Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Money, Power & Respect
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
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Good debut, but Puffy does it no justice
mobb | The Bridge, NY! | 11/24/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, I'm not a Bad Boy fan, never will be. Biggie's days are gone and now they got pop stars like Puffy, or P. Diddy or whatever, 112, and Mase (now retired). But there is still talent there, specifically in Black Rob, and in a trio that's no longer on the label, called The Lox. Despite moving to the Ruff Ryder camp, some still feel that Money, Power & Respect is the better album they released (this is their debut, We Are The Streets was their 2nd album). Jadakiss is arguably the best lyricist in the group, and has a lot of commercial appeal, while the other two making up the group are Styles and Sheek. Styles is probably my fav of the group, he has a good voice and nice flow for the most part. He has also just released his solo album. Sheek is only average. As for the album, there are some good songs, though Money, Power & Respect feat. DMX & Lil' Kim is probably the hottest song on here. It was the first single and rightfully so. Other standouts were Livin The Life, Let's Start Rap Over, So Right, Not To Be F*cked With, All For The Love, B*tches From Eastwick, We'll Always Love Big Poppa (tribute to Biggie). The part where the album fails is where Puff tries to get involved and interferes with the overall flow of the album. The production for the most part is good, but will probably be even better on their more recent RR stuff. If you want classic Lox, then I recommend you buy Jadakiss or Styles' solo albums, or even We Are The Streets. If you want a laid-back, nothing out of the ordinary, but nevertheless entertaining, album, then look no further. Money, Power & Respect is by no means anything groundbreaking but it is not at all a waste of your money."
The talent is definately there
maeve_kelsey | California | 08/03/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Like many other bands out there right now, no matter what style, The Lox have the talent. They suffer, however, from bad production and weak lyrics. For example, from the song B**ches From Eastwick, are these lines: "Today I got a session with Ronnie/I mean Veronica/Met her last year about a week before Hanukkah/Sounds foolish/I mean honey wasn't Jewish/But she had a lot of dough and she was nice on computers/She told me she was born and raised in Bermuda/And came here to get a job as a tutor." The talent in The Lox is mainly from Jadakiss, who did lots of solo work as well with collaborations with many of the Ruff Ryders, including Eve. Sheek & Stylez are mediocre, but can still manage a decent flow. Puff Daddy's producing has definately been better on other albums. The standout song on this album is probably Money, Power & Respect. The strength of the Lox is met by the strength of the guest artists in the track. Overall, it's a fun CD to have, but it's not something you need to buy unless you are a devoted fan."
Waste of time
maeve_kelsey | 02/21/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This album was horrible. I expected a lot from the Lox and what I got was bullsit. I ended up tossing this album in the trash."