The Pretty Toney Album

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  • Summary: The former Wu-Tang member's fourth solo album (and first since ditching the "Killah" portion of his name) features contributions from Missy Elliott, Jadakiss and RZA.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
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  1. Spin
    100
    A bruisingly great collection of demented 1988-style boom-bap. [May 2004, p.107]
  2. Entertainment Weekly
    91
    Ghostface... comes off hungrier than ever to produce thrilling hip-hop. [14 May 2004, p.68]
  3. 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.
  4. "Pretty Toney" doesn't match the high standard of Ghostface's first two, "Ironman" and "Supreme Clientele," but it's a strong album nonetheless, packed with dense narratives and weird conceits.
  5. An album full of voluptuous soul samples fused with brusque perspectives on love, life, and common thuggery.
  6. Unfortunately, The Pretty Toney Album falls short in replacing what Raekwon had contributed to Ghost's previous album releases, causing the album to feel essentially incomplete.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
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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 firstdope 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. Expand
  2. 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.
  3. 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 toA 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. Expand
  4. 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 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. Expand
  5. 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 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... Collapse
  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, 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 Expand
  7. bigge.a.
    May 24, 2004
    4
    this album is lazy and weak, real unmastered sound to it, i've heard lyrics and beats on mixtapes

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