The Voice - Mike Jones
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  • Summary: The second album for the Houston rapper features such guest artists as T-Pain, Lil Wayne, Twista, Trey Songz, Hurricane Chris, and Devin the Dude.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Even though The Voice starts off a little slow with 'Swagger Right' and 'Houston Oilers,' once the album hits a groove it keeps it all the way through to the Mike Dean produced 'Grandma II' finale.
  2. Jones has modified his elongated flow, though he doesn't show much growth as an MC. Still, compared to the obsessive self-promotion of his debut, the restraint here makes it infinitely more listenable.
  3. Maybe it's a clue that Jones has already moved on and that there's not much here to get excited about, past some high-powered singles.
  4. In fairness he has mostly dispensed with the shouting and the repetition, vocal styles that helped Mr. Jones embed his signature phrases into the hip-hop consciousness. But his rhymes are still lumpy and dim.
  5. 40
    Aside from a new number (281-206-4336!), Jones offers few surprises--the guest list is robust and his rhymes are still mediocre.