Two former label-mates from Diddy's hit-making empire combine on the puzzlingly titled collaboration album BAD BOY. The production budget on this one was clearly lower than what these two MCs had tasted on their previous major label releases--G-Dep's 2001 debut CHILD OF THE GHETTO and Loon's 2003 self-titled album. This is not necessarily a bad thing, though. G-Dep is a talented storyteller with a penchant for subtly intricate wordplay, and Loon's clever one-liners show a potential to overcome the Mase comparisons that dogged his career to this point. Both Harlemites are well-suited to the moody, street-level beats on this Siccness Records release, making BAD BOY proof-positive that some artists are better off going the gritty indie route than for big-budget commercial bombast.
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