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G-Unit – Extortion review

G-Unitwritten by Low Key

Following the weekly trend of newly released G-Unit mixtapes; “Extortion” combines some of the finest material from various mixtapes such as “God’s Plan” along with some new material, which is controversial to say the least. Mixed and produced by Sha Money XL, “Extortion” is your typical 50 Cent/G-Unit album, pitting the crew jacking for beats for the most part. “187 On Ya Block”, “She love G-Unit”, “My Own Thing” and “You’re Not Ready” are all memorable experiences featuring your favorite instrumentals and songs redone G-Unit style. However, while most of these tracks have been featured on other mixtapes the past couple of months, it’s the new material that really makes “Extortion” worth checking out.

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G-Unit – Beg For Mercy review

G-Unitwritten by Low Key

February 6, 2003, the legacy of 50 Cent and G-Unit was etched into the walls of Hip-Hop history. “Get Rich Or Die Tryin” was the number one album in the world and G-Unit was cemented as one of the future leaders of Hip-Hop. At the time the group could do no wrong, as every mixtape and featured appearance caused an uproar in the streets. It was indeed their time to shine and the group took advantage of it. However, as with many artists, there is a small window of time in which success like this occurs. How long would it be before this window closed and 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo & Young Buck were left on the outside looking in? It appears this time has come on the group’s debut album “Beg For Mercy”.

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Prodigy (Mobb Deep) Interview

Prodigywritten by Hugo Lunny

Mobb Deep have a legacy which few groups can compare with. Though they don’t have many hits under their belt, the group has a loyal following that has helped push their signature sound throughout the globe, allowing for a career spanning over a decade.

Times have changed, and Hip Hop can make the right person a huge amount, now, Mobb Deep have moved into that arena through joining the powerhouse that is G-Unit/Interscope and allying themselves with 50 Cent, Eminem and Dre. The duo are scheduled to release their first G-Unit affiliated record on May 2nd entitled “Blood Money.”

I spoke with Prodigy about this and other things, but, well… He didn’t say much.

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50 cent G-Unit Reviews The Game

The Game – The Documentary review

The Gamewritten by Low Key

Wake up, the west coast is back! From the depths of Compton’s mean streets comes Dr. Dre’s newest protégée The Game. Armed with a quick temper, rough demeanor and sharp tongue, The Game has been molded by the industry’s best to be the savior of the west coast. His debut release, The Documentary, is a fitting tribute to those that have paved the way before him and is an album that will certainly put the west back on the map.

Overall, The Documentary is a tale of two stories. On the one hand, Game’s debut release is one of the best-produced albums of the last three years. With a star-studded lineup of producers ranging from Dr. Dre to Kanye West and Just Blaze, Game’s beat selection is masterful. However, on the other hand, his lyrical performance fails to live up to the beats he is rhyming on. As a rookie emcee, Game stubbles throughout The Documentary with his one-dimensional rhymes and continuous name-dropping. There is not much creativity to Game’s lyrics and his flow is almost non-existent on every track. However, even worse is Game’s obsession with name-dropping, something that gets old very quickly. The constant mentioning of Dr. Dre, Eazy E, N.W.A., Biggie, 2pac and Nike Air Force One’s grows tiresome after the first couple of songs, let alone the entire album. Every verse on The Documentary follows this pattern of name-dropping, making it very clear that Game is an emcee with not much to say.

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The Game – The Documentary review

The Gamewritten by Scav

“How could I not sell a million when I’m rappin’ on Dre hits?” G-Unit’s latest addition and Dr. Dre protégé The Game raps on the Eminem-produced “We Ain’t” – and, in so many words, he’s right.

With names like Dr. Dre, Scott Storch, Timbaland, Kanye West, Just Blaze, Eminem, and DJ Hi-Tek providing the bump-in-the-trunk for Game’s debut solo album The Documentary, his introduction into the hip-hop world is not exactly a B-list effort from the hopeful G-Unit rookie.

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The Game – The Documentary review

The Gamewritten by Plus One

What shocks me about this world is its injustice, in every aspect. But in this case, it’s with music. An emcee with a rough voice, but little talent who comes from Compton somehow manages to become the biggest thing since 50 Cent? Unfortunately, that’s the case with Game. At best, Game’s barely an average emcee.

For some reason, Game chooses to reference popular musicians excessively upon every track on “The Documentary.” Dr. Dre, his G-Unit affiliates, Eazy E, Tupac, Biggie and Compton are referenced more times than are worth counting – on every track! To say it becomes annoying would be an understatement.

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Lloyd Banks – The Hunger For More review

Lloyd Bankswritten by Low Key

It is hard to stay hungry when you have been as successful as Lloyd Banks. The mixtape phenom has achieved a level of superstardom that is rarely seen from an artist without a solo album under his belt. The punch line king has been met with tons of critical praise regarding his work on various collaborations and G-Unit releases. However, the question still remained, could Lloyd Banks achieve true success on his own? The answer to this comes in the form of his first solo album “The Hunger For More”, where Banks proves he can hold his own without 50 by his side.

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Get Rich or Die Trying OST review

GRODT OSTwritten by Plus One

One thing that Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has proven is that he can capitalize on things; his autobiography, video games, clothing and now movie. The funny thing is though, if you’ve seen “Get Rich or Die Trying,” like many have already said, it appears to be a two hour soundtrack promo. The film doesn’t compare to the director’s other work and the film overall is a disappointment.

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Lil Scrappy Interview

Lil Scrappywritten by Dale Coachman

Lil’ Scrappy has taken his share of bumps and bruises. After dropping Headbussa in 2003 and becoming the “Hood Star”, releasing a joint album with Trillville in 2004, getting pushed off stage, and taking a bottle to the mouth and being hospitalized, Lil’ Scrappy is back and ready to stand on his own and quiet all the critics.

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8 Mile Soundtrack Review

8 Milewritten by AJ

In the last few weeks, this soundtrack has been the subject of a growing buzz about the possibility that this will be the greatest hip hop soundtrack of all time. 8 Mile was being tossed around with soundtracks like Above the Rim, Belly, Training Day and Boyz N Tha Hood. This hype was undoubtedly created by a leaked tracklist that included Jay-Z, Nas, Xzibit, Rakim, 50 Cent, D-12 and of course Eminem. Can it live up to the hype?

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