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  • Summary: He's gone from working with Puff Daddy to working with... uh, God, but ordained minister Mase is back to the rap game (albeit with fewer references to sex and violence) after a five-year absence.

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Breathe, Stretch, Shake
Uh This is what I sound like after 5 years (You back kid) (You back kid, Bad Boy for real, Let's go) Before 99 I was born again 5 years later and... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  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. The least necessary Mase album, but half the tracks point to a future that is brighter than ever.
  5. It's good to know Ma$e hasn't lost his knack for perverting classics by other artists.
  6. Songs like "Do You Remember" and "Wasting My Time" are tolerable but don't require repeated listening.
  7. 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