Bizzy follows the format of a Bone Thugs release but with only a fraction of the restless energy and catchiness But there are some effective grooves nonetheless the furious, focused "Social Studies"; "Menensky Mobbin'" , and refreshing humor "Let us all sing along in the words of the old Negro spiritual," a voice intones before the hook of " The Roof Is On Fire". All of the above appear on the dramatic statement of purpose "We Come To Serve Em" also present in a remix , and still more obscure talents also get their shots Dekumposed is featured on "Woe Is I," based on an Al Green vamp.
It's even more varied than you'd expect, because U-Neek pushes himself as a producer to come up with unique backdrops: "Murda Murda" with Layzie and "Bring It On" stick close to the classic Bone Thugs sound, but elsewhere he comes up with unusual combinations of keyboard sounds and irresistable hooks the pounding "Ain't No Love". Plus, the brief interlude "Hard" is one of the funniest seduction numbers you'll ever hear. There are lots of nice touches: "JT" Thomas's "Souljahs Marching" makes good use of eerie synthesized pizzacato strings opposite rhythm guitar chicks; syncopated organ and guitar behind the popwise synth hook on "No Way Out.
The furious "Battlezone" is one high point, but there's not a weak track here - even the bonus track "One Night Stand" has more going for it than most artists' entire albums. As a result, the cast is almost entirely different from the Mo Thugs compilation. Desperidos get five of the disc's sixteen tracks, and they show a similar lack of personality: just another five guys trading lines about life on the streets, without any particular verve or originality.
The bottom-heavy "Tighten Up Your Operation" is probably the best of their bunch. Most jarring moment: Layzie's young son Jeremy adds vocals chillingly beyond his years to "The Backyard. His only powerful, coherent rhymes are on the prison meditation "Before I Go"; otherwise he frequently falls into anti-gay or misogynistic rants "Whole Wild World" - maybe the full group had the same tendency, but I never noticed it - which makes the closing "Jesus" even more grating than it would otherwise be.
Some guests would have helped to break up the monotony and introduce other viewpoints: due to his lack of message, the overall impression isn't singleminded intensity, just a lack of ideas. The record's consistently listenable anyway, thanks to the production by Darren Vegas: he builds solid vamps and clever hooks high-pitched keyboards on "Schizophrenic," engaging if fake steel drums on "Don't Be Dumb" , and keeps shifting the arrangements washes of keyboards, frequent but small variations in drums and bass.
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