Big Shotz

Jahari / Jahiri

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Big Shotz Review

by Jason Birchmeier

With a brash persona, Jahari comes out flossing on Big Shotz, beginning from the opening moments of "I Ain't Fuckin Witcha" and continuing with the many other boastful tracks that follow. In fact, his self-obsessed rhymes have much in common with Too Short, another rapper who talks about his pimping to the point where it becomes almost intentionally comical; unfortunately, Jahari doesn't have the wit that Too Short has, as evident when the two pair up for "A Play Knows." Still, there are a few quality tracks here, including a mellow collaboration with Eightball, "Too Much," which features a smooth G-funk sound and the associated trademark flute-driven melodic hook. So even if this isn't anywhere near the caliber of Too Short's 1990s work or much other ego-fueled funk, Big Shotz is one of 2000's better underground rap records.

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