Blood Money

Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Mobb Deep often sounds like a guest at its own party.
  2. Rolling Stone
    60
    The cash influx hasn't reformed these B-boys. [4 May 2006, p.57]
  3. Not surprisingly, the resulting cameo-plugged record sounds more like a G-Unit album than an Infamous one.
  4. Uncut
    60
    At best this sees them hold their own. [Jul 2006, p.101]
  5. 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.
  6. The flashes of brilliance that were once routinely delivered by Havoc and Prodigy are few and fleeting here.
  7. Too much of Blood Money represents something sad and fascinating-- two demons domesticated, two artists who have willfully transformed themselves into hucksters.
  8. 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.
  9. The album is a 60 minute blur, and while there are brief moments of clarity there's just nothing special about Blood Money.
User Score
7.3

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
    10
    stop hattin --- it's the same old mobb it's tight
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. grtgh
    Jul 25, 2006
    10
    ggg-unit