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Sean Price
Master P

seanp.jpgSean Price is focused right now. Amid rumors of major labels seeking his services and another solid effort with the recently released Jesus Price Supastar, the Brooklyn MC clearly isn’t resting on his laurels. Striking while the iron is hot, the Boot Camp Clik’s trustiest infantryman maintains his post as the underground’s most intimidating lyrical bully with his latest mixtape, Master P.

Meant to tide fans over until his next proper release, the disc features Sean P up to his usual bag of tricks, rhyming aggressive over choice beats. “Updated, upgraded/Don’t get mad, muthafucka/Just say Ruck made it,” he boasts on the Dan the Man–produced opener, “6 Dollar Man.” On “One Question,” Dilated People’s DJ Babu lends spacious drums and a chopped vocal for P, Ruste Juxx and Reek to get busy over. However, it’s Khrysis who gives Price the most room to work, mixing snare accents and a mean bass line on “Huckabuck” and retrofitting an infectious reggae sample with cavernous drums on the thundering “Jamaica.”

A mixture of new material, extra cuts that didn’t make the last album, and freestyle one-offs, Master P features its fair share of lifted tracks. On “Jackass 2” and “More Fish,” P hijacks beats from Ghostface’s “Strawberry” and “Fish,” respectively. “Rotten Apple (Remix)” finds Price taggin’ his own menacing verse onto Prodigy’s NYC-themed slow-burner. Over the Alchemist-scored track, he spits, “Punch a fan in the face, and I lose a sale/Nah, I punch a fan, I get sued in the cell.”

The only drawback to this affair is Sean’s charity when sharing the microphone. Besides his established BCC brethren—Buckshot sounds particularly sharp on “Frankenstein”—a number of guests fail to keep up with P’s brutal bars, as is the case on the tedious “What’s the Deal” and the Moss-produced “Leg Breakers,” featuring Big Shug and Big Twins from Infamous Mobb. Despite a few lyrical slackers, it’s nearly impossible to steal Sean P’s shine. —ALVIN BLANCO

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  • Jordan

    Alvin…good review of Sean P.’s mixtape, but I have to disagree with one thing. I think “What’s the Deal” is a great track.

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    wouldn’t be smart to give Sean Price anything less… not that he doesn’t deserve it, just that he might two-piece your wig

  • Big Homie

    Mixtape of the year? I think so

    Sean P!!!

  • JG

    Sean Price is dat dude since he step on “Da Shinin” been a bootcamp fan ever since buck start the movement. Real recognize real or else let ya brainz blo!

  • Ruckus

    Sean Price is one of the top 5 alive right now, hope he gets some real money so he ain’t the brokest rapper you know anymo.

  • T Blaze

    Sean Price is the truth for sure!! pick up both those albums!

  • Misfit

    The ish iz faaaaaaaayaaaah!!! cop this dem haters.

  • bobby maff

    decepticon sean is the illest out right now… there isnt an mc out there right now that can even come close to his skills!!!!! boot camp click rep!!!!

  • bobby mafff

    decepticon sean is THE ILLEST out there right now… there isn’t an mc that can even come close to his skills !!! BCC!!!!

  • $catty

    this iz one of my fav. albums in ’07

  • sean price

    sean p sucks ass now he think he master p
    what a funboy squarepants ass nigga

  • Coon Duck

    im not shocked at all by Sean p’s skill or his determination, he been nice from day one with the mic. niggas and bicth ass labels need to recognize this and put Master P on, they need to stop this wack shit like young berg and these oh baby baby rappers and look at real mcs

  • Tha Ace

    sean p three pieces wigs and this cat^^^^ takin about he thinks he’s master p???? master p couldn’t hold a candle to ruck get ya shit straight…..duke is top 5 out easy

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  • 92FS

    Yea I think I would be nervous if I gave him anything less than XL especially after how he scared the shit out of the Vibe reviewer LOL!

  • Riddirk

    Probably the only decent rapper still going these days.

    SEAN P!

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