Soulja Slim

The Streets Made Me

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Another new release from Master P's label, Soulja Army Records, The Streets Made Me is the second album by Southern rapper Soulja Slim. As is the case with many of Master P's releases, the real star of the album is the production. Handled mainly by production wizard Beats by the Pound, the album has an original style that manages to shake the cobwebs off of No Limit's trademark sound. His technical mastery makes cliché-riddled tracks, like the playful "That's My Hoe" and "Ya Heard Me," sound fresh. On "Straight to the Dance Floor," he manages to get away with sampling Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough" and make it his own. As for Soulja Slim, he doesn't just come along for the ride -- he adds his own unique style to the mix. While he spends plenty of time rapping about thug life in tracks like "I'm a Fool" and "What You Came Fo'," he also seems to have grown a bit of a conscience on "Soulja for Life." It would be nice to see Soulja Slim explore that consciousness. The Streets Made Me provides everything a No Limit soldier could ask for.

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