Nasty Mane / Project Pat

Belly on Full 2

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Three 6 Mafia's Project Pat returns for another mixtape with the equally grizzly Nasty Mane on Belly on Full 2, a second helping of Dirty South vibes and loosely formed rap routines. Belly on Full 2 follows closely in not just the style of its predecessor, but also the majority of the Three 6 catalog, sticking to jittery hi-hat-heavy slow-banger beats and rough street rhymes focused mainly on the weed, the money, and the hustle. Most of the nearly one hour of music here is a sloppier, more stoned version of the kind of stuff Pat can come up with in his sleep, formulaic bragging rhymes and beats that would be more menacing if they were just a little bit fresher. The pot-heavy themes of the track listing indicate some of the laziness of this collection, with totally uninspired tracks like "Kush Ups" and "Better When U High." The half-baked sentiments get slightly out there on "I'm an Alien" and even creep into the puzzlingly (possibly mistakenly) titled "Hatin Azz Niggas" with its droning chorus "I'm too high, don't bother me." Mostly unremarkable material throughout an entirely forgettable mixtape, more a roundup of casually thrown-down rhymes and phoned-in beats than any type of artistic statement, though the R&B-leaning hooks of "Smoke on This Purple" and the brutal production of "Polo" rise above the rest of the mediocre fare.

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