Tela

The World Ain't Enuff

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Four years after Tela collaborated with Eightball & MJG and Suave House Records on his breakthrough single, "Sho Nuff," the playboy rapper from Memphis recorded his second album for Rap-a-Lot, The World Ain't Enuff. The album bears little resemblance to the G-funk Tela had recorded for Suave House. He instead embraces a livelier, more contemporaryDirty South style that's driven by bass-heavy dance beats rather than smoked-out Chronicesque ones, and he boasts this new style on an up-tempo remake of his signature hit, "Sho Nuff." It's immediately followed by a likewise club-orientated Jazze Pha remix of "Table Dance," another of his previous hits. These back-to-back remakes come mid-album and showcase how far Tela had come during the late '90s stylistically. The glossy remakes also serve as a nice climax before Tela returns to his new songs, which include a few highlights, among them the album-closing title-track collaboration with the Rap-a-Lot don himself, Mr. Scarface.

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