Craig Mack
Project: Funk da World


3.5
great

Review

by tfunk USER (2 Reviews)
August 8th, 2010 | 6 replies | 3,040 views


Release Date: 1994 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Bad Boy Records starts here. Then Biggie came along. A Solid '94 album with future-funky beats. Chill on the violence and hyped the party vibe. Worth a Listen.

1 of 1 thought this review was well written

When you first hear Craig Mack your ears perk. You can hear an energy almost as captivating as Busta but that's where the comparisons end. As a Bad Boy affiliated, he was highly touted by Diddy (Then Puffy) as the futuristic rapper of '94. But then Biggie came along. Craig Mack made off with a couple singles, one remix with big and an album. A Good album at that. A good Bad Boy album at that too. Those come a dime in a dozen, especially with the current track record.

Like a lot of listeners, the first tastes may have been in Madlib samples, mostly over The Unseen, but Craig Mack deserves more than just a sampled rhyme. You can start with the album. Funk Da World Bumps. Easy Mo Bee, of alkaholiks and busta fame, lays down sexy beats all over this album. You can start with the KILLER single 'Flava In Ya Ear' (Try the remix for some B.I.G. too) which bumps with a simple groove, some solid drums, and a '1984' future-party digitized siren thrown over it for the tastiest flava in the ear. Another Easy Mo song 'Judgement Day' rides with the same future groove.

It all starts with the first track and rides perfect alll the way to 'Real Raw' where the album plateaus til the end. Craig Mack's flow has it's limits, but his lyrics can be cunning and smart sometimes. Mack didn't rep violence and unfortunately I think that's why his mass appeal didn't blow up with Biggie and the other Big Boy artists. Definitely worth a listen and a lot of the songs will end up on your party/chill playlists. peace Boiyeeeeeee


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East Hastings
August 8th 2010



4391 Comments


peace Boiyeeeeeee
no. just no. this review is damn near impossible to understand without knowing the references you're talking about, and it barely talks about the album musically as songs, instead just "some sick beats" and a "killer single"

tfunk
August 8th 2010



2 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i don't think you'd like this album too much, east hastings. learn some lingo, nothing too confusing in there.

Fort23
August 8th 2010



2475 Comments


you were going strong, but then you kind of cut it short. pretty good first review, just go a little more in depth and a little longer next time. you made me want to hear this too, so pos.

BigPoppaDiesel
February 28th 2011



150 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Flava In Ya Ear remix

AggravatedYeti
February 28th 2011



7684 Comments


as a kid I always thought it went "flavor in your hair"
which in turn would be a very strange hook.

DikkoZinner
August 8th 2014



2954 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

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