the honorable | new jersey | 03/25/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"mystikal's album "tarantula" is great. this album is classic album that should've sold as much as his previous "let's get ready" album. starting off with the hit single "bouncin back", the hot neptunes produced track, kinda jazzy sounding, is a great intro to the album. following that is "if it ain't live", the song that should've bounced the album to platinum status. it's a hot track maan check it out. "settle the score" is history: it features the first ever collabo with a no limit soldier and a cash money boy. juvenile does a great job on the beat here. after that "p%$^y crook" and the next song are very forgettable, not worth being on the album. scott storch drops in for a beat on "alright", the "storching" hot track with mystikal providing good raps. "i get it started", the next track that features meth tical and funk docta spot (red and meth), contains freestyle verses by all parties and a notably hot beat by the infamous rockwilder. check this one out maan. the ensuing track called "paper stack" features a trumpet player in the beat and typical southern drum patterns while sporting mystikal's up and coming rappers from his clique. it's very catchy and has some good raps. finally the album closes with "the return" which is a guitar lick filled number in which mystikal states that he's not through. to wrap things up, this album was pretty darn good and deserved platinum status, but of course the z100 tools determine if it's a good album or not, which they decided that it wasn't. they loved "let's get ready" but paid no mind to this. however, who cares what they think this is a cool album with party clubbin styled beats so cop it whoadie!"