Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Clipse's smarts and purity are seductive in the manner of a Jim Thompson novel, even a John Donne meditation.
  2. They're as sharp as ever on their proper studio debut. One minor nitpick: A substantial number of the superlative verses on this CD are recycled from those online giveaways, and backed with instrumentals that are often less striking. [15 Aug 2008, p.67]
  3. The music is solid rather than stunning, but that allows the MC's to shine – and make no mistake, this is a real MC's album.
  4. The beats are functional if not flashy. [Nov 2008.p.79]
  5. 60
    Re-Up's wordplay outstrips their production. [Sep 2008, p.122]
  6. As fresh as the Re-Up Gang keep their rhymes and beats, much of the album has a cheap feeling--a "We Got It 4 Cheap," cheap, that is, as nearly half of the album is comprised simply of freshly mixed tracks from "Volume 3."
  7. Yes, I love Clipse and the Re-Up Gang, but tough love invariably accompanies true love, so there you have it. The relationship is just on the rocks for now; here’s hoping November is like the honeymoon all over again.
  8. Re-Up Gang is sort of like going out for a nice meal and filling up on bread.
  9. On Clipse Presents, however, it sounds like they’ve lost that drive, stopping to rest on their laurels for the first time in their career.
  10. The biggest problem beyond the recycled rhymes is the production. There are lots of beatsmiths on hand here, but none even come close to doing what the Neptunes did for them on their proper albums.

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