Big Willie lost the plot?

June 20th, 2005

So the new album was released March 29 and I hadn't heard a peep about it, which indicates lousy publicity. That's a bit unusual but it's the tip of the iceberg. The album sucks. Really sucks. I can't believe this is Will, I can't believe he would release something this bad. After listening through it, there were only two tracks I ever wanted to hear again, the rest were trash. Vaguely interesting are "Lost & found" and "Tell me why", although in the latter he gets a little too excited.

But wait, there's more. There hasn't been an album yet where Willie talks about himself and his greatness in every feckin song. Now I realize that rap isn't a genre of humility, a rap song without trash talk and self adoration just wouldn't cut it (unless it's about something else entirely). Rap is about struggle and adversity but enough is enough. When there's nothing else on the entire album than manifestation of the artist's greatness, something has gone terribly wrong somewhere. What's more, the music is terrible, so there's absolutely nothing to rescue it. When I heard the song "Switch" (presumably something to do with the movie "Hitch", although the song wasn't in it), I thought it was crap. Yet on the album you get it in three different versions!?

I sincerely hope the album sells exceptionally badly so Big Willie gets a wake up call and starts putting out quality music again. Jeez, he even did one song with that clown Snoop Dogg, big surprise it really sucks.

2/10

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12 Responses to "Big Willie lost the plot?"

  1. Steve says:

    Haven't heard this album yet. I actually almost picked it up the other day but maybe I made the right choice in going with Three Days Grace instead. Still, maybe I'll run to Boarders and give it a better listen.

  2. numerodix says:

    If you do, don't expect too much from it, it's much inferior to his previous material.

  3. numerodix says:

    Btw your blog looks good, I'm bookmarking.

  4. Erik says:

    Never quite liked him myself so I won't try.

  5. numerodix says:

    Based on this album, you never will like him

  6. Torkel says:

    Never liked his music, except for the WONDERFULL song "Miami".

  7. numerodix says:

    Just one L in wonderful, Torks

    If you liked Miami, didn't you like Summertime, Just cruisin? Those are all pretty similar..

  8. Erik says:

    Summertime was awful. Just cruisin was acceptable though

  9. numerodix says:

    Did you see the video? It was really cool, they were sipping drinks sitting in beach chairs on the back of a trailer pulled by a car, going all through Philly.

  10. Torkel says:

    I wondered if there was one L or two... I blame the the army, not writing as much I did.

    I'm the opposite of you Erik, "Summertime" I kinda like, "Just Cruisin" I hate. Just lacks the magic of "Miami", while "Summertime" has some of it.

    You say that you hope this album can be a wake-up for Will, Martin, but do you think he will make another album? I think this is his last.

  11. numerodix says:

    What makes you say that?

  12. Steve says:

    I hate to admit it, but I actually kind of like it. At least a bit more than you it would seem. I don't know if I'm going to buy it but there are a few song I might "aquire" for myself.

    Thanks for the comment on the blog. I'll be updating a lot in the next 2 weeks or so since I've got some time off of work coming my way.