In the quiet before the storm of year end lists, (top ten this, top five that) let's pause for a moment to reconsider one of the year's worst reviewed albums. Specifically, Mobb Deep's G-Unit sponsored cred-cash-out Blood Money. More specifically, Prodigy the target of Jay-Z's first verse in the Doors sampling "Takeover" back in 2001. Dude used to threaten Brooklyn's finest, but this year Prodigy sounded tired and washed-up, much more so than rap's most famous 37 year old.
And then this track, a horrorshow paranoia murder scheme, with seventies bass and patient demon hand drums. This makes the "50 and G-Unit ruined everything" theory much more probable than the "Mobb Deep fell off and Prodigy sucks" theory. More low-budget videos for mixtape singles, please.
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