Ali

Heavy Starch

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It's only natural that every member of the St. Lunatics should offer their own solo projects to maximize the tidal wave of success surrounding them. It's not every day that a group from the Midwest steps up and explodes as much as they have. Nelly's single "Hot in Herre" was on the radio about every five minutes in 2002 and stuck at the top of the Billboard chart. Ali's own single, "Boughetto," had a bit of success on MTV and carried the same kind of catchy hook that makes every one of their songs popular. Fortunately, Ali offers more lyricism than Nelly does, but still the album falls a bit short in the lyrical aspect. The one real standout track entitled "Bitch" is a worthwhile listen, but overall there isn't a ton of substance. What makes this album is the production work. Producer Jay E (Jason Epperson) delivers some of his best beats to date and matches well with Ali's flow. The beats on "Wiggle Wiggle" and the album's first single, "Boughetto," are particularly endearing.

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