Monday, October 25, 2010

Mood Muzik 4: Missez Turner's Review

I’m not going to lie; I slept on Joe Budden until around the time he did that cypher on the BET Hip Hop awards back in 09. Since then, I went and pulled his entire catalogue and honestly, I was upset that I was missing out for so long.

Mood Muzik 4 is the newest addition to Joe Budden’s Mood Muzik series, and it holds it weight just fine. From the Sean C & LV produced Intro track (Pray for Me), to tracks like the Parks Vallely produced role reversal, the tape brings a breath of fresh air into the Mood Muzik series. All of Slaughterhouse makes an appearance along with the likes of Styles P and Pusha T on the J. Cardim produced track, “Follow your Lead.” Fabolous and Lloyd Banks also join Budden and Royce Da 5”9’ on “Remember the Titans.”

The production of MM4 has stepped up from the previous efforts with the help of J. Cardim, Sean C & LV, Beewirks and Omen among others, but you can’t help but expect…just a little more to back Joe up.  I guess that’s just something to look forward to for Mood Muzik 5 (Fingers crossed).

Mood Muzik 4 isn’t necessarily something I would bump everyday in the whip, but I definitely appreciate good work when I see it. Along with the rest of the series, it’s timeless. With that being said I have absolutely no problem putting him in the category for my top 5 rappers of all time.

My Favorite Tracks:

            Intro (Pray For Me)
Role Reversal
Sober Up
Black Cloud
Stuck In the Moment

Stand out lines:

With every Joe Budden project, there always comes a ton of great quotables. I couldn’t list them all (and I REALLY wanted to), but I picked a few of my favorites:

5. Aftermath:
“I always manage to do better when there’s doubt shown, I'll teach you how to turn them diamonds into milestones”

4. Role Reversal:
Looking from the outside may seem like you neglect him
But when he slips up and calls me dad, I correct him
I protect him, when baby girl start venting about you I say “Respect him!”
And though it seems out of order, my own mistakes have turned me into your biggest supporter

3. 1000 Faces
What hurts more, the act of gettin cut off
or realizing that your two cents aint worth more

2. Intro (Pray for Me):
SN: Travis Barker and DJ AM were the sole survivors of a plane crash in 2008. DJ AM died in 2009 of an accidental drug overdose.

Reminded my past is darker
cause when A.M. died I was staring at Travis Barker
wishing it was something I could say to make him cheer up
and so I prayed – he teared up
I ain’t wanna see him go through that
the same shit that I feel, never showed you that

1. Inseparable:
At times you see people in ways you shouldn't portray them
cause they aint living up to a title you shouldn't of gave them

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