- LP Record (Oct 7 2003)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Label: Def Jam
- ASIN: B0000CERML
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette
- Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (256 customer reviews)
You know Ludacris will get the clubs popping with anything he releases because he has so much energy. The Southern Fried Intro is just straight hotness. Ludacris gets with his double time flow on this and COMPLETELY RIPS IT. That's how you supposed to start off an album. Stand Up & P. Poppin (Luda used a House Party reference in there from Kid) are easily club bangers but other than that, there's not another club song. Surprisingly Ludacris laid it back a little on this album. These tracks are made for riding. 'Hard Times' which features Eightball & MJG, Diamond In The Back ( which samples that William DeVaughn - Be Thankful ), Hip Hop Quotables (which screams Erick Sermon's signature style), and Teamwork are some chilled out tracks very different from anything Luda has previously done. He also has some gangsta tracks on here such as Eyebrows Down, and We Got, that has Chingy really ripping it, showing why he was signed in the first place (with production by DJ Paul). Splash Waterfalls is his song about the you know what. And it's really a great song. But they really show out on the pimpalistic 'Hoes In My Room' which just HAD to feature Snoop. It just had to...the beat screams Snoop. And the chorus to this song is one of the catchiest of the year. You will definitely be singing along on this song. Another amazing song is Screwed Up feat. Lil Flip. This song has that syrupy Lil Flip Texas sound to it ( a little like a carnival or circus ) and once again the chorus is superior with the little 'F You' chant.
Ludacris definitely delivers on this album. This album is currently tied with Back For The First Time as his best album. You can play this song all the way through just chillin and you ain't even gon have to change a track. The only letdown on this album comes from the skits that wish they were funny. Without those this album is the truth and I definitely recommend this one right here. Pick it up!
1) Southern Fried Intro (8/10) Fast spittin' and good lyrics
2) Blow It Out (7/10) The worst Ludacris song I've ever heard (Still gets a 7 tho)
3) Stand Up (8/10) It was a 10 when I first heard it but now it's kinda old
4) Splash Waterfalls (9/10) Luda talks about the diff. between loving and f****n'
5) Hard Times (7/10) Full of feeling....a differant, more mature Ludacris
6) Diamond In The Back (8/10) An old skool beat and a real "Groove" feeling
7) Screwed Up (9/10) Tight beat and Lil' Flip rips it southside style...
8) P-Poppin' (7/10) Didn't like this song since I heard it...maybe it's just me
9) Hip-Hop Quotables (10/10) No Hook. Metaphors. I laughed the whole time
10) Hoes In My Room (9/10) Cool song....funny and nice get back at O'Riley!!
11) Teamwork (10/10) Like What's Ur Fantasy cept better
12) We Got (10/10) Everybody on this kills it!! Chingy and Luda rip the track!!
13) Eyebrows Down (8/10) The story of Luda's life..wit luda's humor added...
TOTAL (110/130) = Buy it!!!
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