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Tony Yayo, Gun Powder Guru 4

Being G-Unit affiliated and getting hated on more or less go hand in hand. This isn’t to take away from the army that 50 Cent built. On the contrary, it’s their history of wins that triggers such negativity (take boxer and 50’s close friend Floyd Mayweather’s controversial victory over the weekend and subsequent firestorm as the latest proof). In his years as a member of the Queens-based crew, Tony Yayo has come to realize and fully embrace this fact, exemplified on both his latest single, “Haters,” and mixtape, Gun Powder Guru 4.

The mixtape is broken up by hater-acknowledgements. It opens with the “Haters Intro,” using audio from comedian Katt Williams that promises, “You gotta be grateful. You need haters.” Halfway through the ten-track offering there’s a similar interlude, “Haters (Skit),” and then the project comes to a close with the Prodigy-assisted “Rollercoaster,” where Yayo spits, “I keep my head above water ‘cause these haters wanna see me drown” for his hook.

In between hater-talk, the Talk of New York packages often gritty, sometimes comical street raps with which he’s become associated over the years. “Loyalty over greed/Hoe niggas die slow/Michael Corleone, never trust a Fredo,” he kicks on “Mr. 3000.” Later, “410 Revolver” has a gloomy ‘90s feel and, clocking in at only one minute and twenty three seconds, leaves the listener wishing for more. The same can’t be said for “Red Bottom Girl,” a boring attempt at a female record with some lazy auto-tuning for good measure.

Yayo’s next album remains in limbo, but he’s released this mixtape for his fans. And you can love Gun Powder Guru 4. Or not. Tony Yayo doesn’t care. He’s used to the haters. —Adam Fleischer

  • Zii

    GGGGGGG-unit !!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/L.Q.ENT L.Q.

    #FAIL

  • THA TRUTH

    WACK….g-unot….Red all day, everyday..westside…Game has more than proven himself that he belongs in hiphop..yayo, you belong in the zoo…

  • mrsaxman787

    He, Soluja Boy, BirdMan and Wacka Flocka should do a group beefing Shlaughterhouse lmao

  • geezy

    THA TRUTH FUCKIN HATER…WHO SAID ALL THAT SHIT? YOUR MOUTH OR YOUR FUCKIN ASS??….

  • D90

    i wasnt aware that tony gayo still had fans lol i didnt kno it was still 2005

  • Prophet

    What? That opening paragraph on why people hate G-Unit is not true. Their hated on (just not liked) because their music deteriorated! Other than Banks (who suffers because of the other 2 lack of coming with good music) they aren’t hated on, their not respected and liked, point blank! Your Mayweather analogy is bad too, HE’S hated on because of his attitude outside the ring, but in the ring he’s unstoppable! That used to be the case with these guys, but in the ring they’re horrible and just didn’t keep up with what was dominating Hip Hop as of late which is for the most part good music! I have this suspect feeling al these websites and blogs get monthly stipends from 50, because they always find a way to love him no matter how generic or bad something is that comes out of his camp! Maybe I just don’t get it…..Yayo, I never, and no one else, never has! He’s only had 1 actual album! Doesn’t that tell you something???