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  • Audio CD (February 26, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • ASIN: B000060NUX
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,354 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Who Wanna Get Knocked Out
2. Ya'll Must've Forgot
3. And Still
4. Is There Anybody Out There
5. You Damn Right
6. Get Started
7. Unfaithful
8. You Don't Wanna Go There
9. Get It, Get It
10. If You Need A Man
11. I Told Ya'll
12. That Was Then
13. Here I Come
14. Invincible
15. Do You Know How It Feels
16. A Real Father
17. We All We Got
18. I Pray
19. Just Me

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3.3 out of 5 stars

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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Anthony Rupert on April 5, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Sports superstars seem to want more than to win a series or a title. They often want to have award-winning rap albums as well. Shaquille O'Neal had several subpar albums, Deion Sanders had the tacky "Must Be The Money" as well as making a few appearances on Hammer's The Funky Headhunter, and Kobe Bryant's K.O.B.E. was so bad that it was never even released.
The latest athlete to make this mistake is champion boxer Roy Jones, Jr. He appeared on MTV's FANatic back in 2000 and explained that rap really gets him going. Well, this album will get EVERYONE going...to another room. There are so many problems here, I don't even know where to start. But I'll first point out that the song titles themselves are dumb. Many of them are catchphrases nobody says any more ("You Don't Wanna Go There", "Get It, Get It", "You Damn Right"). Then there are titles like "We All We Got" that just don't make any sense. Roy also spends a great deal of time bragging about how many belts he's won.
Another problem here is the production. "Get It, Get It" is one half Casio keyboard music and the other half scratching from what sounds like Neneh Cherry's "Buffalo Stance". And the music to "Do You Know How It Feels" sounds like his producers brought two turntables and a vibraphone. There's also "Invincible", which sounds like somebody went outside and recorded a thunderstorm.
The biggest problem overall is Roy's rapping. He is not a rapper. Repeat: HE IS NOT A RAPPER. That's especially obvious on, well, every track. He goes too far on "And Still", which actually sounds decent at the beginning, but then he bites DMX by saying things like WHAT? and COME ON! the same way X used to do it. He also says "Where my dogs at" in the second verse.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Donte Kersh on March 20, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I am highly impressed with Rjj as a rapper! He has sound lyrics, and he also has a story to tell. Some crytics say "Stick with Boxing", I say "Keep doing whatcha' doing!" Now granted, he's no Jay-Z or DMX, but then again Jay-Z and DMX aren't pound for pound boxers! Mad Luv Roy!!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Hart Wilson on March 1, 2005
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If you don't try to take it too seriously, this is an album worth listening to. This is not to say it can't be taken seriously. The musical quality of the beats is generally what you'd expect from a big label rap album, the wordplay is awesome (rhyming "Seoul, Korea" with "whole career" - how does he come up with this stuff?), and Roy has the rapping talent to back it up, something that is very important in my opinion. But I will admit it is not some fabulous work of art that will be remembered as the pinnacle of commercialized hip hop. There is however, that entertainment aspect to this album that can't be explained by its quality. If you like watching bad 80s B action movies, you know exactly what I'm talking about. What separates this album from the cinematic work of Dolph Lungren, or hitting closer to home, Macho Man Randy Savage's rap album, is that I can listen to this for it's musical value or to get a few laughs. Sure, there are some tracks I always skip, but overall it is an enjoyable listening experience.
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By A Customer on April 29, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Most customers are into beats not lyrics (which seriously needs to change, it's a few artist out here that are getting looked over like NAS - in my opinion he's one of the best). So I try to pay attention to the lyrics not so much the beat. I am very pleased with the album. #16.A Real Father - is a song that women will like and get sentimental on, also numbers 2,5,6,7,10,12,14,18 are songs women will like. Now my all time favorite is #3. And Still, I can just ride to that all day and night. #4. Is a favorite also, all three versus are energetic. Everyone has there own opinion about the CD, but this is a CD that has to grow on you. I have gotten alot of feedback on it and the people I associate myself with seems to think that it is very nice and also stated that they had to listen to it a few times, but now it's a hit CD. What I think is everyone was expecting garbage because other athletes has produce trash in the past, so we didn't give him a chance because he's an athlete (that's not right), he's cool. My opinion he sounds alot better than these WATERED DOWN rappers that WE have supported and still support. He has alot of messages that needs to be heard, and NO it's not all about boxing, although most listeners would think that but their not paying attention. It's about he's life; it just so happens to deal with boxing let's remember that, that was most of his life people. So why don't everyone at least listen to it themselves and not go off of what someone writes. Alot of people may think I'm writing nonsense, but I think their writing nonsense, but that's just my opinion again! My favorite tracks are 2,3,4,6,10,12,16. Just try it out, it's not bad I recommend it highly!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kaleel on March 2, 2002
Format: Audio CD
The album is worth getting. Don't write it off just because he's an athlete. It's much better than anything Deon Sanders or Shaq can think of. He even flows better than a few of the artists out now.
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This CD is not the best thing that I have ever heard but considering that Roy Jones is a boxer by trade I cant complain. This is a album that i am not ashamed to say that i own.
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