It's On High Volume!
Carltouis Stevenson | Angeles Mesa, Los Angeles | 03/31/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ex-member of the Cash Money and Hot Boys originator B.G. gives us an almost perfect It's All On U, Vol. 1 at the tender age 16. For his age he's well beyond his years with complete graphic gangster tales of selling dope, snorting and balling outta control. This release was before the Universal deal and the bling, bling talk was already in him with tracks like "Get Your Shine On!!" He gives us tales of Uptown's 13th Ward, New Orleans through the eyes of a Baby Gangster on "'N' My City", "Round My Way" and "Uptown Thang (Remix Hot)". This album was produced entirely by Mannie Fresh with his bouncing tracks. With "I Be Thinking" he brings it a little close to home with his known problem with herion. "Silent B.G." is one of the brightest gems on here with convincing lyrics like "...I'mma, 9-1-1 hit a nigga / uh,uh! thugged out, wig splitta nigga / tryin'a, sparkle in this world like glitter nigga..." The young Lil Wayne helped out with the hook on "Let's Get Funky". Just read the titles and you could tell what the album is about, but this one of B.G.'s best release no matter what age."