Beauty Party - The Majesticons
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  • Summary: 'Beauty Party' represents experimental hip-hop artist Mike Ladd's second album in a planned trilogy, the first being 2000's 'Gun Hill Road' by The Infesticons. Unlike its predecessor, the Majesticons disc ventures into commercial rap territory (albeit with a satirical bent), attempting to skewer contemporary hiphop by beating it at its own game. Expand
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  1. 83
    The Majesticons highlight commercial hip-hop's yawning credibility gap by amping up the bourgeois posturing to the point of absurdity. [Jun 2003, p.105]
  2. It's funnier and more pointed than Handsome Boy Modeling School.
  3. 80
    Laced with bitter irony so thick it drips out of your speakers.
  4. 80
    While conscious rap often comes off as dour, this is a thoroughly enjoyable record, dignified and jiggy all at once. [Mar 2003, p.94]
  5. An album that so faithfully conveys the obsessions, sound, and tone of jiggy hip-hop that, out of context, it would be easy to mistake it for the music it parodies.
  6. A few tracks delve a little too far into ditzy R&B territory and thus come off sounding a little too similar to the songs they mimic.
  7. Without its context, Beauty Party doesn't make any sense.

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