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  • Summary: The B.I.G. soundalike has managed to generate a great deal of buzz for his second solo disc, chiefly by being behind bars, where he's serving out a ten-year prison term resulting from a bad night on the town with P Diddy. The vocals on one track were literally phoned in from prison, whileThe B.I.G. soundalike has managed to generate a great deal of buzz for his second solo disc, chiefly by being behind bars, where he's serving out a ten-year prison term resulting from a bad night on the town with P Diddy. The vocals on one track were literally phoned in from prison, while production is handled by Kanye West, Swizz Beatz, Just Blaze and more. Expand

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yeah shyne, gang land, murder inc. haha alright, turn the beat up i see you, ok! I see you ma, in your thoughsand doller weave master p style? on ya... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    Shyne's Tupac-esque reflections on honor and mortality are penetrating, and suggest there are greater meditations yet to be unleashed. [20/27 Aug 2004, p.126]
  2. Godfather Buried Alive is a worthy listen, showcasing Shyne's unfiltered honesty in its uncompromising form.
  3. While the J-Kwons and Juveniles enjoy the fruits of paradise and their Lexus helicopters, Shyne reminds us of the ones who didn't make it: the legions of his fellow Clinton inmates fighting to keep afloat under prison's psychic burden.
  4. Rolling Stone
    60
    Godfather doesn't sound dated; it sounds dateless, in a bad sense--boilerplate raps and beats that could have been recorded whenever and wherever. [16 Sep 2004, p.78]
  5. New Musical Express (NME)
    50
    The beats may be basic and the quality fuzzy... but there are diamonds among the dirt. [21 Aug 2004, p.49]
  6. Blender
    40
    Many beats... sound cheap, and many rhymes... trade drama for tough-guy same-old. [Oct 2004, p.128]
  7. The majority of the album is just not very interesting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
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  1. jaerons
    Aug 31, 2004
    10
    i liek every single song
  2. BereniceI
    Aug 30, 2004
    10
    Its gangsta!!!
  3. CWebb
    Nov 19, 2005
    10
    Thi sh!t is a 10!
  4. bradj
    Sep 8, 2004
    10
    PO Live it up. He the kid N%^#! what! PO is a killa, and a mc.
  5. WESTCOASTLOVAH
    Sep 25, 2004
    10
    This SHyt IS DOPE
  6. StephenT
    Jan 13, 2005
    10
    Killa album, rhymes are thorough and sharp!
  7. ShabarO
    Sep 23, 2004
    8
    Pleasant in its ensemble. A number of tracks sound like classicss? Maybe it is just because they are classics.

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