Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Although more far-out referents might arguably block my passway to his freewheeling freestyles, subcontinental beats like Keyboard Kid's electro-Carnatic "Let It Go" and Harry Fraud's serpent-charming "Wild Water Kingdom" mean to create a world of fun for everyone.
  2. Nov 29, 2012
    72
    Though he's still not the best rapper (his refusal to abide by traditional rhyme schemes will be frustrating to purists) he's made great strides here and is helped along by a NYC underground producer showcase.
  3. Dec 5, 2012
    70
    He still knows how to sling a three-quarters-baked punchline, but don't be fooled: Heems is dead serious about rap.
  4. Nov 29, 2012
    60
    Add in some politicking and dissociative trilling and Wild Water Kingdom is revisionist rap meant for fans who believe in Heems's neurotic, post-post-colonial, lapsed-academic POV.
  5. Nov 29, 2012
    60
    Ultimately, Wild Water never hits as hard as its predecessor, and can't match it in terms of either focus or breadth.
  6. 50
    The tape lags in places, Heems covering topics he's done before, but without he memorable hooks and enthusiasm.

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