Rotten Apple [Clean Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
After a promising debut, G-Unit soldier Lloyd Banks hedged his bets, subdued the hungry, punch line-filled style that defined him, and delivered a so-so effort that coasts on the G-Unit formula. With an EP's worth of heat -- the infectious single "Hands Up" with 50 Cent being the hottest -- Rotten Apple is no disaster, and there's no doubt the G-Unit faithful will get twice as much out of this than everyone else, especially with the G-Unit universe guest list and the numerous raw, freestyle-flavored productions that sound like they fell off a G-Unit Radio mixtape. The long, word-filled flows are here, as are the humorous stingers Banks likes to drop, but his delivery is ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
After a promising debut, G-Unit soldier Lloyd Banks hedged his bets, subdued the hungry, punch line-filled style that defined him, and delivered a so-so effort that coasts on the G-Unit formula. With an EP's worth of heat -- the infectious single "Hands Up" with 50 Cent being the hottest -- Rotten Apple is no disaster, and there's no doubt the G-Unit faithful will get twice as much out of this than everyone else, especially with the G-Unit universe guest list and the numerous raw, freestyle-flavored productions that sound like they fell off a G-Unit Radio mixtape. The long, word-filled flows are here, as are the humorous stingers Banks likes to drop, but his delivery is surprisingly weary, and often on the more street tracks, the production is drab, making it easy to drift away from the words no matter how sharp. Luckily, G-Unit's bag of hooks just keeps on giving, and when Rotten Apple goes for polish, it succeeds. Besides "Hands Up," there's the cool "Help" -- a "one for the ladies" track with Keri Hilson -- and "You Know the Deal" with Rakim, which sounds exactly how Mobb Deep's G-Unit debut should have. Rocking it with a trio of Southern ballers -- Young Buck, Scarface, and 8Ball -- Banks offers the excellent "Iceman" before closing with "Gilmore's," one of those loose, casual, and satisfying numbers G-Unit members always seem to drop at or toward the end of their albums. "Iceman" and "Gilmore's" suggest Banks is the last soldier who should fall into the "I own this/I own that" or "I moved this many units/You didn't move nearly as many" ruts G-Unit is famous for, but he does, too often to ignore. The highlights are way high, but the album as a whole is "fans-only." [Rotten Apple was also made available in a clean version, with all explicit material removed.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/10/2006
  • Label: G-Unit Records
  • UPC: 602517000483
  • Catalog Number: 000702402
  • Sales rank: 108,733

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rotten Apple (4:26)
  2. 2 Survival (3:47)
  3. 3 Playboy 2 (3:44)
  4. 4 The Cake (2:46)
  5. 5 Make a Move (4:46)
  6. 6 Hands Up (4:00)
  7. 7 Help - Keri Hilson (3:54)
  8. 8 Addicted (3:00)
  9. 9 You Know the Deal (4:05)
  10. 10 Get Clapped (5:01)
  11. 11 Stranger (3:09)
  12. 12 Change (3:33)
  13. 13 NY NY (3:31)
  14. 14 One Night Stand (3:57)
  15. 15 Iceman (5:26)
  16. 16 Gilmore's (2:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lloyd Banks Primary Artist, Rap
Scarface Rap
Mobb Deep Rap
Rakim Rap
Luis Resto Keyboards
50 Cent Rap
8Ball Rap
Young Buck Rap
Musiq (Soulchild) Vocals
Tony Yayo Rap
Mike Severson Guitar
Scram Jones scratching
Stu "Bassie" Brooks Bass
Steve King Bass, Guitar
Technical Credits
Rev. C.L. Franklin Composer
Brian Gardner Mastering
D. Morris Composer
Luis Resto Producer
Havoc Audio Production
Timbaland Audio Production
Steve Sola Engineer
Eminem Producer, Audio Production
Carlisle Young Engineer
50 Cent Executive Producer
Nancie Stern Sample Clearance
Tony Campana Engineer
P. Rogers Composer
Ron Browz Producer
Dru Castro Engineer
Nicole Frantz Creative Assistance
Bruce Waynne Producer
9th Wonder Audio Production
Alex Ortiz Engineer
Yvette Gayle Publicity
Nick Speed Producer
David Saslow Promoter
Taurus Scott Engineer
Joshua Fisher Marketing
C.J. King Composer
Sgt. C. Jackson Composer
Andrew Flad Marketing
Jermaine Mobley Producer
Herve Romain Promoter
Needlz Audio Production
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