1995 in Hip-Hop was one of the hardest yearz for Gangsta Rap, with albums like Mobb Deep's The Infamous, Big L's Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous and Raekwon's Only Built For Cuban Linx... ODB took rap to a strange place here. With the confidence from the Wu-Tang debut, and RZA using a similar production formula, the album was always gonna be a critical success
The best thing about ODB as a lyricist is not only the humour he brings to his tracks but also the flow he possesses, he can flow easily over any beat, and this is aspect is framed and hung up on the wall over the mantle on this album. It's not a naturally easy flow, but think of the way Enter the Wu-Tang was formatted, his flow is similar.
Ol' Dirty isn't the best rhymer to grab a mic, so if you're looking for deep lyricism and hardcore rhymes, don't try this album just yet. When you feel you've explored real lyrics thoroughly, r just want to hear some mentally damaged lyrics and some crazy RZA beatz, get this album into collection.