Ghetto Fabulous

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Ghetto Fabulous Review

by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

With Unpredictable, Mystikal showed signs of breaking away from the No Limit murk of gangstas, guns, and money. Instead of continuing in this direction with its follow-up, Ghetto Fabulous, he decided to stick with No Limit's directionless recycling of beats, ideas, and themes. Like any of the label's 1998 offerings, there are glimmers of promise buried amid all the repetition, but what stands out is the monotony of the music and the lyrics. Since Mystikal is a better rapper than many of his No Limit cohorts, Ghetto Fabulous is more listenable than the average record the label puts out, but the music never challenges him to reach new heights. Consequently, the record feels flat, despite a few moments where Mystikal is able to truly show listeners what he's made of.

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