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WHOSE ALBUM WAS THIS?
MJN76 | Chicago, IL, USA | 11/08/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I have been a Short fan since 1989, and this was his worst. Why? Maybe becuase it was never his album to begin with. I counted about 18 different "artists" on this album NOT counting Too Short. I wonder if all those reviewers who gave this album 5 stars just happened to miss that. Why would Short do this? Could it be that those "artists" will soon release their own albums, and Short hopes you buy those too? Don't be blind. The fan from Vallejo, CA. said it right. This album is commercialization, period. The three or four decent songs by Short save this overall weak effort."
Must Stay Away...
(1 out of 5 stars)
""Featuring Puff Daddy on Track 13!" forever engraved on the actual CD? Beats about as tights as the ones by the "Sucker M.C.'s" we all used to love to hear Short rap about in the old days? Backup singers wailing louder than the lyrics on almost every track? Appearances from 20 other rappers (who don't even sound tight) on his songs because he apparently doesn't feel his skills can carry the tracks through on their own? I honestly can't believe I'm reading people saying "Yeah, this is his greatest album ever!". Too many high-schoolers and/or trendy folks have been writing to this post. The first song on this album is O.K., but it's all way downhill from there. Any true Short fan can tell you to go listen to his classics to hear real pioneer rap, which is anything from "In the Trunk" to "Ain't Nothin' But A Word" to "Just Another Day", or ANYTHING off of his old school albums like "Short Dog's in the House" or "Life is Too Short", etc.. This is a simp album. Too Short + Puff Daddy = Someone needs some money quickly. How can Short be rapping about these new rappers with "big cars and money" that they don't really have, saying they're fake and phony (which is all true), but then have Puff Daddy and Jay-Z, two kings of the "fake, get money any way possible" rapping scheme on his tracks? Truly pathetic.It makes sick (and sad) that he would come back with something like this, but I had a bad feeling about it, ever since I saw him start making collaboration albums after "Gettin' It". This is no comeback, this is trash. And his little "Short Records" label with its No Limit advertising style makes him look even more like a fraud, and I guarantee it goes under in time. The tracks from the bands on his label are weak, just like the big-band backup ladies singin' on all of his tracks on this crappy album. High schoolers and trendy bandwagon jumpers -- buy this album, it will be "cool" for a while, until something more "cool" comes out. But any true Shorty fan can give you the low-down on this one. As the old Short (the one I'll remember) said best in '92: "I guess y'all fools don't know". Stay away now Shorty, and save yourself further embarrassment."
Balancing two opposing desires
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a real old school $hort fan from back in the day's at Fremont High in the Oakland town. Evenso, I have to tell it like it is. This CD is only half of what it should be. $hort still has the skills and commitment, be he's obviously becoming more concerned with bringing up other "talent" and getting $$. What's wrong with this? Didn't he always say he was in it for the money? Yea he did, but he also said he was gonna keep it real from day one. It's hard to do that when you let the desire for $$ get out of hand. Can you say COMMERCIALIZATION? That's what seems to have happened with his hommie Ice Cube too. Hosting MTV shows etc. I remember when Cube dissed fools for doing that stuff. Anyway, I'll always be down with $hort because I respect what he's done over the years. I even understand what he's doing now, but he needs to make up his mind whether he wants to be an exec or an artist. Many of the tracks on this CD were so commercial and weak that $hort probably had a hard time letting them out of the studio. But that was $hort the exec, not the artist. It seems he wasn't kidding when he said "for the right scratch, I'll be the last mack.""