Ultimate Victory - Chamillionaire
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  • Summary: The second solo album features guests UGK, Krayzie Bone, Lil Wayne, Slick Rick, and Devin The Dude.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Ultimate Victory is everything one could have hoped for as an official sophomore album follow-up to "The Sound of Revenge"--there's no slump here.
  2. Forget about the backstory, though, and it's clear that h remains a truly innovative MC, and Ultimate Victory is stronger than its predecessor for one reason. [Nov 2007, p.70]
  3. A cohesive and complete album in the world of Southern rap.
  4. All the fuss last week over Kanye West and 50 Cent was misplaced: Chamillionaire bests them both while neatly sidestepping the sophomore slump on his second major-label album.
  5. Past a few missteps, the album is a winning embrace of hip-hop with commentaries on beefs, nostalgic pining for better days, and a positive outlook for the future of the genre.
  6. "The Ultimate Victory"--on which Cham expresses sympathy for media-dogged celebs like Eminem and Britney and admits, "I'm still filled with doubt"-- might be the most personally reflective hip-hop track since Slim Shady himself stepped to the mike.
  7. Victory fizzles as a disorganized laundry list of what Cham sees as society's troubles.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. jarvist.
    Dec 10, 2007
    10
    Ultimate Victory is an amazing album, the best of the genre this year. It is ca cd that you can listen to over and over.
  2. LenC
    Sep 24, 2007
    10
    This is the best rap CD I've heard all year! Period. It's impressive because even though there's no profanity on this project, This is the best rap CD I've heard all year! Period. It's impressive because even though there's no profanity on this project, it remains potent, conscience, and lyrical all at the same time. The concepts, tracks, versatile flow, and catchy hooks are unmatched by most MC's that's in the game right now. Expand
  3. KyleZ.
    Sep 20, 2007
    10
    Should compete for album of the year along with the likes of Common, Kanye, Talib Kweli, and UGK.
  4. DanB.
    Sep 30, 2007
    10
    Chamillionaire's new album is great ! I definitely think he should win rap album of the year. The lyrics are on point, they are much Chamillionaire's new album is great ! I definitely think he should win rap album of the year. The lyrics are on point, they are much more exciting than other rappers have to offer. Vocals are also a good plus! No doubt, one of the best albums of the year! Expand
  5. D1zzl3
    Sep 20, 2007
    9
    This album slaps, no doubt about it. Dope beats ("U Must Be Crazy", just to name one), and way more insightful and This album slaps, no doubt about it. Dope beats ("U Must Be Crazy", just to name one), and way more insightful and 'thought-provoking' lyrics than anything 50 could ever spit AND with out cussing. I almost expected a slightly better Will Smith record, but like others said already, this should be top candidate for Album of the Year. Once again proving 50 is only business and knows close to nothing about the rap game. As far as South rap, the best I've heard so far (yup, including UGK), and even tho they're different I like this better than Kanye's, as well. 9.5 Expand
  6. BarryM.
    Dec 11, 2007
    9
    Amazing album. I cant believe Kanye and 50 got all the press! Amazing beats, clever lyrics and well done hooks. The guest appearances are Amazing album. I cant believe Kanye and 50 got all the press! Amazing beats, clever lyrics and well done hooks. The guest appearances are well placed and don't suffocate Cham'. Expand
  7. DanA
    Sep 23, 2007
    8
    Not as awesome as people would lead you to believe. But the growth Chamillionaire has had from being a rapper to an actual music artist is Not as awesome as people would lead you to believe. But the growth Chamillionaire has had from being a rapper to an actual music artist is respectable. Some songs on this album are just good, others are downright amazing. But the majority of it hits an above average stride. Not something totally out of this world, but still something respectable. This is one of the top five Hip Hop albums this year thus far. Expand

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