• Record Label: DECON
  • Release Date: Jul 7, 2009

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Fish Outta Water is a bright, colorful album that does an excellent job of incorporating different styles into a cohesive whole.
  2. 80
    Fish Outta Water is a very strong project.
  3. Now, two years after the barbershoppy crew’s breakup, the Justin Timberlake of J5 delivers his solo debut, with predictably solid results.
  4. Fish Outta Water may lack the demographic-tripping vibe that even a Jurassic 5 in turmoil could whip up, but it's a mostly winning debut that makes up in vocal prowess for what it lacks in hooks.
  5. Had the fish-minded emcee trimmed some fat, Fish Outta Water could have been the album we were all craving from the 2na.
  6. 60
    Best known as the distinctive voice of backpack hip-hop faves Jurassic 5, Chali 2na is sometimes reduced to a supporting role on his solo debut.
  7. Q Magazine
    This is an assured solo debut from the MC. [Oct 2009, p.111]
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Redordead
    Aug 24, 2009
    Something with lots of variation for lots of different tastes.