Originally Posted by red mpls
I'm apparently in the minority here but I thoroughly enjoyed this album and think it's a solid 4.25-4.5 out of 5. Other than Return Of 4eva, which I consider to be K.R.I.T.'s best work, I think this is on par with his other efforts. A few things that I would change about this album:
1. Get rid of What U Mean. Easily the worst song on the album. The entire song screams "uninspired" to me. Replace this with Handwriting from 4eva And A Day.
2. He should have went another direction with Cool 2 Be Southern. This is 2012, not 1995. The South has dominated mainstream hip-hop for almost a decade now, there's no need to convince people that the South is "cool" at this point. The beat is excellent though so I wish he would have used it for a song with a different concept. Or just make this a short instrumental.
3. Get rid of Yeah Dat's Me. The worst of the "bangers" in my opinion (other than What U Mean of course). Replace this with Me And My Old School from 4eva And A Day.
4. Get rid of the corny skit at the end of Live From The Underground.
So my final track list would look like this:
1. LFU300MA (Intro)
2. Live From The Underground
3. Short Instrumental Interlude (Cool 2 Be Southern beat) Country Rap Tunes
4. I Got This
5. Money On The Floor
6. Players Ballad
7. Me and My Old School
8. My Sub (Pt 2: The Jackin')
9. Porchlight Package Store
10. Down and Out
11. Pull Up
13. If I Fall
14. Rich Dad, Poor Dad
15. Praying Man
16. Live From The Underground (Reprise)
on par with his best??? nahhh
i can agree with you on some of the album changes tho... the edits I made I think would have made the album waaaaay better
off top...Cool 2 Be Southern, What Ya Mean, Porchlight all gotta go.
then the direction and theme of the album could have had better balance.... I understand what he was trying to do by going with more uptempo, youthful songs to ward off the "boring" talk but I think he left tooo much of the stuff that garnered all the interest in him as an artist off.
but I gotta give him props on the production tip...even tho I think its the least enjoyable album of his four, the fact that he crafted the whole thing with minimal sampling is a feat in itself