Freak Nasty's name might lead you to believe that he's far "nastier" than he actually is. He is neither gangsta nor prankster -- he's just a party rapper, ready to do da dip at a moment's notice. Which is to say that Controversee...That's Life...and That's the Way It Is isn't that deep -- unless you're talking about the grooves, that is. Controversee is a phat, phunky party record, with enough strong songs to keep it rolling along. And it does have one unforgettably infectious song with "Da Dip," a relentlessly stupid sing-along destined to be a party classic. Nothing is as naggingly catchy as that, and his attempts to rewrite "Da Dip" (not to mention the song's remixes) can be a little grating, but Controversee remains a good party.
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AllMusic Review by Leo Stanley