Mr. T

Mr. T's Be Somebody (Or Be Somebody's Fool)

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Mr. T, of acting fame from various macho roles in The A-Team and Rocky, as well as a former Toughest Bouncer champion and Toughman champion, released this album at the peak of his popularity in 1984 to help to steer kids on the right path. The album is filled with pieces sounding far too stereotypical of '80s music to be from any other time period. The instrumentation is mainly synthesizer-based sounds verging on some low-key form of electro-funk, with tightly packed backup vocals. Mr. T is, of course, the main artist on the album, spouting out inspirational messages in some form of a slow speak-rap. The album also features a song performed by Valerie Landsburg, of Fame fame, and one piece by New Edition. Realistically, for musical value, the album may be lacking, but for the novelty value, if you can find an old copy at a used music shop somewhere, it's worth every penny.

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