Daily Archives: February 28, 2016
When it was announced that Mobb Deep had signed with G-Unit, the question arose: How would the gritty, raw, and often bleak duo from Queensbridge mesh with the shimmery, engineered, and self-celebratory demeanor of G-Unit? Unfortunately, the answer was: forgettably.
Don't get it twisted, Blood Money has decent moments. It's difficult not to nod your head to the production across the album (with Havoc taking on the majority of titles, but less than his typical share). Tracks like "Put 'Em In Their Place," "Day Dreamin'," and "Pearly Gates" stand out as notable offerings, while others come off as average. Havoc and Prodigy's visceral, unprocessed, hood-charm feels uprooted and their authority a bit diminished by the clear intention to construct records that