Jim Jones review

My review of Jim Jones’ new album Pray IV Reign is up at PopMatters. This record is… kind of awful. Well, to be fair, it’s really awful. Money quote:

The real problem with Pray IV Reign is, again, Jones’ obvious lyrical inadequacies. These shortcomings stand out on the incredible—by any record’s standards—“How to Be a Boss”, featuring guest spots from Jay-Z and Ludacris. The track rides an EKG of strings and razor-sharp snares as Jay-Z delivers a classic chorus, but Jones truly exposes himself when Luda and HOVA spit their own verses. Luda’s, arguably the best guest verse of the year, sees his typical-schizo personality and ping-pong wordplay, “So more money, more power, more clothes / More overseas Bugattis, more powder, more hoes / I’m the American dream, American C.R.E.A.M. / Got America leaning / And see how we serve American fiends / I seen ‘em.”

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  1. How cool is that? You just reviewed an album in just one word: AWFUL. That’s a first for me.

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