Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Harlem World (Clean)
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Harlem World describes a hedonistic lifestyle infomercialist Tom Vu would envy. Girls, riches, mo' money, mo' problems--it's all part of the game when you're Sean "Puffy" Combs's protégé, Mase. With his distinctive, narcol... more »
Harlem World describes a hedonistic lifestyle infomercialist Tom Vu would envy. Girls, riches, mo' money, mo' problems--it's all part of the game when you're Sean "Puffy" Combs's protégé, Mase. With his distinctive, narcoleptic vocals, Mase paints vivid pictures of singular Mase-ian problems on the dance-floor hits "Feel So Good," "Cheat On U," and "Wanna Hurt Mase?" Harlem World seems like a nice shiny package of proven hit making; problem is, Mase packs the charisma of Matt Dillon (always promising, but always the supporting actor). He has trouble keeping Harlem World interesting, hence the preponderance of guests, including Busta Rhymes, Lil' Kim, Jay-Z, Total, and Puffy, of course. Good news: the Puff Daddy chop shop is open for beat recycling, and Harlem World will ring more than a few bells of recognition. Not-so-good news: Puffy's style of commercial rap is dependent on charisma (see the Notorious B.I.G. and Lil' Kim), and Mase is running on empty. --Todd Inoue
Jason | 12/21/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"im thought i was a mase fan, but this album only gets 2 stars (i clicked 3 by mistake). why? he has good and/or popular artists also in songs such as; puff daddy, lil kim, dmx, eightball&mlg, jay-z, 112, and more. the songs 'lookin' at me' and 'what you want' were hits, and 'feel so good' has to be one of the best party rap songs ever made. however, besides those songs, there isnt much on the album. not a terrible cd, but far from a great one, either."
C.J. | U.S.A. | 04/29/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"When I ordered the EDITED VERSION of HARLEM WORLD, I was excited to hear it. It was a good and appealing for the first week, and that was it.I don't listen to that cd much anymore because MASE couldn't rap well, the beats are so so, and the guest stars aren't that good. Also, if you compare the dirty version and the clean, there is a track missing off of the clean."
Mase let me down
K. Aranda | Las Vegas | 04/24/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I got this album as a gift, and I was excited because I had already heard "feelin so good" and "lookin at me" When I put it on, I couldn't stand any song on there for more than a minute. I only like three songs on there, the two above and "what you want", and then that's only because Total drowns him out. I also noticed how conceited he is, like most rappers are. Then he throws in pointless interludes. And finishes his album with a PITIFUL attempt, trying to sing a slow song. There are lots of guests: Busta, Dmx, Puffy (of course), Lil' Kim, ect. Someone needs to tell Mase that collaborating with lots of artists DOES NOT guarantee success."