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  • Summary: Talib Kweli and Redman are among the guests on this solo outing for Sermon, half of the legendary rap duo EPMD.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. As strong as anything Sermon's done.
  2. "Chilltown, New York" proves itself a worthy successor not only to 2002's "React" but to the rest of Sermon's long and storied rap career.
  3. His preoccupation with age and past-due credit... deadens even his thickest bass lines and most buoyant beats.
  4. Mojo
    70
    He puts down the rumour-mongers with an acid tongue. [Nov 2004, p.100]
  5. Blender
    70
    While none of these spare summer jams of knotty beats match his Marvin Gaye-sampling 2001 hit "Music," almost any would freshen radio. [Aug 2004, p.139]
  6. Chilltown won't be thought of as a classic down the line, but it hardly weakens the MC/producer's reputation.
  7. Vibe
    50
    Sermon's crisp production maintains a chill vibe, but the tight network of guests can't make up for his inadequate skills on the mike. [Aug 2004, p.141]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. rickk
    Mar 4, 2005
    10
    simply put a hip hop legend
  2. Trzah
    Oct 23, 2005
    10
    Heavy Album from first track to last non stop real hip hop "eric" buy his sh*t!!!