Mista Don't Play: Everythangs Workin

Mista Don't Play: Everythangs Workin

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by Project Pat
     
 

If you hadn't already heard, in '01 the heat in hip-hop is coming from the South. While cats such as Juvenile ("Back That Thang Up") and Ludacris ("What's Your Fantasy") are padding their hip-hop with raunchy pop flavor, Project Pat's Mista Don't Play: Everythangs Workin' serves deep-dish country flavor to…  See more details below

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If you hadn't already heard, in '01 the heat in hip-hop is coming from the South. While cats such as Juvenile ("Back That Thang Up") and Ludacris ("What's Your Fantasy") are padding their hip-hop with raunchy pop flavor, Project Pat's Mista Don't Play: Everythangs Workin' serves deep-dish country flavor to the true hip-hop heads. Pat's steady flow is strictly for the street, and nothing gets more crunk at the clubs than the hit single "Chickenhead," featuring Three 6 Mafia. Getting live is one thing, but lyrically Project Pat also keeps it real. On "We Ain't Scared Hoe," Pat rhymes: "The 'hood is hard like cotton-picking days" over eerie-sounding chants. The production team Hypnotize Minds keep it simple by lacing every song with the tried-and-true sounds of synthesizers and an 808 drum machine (check out the snail's-pace production on the posse cut "Fuckin' With the Best" featuring the Hypnotize Camp Posse). Project Pat is not concerned with all things bling, bling. Instead, the MC's lazy drawl makes his hip-hop just right for coolin'. Ryan Crosby

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All Music Guide - M.F. DiBella
A charter member of Memphis' Hypnotize Camp Posse (along with Gangsta Boo and Three 6 Mafia), Project Pat is a skilled demonstrator of mid-South baller hip-hop. The Hypnotize Camp tends to market its releases in the manner of Master P's No Limit label and the Cash Money Millionaires but with much less gloss. With menacing beats (courtesy of DJ Paul and Juicy J) consisting of heavy, repetitive drum kicks and sinister high-hat snares, Pat takes drug-hustling rap into the same deranged dimension as his Memphis cohorts, Three 6 Mafia. Southern pimp slang from rap's underbelly mixed with eerie low-end synth grooves is the way of the walk here on Mista Don't Play: Everythangs Workin. Strictly gangsta, Pat's unique flow combines a rapid Midwest cadence with a sing-song Southern format. With its sprawling number of tracks, it's best to hone in on a few of the standouts: "Life We Live," "If You Ain't From My Hood," "Break Da Law 2001," and "So High."

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Release Date:
02/27/2001
Label:
Relativity
UPC:
0088561195021
catalogNumber:
1950
Rank:
22799

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