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Monday, June 27, 2005 

Mind Control Review

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LL Cool J is somewhere in Queens smiling enthusiastically as his ipod angrily rotates Canibus' latest addition to GarbageLand. Although, LL provided the deadly weapon with which the Canibus committed career suicide, Bis single-handedly dug himself a very steep ditch on his latest effort. Imagine my chagrin when I learned that Can-I would release two albums this year, only to find out that the first one is only a collection of old material in order to fulfill a contractual requirement.
Mind Control is sprinkled with bland production ("Talk The Talk"), esoteric concepts, and uninspiring hooks("Canibus Man").
Atlanta is a shameless attempt to impress crunk listeners, with a conventional rhyme structure. The title track is easily the most accessible with a bouncy beat and an infectious flow. Yet, it's the stale Jigga-esque "33 3's" that stands out as a rare gem.
The uniqueness crashes to a pathetic end as "Gybaotic" painstakingly echoes trivial subject matters over annoying synths, in a poor attempt to penetrate the clubs. The simplistic Kurupt-featured "Not 4 Play" goes over the head with simplistic rhymes and abrupt brevity.
I'm not sure what Canibus hoped to achieve with this album, but it's millions of miles away from his best works a la Mic Club: The Curriculum & the Stoupe-aided Rip The Jacker.

Mind Control = 2.5/5

Peep Kanye West on THe Westwood Show(sample tracks from Late Registration)

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5- Power, Money & Influence - Guru ft Jean Grae & Talib kweli(ram)

4- Politics - Royce da 5'9" ft C-Lo Green

3-Diamonds(Remix) - Kanye West ft Jay-Z(mp3)

2-Switch My Style - Styles P

1-Feel Good Inc - Gorillaz(ram)

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