Ghetto Classics

User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6

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  1. shydevil
    May 16, 2006
    10
    this is amazing..those u are open minded about their music..would love this..i say, because i have recently have had love for all genre of music :o)
  2. TishaS
    Mar 31, 2006
    10
    I love this cd. The music is so mello. The story lines are real, and his voice is just amazing. I listen to the cd from beginning to end.
  3. JimmyP
    Apr 5, 2006
    9
    I really like the album, Jaheim has a good voice as always, and the production is better than ever, the only thing stopping me from giving this a ten is that he sorts of retraces his old footsteps from his previous two albums...but still a cut above from the rest of the R and B charts.
  4. May 12, 2013
    8
    Jaheim's third offering is a breathy, almost softly-spoken-rather-than-sung album. When he does push his vocals, it rules every track, almost to the point of dominating the mid-tempo production and 70's influenced hip-hop soul. What Jaheim does, which tends to divide opinion, is take his vocal quality and wrap them around lyrics that are far less subtle than his voice lets on. However,Jaheim's third offering is a breathy, almost softly-spoken-rather-than-sung album. When he does push his vocals, it rules every track, almost to the point of dominating the mid-tempo production and 70's influenced hip-hop soul. What Jaheim does, which tends to divide opinion, is take his vocal quality and wrap them around lyrics that are far less subtle than his voice lets on. However, this quality of being abe to draw the listener in, show inner conflict in some way, gives him a unique niche, somewhere between thug and lady killer. Obviously this is highlighted on the song "I Ain't Never", as well as the single "Everytime I Think About Her, featuring Jadakiss, who, seems equally at home with a languid rhyme which beguiles the subject matter of a conflicted man over a woman. The whole album, musically, just works, without too much effort, which makes it a very good listen. Expand
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Overall very little distracts from the qualities that have made him the most durable talent in commercial yet traditional R&B music.
  2. Billboard
    70
    The gem of this old school-flavored set is its low-key grooves that rely on thought-out storylines and not just sweet-talking jargon. [18 Feb 2006]
  3. Thanks to soulful orchestral swells, the songs have lush contours, which soften the singer's macho stance.