't too impressed by it. And I feel the same way about his album, 51/50 Ratchet.

Now, Chris is only eighteen, so it's probably safe to say that he doesn't have a whole lot of life experience, but what he's talking about isn't anything new. You'll find subpar examples of all the usual suspects: sex ("Walk Like That"; "Touch Me"), blingin' ("Doin' My Thang") and an end-of-album remix-of-the-first-single (with too many guest stars to mention, although the Game drops a nice verse). Even his ode to his mother, "Momma", only comes off as average.

The only songs that really stand out to me on here are "The Hand Clap" (which I hate to admit) and "New Fashion". But on the latter, it's ironic that Chris is calling out wack emcees that only rap about their money and their bling because that's exactly what HE was doing earlier on the album. In the end, 51/50 Ratchet makes Chris another name to add to the list of bad hurricanes along with G and Katrina.

Anthony Rupert
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars All Talk, No Substance October 26, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Forget the fact that this guy acts like he is the hardest thing since rocked candy. Forget the fact that he only weighs 50 lbs in wet clothes and your sister can beat him up. Give him the benefit. Pretend that he actually is what every rapper claims to be. Tell yourself that this guy has something to offer the game and take rap to the next level. Now prepare to be disappointed. Puff-a-wind Chris is nothing more than another gimmick rapper thrown in the toilet with Soulja Toy and MIMS. One hit wonders. Flush! He talks about how tough he is. He talks about his hood. He talks about his fam. He talks about his label. Gimmick Rapper who shovels the words to the gimmick fans who wear CZs and XXXXL shirts and they eat it up. Bottom line: If your belt buckle spins, your watch blings with Cubics, and you think Lil' Wayne is up there with Pac and B.I.G., this disc is for you.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars 5150 RATCHET July 4, 2008
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars ew January 28, 2008
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straight up garbage dont support this loser go listen to some real hiphop
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Another piece of garbage from the south March 27, 2009
Format:Audio CD
How can people honestly like this trash? When will we wake up, this is NOT music at all?! Well it looks like another one hit wonder bites the dust,lol. This generation of music is something to laugh at. All you need is a simple catchy beat with some retarded gimmick and you have a record and all the real artist are put on the back burners for these little tools to make these exec. $$$$. Just think you paid this clown who should be flipping burgers $15's! Please don't buy garbage!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lyrics? Wack Beats? Good March 9, 2011
Format:Audio CD
If you have a nice sound system in your car and/or like bass-filled beats,then this is for u. To me, this CD is only good for its beats.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars SUPER GR8 ALBUM!!!
this was one of theee gr8est album I have purchased!!! It was so good I bought 2 copies!!! BUY IT!!!
Published on August 31, 2009 by P. Davis
3.0 out of 5 stars Gift purchase
I bought this from my daughter's wish list. It arrived timely and in condition stated. She has not complained about it so I'm sure she is enjoying it.
Published on August 30, 2009 by QOTU86
3.0 out of 5 stars what?
Hurricane can rap he might have much cred like wayne or anyone but the man can rap..he just like any other peoson that tried to make it and which he did sooo at lease give him that... Read more
Published on September 15, 2008 by Angelica Anderson
4.0 out of 5 stars Hm...
I have to admit at 1st i was like wow a one hit wonder is coming along. I mean his cd is not fantastic but it is good for someone his age. Read more
Published on January 19, 2008 by J. A. Bonsu
4.0 out of 5 stars BETTER THAN I EXPECTED!!!!
Published on January 9, 2008 by supersaver
4.0 out of 5 stars Good First CD
It is really hard to come up as a new rapper these days. I do think that this is a good cd. The first time I listened to it, I was appauled at how much he thinks he is the s*it. Read more
Published on December 23, 2007 by Sunny D. Jordan
5.0 out of 5 stars A an out of this world rap album
This album has huge hits including "the hand clap", and "a bay, bay, with a remix of it" all rap fans should get this debut artists first album. make him #1.
Published on November 17, 2007 by Roberta D. Messina
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Hurricane Chris IS THE FUTURE!!!
Hurricane Chris sucks
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