Return Of The Mac

  • Record Label: Koch
  • Release Date: Mar 27, 2007
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4.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 5 out of 10

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  1. mikes.
    May 8, 2007
    7
    a good old school album. Prodigy and the mc do a good job providing a nostalgia mood.
  2. NateL
    May 1, 2007
    8
    Modern hip-hop's tales of gangsters and gunplay have recently saturated the rap scene. Many times with dissapointing results. However, the veteran MC, and Mobb Deep capo, Prodigy, and and the equally legendary producer Alchemist make the most of old soul samples and bragadocious gangster talk.
  3. May 17, 2016
    10
    A very solid performance by Prodigy, complimented nicely with Alchemist's well crafted beats. It may not be as strong as some of the mid-90's Mobb Deep and Prodigy solo LP's, but it is a much stronger effort than the majority of the works that have been put forth post 2000, and a far superior project to anything that has been put forth by Mobb's better half within the last ten years. IA very solid performance by Prodigy, complimented nicely with Alchemist's well crafted beats. It may not be as strong as some of the mid-90's Mobb Deep and Prodigy solo LP's, but it is a much stronger effort than the majority of the works that have been put forth post 2000, and a far superior project to anything that has been put forth by Mobb's better half within the last ten years. I believe this offering to be more of a return to form for artist and producer, alike. Alchemist is always at the top of his game when paired with Prodigy and, more often than not, vice versa. Overall, this is a great album full of warm nostalgic bars and beats; highly recommended. Expand
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75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Even if this is familiar ground, an album so tight in theme and feel is refreshing in an era where most lyricists invite anybody and everybody.
  2. Blender
    70
    [A] ceaselessly grim set. [Apr 2007, p.118]
  3. Mixtapes can be sloppy and scattered, but every Alchemist beat on Return of the Mac works - so well, in fact, that with a little more effort, this could have been an actual album worthy of heavy promotion and radio edits.