Sure, it shines at times, but it's not enough to truly gain real acclaim. In the end, some long time Dip fans might enjoy it, but others may simply listen to it once and then throw it away. You know, for the hell of it.
Hell Rell isn't a
name one hears too often. While he's spent years with a familiar crew (The Diplomats), he is often outshined
or overshadowed by more widely known emcees. Ruger Rell is finally ready to step out on his own. Still, it's
hard not to compare Rell to the crew
he loyally reps. Is that even a good thing these days?
Well, The Set has
had some success. Cam'ron, Jim Jones
and Juelz Santana have had
mainstream love and the rest of the crew was somewhat of an underground
phenomenon at one point. Similarly, Rell
is able to attain some praise here. Deep
in Love, You Can Count on Me, Streets Gon' Love Me, and Life in the Ghetto are all nicely done
pieces. In fact, the cohesion between production and rhymes is actually dope,
and the overall feeling is something most people wouldn't expect to receive
here. Rell is able to capture the
moods wonderfully and this portion of the album stands out.
Loyalty has also been a big part of The Set's success and this is clear on this LP. J.R. Writer, Cam'Ron, and Juelz