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  • Summary: This is the fourth solo LP for the West Coast alternative rapper, who was a founding member of Freestyle Fellowship.

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Party people! Your dreams have now been furfilled Get out your seats and let's get ill We're not just raw, it's Project Blow! [Aceyalone] well it's... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. A simple, straight-ahead match of excellent MC with great producers.
  2. Love and Hate sounds fantastic, alternately steeped in warm, old school funk and terse, bubbly electroclash.
  3. Vibe
    70
    While Acey's rhymes are consistently top-notch, the soundcraft here goes astray at times. [Aug 2003, p.154]
  4. Alternative Press
    60
    Educational and motivational. [Jul 2003, p.126]
  5. The Wire
    60
    Sadly few of his spiels impress solely on the strength of their content. [#235, p.55]
  6. Entertainment Weekly
    50
    The beats--never a selling point for Acey's albums--don't have the verve to lift leaden lines. [13 Jun 2003, p.96]
  7. Urb
    40
    Just feels stiff and over-produced. [Aug 2003, p.88]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
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  1. SteveBucaneer
    Mar 2, 2007
    10
    Lyrically Entertaining!
  2. May 20, 2016
    10
    lyrical masterpiece.he delivers again. he shows his unique rhyme schemes that makes him different than other rappers out there. say what youlyrical masterpiece.he delivers again. he shows his unique rhyme schemes that makes him different than other rappers out there. say what you will but he shows us he hasn't stopped and never will. Expand
  3. Jul 18, 2019
    10
    A consistent part of my everyday life. For over 16 years this album was there. The saga definitely continues and music is my sweet refuge.