Welcome Back

  • Record Label: Bad Boy
  • Release Date: Aug 24, 2004

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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. Entertainment Weekly
    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. Blender
    The album is livelier for its contradictions. [Oct 2004, p.124]
  6. The least necessary Mase album, but half the tracks point to a future that is brighter than ever.
  7. It's good to know Ma$e hasn't lost his knack for perverting classics by other artists.
  8. Songs like "Do You Remember" and "Wasting My Time" are tolerable but don't require repeated listening.
  9. The tension that made Mase's early songs so captivating is gone.
  10. A surprisingly tepid collection that might have benefited from a bit more preaching, or at least a bit more passion. [30 Aug 2004]
  11. Rolling Stone
    Five years at the pulpit have dimmed his flow. [30 Sep 2004, p.190]
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  1. cristiana
    Oct 20, 2004
    this is the best g-unit album ever!!! he will make the best rapper ever. he should get an award for this album. peace out. GGGG-UNIT