G.O.A.T. Featuring James T. Smith: The Greatest of All Time Image
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  1. 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. G.O.A.T. glows with the heat of his rhymes.... LL's delivery is so sly and seductive, he can be as nasty as he wants to be. And he has the beats to back it up...
  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. LL... seems to have regained the fire that was sorely missing from his previous release, "Phenomenon."
  5. 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.
  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.
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    He fumbles the obligatory Canibus dis, and the self-aggrandizing title track, deftly strewn with fuzz-bass by London junglist Adam F, is mishandled by a don who's now too staid to come correct. [Oct. 2000, p.180]

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