Bubba Sparxxx Lacks Variety
Maurice Bottomley of PopMatters reviewed the debut offering from Bubba Spraxxx, ‘Dark Days, Bright Nights’, giving it tepid marks. Bottomley also used the review to sound off on Bubba and Eminem getting “more media attention than 95% of black rappers.” As for Spraxxx, he said, “What he lacks is variety — rhythmically and lyrically. Listen to this set then go to Big Daddy Kane, Rakim or Q-Tip and remind yourself how banal rap technique has become. Bubba doesn’t, thank God, just yell angrily at you but he really only talks into the mike — barely even riding the rhythm never mind having any attack or finesse to his stylings. He has one good idea: down home boy = down home wisdom, but it is just one idea and can’t quite sustain an album.” Read more.