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Poly Sci (Clean)
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
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Baig 3000 | D.C | 12/16/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"While this album is by no means a classic like "The Score," that introduced most of us to Forte, Poly Sci did deserve more attention than it received. Unfortunately, Forte released his first solo work during the beginning of the Master P and Cash Money Millionaires phase of hip hop that killed any hip hop artist that had something to say. Forte's collabos with rap icons Fat Joe and DMX plus "God is Love God is War" make this album worth purchasing. If you are a child of the mid 90's Golden Age of Hip Hop then I think you will find plenty to enjoy on this LP."
Nuisance | Miami | 10/02/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Dont get me wrong. John Forte is an ill MC but this album is okay not spectacular. There is a couple of tracks that stop this album from being the great album it could have been. The Right One and P.B.E.(Powerful, Beautiful, Excellent) are corny commercial cuts that should have been scrapped. Madina Passage and All F***ed Up are weak and Born To Win is hot garbage. Flash The Message is filler too and on the beginning of it John Forte lays an egg that goes /You want your hair done/yo f*** around and get your crew cut/(classic step your rap game up material). He does have two dope collaborations with the most unlikely of all people. They Got Me with Fat Joe is cool and We Got This with DMX is tight too. Poly Sci and God Is Love God Is War are gems by themselves. Riddle Of Steel(which comes right after Born To Win) should have been made into a full track itself, seein that it's one of the best tracks on the album and John Forte's rhymes scheme on that track was phenomenal. Ninety-Nine with Wyclef was an okay joint but as you can see it was a poor choice for a lead single seeing that not many people bought this album.
Bottom Line: John Forte's Poly Sci is not the best that John Forte' can do. It was given a more commercial approach and John Forte' is an abstract MC so you already know that the end product was going to sound awkward. The production on certain tracks was cheesy and John Forte' sounded like he was forcing himself to do most of these tracks. If you want John Forte' at his best get I, John. Standout tracks: THEY GOT ME, GOD IS LOVE GOD IS WAR, ALL YOU GOTTA DO, POLY SCI, WE GOT THIS, RIDDLE OF STEEL and HOT(outro)."
Victor Chedid (email@example.com | Northfield, MN | 07/31/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I sat through the whole CD without skipping a track and started listening again for the knowledge after grooving to it.Forte's lyrical twang keeps your head bopping while laying down some knowledge. He blends a fun, hip hop, at times commercial sounding flavor with his intellectual savy, philosphical banter, and street knowledge. The real strengths of his album are some powerful one liners which are tied together by some questionable themes. With this in mind, hip hop heads all over will be quoting Forte's phrases such as "feeling pressure like a black where only whites can sit." If not, they're missing out on some powerful symbolic, poetic language which Forte handles skillfully. A great album which promotes self-affirmation and intellectualism in the Hip-Hop nation... a much needed break from misguided notions connected to money, power, and love."