Queens mixtape wizard DJ Envy culminates years of hard work and success off of his award-winning Sopranos mix tape series with the first installment of Desert Storm. Taking tracks from some of 2003's top rap artists, cutting and splicing some of their hits together, and overlapping a somewhat excessive if not annoying shout-out guy on top isn't exactly a new concept. But what separates Envy from the rest of the pack is his execution and track selection, often overlooking top anthems for equally as potent album tracks or follow-up hits that didn't receive as much acclaim on their initial release. Also of noteworthy interest are vividly hysterical interludes by comedian Jamie Foxx and Stephon Marbury.
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AllMusic Review by Rob Theakston
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