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  • Summary: This debut for New York rapper Shawn Mims--which includes his hit single "This Is Why I'm Hot"--was produced by Miami's Blackout Movement.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. He can focus on the serious, the sentimental, or the fun side of life when he needs to, but he does it all without seeming like he's forcing out a persona.
  2. The disc contains more than a few moments where Mims' quick, confident style recalls Jay-Z's mid-'90s blinged-out phase.
  3. Generic, yes, but that is no cause for complaint when the genre is so good.
  4. Mims can’t carry a whole album, and Savior is long on quasi-Southern junk rhymes about Mims’ general excellence and panty-melting suaveness.
  5. 40
    A tepid debut. [May 2007, p.121]
  6. Peel away the accessibility of his fluffy debut and there's nothing but major-label album fodder.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. KB
    Nov 15, 2007
    Good cd that shows how versatile MIMS can be. A breath of fresh air in the stale rap game.
  2. jlovely
    Apr 21, 2007
    music is smooth a little something for everyone! The single "LIKE THIS" is better than "Hot."
  3. EdwinC.
    May 20, 2007
    i love how the average rating for users is 1.2 and the critics is 6. something.. i think that tells you something about you idiots.. you guys are HATING and probably NEVER EVEN LISTENED TO THE DISC.. yes, his rapping in "this is why i'm hot" was pointless, but it was meant to be a catchy, radio-friendly song that got people's attention.. sorry if it didn't go deep into your soul or make you cry... but the users who gave low ratings are probably ignorant, close-minded people who can't handle the fact that the rap genre has indeed taken over music anyways, for those of you who are considering actually LISTENING to the CD, it's not bad at all.. there are a few others radio-friendly songs, along with some deep songs... ofcourse there are some garbage songs too, but that is to be expected as hardly anybody out today can make an album with 12+ tracks with all of them being great. Expand
  4. SimonB
    May 13, 2008
    I don't like Edwin C's cock-eyed argument that ressembles something like "God moves in mysterious ways". It seems everybody makes that kind of argument when they realize they like something no one else does. MIMS makes nothing revolutionary. He recycles a tried technic which involves self-boasting and repeating DUMB catch-phrases during the chorus. Oh don't forget the slap samples, of course. Can't do a rap or hip hop album without those anymore. They're trendy. Avoid this album, unless you like to convince yourself what you listen to isn't trash because YOU like it and no one else does. If an album is trash, don't try to blame it on the trends, blame it on the artist that makes no effort to move away from a crowd of braindead poseurs who call themselves artists just because they can squeeze in words in a 4/4 track. Expand
  5. ToddW
    Apr 27, 2007
    Can't any of these lyrically challenged morons write about anything other than themselves? I roger your comment, C. Why can't any of the truly genius hip-hop, save for Kanye, who appears to be the exception, get heard? Please tell me there's more going on in the African-American community besides self-congratulation in the name of art. A half-wit tuning into the national media can tell there's more happening than b...... and bling. To buy into the hype and believe otherwise is both insulting and racist. Like the rest of our culture, there's some serious problems inherent in the inner cities that could be properly addressed by a savior to whom people will listen. Unfortunately, Mims is not that savior. He's a poseur. Expand
  6. JordanM
    Apr 23, 2007
    Pure garbage, shows no intelligence whatsoever. This is why he's crap.
  7. RogerC
    Apr 19, 2007
    What a dreadful album. I am extremely dissapointed by this. Why is it that rap stuff like Mims gets lots of commercial airplay but the truly great stuff out there gets ignored by the mainstream? Expand