CD REVIEW: YMP (Young Mississippi Pimpin) - "Trapper Of The Year"
By Gian F - 10/19/2006 - 06:38 PM EDT
Artist: YMP (Young Mississippi Pimpin)
Album: "Trapper Of The Year"
Sounds Like: Cash Money/Mike Jones/Lil Wayne
Technical Grade: 7
Production/Musicianship Grade: 8
Commercial Value: 9
Overall Talent Level: 9
Songwriting Skills: 9
Performance Skill: 9
Best Songs: Gone Off That White, Beat Your Block Down, Shake Joint, Pour Up The Drink, U Got, I Got, We Don't....With U Haters, Life Is A Bi***
Weakness: Technically inferior
CD Review: From Oklahoma via Texas comes YMP (Young Mississippi Pimpin) a rap group that is ready make their mark and a very strong statement in the hip-hop game. Their strong southern influence comes through in their style, production and delivery, but industry insiders will take note of their strong commercial appeal which shines like a beam of light in the dark.
Track after track they display a keen awareness of what's hot in the street, on the charts, and the radio airwaves. Whether it's chopped and screwed like the track that should be their first single, "Beat Your Block Down," or crunked "We Don't...With U Haters," something fresh with substance, "Another Day," or something motivational, "Life Is A Bi***", YMP knows the game and how to play it. Their most commercial song, "Gone Off That White," is sure to incite controversy and draw immediate comparison to "Snap Your Fingers" by Crunk Ambassador, Lil Jon, but their unique flavor comes through on every song.
Advice: This project shows major talent. It's only flaw is the most glaring one: the technical quality. Remix and/or re-master it at some point and make sure it can hold up (sonically) against similar type projects.
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