Papoose BK Bully

Papoose BK Bully

Having a solid and respectable work ethic is one thing but you really have to question the logic behind dropping the mixtape equivalent of 12 LPs in one year, as Brooklyn MC Papoose has done. Even if it does earn him a record deal, how much lyrical firepower will be left in the tank? His latest set, BK Bully, matches long spats of his mindless, autopilot thug rhyming with some "smash the club up” beats and a list of guest lyricists who bring their A-game for a clash that finds Papoose spinning his wheels a little too often. Thug-A-Cation holds it down nice on incarceration tale "Bang On The Locker,” while Hi-Tek’s "Where It Started At NY” provides the dank backdrop for the emotive Big Apple memories of Jadakiss, Kweli and Raekwon. The Papoose hype finally gets solid backing as he shadowboxes with the Devil on "Across The Tracks,” but with lame "shoot the club up” hooks padding the rest of the disc, you can’t help but hope he’s got something more to offer. (Independent)