Blood Money


Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    The duo's finest body of work since their 1995 masterpiece, The Infamous. [28 Apr 2006, p.135]
  2. Vibe
    Although there remains a sheen throughout, the body of the set showcases the Mobb in darker, more familiar territory. [Apr 2006, p.150]
  3. 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.
  4. In terms of their long career of certified bangers it comes as a slight disappointment.
  5. Blender
    Their new boss's hooks are often slicke rand less arresting than the minor-key grit they thrive on. [Jun 2006, p.142]
  6. Mobb Deep often sounds like a guest at its own party.
  7. Rolling Stone
    The cash influx hasn't reformed these B-boys. [4 May 2006, p.57]
  8. Not surprisingly, the resulting cameo-plugged record sounds more like a G-Unit album than an Infamous one.
  9. Uncut
    At best this sees them hold their own. [Jul 2006, p.101]
  10. If Mobb Deep didn’t have their own history, their own discography, and their own mythos, contributions from 50 and friends wouldn’t be a hindrance. But here, those contributions become intrusions that keep the Mobb from telling their own stories, flashing their own green, getting their own groupies.
  11. The flashes of brilliance that were once routinely delivered by Havoc and Prodigy are few and fleeting here.
  12. Too much of Blood Money represents something sad and fascinating-- two demons domesticated, two artists who have willfully transformed themselves into hucksters.
  13. 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.
  14. The album is a 60 minute blur, and while there are brief moments of clarity there's just nothing special about Blood Money.
  15. The New York Times
    Most of this album is startlingly uninspired; no-frills rhymes were once this duo's main weapon; now they are its main liability. [1 May 2006]
  16. It takes nearly 13 cuts in on the new, G-approved Blood Money before you hear anything that sounds like a real Mobb Deep record.
  17. It's hard to imagine another album in 2006 doing a worse job of justifying its existence than Blood Money.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. hy
    May 7, 2006
    stop hattin --- it's the same old mobb it's tight
  2. TarikT
    Jul 28, 2006
    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. Full Review »
  3. grtgh
    Jul 25, 2006