You know, it’s hard out here for a vet. And just like his recent efforts, LL continues to tarnish his legacy with more missteps. If authentic hip-hop was what you were looking for, Mr. Smith’s project failed to deliver that and thankfully got lost in the shuffle.
Although his intentions are in the right place, blending the old to the new doesn’t work in his favor. For example, “Between The Sheetz” and “We Came To Party” sound like desperate remakes. However, when things start to look good (“Take It”), it’s back to random collaborations (“New Love”) and poor production (“Live For You”).
The ladies may still love Cool James, but when it comes to this album, what’s love got to do with it?—Big Homie