J. Dubb

Money, Trees & Real Estate [Remix]

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Not much of a departure from any of J-Dubb's Bay Area peers -- Spice 1, Too $hort, E-40, Rappin' 4-Tay, T.W.D.Y. -- the tracks on Money, Trees & Real Estate pretty much fall into the assumed clich├ęs alluded to in the title -- not many surprises here. In fact, this album does an admirable job of fitting itself into its assigned niche, from the rather blatant album title to the star-studded list of guest rappers: Spice 1, Too $hort, Eightball, and others. What really holds back the album, though, is J-Dubb's lackluster flow and the second-rate G-funk production. Still, when looking for more songs about getting high, getting paid, and being a G, J-Dubb's persona should do the trick -- even if this is second-rate, relative to his aforementioned peers.

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