The album starts with a skit with Papoose rewriting history and instead of Malcom X getting shot. He takes his gun and shoots the assasin. The album officially begins with the track "Motion Picture", this is a storytelling track with Papoose living on the street hearing drama from the streets and how he reacts to it. Aim Shoot features Mobb Deep, this is a standout track. Cure and it's skit before is a storytelling track from the vantage point of aids and cancer and sickness, i really like the chorus from Erykah Badu. Nacirema Dream is the title track, its a disco sampled track, but nothing incredible. Pimpin Wont die is a track about track about pimps and prostitution, he expands on 2pacs Brenda's Got a Baby.
6am features Jim Jones and Jadakiss, another great storytelling track about dodging police, Jadakiss drops a jewel on this one. Law library is a track speaking on New York's "Stop and Frisk" and how it's against the 4th amendment. What's my name features his encarated wife Remy Ma, it reminds me of the old school Jay-Z and Foxy Brown collaborations. On top of my game is a track featuring Mavado, very triumphant track. Turn it Up features a classic beat from DJ Premier, Papoose sounds perfect over this, some of his best schemes come out in this one. Die like a G sounds like he's on a stage with the crowd clapping for the beat, only thing I didn't like is the 4 bar loop in the background.
Get At Me features Ron Brows, the track is ok, not bad not great. Where I come from sounds like a edm remix track that someone laid new york lyrics over, theres a bunch of features on this one. R.I.P. is a eastcoast pour it out for the homies track. Then comes alphabetical slaughter part II - Z to A, on this one instead of spitting from a to z he goes backwards.
Overall this album is a great album from Papoose, I give this 4 out of 5 stars. The only thing it lacked were 1 or 2 uptempo commercial sounding tracks and it would have been a classic.
- SIC ILL
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