What is there to
say about this release? Nearly every song has been heard by G-Unit diehards,
with the exception of Yayo's first single, "So Seductive"; the joint
does gain points for belting out a storming drumline and some electric background
synths that should captivate the average listener with the inclusion of a catchy
hook and singing lyrics. To some extent, Tony Yayo does what other G-Unit rappers
have done on their first singles, and that's dumb-down their ferocity on the
lyrics-though admittingly, Tony does it with much more humor. There's no doubt
that the Talk of New York is the funniest G-Unit member with the pen and pad.
In his defense, the industry calls for capturing the masses with radio singles.
Despite that reasoning props go to Yayo for not steering off on the route of
50 with blatant over-the-tope commercial stylings (see: "Candy Shop) on
"So Seductive" and the captivating posse cut "G-Unit he Gang."
"Live By the Gun" is a sick joint I spoke about on Kay Slay's last
review. The problem with the mixtape begins after those three joints. Who hasn't
heard the verses from Buck's "Bonafied Hustlers," the Mobb-influenced
"When You Hear That," the Slim Thug-remake "Hit Yo Ass Up,"
Banks' "Ain't No Click"? Nevermind Yayo's short appearance on the
remix to "Hate It or Love It" (if I see this on one more mixtape yo
I'mma ). All the old live-from-jail interviews and freestyles are here-not
too many others have ever been more comical on the mic yet serious at the same
time-but Tony's HOME right? So where's the new material? For whatever reason,
an intriguingly solid 50 Cent "G-Unit Radio Intro" (stolen from DJ
Whoo Kid's Sirius show last week I'm assuming?) appears as a bonus track; the
results are almost better than the majority of The Massacre. Unless you've never
heard Tony Yayo's mixtape material, don't dial 1-900-HOMICIDE, for Big Mike
is clearly out for the quick buck on this one.