White People - Handsome Boy Modeling School
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  • Summary: The second disc for Prince Paul and Dan The Automator finds the producer pair joined by Cat Power, RZA, Jack Johnson, Julee Cruise and Pharrell Williams.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. What carries the album is, I swear, the skits.
  2. Less charmingly loopy than [previous album So How's Your Girl], but the boys can still kick occasionally. [12 Nov 2004, p.120]
  3. At 68 minutes, "White People" outstays its welcome and the skits are lame at best... but there's still much to like here.
  4. White People has something for everyone, as well as something guaranteed to irritate or turn off everyone, whether it's undistinguished rap-metal or tiresome comedy skits that'll have less indulgent listeners reaching repeatedly for the track-skip button.
  5. Wildly inconsistent but sometimes brilliant. [#8, p.110]
  6. Makes you scratch your head as much as nod it. [Dec 2004, p.162]
  7. Things lurch heavy-handedly from reggae to rap to 1950s film music.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. RyanN
    Jan 21, 2005
    This is a great compilation CD with fresh beats and overall great songs. I love the resurection of Father Guido Sarducci. I can't wait for the 3rd disc Expand
  2. KingCosmos
    May 18, 2005
    am a rap and alternative fan! this blends both sounds! in ma opinion this is a great album! jus missing verses from MF DOOM, NAS,COMMON,MIKE SKINNER and Chris martin well! thats jus my opinion! Expand
  3. DiabloP
    Dec 4, 2005
    I have had this album for a long time...i have never seen any reviews of it until now and just let me say that the ratings i have seen are completely wrong (my opinion). This is a great album that does a awesome job of blending genres. Any fan of the new DangerDoom album should go back and by this album immediately. Be prepared to be Awed. Expand
  4. NorrinR
    Feb 1, 2005
    This CD is definitely not for everybody. Those looking for an album exactly like the previous one from handsome Boys Modeling school will be dissapointed. If you are looking for a straight up hip-hop album, a lot of the songs wont be for you. With all that taken into account, I loved it. Go into it with an open mind (The RZA and John Oats in the same CD?) and you will be pleasently surprised. Expand
  5. LawrenceP
    Mar 25, 2005
    There's some magic in "white people". The first half is very pleasing and almost perfect, but things are hit and miss in the later half.
  6. Chris
    Jan 27, 2005
    Not any thing near the original 99 release what have they done. This was not that original the best song was with Cat Power and outside of this album I dispise Cat Power. It was good enough for 1 6 but nothing more or less. Come on guys Expand