Although Mystikal has only recently started making releases in the UK, he had already made 3 albums previously on Master P's No Limit Records, which also used to be home to rap superstar Snoop Dogg. His first three albums - Mind of Mystikal, Unpredictable and Ghetto Fabulous never succeeded in bringing him to fame, but since the move to Jive Records he has been catapulted to the top of the US charts and the singles Shake Ya Ass and Danger (Been So Long) featuring Nivea have brought him to fame in the UK. The front cover of the album is by far the worst part of it as it displays an awful photo of Mystikal (which I would have thought is hard to find after how funny he looks in his videos) pasted over a dodgy fire effect. Once the music starts you may be able to look past that though, but I found that I was a bit too fickle to manage. Shake Ya Ass is the softest track, and the rest of them are fairly forceful music to match his shouting/rapping style. His lyrics are consistently simple but what sets him apart is the way he manipulates the words so they sound good, for example in Danger he says : "Inside packed from the floor to the ceilin up / The building ain't big enough! / I'm backstage bouncin adrenaline buildin up!" and manages to shout it with such force to make it really stand out and spice up the track. However, after a full 70 minutes of the same gimmick, he is very annoying. If you think you could handle that, the album may be to your taste. The only track which would dissapoint is the suprisingly weak Neck Uv Da Woods (featuring Outkast). The music is just odd and the rapping is bland from all round. There are two hidden bonus tracks that remain nameless even in the leaflet, and they aren't bad, if nondescript. Anyone who liked the singles is very likely to enjoy the album to an extent but I warn you, the voice can become annoying, and with no lyrical skills to fall back on, you may find that it doesn
39;t entertain you for more than a month.