â€œTerminate on Sightâ€ was produced by 50 Cent, and one would be pretty dense if they did not hear eir distinct style permeating every pore of this album. The disc starts out with â€œStraight Outta Southsideâ€, and as one can expect, the track pays homage to the N.W.A. classic â€œStraight Outta Comptonâ€. The track would be better if it did not follow forth from one of the best rap songs ever. With a stutter out of the door, â€œPiano Manâ€ (one of the five tracks, including â€œRider Pt. 2â€, â€œNo Days Offâ€, â€œI Like The Way She Do Itâ€ and â€œParty Ainâ€™t Overâ€, that features Young Buck. The flow takes off on â€œItâ€™s A Homicideâ€, a track that featured Tony Yayo and Spider Loc, but is slowed down.
This shift in the hook demolishes anything in the way of goodwill that â€œStraight Outta Southsideâ€ may have had, and pretty much forces â€œClose To Meâ€ to salvage the disc. Luckily for listeners (and G-Unit), â€œClose To Meâ€ has an infectious melody that is allowed to shine through a Spartan set of arrangements. With â€œRider Pt. 2â€ being the next track (and the first single off of the album), G-Unit has righted their ship and can go into â€œCasualties of Warâ€ with a little bit of momentum. â€œCasualties of Warâ€ mixes together a little bit of reggae influence before having everyone spit their lines. The chiaroscuro between the lighter, R&B style and the gritty streetwise rap that follows soon after makes for an impressive track, and one that should be a later single off of the album.
â€œYou So Toughâ€ has a scintillating backing beat, but the flow that starts up the track just does not particular inspire listeners. Subsequent stanzas restore some of the luster to the track, but I have to wonder whether listeners will stick with the track or just switch it to â€œNo Days Offâ€. â€œNo Days Offâ€, despite being in the middle of the disc, is one of the better songs on â€œTerminate on Sightâ€. There is a retro style to the flow that will remind listeners of the halcyon days of Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, while still having all of the â€œcoolâ€ that current rap has. â€œTerminate on Sightâ€ is a decent enough album, but it seems to be a little light on terms of memorable tracks. There are some diamonds here, but the rough threatens to hide them.
Top Tracks: No Days Off, Let It Go
G-Unit â€“ Terminate on Sight / 2008 Interscope / 16 Tracks / http://www.g-unitsoldier.com /