Krazy

Breather Life

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Though his critics would say that Master P's best days are behind him, the New Orleans hip-hop mogul is still a force to be reckoned with. In 2001, he created a new spin-off label, Soulja Army Records, and one of their first releases is Breather Life by newcomer Krazy. Krazy garnered some attention after making appearances on 504 Boyz's album, Goodfellas, and earned a reputation as yet another rapper deeply influenced by the late, great 2Pac. 2Pac's presence is felt throughout the album as Krazy either consciously or unconsciously mimics 2Pac's trademark lyrical flow. While Krazy's rhymes may be considered less than original, they are well-supported by the production of Beats by the Pound. "I Know," "The Truth," and "In the Club" are some of the best cuts to come out of No Limit. Still, Breather Life gets bogged down by Krazy's derivative style and stale material, like "For Sure" and "I Luv My Project." Master P may be looking to breathe new life into his franchise, but Krazy doesn't appear to be the one to do it.

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