Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
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  1. Jun 7, 2012
    60
    First Serve isn't a disappointing album by any means-that is, unless you make the mistake of expecting a De La Soul-quality LP from something the pair obviously made for fun-but it isn't a very remarkable one, either.
  2. Q Magazine
    Apr 13, 2012
    60
    Joyously propulsive... [Yet] there's little deviation from a straightforward palette of sticky basslines and boom-bap rhythms. [May 2012, p.95]
  3. 60
    It's not the greatest story ever told--the depth of insight runs to little more than "Friends--how many have them? How long before they split like atoms?"--but the overall warmth is engaging.
  4. Apr 2, 2012
    60
    Consider it a curious concept explored by two-thirds of the group that perhaps shouldn't distract you from revisiting 'The Grind Date'.
  5. Apr 2, 2012
    60
    This is not a bad record, just not what the game needed from De La at the moment.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. May 26, 2012
    6
    "First Serve" is a side project of duo from De La Soul and French DJ Chokolate And Khalid. Just like their previous activity - known even by"First Serve" is a side project of duo from De La Soul and French DJ Chokolate And Khalid. Just like their previous activity - known even by the single "Feel Good Inc." by Girillaz group - the disc is almost an hour of the alternative hip hop, melodic and somewhat scoffing. CD is at a fairly decent level, though sometimes men descend and create some cheap tracks, which can be seen even after the "Must B The Music". Full Review »
  2. Apr 3, 2012
    10
    What can i say this album is off the chain!!!! Way to bring hip hop back Plug 1 and Plug 2!!! Love the beats and the skits. True hip hop isWhat can i say this album is off the chain!!!! Way to bring hip hop back Plug 1 and Plug 2!!! Love the beats and the skits. True hip hop is still out there!!! Full Review »