Styles P. comes
back after Independence, The
Ghost Sessions and other albums/mixtapes
with Super Gangster (Extraordinary
Gentlemen) another example of why
Styles P. is one of the most consistent
rappers to do rap and a hell of a solo
artist in his own right. Styles consistantly
states that he's the hardest out here
and while that's for debate (He deserves
to be in the room), he constantly shows
that he's more than gun talk and drug
references but an artist who knows where
he came from, where he's at and where
he's wants to go.
This 19-track LP gives you a little of
everything you expect from P and more!
a wicked collaboration with The Roots
Black Thought called "Cause I'm Black".
The track uses a classic sample to talk
about the black experience mostly on what
we go through on the negative. It isn't
easy being public enemy number one!
Gangster" features the union known
as The Lox as Sheek Louch and Jadakiss
come through to torch the track. I hope
I can get a group LP before the decade
In a move that many probably never thought
they'd see Beanie Sigel and Styles P.
join force in a hard ass track called
appropriately "You Aint Ready 4 Me".
Many people know these tough guys were
trading lines at each other in the early
2000s but both will murder you on a track!
It's a military sounding track and both
these cannons don't disappoint on this
you think you can't enough of hot collaborations
you get Ghostface Killah on "Enemy
of the State". The beat isn't particularly
interesting to me but the two MCs on the
track are and they prove worthy adversaries.
I like combos between MCs like this! Who
said NY can't come together!
talks about his prowess as neighborhood
star in the cut "Super Gangster".
P talks about being on his super grind
trying to get super paper on this cut
and given how many tracks he has on the
streets I couldn't deny his hustle!
N***as" sounds like a hot (hot like
great not hot like temperature)horror
movie and Styles along with rookie Raw
Buck gets their therapy out on the track
talking about what would happen when you
mess with them. I remind people that most
of this is rapping is unfounded talk or
these two would be in jail for a long
goes back to the age of Reagan, Crack
Cocaine and HIV/AIDS in "Da 80's".
This cut let Styles tell those who are
doing wrong with no purpose to straighten
up because the hard road is just that:
"Blow Your Mind" features Swizz
Beatz and of course Styles has to pay
tribute to the green stuff. It was the
first single of the LP and while it is
not "I Get High", the purpose
is clearly identified, appreciated and
loved by many.Ray J. the recent returnee
to the spotlight of tabloids, sings the
hook on "Let's Go", a track
for the club and feeling good with a lady
friend. Not sappy in anyway, this track
just talks about a good time!
"Alone In The Street" is a nice
track because Styles talks about being
along on this world at times and wanting
to see more and do more even when it makes
sense to take it down for the night.
tracks to check out include "In It
To Win It", the crazy track All I
Know Is Pain "(featuring Alchemist),
a reunion with Akon called "Got My
Eyes On You" and "Green Piece
of Paper", a track about what gets
done for the dollar!
like this LP because it's diverse and
while it has a lot of collaborations it
isn't without a few insightful tracks.
Styles thrives on with a solid efffort.
LP gets three GeoGlobes.