Blackout! 2 - Method Man & Redman
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  • Summary: After some delays, the sequel to the release of the first collaboration together, Blackout!, is finally released.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Hip-hop's own Cheech and Chong boast chemistry that's as powerful as ever on Blackout! 2, this belated follow-up.
  2. It’s been a long, long decade since Blackout!, but this very worthy sequel proves worth the wait.
  3. The duo has left the cartoon buffoonery behind and drill down on making a rattling, raucous record.
  4. This album is a blast of nostalgia that doesn’t sound bitter or even particularly dated.
  5. The original deserves the top spot, but think of this as the "Godfather Part II" of reckless boom-bap rap and you've got an idea of how well this Blackout! satisfies.
  6. 70
    As a sequel, Blackout 2 fails to move things forward; but as a revival, it’s a welcome blast.
  7. On their first album in eight years, these How High stars seem every bit the pleasure-seekers they used to be.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. kevin
    May 22, 2009
    10
    Reminds you why you got into hip-hop in the first place.
  2. KEndo
    May 23, 2009
    10
    Great album, probably the best of the year for hip-hop. Definitely worthy of being titled the "2nd' Blackout.
  3. Greg
    Jun 2, 2009
    10
    Great Cd from 1st to last song an instant classic for ne one who likes Hip-Hop grew up on the first one and now they back with the funk.
  4. RyanL
    May 26, 2009
    9
    They still got it and BO2 is crazy(Not like the original BO) but over the years and they are still lyrical murderers and now....still killing it, they even went south with the song city lights...To me, they are the best rap duo to this day and onwards. Expand
  5. Chris
    Jun 23, 2009
    7
    Full of character, this album keeps a true hip-hop fan pleased. Track length is great, but too raw for my taste. Overall their chemistry is undeniable. Expand
  6. MiguelA
    Jun 3, 2009
    6
    Everybodies sayin this is a good album, but that all it is. It's good. It's not very good, it's not classic, it's not bad. It just... good. It's average. Sure, theres not one bad song on the whole album, but theres not really good song, no classic. It's an album filled with average songs with average beats and average Meth and Red rhymes. They're not bad, but they haven't gottten any better. Blackout! the original had plenty of standout songs, but Blackout! 2 doesn't. Please, dont be fooled by the ratings or fanboys's ratings of 10, it' s not all that great. I recommend downloading "Four Minutes To Lockdown" as it's the only standout track, and leave the rest of the album alone. Dont waste your money on an album you'll listen to once (if you have the patinece. It's almost 80 minutes). My copy is still laying on my dresser. Even though I bought it on sale, I want my money and time back. Expand
  7. JohnG
    Jul 25, 2009
    4
    After a ten year absence that included an average movie (How High) and a failed sitcom, for which they respectively deserved an opportunity towards, the Blackout 2! fails to impress and continues to exhaust the modern standard of the hip hop genre. Method Man and Redman appear to have lowered themselves for the sake of profit instead of substance with an album that includes heavy synth production. "Snap" and "Crunk" beats do not serve these gentlemen well. Expand

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