Yeah, DJ Clue!
Whooooooo! Ha ha! and various crew shoutouts are all things you’re going to
have to put up with through this entire album. I’ve said it once, I’ve said it
a thousand times, Clue straight
ticks me off with the constant yelling, but I’ll get over it. Let’s get to the
Clue never lets down with
bringing the hottest performers of today with some supremely hot beats — Jay-Z, DMX, Jadakiss, Eminem, Method Man, Redman, Snoop, Kurupt and various other big names show up to help Clue and show love. Back To Life 2001 with Mary J. Blige and Jadakiss opens up the album on good note. Directly following that
is a dope Jay-Z freestyle. Jay rips it like the freestyle he
ripped on Reasonable Doub’s 22 Twos.
DMX drops his usual troubled thug
lyrics on Who’s Next, with Clue yelling every second bar.
with this CD is that it’s plagued with too many half-hot/half-not tracks with
too many cats that should be straight ripping it. Getting It with Rah Digga and
Busta, My N—– Dem with Trick
Daddy and Trina, So Hot with Foxy Brown and Chinatown
with Lil’ Kim, Junior Mafia and Lil’ Cease,
are all prime examples of big letdowns. Cream
2001 with Raekwon and Ghostface is perhaps the best track on
the CD. Ghost spits Wu-darts with his abstract style: It’s like two acts/ Max in the trunk,
lookin’ real dumb/ ’88 paper and our noses numb/ Paid over Marvin Gaye’s gravy/
Said Ghost, pop murked me at an early age/ Hit Diana back in the days/ And the
Supremes they were all on my dick/ Love the way I sung the Charelles/ Mercy,
Mercy son/ Made ’em come. What The
Beat with Eminem, Method Man and Royce The 5’9″ has an amazing piano beat provided by Duro and twisted lyricism. It has all
the components to be another Eminem
With plenty of hotness, but way too many sleepers, Clue‘s album would have to scrape together a few cents to make it a 5.