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22 people found this helpful
on January 29, 2001
The difference between Nelly and Ludacris to me (who are the latest midwest/south artists to blow up) is that Ludacris seems to be versatile, while Nelly's stuff kinda sounds the same to me. So, I went out and bought this album, and I'm feeling it. I think this album will get a lot of play out in the clubs, on the radio, or at FREAKNIK!!! (I hope to make it this year...)
Anyhow, here are the tracks that matter - pay attention, there are seven of them.
Track #1 - U Got A Problem?: The album starts off strong with a tight beat, and great verbal skill. You'll be happy at once that you spent your money on the Ludacris CD
Track #3 - 1st & 10: (Might be my favorite) This one is just so darn cool...trust me. It just has 'cruisin' written all over it. You just have to hear it and absorb it.
Track #4 - What's Your Fantasy?: Hey, if you haven't heard this yet, you need to escape from the cave that you're living in...
Track #11 - Catch Up: Bay Area all the way...bass, ominous keyboard with an old school Too-Short/West Coast vibe. I like it.
Track #12 - Southern Hospitality: Dope video, dope song. The Alphas, Kappas, Sigmas, Q's, AKAs, Deltas, S.G. Rhos & the Zetas (can't forget the Iotas) will eat this up; So will anyone who can get their groove on. This TIGHT track was hooked up by the team who brought you Jay Z's "I Just Wanna Luv Ya/Give It To Me"
Track #13 - What's Your Fantasy? (Remix): All I can say is that I love Trina. Shawna and Foxy Brown also represent, but all I can say is I love me some Trina; she spit her verse the best.
Track #14 - Phat Rabbit: Okay, this sounds very 1998 to me, but oh well. Timbaland manages to create what might very well become a hit single, if not a Freaknik staple. When he starts going, "East Coast feel me, West Coast feel me" with the baby sounds (Aaliyah's "Are You That Somebody"), you've got to smile - it's tight.
So there it is. Everything else on here is filler to me. I'm not neccesarily a Hip-Hop expert per se, but I think can assure you that this is a good album. Yes, I got the edited version, and I know I missed a certain 'garden tool' song, but I'm tired of seeing our people disrespected like that...I know it's all in good fun, but personally, I'm just tired of hearing the "N" word, along with the "B" word and the "H" word.
Now that I've gotten off my soapbox, run out and go get this. It's hot - trust me.