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  • Summary: 'Cashville' is the solo debut for the G-Unit member (who in real life is Nashville, Tenn. native David Brown). Production on the disc is handled by Dr. Dre, Eminem, and Lil' Jon, with 50 Cent and Lloyd Banks also making appearances.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. 83
    Scarily single-minded in its depiction of a violent man coming of age. [Oct 2004, p.117]
  2. 80
    Blessed with a raw authenticity and rousing presence, Buck is one of the more adaptable MCs to date. [Jul 2004, p.135]
  3. This album isn't revelatory, but it is convincing, and although Young Buck's subject matter never surprises, the tracks sometimes do. [30 Aug 2004]
  4. Buck may not be as charismatic or as lyrically compelling as his cohorts, but he still makes a strong impression.
  5. What makes it great is excellent producer and guest rapper choices, a tight track list with nearly perfect flow, and the fresh G-Unit meets crunk and Lil Jon sound that dominates the album.
  6. 60
    Laces the Unit's thugs-to-riches formula with chunks of the Dirty South. [Aug 2004, p.143]
  7. Straight Outta Cashville is simply the same, moderately catchy collection as Beg For Mercy or The Hunger For More, made inferior by the addition of a few tuneless crunk trunk-rattlers.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. bradj
    Sep 8, 2004
    10
    Buck iz da hottest album on the planet. killin Lloyd and 50. They betta give him a hella bonus, he gona make g-units pockets phat!
  2. KennedyN
    Dec 31, 2004
    10
    Young Buck is a talented MC and his album is one of the best albums I have ever listened to
  3. Andaran
    Jan 18, 2006
    10
    Buck is the best from G-Unit this clearly shows his talents
  4. VekS
    Sep 12, 2004
    9
    In my honest opinion I believe Young Buck is the best GUnit member. Though he lacks the lyrical talent of Lloyd Banks, and the charisma and energy of 50 Cent, he is a much better rounded MC. His lyrics are a step up from 50 Cent, and he doesn't have the dope/stoned voice of Lloyd Banks that really ruin his already sh!tty choruses. This album is killer, though it doesn't seem at first. The first track "I'm a Soldier" sounds like any song on the GUnit debut, which you know SUCKS!. After that my only complaint is "Taking Hits", "I'm a Soldier"", and "Many men". In Short, his delivery of his songs are so smooth they blend the weakest fillers atleast average songs, and the good songs... Platinum hits. "Let Me In" is the highlight of this album, and definatly my favorite, "Bang Bang" is another great song. While 50 Cent is an overated rapper, as is Lloyd Banks and a strict lyricalist. Young Buck has been underated his album has been out of the spotlight. Now go out there and buy this album. Expand
  5. FarooqA
    Sep 5, 2004
    8
    After listening to a number of sub par tracks after the decent first track, the album takes some unexpectedly brilliant turns after "Prices On MY Head." The production on the second half of the album makes this album definatly above average, and helps to eleviate Young bucks flow and lyrics! Expand
  6. rapwhore
    Jan 20, 2005
    7
    damn - why cant yall be objective abt this. its either haters or groupies that post. bottom line, the production here is good (shorty wanna ride, walk with me, let me in, thou shalt - are fire). buck has good delivery tho his rhymes are simplistic, def not as witty as banks. dudes subject matter never strays farther than 'hood life, but i guess u cant blame him. his biggest strength is conviction. when he says "my daddys a dope fiend and i dont really miss em (fuck!) / aint seen em in ten years and the niggas still livin" - the tone and pitch of his voice lets you know hes talkin sum real shit there. overall a solid album, worth your money. way better than current offerings by dipset, guerilla black, jin, and even (gasp) aftermath labelmate eminem Expand
  7. Mr.Boobotkoowhatever
    Oct 12, 2004
    0
    *Sigh*...It seems music is going downhill these days. First we have this Eminem Just Lose It single. And now we have 999 G-unit CDs. God. Listen to good music like progressive rock and Pink Floyd. Don't buy this garbage. G-unit have no talent. They just want these stupid teenager's money. Expand

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