Cam'ron
Boss of All Bosses II


4.0
excellent

Review

by Bulldog USER (114 Reviews)
January 19th, 2010 | 21 replies | 7,086 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Despite a parasitic DJ and a tag-along (practically non-existent) MC, Cam kills this tape. Boss of All Bosses 2 is a musical garden with quotables ripe for the picking.

Cam’ron is regarded by many (including his fans) as a self parody. He popularized “no homo,” was one of the first rappers to start the now-corroded swagger movement, defeated Bill O’Reilly in a debate about the corruptive ability of rap on youth, and makes up words just because he can. Cam’ron is the funny man’s kind of rapper, and easily retains the listener’s interest on Boss of All Bosses 2 with his blizzardous, pompous rapping.

Silly Cam’ron gets an A+ in the lyrical department, giving you your pick of goofy coke musings (“Like Sylvester, I’m bird chasin,”) or hilarious boasts (“They tell me I’m the one like Neo on the first Matrix,”) and he hits the nail on the head seemingly every time. To further enhance the comicality of Boss of All Bosses 2 Cam’s arrogant delivery; fun, at times intricate flow, and somewhat deep, cocky, and (at times) rough voice send the funny level through the roof, as they perfectly compliment Cam’s lyrics.

Killa Cam tries his hand at all different sorts of beats, succeeding with each beat. While there’s nothing absolutely epic that will top your favorite beats of all time list, there’s definitely some really cool stuff. The rapid Nintendo keyboard-and-synth assault of Point the Finger is great, as is the slowed down Tetris theme song beat (with enhancements) of Whistle or the orchestra’s symphony on Intro.

But, for some odd reason, this mixtape is lesser than the sum of its parts. The skits certainly don’t help the cohesiveness of the album; the last one-third of the album falls off, resulting in the mixtape going out in a quiet whimper (despite Whistle); and the entire mixtape, though entertaining and great for several dozen chuckles, as you would expect, fails to send the listener into a deeper train of thought or mindset. Not to mention a seeming ghost MC (Vado, only appearing on choruses) and an idiot DJ (curse you, Drama) sort of raise some questions about one’s feelings about the album after a complete listen. So, while it still wouldn’t be a classic, Boss of All Bosses 2 fails to be superb because of a few minor setbacks that cumulate to a major one. Boss of All Bosses 2 is an excellent mixtape, equivalent to a final draft of an A paper – pretty darn good, but ends up a B+ because of the lack of revisions.



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Bulldog
January 19th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I love Cam'ron, no homo.

cirq
January 19th 2010


9264 Comments


sold. im getting this now.

Bulldog
January 19th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yay I convinced someone! Haha. Here's the link bro.

http://www.datpiff.com/Dj_Drama_Camron_Boss_Of_All_Bosses_2.m91141.html

It's sponsored too, which means you need not join to download.

erasedcitizen
January 19th 2010


716 Comments


I really haven't enjoyed anything he did since Purple Haze but then again, he usually has a knack for surprising me.

Bulldog
January 19th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I like this tape. Whistle is cool and so is the Intro, the album starts off cool, and ends cool, but the last parts of the album aren't that great.

JizzInMyPants
January 20th 2010


2371 Comments


"defeated Bill O’Reilly in a debate"

nobody owned anyone

MUNGOLOID
January 20th 2010


4292 Comments


You're done for the night.

Bulldog
January 20th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I think Bill O'Reilly got pwn'd, indicated by his getting angered and yelling

JizzInMyPants
January 20th 2010


2371 Comments


ok, they made bill look bad alittle (bill was rude to barge in on them.....suppose to be a moderator) but i wouldnt say pwned or defeated, the rebuttals that one guy put out was lame.....he was comparing a rapper to a reporter? last time i checked a reporter doesn't make money off sold items or try to sell an image. That little mini debate between them went no where

Bulldog
January 20th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

True, true, but reporters DO get paid and there is corruption in reporting.

MUNGOLOID
January 20th 2010


4292 Comments


after watching the "debate" again, it seems that the biggest jackasses to come out of it were cam'ron and damon dash. they made some valid points but overall they failed to understand what the debate was on and why they were even there to begin with.

Bulldog
January 20th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Hm, maybe it's my bias against hard-core republicans (Bill O'Reilly) and my favoring of rappers in Rappers v. Media

MUNGOLOID
January 20th 2010


4292 Comments


yeah i don't like bill o'reilly either but it was just embarrassing to see how childish killa and dame were acting throughout the whole argument.

Bulldog
January 20th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yea. "U MAAAAAD!" and "I GOT DIRT ON YOU DAWGIE."

I think Damon was a little bit more serious than Cam, but Cam is a goofball.

MUNGOLOID
January 21st 2010


4292 Comments


true dat.

Bulldog
January 21st 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Nevertheless, awesome tape.

illmitch
January 21st 2010


5429 Comments


still need to get this

Bulldog
January 21st 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

http://www.datpiff.com/Dj_Drama_Camron_Boss_Of_All_Bosses_2.m91141.html

That's the D/L link, it's sponsored for a short time, which means you don't have to join DatPiff if you don't have an account, and if you do, then it doesn't take away from your daily download count.

bapstain
February 3rd 2010


11 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

vado doesn't just appear on choruses, hes a good emcee just not enough presence

Bulldog
February 5th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Therein the problem lies.



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