But the 6-man crew from Kentucky gets it done again with a combination of clinging tightly to their southern roots, the down-to-earth rhymes that many people appreciate them for, and the addition of a little star power in the production arena.
The Kanye West produced "These Walls" is one of several standout songs on the album, and they even manage to enlist the talents of the Raphael Saadiq for cuts like "Leave This Morning" and "Work in Progress".
Other standouts like "Good God Almighty", "Sick and Tired", and "Push On" - the latter two, assisted by the soulful vocals of Anthony Hamilton - manage to get heads nodding without big name producers. Probably not since Goodie Mob's first 2 albums has a group with more than two members represented the south so well and made listeners feel so in tune while doing it, although six members may be overkill for a rap group especially since I don't know the names of any of the group members or what picture goes with what rhyme.
Overall though, despite a few minor hitches, Wooden Leather doesn't disappoint. Nappy Roots's first album was great but this album is just as great as Chicken, Watermelon And Gritz. Round The Globe wasnt a bad single but it was not a single that was going to get everybody to go out and pick up the album. Anthony Hamilton makes two appearances on here. Sick And Tired second single and Push On. Both tracks are standouts. Nappy Roots give you a song of substance by the name of Work In Progress and I must say I respect them for doing that.
There are some slip ups on this album though. Even with its flaws it wasnt a bad album. It was slept-on because people are stuck on their first album. Its still a highlight album of regardless. One person found this helpful. A lot of people praised the album because it featured the kind of rap that's nice to just kick back and chill to, minus any Cris-poppin' or gun-totin'.
But there were some other opinions about the album and the group as well. Some said that the group has too many people there are six members , and it seems like the more members of a rap group there are, the harder it is to remember their names.
Also, people said that all they talk about is being poor and coming out of the gutter anyway. The group might have taken the latter criticism to heart, as the subject matter on this album is pretty varied. But sometimes it's best to stick with what you know. There are some good songs, as usual, on here, especially the leadoff single "Roun' The Globe".
And Anthony Hamilton helps the crew out again by putting his vocals on "Push On", which sounds like the kind of subject matter the first album dealt with - and the result is pretty good. But what really brings this album down is some of the other songs. And the only thing really interesting about "These Walls" is Kanye West's production. Nappy Roots is still a talented group, but I just wasn't feelin' this album. Let's hope their third outing is better.
Anthony Rupert. See all reviews from the United States. It is that practical and genuine presence of mind that helped them sustain touring as a group these last ten years. Building a vastly loyal fan-base nationwide, fans and friends can be used interchangeably when referring to their army of followers. For most people, it is normal to only share intimate moments with friends, but for the members of Nappy, it is no different when in their living room, studio, or on stage, as they possess the gift of honesty and deliver that message with charisma.
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