The Pack
Wolfpack Party


2.0
poor

Review

by Bulldog USER (114 Reviews)
August 24th, 2010 | 15 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: From the skate park to the club.

Longevity is something relatively uncommon in mainstream hip-hop. So I wasn’t too surprised when Berkeley rap quarter The Pack dropped off the face of the earth not long after their hit single “Vans” was no longer in airplay circulation. Since then, Lil B has risen to fame, Young L has improved a whole lot, in addition to becoming much more creative, and the entire group has dissimilated stylistically. On “Vans”, member Lil Uno raps “Sole kinda thick, like a big booty chick/A ‘big booty chick’, yea that’s what I said,” as if he actually regarded sex as a taboo, which is the complete opposite of how most rappers approach the subject. But, during their four year hiatus, The Pack members got older. They’re no longer kids. Apparently their respective testosterone levels are raging, and it shows. They’re no longer rapping about skate culture, and they’re certainly no longer “based” (as evidenced by Young L’s claim that “[he’s] got his Guccis on.”) No, partying and anonymous sex are the focuses here. Thusly the transition from their seminal album Based Boys to their sophomore effort Wolfpack Party is that of one from the skate park to the club.

The Pack has made a conscious effort to improve their lyrics. Nevertheless, they’ve failed (miserably, at that). Just peep the chorus on “Red Light” – “In the club, girl lookin’ over here/’cause she see me shinin’ like a chandelier/Yea my ice glow bright like a headlight/She miss a round and get ran like a red light.” With an attitude reminiscent to that of 2 Live Crew (read: sex-crazed), and a sound restructuring with influences derived from dirty south club rap, electropop, crunk, and booty bass, they sound more like a Miami party rap outfit than a Northern Cali swag group. Not to say that’s a bad thing, because Young L has created a rather great, yet, consistent, slew of synth-heavy, electronic instrumentals here. For example, the thumping, electronic bass and metallic drums of “Bass Remix III” help create an infectious opening track, and the fun, scaling claves of “Booty Bounce” make for a lively, entertaining song.

Despite all their enthusiasm and charisma, The Pack fails here because, amongst other things, the minimal involvement of rap insurgent Lil B, grotesque one-dimensionality, and highly unnecessary tracks such as “Make Me C*m”, “T*tt*es”, and “Sex On The Beach” not only constitute downright poor filler, but just awful tracks, not to mention wastes of good beats. A slight improvement from their previous ventures, Wolfpack Party has potential, but goes to waste largely due to shoddy lyricism, overly long run time, and filler. Unless you’re a kid, or just looking for something to party to, stay away.



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Bulldog
August 25th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

A little writeup for the school newspaper. Really dislike the word limitations they have. :

Also, goddammit, why are there two 'r's in the album title?

Sup sputnik?

Bulldog
August 25th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Album is streaming on their Myspace, http://www.myspace.com/thepack

http://www.myspace.com/ThePack/music/albums/wolfpack-party-16456881

MUNGOLOID
August 25th 2010


4314 Comments


if this is as bad as that one song they came out with, "In My Car," I'm fucking passing on this, Lil B or no Lil B.

pizzamachine
August 25th 2010


12571 Comments


This looks pretty terrible.

Bulldog
August 25th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Mungoloid - Lil B is almost a non-factor here.

pizzamachine - The beats are great, and as rappers, they're alright, the lyrics are just super-duper piss poor.

vanderb0b
August 25th 2010


3473 Comments


Good review, I won't be getting this one any time soon.

Inveigh
August 25th 2010


24997 Comments


good review Bully. I can't stand rappers like this though. Like no one ever thought of rhyming "thick" with "chick" before...

hey, did you guys know that "world" and "girl" rhyme?! I didn't know that shit!

Bulldog
August 25th 2010


3796 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

thanks guys

if world is pronounced "whirl" with no d, then yea

1MicLight
August 30th 2010


80 Comments


one of the worst covers ever

oltnabrick
January 25th 2013


30904 Comments


this is Lil Bs rap group or something who cares

Digging: Rich Gang - Rich Gang: Tha Tour Pt 1

RosaParks
January 25th 2013


14912 Comments


def not as good as his solo stuff

oltnabrick
January 25th 2013


30904 Comments


theres too many people on this album that arent Lil B

RosaParks
January 25th 2013


14912 Comments


seriously

Crymsonblaze
January 25th 2013


7485 Comments


nice bump, pack heads!

oltnabrick
January 25th 2013


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