DJ Envy & Red Cafe The Co-op

DJ Envy & Red Cafe The Co-op
DJ Envy and Red Cafe both needed to be relevant in the press for their solo projects, and this collaboration album was the product geared to create such a buzz. Lead single "Dolla Bill,” featuring Jermaine Dupri and Fabolous, was an underground success but didn’t catch on with a mainstream audience, probably because it gets redundant after the first listen. The follow-up single with Nina Sky, "The Things You Do,” is the standout track on the album, demonstrating a meshing of chemistry between all artists. Every song on the album follows a formula of simple beats and generic lyrics ("life is so good, I could bottle this stuff”). Ironic that DJ Envy yells over every song what a listener thinks about this album; "What else?!” (Koch)