Contributed by packlight:
Boo & Gotti: Perfect Timing
I had to listen to this CD at least three times to find something positive to say. Not because Boo and Gotti don’t have a rhyme style that is record deal worthy. Simply put the Cash Money sound is not for them. On some of the tracks I thought I was listening to Snoop when he first went to “No Limit”. I would say I’m a little more partial to the R. Kelly production we heard when Boo and Gotti were first introduced to the world. Being more familiar with Boo and Gotti before they were signed with any major label, then to hear them flow over Mannie Fresh’s production seemed a little forced. But following the old adage, “If you don’t work you don’t eat” they did make it work, no doubt about it.
Boo and Gotti takes us on a Hummer V ride throughout Chicago’s south and west sides. Reminiscing on their days of hustling and trying to get put on in the rap game. I wish, I wish Birdman had been flying through any weather out of town when they were making this album. His P.Diddy-esque interjections and Blackchild from Murder Inc being featured on this album only sprayed more wack juice over their CD.
Following Tupac’s advice to ”Rap for the Witches (w/ a B)” their fan base will continue to grow but it will take some time. In their hometown of Chicago track five “Ain’t it Man” featuring Lil Wayne was released as their radio ready cut. But track ten “Baby Girl” featuring TQ on the hook would have been a better jump off. Track two, “Chi-Town” happens to be the best song on the whole album because Mannie Fresh catered to the slick yet lethargic flows of both Boo and Gotti. “Bad Chick at the Bar” and “P.I.M.P Affair” both interludes featuring a “pimped out” style beat would have better suited the album as a whole.
Mannie Fresh on the other hand provides some comic relief throughout the album.
There is an interlude titled “Pimp Poetry” that is straight comedy. I did appreciate how they stayed true to their hometown and their roots. R. Kelly only shows up one time on the album on track six “Dear Ghetto”. A letter of sorts to those who have died, are in jail and those still trapped in its clutches. He most defiantly should have negotiated to produce at least half of the album. With that being said the CD would have had the sound Boo and Gotti are known for.
Though not many; one of the other positives is Jazze Pha providing his off beat yet smile bringing singing style and adlibs to tracks thirteen,” Ride Tonight” and fourteen, “Think”. The bottom line is though Boo and Gotti display their love for rhyming. Not so sure the CD should have been titled “Perfect Timing”. Better yet I’ll just give them an “A” for effort.