I Got That Work

I Got That Work

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by Big Tymers
     
 

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On the strength of slang-infested, platinum-selling albums by Juvenile and Lil Wayne, the Hot Boys clique (hailing from New Orleans' Magnolia Projects) have transformed their Cash Money label into a billion-dollar industry. And the release of the Big Tymers' I GOT THAT WORK is sure to

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On the strength of slang-infested, platinum-selling albums by Juvenile and Lil Wayne, the Hot Boys clique (hailing from New Orleans' Magnolia Projects) have transformed their Cash Money label into a billion-dollar industry. And the release of the Big Tymers' I GOT THAT WORK is sure to fatten the Cash Money empire's bankroll. Comprised of the label's co-CEO Bryan "Baby" Williams and in-house producer Mannie Fresh, the Big Tymers elevate the playa lifestyle to new levels of materialism on such car-crazy and ice-obsessed tracks as "Sunday Night" and "#1 Stunna." The lead single asks everybody to "Get Your Roll On," but if you're not cruisin' in a chromed-out SUV with 20-inch wheels you best stay at home. Predictable lyrics aside, the secret to Cash Money's success lies in Fresh's electro-flavored Southern bounce, a mix of intricate drum programming with live bass and synthesizers. This infectious beat style, featured prominently on tracks such as "Snake" and "Pimp On," is derived as much from '70s R&B as it is from classic hip-hop. And, of course, the Big Tymers get a little help from their friends, as Juvenile, Lil Wayne, and the B. G. guest on more than half the tracks. Fun as it is, I GOT THAT WORK isn't strictly a party affair. On the uplifting "My Life," the crew takes a break from flossin' to speak out against drugs and violence. Now that's really "Bling, Bling." Ryan Crosby

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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
Big Tymers Brian "Baby" Williams and Mannie Fresh step up their game a bit for I Got That Work, improving both as rappers and songwriters and delivering two big hits in the process, "Get Your Roll On" and "#1 Stunna." How You Luv That?, the duo's debut release two years earlier, had set the Big Tymers apart from the other, and considerably younger, Cash Money Records group, the Hot Boys. Unlike like them, the Big Tymers are full-fledged adults; in fact, Williams and Fresh produce the Hot Boys and thus play father-figure roles within the Cash Money family to a certain extent. Yet, for as much game as they can spit, the Big Tymers proved to be so-so rappers on How You Luv That?, often overshadowed by their Hot Boy protégés. However, during the two-year interim leading up to I Got That Work, Williams and Fresh considerably improved as rappers. Here, they're as good as any of the Hot Boys, whether it be Lil Wayne, B.G., Turk, or Juvenile, and they certainly boast and brag better, whether about money-making ("10 Wayz," "We Hustle"), bling-blinging ("#1 Stunna," "Stuntastic"), women-mastering ("Snake," "Rocky"), or themselves ("Big Tymers," "Hard Life"). Moreover, the Big Tymers deliver a rambunctious club-banger with the album-opening "Get Your Roll On." Following this rowdy beginning, the album moves toward its other highlights -- "Nigga Couldn't Know," "#1 Stunna," and "No, No" -- before descending into guest-laden filler. As usual, Fresh's beats remain potent until the album's end, but the songwriting grows progressively less inventive, often seeming unlabored, as if the Big Tymers are content to ride out the remainder of their 18-track album after delivering the early-album highlights. Regardless of this common grievance, the Big Tymers impressively step up their game for I Got That Work and deliver enough highlights to surely please their fans.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/16/2000
Label:
Cash Money
UPC:
0601215767322
catalogNumber:
157673
Rank:
29171

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I Got That Work 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The new Big Tymers' record 'I got that work' has to be one of the greatest rap albums to be released this year. There are many different beats as well as rhymes but they still kept their 'stuntastic' sense of rhyming. Truly a work of art.
YMCMB___ More than 1 year ago
BIG Tymer$
Guest More than 1 year ago
THE BIG TYMERS IS ONE OF THE HOTTEST GROUPS OUT AND WHAT EVER THEY COME OUT WITH IS ALWAYS GOOD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would love to just stand beside the hotboyz and bigtimers, they are bomb and I love the way they flow.*
Guest More than 1 year ago
this cd rules bye it
Guest More than 1 year ago
Big tymers have done it again. They add awesome lyrics to catchy beats. This is why I think that big tymers are one of my fav rap bands.