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  • Summary: He's gone from working with Puff Daddy to working with... uh, God, but ordained minister Mase is back to the rap game (albeit with fewer references to sex and violence) after a five-year absence.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Sure, a couple of the hokey lyrics... slightly taint the return. But pulling tricks like sampling the Welcome Back, Kotter theme for the [title track's] intro is pure genius.
  2. The style hasn't changed, the lyrics haven't suffered, and the charm and charisma is still clearly evident.
  3. The newly redeemed MC hasn't given up preaching completely; and righteousness is most un-Welcome. [20/27 Aug 2004, p.126]
  4. Sometimes infectious but often empty.
  5. It's good to know Ma$e hasn't lost his knack for perverting classics by other artists.
  6. Songs like "Do You Remember" and "Wasting My Time" are tolerable but don't require repeated listening.
  7. A surprisingly tepid collection that might have benefited from a bit more preaching, or at least a bit more passion. [30 Aug 2004]

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