Ludacris – Theater of the Mind Album Review
Okay, as pretentious as Theater of the Mind might sound, do not pass judgement on a guide, smartly, album by way of its duvet. One of the South’s favorite sons, Ludacris is again on it and has controlled to mash up the weather of his older works with a excellent dose of the intelligence and wit discovered on Release Therapy.
Being a theater idea album, quite a lot of non-music celebs make cameos on those tracks. It does not hurt the album as a result of they severely don’t attempt to rap! Left to Luda, you’ll see the benefits on cuts like Undisputed, which “co-stars” former boxing champ Floyd Mayweather in a minimize drowned (however a ways from lifeless) with similes and punchlines.
Some could be having a look at Wish You Would, the collaboration with former rival T.I. and creaming of their pants, however although they ship mediocre at worst lyrically, the beat equipped by way of Toomp and 8TRIX is a headache. Even trashier is the Chris Brown and Sean Garrett collab What Them Girls Like – sure it’s clearly a membership/radio tune so you’ll soar to it, however do not bounce into it searching for high quality, although Ludacris does drop some first rate traces, excluding “I like ladies such a lot I’m one!”…umm…transferring on…
Despite them, there may be such a lot to mention in regards to the 3 ultimate tracks of the album so I’ll spare you that and inform you this – MVP (‘scored’ by way of DJ Premier; yeah who idea it would not occur, however it did), I Do It For Hip Hop (‘co-starring’ Nas & Jay-Z), and Do The Right Thang (‘co-starring’ Common and, how right kind, Spike Lee and ‘scored’ by way of ninth Wonder) – sure, the standard of the tracks fits the names concerned on this triple danger…I imply deal with. Believe that.
You gotta love idea albums, so long as they are pulled off smartly sufficient. Aside from the actor cameos (additionally from Chris Rock and Ving Rhames) and the ‘co-starring’ and ‘scored by way of’ credit, Ludacris’ Theater of the Mind isn’t one that in reality remains on level so far as being an idea album, however regardless it nonetheless packs numerous punch and you’ll be able to get moderately a couple of kicks out of it too. Definitely a must-hear.
Available thru DTP/Def Jam Records