The Pimp & da Gangsta

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On The Pimp & da Gangsta, Dirty stretch out their pimp and gangsta personas well across the album's 15 tracks, interspersing a healthy dose of humor every so often. Big Pimp and Mr. G' Stacka must have spent plenty of time studying their mid-'90s Eightball & MJG and OutKast, because they execute their Dirty South motifs well. And if anything, Dirty recycles OutKast's style-defining Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik almost too well, from the ornament cosmic synths lacing their beats, to the emphasis on catchy, tongue-twisting choruses, to the duo's knack for dropping their own lingo. Yet as derivative as this album is, Dirty shamelessly wear their influences on their sleeve and have enough talent and confidence to make their second-generation Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik respectable rather than rudimental.

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