Price - Monkey Barz
Review by Jeffrey Lindseym
This Sean Price Cd is one we all need to have in our CD players.
Why??? It's the shit thats why!!! once I popped this cd into my stereo
the ride began. It made me smile. The beats hit hard and the lyrics
were enough to make anyone smile at hip hop. But then again this cd
isn't for everyone. If you didn't like any Heltah Skeltah Cd or weren't
a fan of the Duck Down movement then you probably won't have as much
fun with this cd. Although I saw a growth for Sean P and his solo career
he still is what he is. And I don't think he needs or wants to change.
I mean who wants to disappoint??
a few songs to exemplify my point: They just happen to be in the beginning
of the CD I received:
Words (Produced by Kleph Dollaz) An intro track at its finest. It does
what it needs to. Which is to sets the tone for this album. Produced
quite nicely from the drops of the beat to the vocal effects. The beat
itself although simple in its essence seems to have that calm before
the storm effect. As to say... Welcome to the storm..
Ya'll (Produced by Moss) Who the fuck is Moss?? Who cares he did his
thing. I don't know what it is... nothing on this beat hasn't been done.
Its an intro class to beat making beat. But at the same time its as
captivating as anything innovative... guess Moss passed that course
with flying colors. The title is ample for the track. I mean the beat
and the lyrics are what its all about. The marriage of this one two
punch is what we all look for in a song. An anthem for Sean Price at
its best...a way for him to flex his lyrical muscle... trust me dude
is movin' weight.
f/Tek of Smif N Wesson (Produced by Khrysis) Alright you know DJ Khrysis
got that crack boy!!!! Tek plays a nice ying to Sean Price's Yang on
this song. The switch up of vocals is refreshing and adds to the song.
A very arrogant song but you gotta be in this game. And who said that
Sean Prince has no reason to be arrogant. This is the type of track
that should help Ruck stand on his own two away from Rock. Without a
banga its hard to establish yourself away from your partner. SP got
one so haters can SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!!
f/Buckshot, Steele & Louieville (Produced by Rudy Rox) The beat
ain't fake. But check this out this dude Rudy Rox banged out something
comparable to the neptunes. Even had a prechorus to the song and rocked
that out. The set up was a complete rip off the format of the Neptunes.
A parody at its best. If it was making fun or seriously an ode to the
neptunes it was that shit. Everyone on this track fucked it up. If you
ever though this kinda track couldn't get gutta....try listening to
this track. It'll turn you into a believer.
(9th Wonder) vintage 9th wonder, very soulful and full in sound. The
hook fits the idea of the song and nice setup for each verse that comes
in. This song rocks a train of thought that most people don't have or
are afraid to voice. All this love shit...hahaha. His love isn't the
orthadox love song opics. Seems like he opens up his door to live his
life in this song..
your normal hip hop. It's not your run of the mill rap CD. What this
album reflects is a person. Thats music. When man, machine, microphone,
and beats mix. Sean P no doubt did his thing. He is a madman!!!!!! If
this is what duck down is planning for the future don't be surprised
if they are in ya ear more and more. I enjoyed this CD thouroughly from
top to bottom. Not many cd's out there that rock right. But this one
Rating - 4.0
Rhymes - 3.5
Beats - 3.8
Originality/Replay - 4 (closer to 4.25)