The Black Rob Report

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The Black Rob Report
Theblackrobreport.jpg
Studio album by Black Rob
Released October 18, 2005
Recorded 2005
Genre East coast hip hop
Length 66:58
Label Bad Boy
83840
Producer Sean "P Diddy" Combs, Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie, Tony Dofat, The Buchanans, Denaun Porter, Coptic, Scram Jones, Buckwild, Nashiem Myrick, True Master
Black Rob chronology
Life Story
(2000)
The Black Rob Report
(2005)
Game Tested, Streets Approved
(2011)

The Black Rob Report is the second studio album by rapper Black Rob. It was released on October 18, 2005 through Bad Boy Records. It features 22 tracks.

A music video was made that starts with the first verse of "Star in da Hood" and then cuts to the full song "Ready".[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Blender 3/5 stars[3]
HipHopDX 3/5 stars[4]
RapReviews 7/10[5]

The Black Rob Report received generally positive reviews from music critics. K.B. Tindal of HipHopDX praised Rob for his rugged ghetto tales and chemistry with the featured artists, singling out former Da Band members Chopper and Ness on "Fire in da Hole" and "Team" as the standouts, concluding that "No shiny suits for this dude at all. He is Black Rob and you either love him or hate him but he will be a Bad Boy for life so don't get it twisted. He's here to stay."[4] AllMusic's David Jeffries said that despite the album being marred by needless skits and interludes he praised the production and Rob's lyrics for bringing back the street cred missing from recent Bad Boy releases at the time, concluding that "The Black Rob Report still comes out on top courtesy of its freewheeling attitude, sharp beats, and charismatic rapper."[2] Steve 'Flash' Juon of RapReviews said that despite Rob's limited lyrical content not matching his technical ability he praised the production for elevating the material, saying that "A few of these songs have hit potential, and if you like Rob's simple structure and lyrics that admittedly aren't playing themselves by acting like Rob is extra hard or the biggest gangster ever, then cop this joint."[5] Hua Hsu of Blender singled out "Help Me Out" and "Ready" as the standouts of Rob's talents but found the rest of the album not as ear-grabbing, concluding that "Rob’s fiery, ballsy verses and jailhouse cred can’t overcome his plodding, forgettable hooks, which prevent him from becoming a star anywhere else."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Courtroom (Intro)" 0:29
2. "They Heard I Got Life" 4:10
3. "Watch Your Movements" (featuring Akon) 4:23
4. "Star in da Hood" 3:58
5. "She's a Pro" (featuring Mr. Porter) 3:46
6. "Where da Bypass At? (Interlude)" (featuring Petey Pablo, D-Dot and Craig Mack) 1:41
7. "B.R." 2:29
8. "Ready" 2:27
9. "B.L.A.C.K." 3:04
10. "Lights Out (Interlude)" 0:23
11. "When You Come Home" (featuring Rhea) 5:23
12. "You Know What" (featuring Louis Farrakhan) 4:00
13. "Y'all Know Who Killed Him" (featuring The Notorious B.I.G.) 3:57
14. "Back to Live Action (Interlude)" 1:43
15. "Fire in da Hole" (featuring Ness) 4:08
16. "Smile in Ya Face" 3:46
17. "Warrior" 4:05
18. "Team" (featuring Ness, Chopper Young City, Babs and Aasim) 4:23
19. "Help Me Out" 3:54
20. "Courtroom Skit" 0:23
21. "Long Live B.R." 4:18
22. "The Verdict" 0:20

References[edit]

  1. ^ Video on YouTube
  2. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "The Black Rob Report - Black Rob". AllMusic. Retrieved July 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Hsu, Hua. "Black Rob - The Black Rob Report". Blender. Alpha Media Group. Archived from the original on January 4, 2006. Retrieved April 8, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Tindal, K.B. (October 26, 2005). "Black Rob - The Black Rob Report". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. Retrieved April 8, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Juon, Steve 'Flash' (October 18, 2005). "Black Rob :: The Black Rob Report :: Bad Boy Records". RapReviews. Retrieved April 8, 2016. 

External links[edit]