G.O.A.T. Featuring James T. Smith: The Greatest of All Time Image

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  1. Revolver
    Backed by a bevy of sublime, aggravated tracks, G.O.A.T. is L.L.'s most aggressive, rhyme-centric effort since Radio. [#2, p.112]
  2. 80
    The overall package is a slick, Rockwilder-produced old-school styled joint that's still got a foot in the year 2000 -- classic and timely all at once.
  3. On G.O.A.T., LL Cool J has renewed his old-school style for a new generation of fans while still retaining old-school support.
  4. Checkout.com
    Though G.O.A.T.'s songs are all new, they do bear more than a whiff of the familiar, with the rapper looking back in time to invoke the tried-and-true formulas which have brought him chart-topping success throughout his storied career.
  5. LL... seems to have regained the fire that was sorely missing from his previous release, "Phenomenon."
  6. Proving he's no slouch when it comes to keeping up with musical trends, he's brought in producers like DJ Scratch and one-time junglist Adam F to make sure his beats match up to his evergreen vocal skills. And it works... Amazingly, this is his ninth album, yet he still sounds fresh.
  7. Even with the help of popular rap acts like DMX and Redman, L.L. Cool J has made the same album he did once before, with no new twists.

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