Project: Funk da Worldby Craig Mack
The first hit album released on Sean "Puffy" Combs' Bad Boy label, Craig Mack's Project: Funk da World lacks the hardcore edge of Bad Boy's next breakout artist, the Notorious B.I.G., instead gunning for the dancefloor with a slight hint of street attitude. The beats are laid-back, mid-tempo, and effortlessly funky, influenced by the vibe of Dr. Dre's G-funk sound but not slavishly derivative at all. Mack isn't the most skillful rapper who ever lived, but he's game on most of these tracks, with a low, raspy voice and a loose, casual style that's hard to resist when he's on. When he isn't, he strays a little too far off the beat, or lacks enough variety in his flow and surprises in his rhymes to hold the listener's interest. But he's good enough to work a groove, and sometimes that's all you need for a great dance record. The formula gets repetitive over the course of an entire album, especially on the tracks with too many choruses, but there are some definite high points, most notably the smash "Flava in Ya Ear," "Get Down," and "Funk Wit da Style." There's also a clever sample of the Days of Our Lives theme song on "Real Raw." In the end, Project: Funk da World isn't a bad party record at all, though it's less engaging as a self-contained listen.
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- Bad Boy
Performance CreditsCraig Mack Primary Artist
Technical CreditsCraig Mack Producer
Easy Mo Bee Producer
Bob Brockman Engineer
Sean "Puffy" Combs Executive Producer
Tony Maserati Engineer
Charlie Marotta Engineer
Rashad Smith Producer
Lenny "Ace" Marrow Producer,Engineer
Alvin Toney Executive Producer
L. Burgess Composer
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CRAIG MACK NEVER GET'S THE CREDIT HE DESERVES. NOT ONLY DID HE MAKE BAD BOY WHAT IT IS TODAY, HE ALSO HAS A SLAMMING JOINT ON THE RADIO. THIS TIME AROUND HE HAS HIS OWN RECORD LABEL EQUIPPED WITH DANGEROUS MC'S. ONE OF THEM GOIN BY THE NAME OF BENNY BLANCO FROM JAMAICA QUEENS WHO'S VIVID PUNCHLINES, DRAMATIC STORY TELLIN AND SLICK METAPHORES MAKES HIM STANDOUT AMONGST SO MANY UP AND COMING MC'S. CRAIG MACK IS GONNA SHUT DOWN ALOT OF HATORS.KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN FOR HIS NEW ALBUM DROPPING SOMETIME THIS SUMMER. P.S YOU CAN ALSO FIND HIM IN THE NEW VIBE MAGAZINE, SOURCE MAGAZINE AS WELL AS A FULL ARTICLE IN THE NEW XXL MAGAZINE. LOOK OUT FOR THE MACK CAUSE HE'S BACK!!!
CRAIG MACK BACK IN 1994 WAS THE ESSENTIAL EMCEE FOR THE LYRIC LISTENING LISTINER. NOBODY HAD MORE WORD PLAY, SLY AND SLICK METAPHORS THAN THIS UNDERRATED RAPPER ALL HAIL THE MACK.