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Beast
     

Beast

by V.I.C.
 

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Sold as a prot�g� of the uncool, not hip, and still selling-like-hotcakes Soulja Boy, Atlanta rapper V.I.C. shares the same love of party rap as his ringtone king mentor, and there's no doubt his single "Get Silly" is perfect for any intoxicated Friday night. Produced by Soulja Boy, the cut takes full advantage of V.I.C.'s brash sense of humor,

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Sold as a prot�g� of the uncool, not hip, and still selling-like-hotcakes Soulja Boy, Atlanta rapper V.I.C. shares the same love of party rap as his ringtone king mentor, and there's no doubt his single "Get Silly" is perfect for any intoxicated Friday night. Produced by Soulja Boy, the cut takes full advantage of V.I.C.'s brash sense of humor, his overabundant amount of swagger, and his vocal device of dropping the last note of any given verse, pitching it way down with that smarmy tone of self-satisfaction. Adding the Batman theme to this formula makes "We Ridin'" with Hurricane Chris a good time, and the hyperactive bongos that producer Mr. Collipark lays on "Wobble" are irresistible, but all the boasting and smugness become tiresome as the album drags on for a horribly overstuffed 19 tracks. Soulja Boy may be the one drawing the ire of the hardcore set, but it's V.I.C. who seems the bigger threat, posturing and declaring himself harder than thou. Beast sounds as if it were designed to be somewhere between pop-rap and the more provocative style of Webbie. Given the right artist, "tween-hop" might just work when it comes to albums, but in the hands of the one-trick pony V.I.C., it's more a singles genre.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/26/2008
Label:
Reprise / Wea
UPC:
0093624986645
catalogNumber:
475004
Rank:
17073

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Performance Credits

V.I.C.   Primary Artist
E-40   Guest Appearance
Jermaine Dupri   Guest Appearance
Bun B   Guest Appearance
Unk   Guest Appearance
Soldier Swole   Keyboards
Soulja Boy Tell Em   Guest Appearance
Polow da Don   Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Neal Hefti   Composer
Frank-Ski   Composer
Yogi   Producer,Audio Production
Michael Crooms   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Victor Walker   Composer
Canton Jones   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Derrick Crooms   Composer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Collipark   Audio Production
John Boy   Producer,Audio Production
Johnathan Wright "John Boy"   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Soldier Swole   Producer,Engineer
Tex James   Engineer
Soulja Boy Tell Em   Producer,Audio Production
Charlotte Crooms   General Administrator
Phunk Dawg   Composer,Audio Production
Pjarro Scott   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Yayo   Engineer
DeAndre Way   Composer
Swole   Audio Production

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