Crown Royal - Run-D.M.C.
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  • Summary: The legendary rappers' first album since 1993's 'Down With The King' includes guest appearances from Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst, Third Eye Blind's Stephen Jenkins and Sugar Ray.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 6 out of 17
  1. 90
    The album has no filler, no played-out skits or weak collaborations. Instead, Crown Royal exhibits the energy, grooves, and phatness of a future hip-hop classic.
  2. The Queens trio still flow properly and cut a dash.
  3. This collaborative overkill is the same misstep that hobbled the group's last comeback attempt, 1993's Down With The King. [#4, p.108]
  4. Run-DMC wind up overwhelmed by the guest stars and the schizophrenic nature of the production.
  5. It works for the first three tracks.
  6. Ultimately, most Run DMC fans would have been much happier with old-school Run, D, and Jay than with a smorgasbord of Billboard chart-toppers for hire.
  7. The Ishtar of comeback albums -- overdone, underinspired, and marketed to within an inch of its life.

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  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. ChrisH
    Jan 12, 2007
    5
    Some catchy songs, but far too many guest spots & commercialism. It's a shame that hip-hop's pioneers had to go out like this.

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