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Artist: Big Pun
Album: Yeeah Baby
Label: LOUD
Production: Buckwild, L.E.S, others
Guests: M.O.P, Fat Joe, Cuban Link, others
Stats: 2000; 16 tracks
Reviewed by: Mass Dosage

After all the marketing hype surrounding this posthumous release I envisioned an album of high-quality tracks that would eclipse Big Pun's somewhat disappointing (and over hyped) debut. Once again hype proves to be just that and what is left is an inconsistent collection of songs where the number of different producers is matched only by the number of vocal guests. This variety comes across as a thinly-veiled attempt at walking the financially lucrative tightrope between commercial success and street cred. Big Pun is at his best on the tracks where he drops the annoying hooks and gets down to the ruff and rugged business of slaying the microphone. More moments like this would have saved Yeeeah Baby from mediocrity. [6/10]

[An edited version of this review was also published in SL magazine]

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