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Juve the Great
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Cash Money Records made it cool (or maybe not) for rappers to pen endless rhymes about the jewelry and Jacuzzis they own. Truth is, however, when Juvenile left Cash Money they lost their best emcee. Juve the Great, a solid... more »
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Cash Money Records made it cool (or maybe not) for rappers to pen endless rhymes about the jewelry and Jacuzzis they own. Truth is, however, when Juvenile left Cash Money they lost their best emcee. Juve the Great, a solid, even listen, marks his return to the Cash Money fold, and that means a reunion with Mannie Fresh's tailor-made synthesizer-laden beats. On "In My Life," Fresh's hook ("I'ma buy cars, I'ma get clothes, I'ma rock jewels?") complements Juvenile's husky New Orleans drawl without even trying. Art awkwardly imitates life on "It Ain't Mines," on which Juvenile--who's undergoing a real-life paternity-test drama--casts suspicion on the legitimacy of some such declarations. While there's a certain sameness to this and past albums as far as 'hood-centric subject matter and vocal delivery, Juvenile does go out and experiment with beats from up-and-comers such as Griz, Ad Future, and Slice T, with mixed results. There are no immediate club anthems here, but "Bounce Back" does showcase his inimitable gift for relaying realistic tales of his Magnolia Projects ascent--from street-corner hustler to acclaimed emcee and caring father--without it sounding clichéd. --Dalton Higgins
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He's fallen off!!!!!!
music/moviefan03 | Warner Robins, GA USA | 04/02/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Juvenile used to have the kind of music that made you wanna get up and dance or act crazy. You know the tight beats that Mannie Fresh put down mixed with that one of a kind voice. But this album is a lot different. Mannie Fresh only produced a couple of songs on this album and Juvenile seems like he is trying to be some kind of Jamaican rapper. I dont understand why he changed his style. Some of the good or decent songs on here are In My Life, Slow Motion feat Soulja Slim (RIP), Bounce Back, and a few others. I jsut seems like when juvenile does put down a tight flow the chorus sucks or when the beat is tight his flow doesn't match up. It all just seems mixed up and out of place, I gave it 3 stars because of the few good songs and because Juveniles lyrics are still at his top level."
Juvenile he on fire!!!!
Young Trife | Atlanta | 12/26/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ight this album is fire from the intro.
Ok this aint no 400 degrees.
Face it their'll never be another
This is a 2003 classic.
Juvenile is soundin nice for a comeback album.
Im feelin it.
Holla at cha boy!!!
Juve holdin it down for us New Orleans natives.
UPT 4 life,3rd ward"
Vinny Mac | CO | 03/17/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I borrowed this CD from the library because I had nothing else at home. I really hate that whole "Cash Money - No Limit" jewels & car mentality, and you can usually find me listening to J5, Aceyalone or Ugly Duckling instead of this kind of stuff. But this CD is entertaining and kept me interested throughout, with some solid production (yes Mannie Fresh's beats all have the same structure and sound, but it's cool) and catchy if not forgettable lyrics."