My Turn to Eat

My Turn to Eat

by Big Kuntry King


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My Turn to Eat

It's odd that the Grand Hustle label allowed Big Kuntry King's debut to drop the same day as their superstar CEO T.I.'s album Paper Trail. They were obviously looking for add-on purchases where the faithful would be checking out this protégé, but the good, not great My Turn to Eat is a better bridge between mentor T.I.'s releases than it is a debut album. It's Grand Hustle to the core, and to a fault as well. After an intro that sounds unfinished -- a face-to-face interview with Big Kuntry where you only hear the journalist's voice -- the Keith Mack production "Tool in Da Pocket" kicks open the door with a tight and minimal synth riff that's instantly identifiable as Grand Hustle. The hook is infectious, the beat is hard, and Kuntry stretches and drawls his words just like the boss man, but track after track of this serviceable but shared style keeps the long-player from executing its debut album function. It's a shame since the "South ain't dead" anthem "Pots and Pans" hints at Kuntry's love of the instant freestyle, while the flippant "Yeah (I'm on It)" brings a Southern and stoned flow that's unique. If there's more to Big Kuntry, My Turn to Eat buries it under tried and true formula with guest shots from the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Shawty Redd, Young Dro, and T.I. himself all playing out just as expected.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/30/2008
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678981968
catalogNumber: 514113

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Big Kuntry King   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Keith Mack   Producer
Rev. Clay Evans & Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church   Management
D. Johnson   Producer
Tony Galvin   Producer
Shawty Redd   Producer
T.I.P.   Executive Producer
Jason Geter   Executive Producer,Management
Darryl Morris   Engineer
James "Nard" Rosser   Producer
Daniel Pollard   Engineer
Marsha St. Hubert   Marketing
Mike Lace   Management
Zachariah Mattheus   Package Layout
Sean Merrett   Producer
Elliot Carter   Engineer
Rob Gold   Art Manager

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