The Pretty Toney Album

  • Record Label: Def Jam
  • Release Date: Apr 20, 2004
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19

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  1. Apr 17, 2016
    10
    dope production, dope lyricism, ghostface sure knows how to make good music. stays doing what he knows best. this one adds up to his first albums. classic.
  2. Sep 29, 2014
    10
    A classic album from one of the most classic catalogs in the game. Ghostface was so on fire at this point in his career. From start to finish this album was bananas. Must own for any hip hop head.
  3. rod
    Dec 18, 2006
    8
    One of ghosts' best. Ironman was like the flipside to only cuban linx, and this album is the closest return to that calibur. Grown man rap touched with something rap has gotten away from - soul, humor, and a killer flow...
  4. JoeP
    Nov 19, 2005
    10
    This is my favorite album. You might not like it if you don't like to get o know your rapper personally.
  5. TomS
    Jan 17, 2005
    9
    one time
  6. sunbust
    Jan 13, 2005
    8
    truly under appreciated. could have been better but entertaining nonetheless. old school at its finest, grown man rap. my faves were TUSH, METAL LUNGIES, KUNTA FLY SHIT( too short), RUN AND BEAT THE CLOCK.where's rae? face it Ghost saved wu
  7. CarlosA
    Jun 11, 2004
    8
    This album might not be the best of Ghost's works, but it's definetly improves the status of hip-hop music today. It's genre-breaking, period.
  8. kylel
    May 11, 2004
    8
    ghostface was very surprising havin a cd like this. ghostface and missy did a great job on push . its one of my favorite
  9. RickN
    May 4, 2004
    9
    Thankfully, Ghostface dropped the style (and the mentality) he had on 'Bulletproof Wallets' and returns with the 'Supreme Clientele' style mixed with a little 70's soul. Overall, this album could have been as great as Supreme Clientele had it not been for all the tracks that got cut after the first disc print (mostly due to sample clearance issues). In fact, look Thankfully, Ghostface dropped the style (and the mentality) he had on 'Bulletproof Wallets' and returns with the 'Supreme Clientele' style mixed with a little 70's soul. Overall, this album could have been as great as Supreme Clientele had it not been for all the tracks that got cut after the first disc print (mostly due to sample clearance issues). In fact, look for the following tracks and you'll see what I'm talking about: My Guitar Guerilla Hood Pretty Toney (Toney's Dough) Wise (In the Rain) Ooh Wee Disco Tech (Burnin') The Sun Paychecks The Afterparty The Drummer The Commercial tracks combined with the ones listed above make for an instant classic. They're that good. My only gripe about this album is the song with Missy, 'Tush'. It is too 'pop'. But it is understandable as this was the radio single that is required by his label. Expand
  10. JamesS
    May 3, 2004
    8
    Good stuff. Not as good as Supreme Clientele or Ironman but a significant improvement on "Bulletproof Wallets". Tony Starks slays you fools sonn hahahahahahahahaaaaaaaa

Awards & Rankings

Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. It's partly a party album like 2001's Bulletproof Wallets, but freer, more inspired, and tempered with pure street tracks that were missing last time round.
  2. Fourteen listens deep, this is still getting better. All but a rap classic. You know, Kanye's good, but really, fuck that. Ghost for president.
  3. Spin
    100
    A bruisingly great collection of demented 1988-style boom-bap. [May 2004, p.107]