Street Scriptures

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Fresh off the success of other Philadelphia rappers such as Eve, Beanie Siegel, and the Roots, Mil tries to add his name to the list of hip-hop artists who came out of the City of Brotherly Love. While Mil does little to raise Philly's musical profile, he does nothing to embarrass his hometown either. Mil is the protégé of Siegel and on tracks like "Street Shit," Mil sounds remarkably like his mentor. Most of the songs on the Street Scriptures are the same time-tested tales of street life with beats provided by some of the biggest names in hip-hop, such as Mannie Fresh and Irv Gotti. "Murda Mil" is a slow, monotonous track with little to say. Certain tracks work when he adds biographical elements to the lyrics as in "'Put Me On," but there are too few of those moments in Street Scriptures. While Mil does a serviceable job, it's hard not to think that he could have done more, considering all the assets he had to work with.

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