This Right Here Is Buck 65 Image
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  • Summary: This right here is the American debut for the Canadian country-rapper (born Richard Terfry), who has actually been recording north of the border since the mid-1990s. Apparently he's worth $1.15 more than 50 Cent, although we're not sure if that's in Canadian dollars or not.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
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  1. The collection doesn't cohere the way it should, and I still say seek out Talkin' Honky Blues. But wherever you start, he's a major rhymer, performer, storyteller, humanist visionary, and student of the DJ arts.
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    Welcome to the Dirty North, y'all. [Feb 2005, p.88]
  3. Consistently inventive. [21 Jan 2004, p.89]
  4. It's his delivery -- growling, El Camino exhaust-flavored and addictive like old smokes -- that make this crackling debut easy to listen to, if incredibly difficult to file.
  5. Buck isn't a talented rapper, but he has a gift for expressive storytelling and evokes a range of emotions with his limited, mumbling vocals.
  6. Hone[s] his twangy, hip-hop Americana to pitchfork sharpness. [Jan 2005, p.114]
  7. This exact formula probably will function well with the new listeners, although it's hard to imagine someone appreciating Buck65 for all he's worth without being familiar with his earlier work.

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  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
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