Got my copy of Rotten Apple today and I was pretty suprised actually. I was a big fan of "Hunger For More" - Bank's first album - so I was sceptical about this been as good as his previous one.
Overall Rotten Apple was a solid album, nothing amazing but nothing crap. Bank's has got his usual double-rhyming (similar to Cam n' Big L) locked down as usual. The production is so clean and clean-cut, kind of like a pop album in a way, I prefer the more gritty and grimey beats like on Hunger For More.
However there is one exception "Get Clapped" feat. Mobb Deep produced by "Needlz" is astounding! I loved that track, one of the strongest on the album. GReat production, good verses all round and a catchy chorus you'll be humming in your head.
*Other strong tracks include - "Survival", "Cake" (of course) "Hand's Up - very catchy produced Mr. Mathers, and "Iceman" feat, Young Buck & Scarface.
Me, personally preffered G-Unit just when it was Banks, Buck & Yayo. I think Buck & Bank's are two of the strongest member's in it.
"Hunger For More" is better than Rotten Apple but it's not bad effort at all for Bank's 2nd time round, it's always a struggle for any artist to top their debut album but Bank's does alright here.
DIE HARD BANK FANS SHOULD GET THIS AND WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.