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Posted by: Dave on August 16, 2008 at 6:43 pm

ReUpGangNote: Re-Up Gang is Virginia Beach MCs Pusha T and Malice (aka Clipse – the duo responsible for my #4 Album of 2006) plus Philly MCs Ab-Liva and Sandman. The foursome is responsible for the highly regarded mixtape series We Got It 4 Cheap, and this is their first official release. It includes nine new songs and three previously unreleased remixes of tracks from We Got It 4 Cheap vol. 3.
Sound: Street-level cocaine rap that jumps back and forth between bombastic, hustler anthems and tense, sobering meditations.
Heavy Rotation track: “Show You How To Hustle”
Medium Rotation tracks: “Still Got It For Cheap”; “Million Dollar Corner”; “Money”
Recommended: The drug themes and the boasting can get tiresome after awhile, but the Clipse MCs continue to deliver creative, entertaining and memorable rhymes. Unfortunately, their crewmates Ab-Liva and Sandman aren’t quite in the same league. The Philly rappers are capable, yes, but throughout you find yourself waiting for the next Clipse verse. Overall, it’s an uneven album that has many great lines but few attention-grabbing hooks or beats.
Grade: B-

Listen to Tracks/Buy Music:
On iTunes
On amazon.com



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