"THIS IS REAL HIP-HOP MOUTH OF DA SOUTH I SAY PASTOR HAS A CRUNK VOICE LIKE MYSTIKAL AND LIL JON HES GOOD MAKING FUN OF 50 CENT THIS GUY IS 4 REAL BELIVE ME IVE HEARD MY SHARE OF HIP-HOP BUT THIS IS HOT WHOEVER HAS THE GUTS TO GO UP AGAINST 50 CENT HAS MY VOTE C YA"
Mr. Atlanta | Atlanta, Georgia | 04/08/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I really dont know why but for some reason I like many others, am drawn to this atl rapper named pastor troy, his lyrics are nothing special, his beats are most of the time average at best, his songs really dont make sense and most times his albums are only about 50 minutes are less (this one is 46 minutes). But the truth remains that pastor troy is one of the most electrifying rappers out there, why? because he brings so much energy to the mic, unlike many rappers he doesnt rap for the glory of it, he raps because he truly wants to represent Atlanta to the fullest and get the clubs live and jumping. Although it is true that pastor is no where close to a 2pac or a Biggie he is still hot simply because he isnt trying to be a 2pac or a Biggie, this album is the type that you listen to when you are in a car that has a nice system and just let the speakers bang and you could care less about the lyrics, the standout tracks on this album are "Crank Me Up" which jams like hell, of course his single "Riding Big Yo" is hot, "Crazy" is a great track with a nice beat and Pastor actually has a deacent flow on this track, the track "Nice Change" with Juvenile is probaly the second best song on the cd. So if your looking for some cold flows then this is not the cd for you, if you are looking for some timbaland/neptunes produced beats this is not the cd for you, but if you are a true pastor troy and atlanta fan then you should check this out for sure"
Atlanta...I'll Rep For You....
Enlightened | Atlanta Georgia | 04/06/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Pastor Troy's group DSGB just dropped an album not three months ago and now Troy drops his 4th solo lp. The Pastor is most known for his delivery and style rather than for his lyrics but everyone knows that he does have the potential to drop amazing verses. This album is more beat driven than his previous albums though. Even with that said some of the songs are just plain out terrible and unlistenable. Crank Me Up is quite possibly the worst song Troy has ever done. Just Awful. Off The Chain sucks and Representin is one of the worst lyrical efforts and worst flows that Troy has attempted. However, as expected, Troy drops some amazing songs. Ridin Big, the single, is a worthy song with a thumping backdrop. Nice Change feat. Juvenile, and Boys To Men w/ Eightball are both top caliber songs. Atlanta, arguably the best song on the album, is riding out with it's Isley Brothers sample, and Crazy is the classic cruisin song that has become a staple on Pastor Troy affiliated albums. His sinister songs It's About To Go Down and F. Them N's are also above average although not reaching the level of 'I'm Outside', This Tha City, or 'No Mo Play in GA'. The biggest surprise is the Lil Snap & Lil Killa 'demo' where these lil kids are rapping, they have some flow I can't front. It's actually kinda tight and kinda funny at the same time especially when you hear Troy's background vocals. I wish Troy would have kept the beat for himself cause it's pretty gangsta. Troy somewhat delivers on his fourth album, although it isn't as compelling as his others it's still worth checking out. 3.5 stars."
Best cd in the south
derrick | ga | 03/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Pastor Troy is the best rapper period. He has some of the best lyrics and reps the atl harder than anybody. 12 out of 13 songs on the cd is straight. He should have been gone platnuim but all these bootleggers cranking up on him. Instead of getting it for $5 buy it here. In his intro he said if he don't platnium on this cd he is letting it go. track 13 F____them N_____ Everybody want to put violence in their rhymes/ they love 50 cent cause he shot 9 times/ But what about me i shot 9 mutherF______s/ Let him the yard for his mother/ I shot the brother/ I shot the aunt/ i f____ the sister/ i smoked a blunt/"
Pastor Troy Aint Afraid To Be HARD
blaze_bryson | ATLANTA GEORGIA | 04/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Atlanta is off tha chain for real... And anyone really throwin up the city is thumpin PT. Universal won't give him any publicity but he still manages to be the biggest name in Atlanta. He defines crunk. Pastor Troy brings a lot of energy to By Any Means Necessary which is one of his most versatile albums. 5 Stars.. Cop this Fill YA CUP AND GET CRUNK"