Posted by Dave
Rap News Network
12/26/2004 6:45:28 PM
Tags and topics realted to this article include Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz.
The bass heavy rapper Lil Jon and his crew the Eastside Boyz bring another album full of the crunk style that you have expected to hear from Lil Jon. The lyrics are very repetitive just like the style of rappers like Master P and his crew. The lyrical talent used a little to none, but if the music is all about making the people move then this cd does it job for those in the crunk mood.
Album guest appearances feature rappers Ice Cube, Nate Dogg, Lil Scrappy, 8 Ball & MJG, Ludacris, Usher, Snoop Dogg, R. Kelly, Nas, TI, and Fat Joe. Chris Rock is featured in a few skits with his stand up comedy sketch. Chris Rock is a good addition, it adds a little dynamic content to the album.
E40 has a skit track labeled “E40 Choppin” which doesn’t feature any music. I think this is one of the biggest mistakes you could have made. I would have loved to hear E40 on a Lil Jon beat, but nobody got a chance to hear E40 other than this skit. Next album, make sure that you get E40 on a SONG with music since he’s already there in the studio.
With songs like “Real Nigga Role Call” featuring Ice Cube, he brings a good song together by adding the lyrical talent of Ice Cube which I think carries the song to make it the success that it is. The hard hitting beat is exactly what I expected to hear with Ice Cube on the Lil Jon album. I would like to see more of Ice Cube and Lil Jon in the future.
The song “Lovers & Friends” featuring Usher and Ludacris has been a hit on the radio stations which is great because that was part of the marketing gimmick to get the young girls to request Ushers new song with Ludacris since Usher has a huge teeny bopper following.
Other tracks that I liked surprisingly is the song “In Da Club” featuring R. Kelly who I am not particularly a fan of since his genre isn’t the hardcore rap that is my personal favorite. The song has a feel like a club hit just like 50 Cent’s “In Da Club.”
“Bitches Ain’t Shit” features Nate Dogg and Snoop Dogg has a catchy beat that you will find nicely complimented by the addition of Suga Free who has done great work with DJ Quik and 2nd II None. This has the making of a hit that I would like to hear in the night clubs. Nate Dogg shows his skill as a great s
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