Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Project: Funk Da World
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
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Chandler | Atlanta (College Park), Georgia | 09/29/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Many may look at Craig Mack as a one hit wonder for the remix of "Flava In Ya Ear" featuring Notorious BIG, Rampage, LL Cool J, and Busta Rhymes. That song has to be one of the best remix songs ever in hip hop. Craig Mack's had a unique voice, as if it was a somewhat mix between scratchy and deep. That voice would be carried all through out the album mixed with some solid, but repeated production mostly done by Easy Mo Be, making it become monotonous sounding (mostly on the second half).
But that doesn't mean there is no standout tracks on here. Craig Mack is dope as hell on the mic on such tracks as the lead single "Get Down", and "That Y'all". The original version of "Flava In Ya Ear" is dope, even though the remix is better (and it does not appear on this album, unfortunately). Other tracks that standout are "Funk Wit Da Style" and "Judgment Day".
This is a rugged and raw sounding album that I enjoyed. It has that '94 sound where it sounds good back when people cruising in Jeeps were popular. I believe Craig Mack was one of Bad Boy's better acts, and unfortunately with the success of Notorious BIG, Puff would push Craig Mack to the side causing him to leave the label and go independent. He would later return briefly in 2002, making a huge comeback appearance on G. Dep's "Special Delivery (Remix)". This album is out of print, and the prices are not that high, so if you see it go ahead and get it. Maybe one day Puffy (or now Diddy) would reissue this album with the "Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)" included (which you can find on numerous Bad Boy Greatest Hits compilations). Peace.
Guest Appearances: N/A
Musical Vibes: B-
Top 5 Tracks:
1. Flava In Ya Ear (Original)
2. That Y'all
3. Judgement Day
4. Get Down
5. Funk Wit Da Style
1. Makin' Moves With Puff (Featuring Puff Daddy)
2. Real Raw"