7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Obie Trice, real name, no gimmics. Apparently.
So he said on Eminem's latest album (as an intro to Guess Who's Back), and repeats on this, his own debut album.
The sure-footed guidance of Eminem is present on several tracks here and even appears on these same tracks to grand effect.
Even 'Fiddy', as he is affectionately become known on the streets of London town and presumably not to his mother!), throws his lead-filled weight onto a couple of tracks to demonstrate to the World just how big the backing is for Obie.
Eminem laughed off the reports of sales figures for his 'protégé' 50 Cent's album by proclaiming that Obie was going to shift 60m units no… Read more
31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
I first listened to this on holiday in France. My brother had bought a copy on a day out in one of the cities in Provence.
We put it on the car stereo on the way home and listened to it from start to finish.
By the time we pulled up to our villa, both my father and I had vowed not to leave the country without our own copies.
This album is essentially a list of cover-versions, but don't be mislead. Each and every one of these tracks has been soaked in Plant's own styling and his voice drips rich textures over each track.
The opener, as I learnt from Mr Plant himself in concert at the Hammersmith Appolo, was written in 1939 by an old bluesman on death row in America and is… Read more