Certified - David Banner
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  • Summary: The Mississippi rapper's fourth album includes appearances by Talib Kweli and Too Short.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. "Certified" treads a fine line between keeping it real and selling units, but Banner treads that line very well.
  2. Even where Certified doesn't entirely congeal, Banner gets by on personality and an ever-sharpening focus.
  3. If Certified has one problem, it's the overabundance of features that eats up too much time.
  4. 70
    When at his best, Banner creates powerful American folk music. [Sep 2005, p.231]
  5. Revels in its own vulgarity. [23 Sep 2005, p.87]
  6. Certified may be a cinematic holding pattern but it’s a holding pattern in a place--both geographically and artistically--that we can’t hear enough of.
  7. There's little familiarity, too little to relate to on Certified.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. KevinP.
    Dec 19, 2006
    6
    Eh...it's kinda your average ass in the dance club music, but it gets the girlies to dance.