A year after his stature slipped a little bit with his fourth album, 0.9 (2008), Booba released the third volume in his Autopsie series of mixtapes. Like Autopsie, Vol. 1 (2005) and Autopsie, Vol. 2 (2007), the third volume features a lot of guest rappers; in fact, Booba only performs about half of the tracks. Mixed as last time by DJ Medi Med, Autopsie, Vol. 3 features guest rappers Dosseh, Despo Rutti, Busy Signal, Alborosie, Capleton, Unité Spéciale, NGO, Naadei, Humphrey, Djé, Brams, Mala, Seth Gueko, and Soma. If you don't mind sifting through the multitude of guest features, there is a handful of standout tracks here. Best of all is "Double Poney," a five-and-a-half-minute monster sequenced near the start of the mixtape. German beatmakers M3 & Noyd, best known for Azad's 2007 hit "Prison Break Anthem (Ich Glaub an Dich)," are credited with the slow-flowing production, which is eerily reminiscent of Canadian rapper Drake's concurrent hit single "Forever" produced by Boi-1da. An instrumental version of "Double Poney" is sequenced at the end of Autopsie, Vol. 3 along with instrumentals of two other standout tracks, the gutter-themed "Rats des Villes" and the Auto-Tune posse cut "On Contrôle la Zone." Anyone who enjoyed the previous two volumes in the Autopsie mixtape series should find this new volume worthwhile, as should die-hard Booba fans, but no one else is missing much here other than "Double Poney."
AllMusic Review by Jason Birchmeier
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