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REVIEW: Jim Jones Presents Webstar, The Rooftop

Jim Jones Presents Webstar
The Rooftop
Scrilla Hill/E1

Beats: L
Lyrics: L
Originality: M

When DJ Webstar burst on the scene in 2006 with his breakout single “Chicken Noodle Soup,” featuring Young B., most thought the Harlem club promoter/producer was nothing more than a one-hit wonder. Set on proving the haters wrong, the 22-year-old phenom traded in his soda on the side for something that’ll really make him go pop—Jim Jones. With Capo serving as his executive producer, Webstar introduces listeners to The Rooftop.

In a nod to his Uptown forefathers, Webstar enlists hip-hop O.G.’s Brucie B, Ron G and DJ S&S to serve as hosts for his coming out party. The AutoTune-fueled lead single “Dancin’ on Me,” featuring Jones, Juelz Santana and Remo, sets the pace for the album, as hypnotic beats and bottle poppin’ posturing dominate. In fact, “She Can Get It” and “Bring It Over Here” retread the same hot-girl-in-the-club territory. On the latter, Web lazily quips, “Yeah, you could bring it over here/I got a mic in my pants, you could sing it over here.”

Light on lyrical depth, Web’s saving grace is catchy hooks. Despite the dated subject matter and concepts, ultra-trendy tracks like “O.M.G.” and “Follow Me On Twitter” still have the potential for crossover appeal. Aside from the tender “Take You Down,” the Harlem night’s sophomore set is mostly party and bullshit, which is ultimately both a good and bad thing. Webstar may have gone to The Rooftop but he still doesn’t offer a better view. —Anslem Samuel

  • MR. UNDI$PUTED THE MOGUL

    WHAT’S UP WITH THIS JANKY CD REVIEW PROCESS?! DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY QUALITY ARTISTS’CD’S YOU GUYS HAVE GIVEN AN “L” RATING TO FOR ALBUM’S 1,000,000 X MORE LYRICAL & CONTENT WORTHY & YOU GIVE THIS BS AN “L”. WHY BECUASE OF SOME “TRENDY ASS CLUB SHAKE YOUR ASS TYPE MUSIC?! HELL YOU GAVE IT AN “M” FOR ORIGINALITY & IF THE LYRIC’S ARE GARBAGE WHY DOES IT DESERVE AN “L”?

    JUST ASKING.
    PEACE & GET MONEY!!!!
    MOGUL $$$ GAME ‘09!!!

  • that nigga

    This deserves a fuckin capital “S”..You gave “LYRICS” an “L”? C’mon man. Like dude before me said, I agree. I havent heard this nor will I listen to shit like this and I know its trash and so do you XXL. How much Jimmy pay for that “L”?

  • alderman j

    If you looking for lyrics dont buy this album!!! If you are a female, or a club hopper(for dancing purposes) than this is for you. dont try to put this in a lane it aint suppose to be in.

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  • #1 TOP JERZY RUNNER

    I agree with my dudes above. I just bought this BS cd and going to get my money back. This cd is weak, everything about it is weak. This disc aint worthy for a club bagger, it’s lose like bubble guts….

  • JEWJAMRECORDS

    GARBAGE… THIS SHIT SUCKS
    WHO’S ANSLEM SAMUEL ? GET UR HIP HOP GAME UP MONEY THIS AINT CLUB MUSIKKK ITS NAZI ASS JEW NIGGAS.GETTIN MORE MONEY. GET UR MIND RIGHT WE COMMIN FOR NIGGAS

  • http://www.downelink.com/face2flyy $PaperChaser-Face$

    Im sayin, yall niggas gotta understand
    this is Harlem.. how could u?? u couldnt understand, u aint Harlem, so u cant dig it.
    Bet yall know “Baaallliiinnn” though. The Rooftop is that. U get money, put the hood on, yung and old heads… but at the end of the day, its still Harlem. It’s too easy, yall doin jus what the music is about… Hatin, they watchin another man eat, hit the club, swag splash on em, and take they girls. Plus we gettin money
    N!@@*, wut ya man BIG and Mafia told em…
    Ingorance is Bliss.. Yeah, yeah, yeah
    HARLEM WORLD

  • KrackedKode

    What the fuck happened to O? Anyone? His reviws were great, not like other reviews always saying the same fucking shit. His were real personale and funny. No shots at this specific review, but somebody please respond. I liked the mixape massacre the most of all the blogs on XXL. BRING BACK O!

    -KrackedKode