Pastor Troy, 'Tool Muziq' (SMC)

5
Tool Muziq
Critical Mass
Label: SMC

by Thomas Golianopoulos

Crunk is all about the payoff -- blaring, riotous beats building to a chant-worthy chorus. Pastor Troy, the Atlanta rapper known for his 2002 Timbaland-assisted single "Are We Cuttin'," only has half that equation down. Intense energy: Check. Memorable hooks: Not so much. "Hard for the Money" awkwardly contorts the Donna Summer original into a tired stripper ode. But Troy does possess a cutting wit -- "How it feel not to have a thing / From ATL but you blame it on the hurricane?" he spits on "No Money." And he does hint at (secondhand) pathos on "Hey Mama," a letter from jail that's a rewrite of 2Pac's "Dear Mama."

Now Hear This: Pastor Troy - "Saddam" DOWNLOAD MP3

BUY:

iTunesAmazon

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 M.I.A. — Gold " 01:48
  • 2 A Sunny Day in Glasgow — Bye Bye, Big Ocean (The End) [Ice Choir Remix] " 04:35
  • 3 Azealia Banks — Heavy Metal And Reflective " 02:31
  • 4 Mystery Skulls — Paralyzed (Single Version) " 02:34
  • 5 G-Eazy — Say Ft. French Montana " 04:32
  • 6 Kevin Morby — We Did It All Wrong " 04:47
  • 7 Kiesza — Giant In My Heart (Arches Remix) " 05:50

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA