Pedagree :: Flood the Blocc - Volume 1: Make Bread :: Coldhart Entertainment
as reviewed by Nin Chan

This is not good. Imagine Lil Wayne attempting to replicate T.I.'s country drawl over Juicy J's most forgettable throwaways, and you'd come somewhere close to this record, a clumsy stumble through the most irritating clichés in Southern rap. It's all here, from the "I'm legit, I push rhymes like weight" drivel of "Trapstar" to the Three Six aping hook of "Fuc Da Lamez" to the pseudo-bounce of "Kiss And Don't Tell" and the chopped and screwed quasi-UGK psychedelia of "Hand On Da Woodgrain." I really wish I could say something positive about this release, but absolutely EVERYTHING on this platter has been offered in a far more sumptuous, attractive fashion by more accomplished emcees. Of course, if you're searching for half-baked T-Rock/Twista emulation (the absurdly-monickered Criz Da Crook on "D.O.A."), Hot Boyz impersonation and Hypnotize-Mindz-without-the-menace production, look no further than this mixtape.

I really hate to throw salt on Pedagree's hustle, especially if he has indeed ceased his drug-trafficking operations to pursue a rap career, but this kind of redundant plagiarism is nothing short of reprehensible. If I were you, I'd seek out some old Hawk or E.S.G. instead.

Music Vibes: 5 of 10 Lyric Vibes: 5 of 10 TOTAL Vibes: 5 of 10

Originally posted: July 26, 2005