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  • Summary: Now backed by 50 Cent and his G-Unit, the duo of Prodigy and Havoc return with a follow-up to 2004's 'Amerikaz Nightmare.'
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. The duo's finest body of work since their 1995 masterpiece, The Infamous. [28 Apr 2006, p.135]
  2. 75
    Instead of the poppy makeover many anticipated, the Mobb's seventh album is a curious blend of gunz-money anthems, G-Unit-ized sex romps, and visions of the great beyond.
  3. 70
    Their new boss's hooks are often slicke rand less arresting than the minor-key grit they thrive on. [Jun 2006, p.142]
  4. 60
    At best this sees them hold their own. [Jul 2006, p.101]
  5. The flashes of brilliance that were once routinely delivered by Havoc and Prodigy are few and fleeting here.
  6. The duo's seventh album sees an invasion of unnecessary guest stars, such as Lloyd Banks and Yayo, and a disappointing lyrical turn that celebrates monotonous Detroit staples like guns, cash and bumps.
  7. It's hard to imagine another album in 2006 doing a worse job of justifying its existence than Blood Money.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. [Anonymous]
    May 3, 2006
    10
    The album is great!
  2. grtgh
    Jul 25, 2006
    10
    ggg-unit
  3. hy
    May 7, 2006
    10
    stop hattin --- it's the same old mobb it's tight
  4. leem
    May 9, 2006
    8
    this is not there best work better than there last two albums. it's there most diverse album to date 50 cent took them out of there this is not there best work better than there last two albums. it's there most diverse album to date 50 cent took them out of there element but still kept it hood on this cd the only song that stood out was the joint with mary and that their homies are no where on this cd where is big noyd? the 2 best songs are track 7 and the song called the infoumous+ I liked how they flpped the knight rider beat into somthing else as well. Expand
  5. ajh
    May 4, 2006
    7
    It's not classic Mobb, but I'll still take it. At least it's less boring than their last two albums. The quote by E! Onilne It's not classic Mobb, but I'll still take it. At least it's less boring than their last two albums. The quote by E! Onilne confuses me. "...a disappointing lyrical turn that celebrates monotonous Detroit staples like guns, cash and bumps." Do they actually think Mobb Deep is from Detroit or are they just calling out the city for being violent? If it's the former, then that review loses all credibility it could have had. I guess it's not like I'd ever look to E! for hip-hop knowledge anyway, but at least they could do a little research. Expand
  6. TarikT
    Jul 28, 2006
    6
    I'll be honest, I'm a huge Mobb Deep fan, I bought this album the day it came out. The Infamous and Hell on Earth are among my two I'll be honest, I'm a huge Mobb Deep fan, I bought this album the day it came out. The Infamous and Hell on Earth are among my two favorite albums of all time. However, this is not the same Mobb Deep. There is one mediocre concept song (In Love with Mullah) and that is it. No amazing story telling and Prodigy is hardly ryhming on this album. In fact now he's sounding like a weak immitation of 50 cent. The production on the album is alright, I just hope the next album turns out to be better, I will still buy what they put out no matter what though. Expand
  7. seanbellb
    May 3, 2006
    0
    plain garbage g-------unot

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