Now, why exactly a rapper would need to censor themselves on a review copy of an album is beyond me. The opening track of â€œThreatening Behaviorâ€ is incredibly solid, with the flows present really getting individuals into the disc even at the earliest strains. â€œWhatz up witchaâ€ does not have all of the fury and fire of the original, but an interesting backing beat and a s till above-average flow allow Antonio Montana & Nitro to glide on effortlessly onto the next track on the disc.
The use of singing to open up â€œLets get it poppingâ€ really sits a fitting atmosphere for the rest of the track; again, it is the instrumentation that steals the show even when one considers the solid, almost Bone-Thugs style of the flow present on the track. â€œGetcha head bouncinâ€ is the first track that can be qualified as weak; the arrangement present on the track seems to pull individuals back to the days of early Juvenile and Master P but really does not expound on that general sound. While there seems to be a coherent flow present on the track, there is nothing remotely hook-worthy to bring individuals to pick up the disc. The circus-like atmosphere created by the backing instrumentation on â€œWho with this sh#tâ€ play a nice parallel to the decidedly grim topic matter that is present on the vast majority of the track.
â€œGet U Rightâ€ , aside from having a middle Eastern sound to it, has a flow that will immediately remind individuals of later-era Eminem (with a Bizarre type of second set of vocals). The fact that Antonio Montana & Nitro do not really expound on that general style really tarnishes the later half of the disc. The style is done well, that is a truth but it has been done before. What had started out in such a solid vein has started to sputter by the beginning of the second half of the disc; the tracks all have some sort of radio-friendly sound to them, but there is little that would really designate this as a hit compared to the thousands of songs that cross a radio programmerâ€™s desk in an average month. These two have talent, but perhaps they can focus more on a single by single basis; if â€œRepresent throw it upâ€ and â€œWhatz up witchaâ€ were distributed on some mixtapes, thereâ€™s no doubt that these two will have a much greater impression on listeners.
Top Tracks: Represent throw it up, Whatz up witcha
Antonio Montana & Nitro â€“ Threatening Behavior / 2006 Beat Department / 12 Tracks / http://www.raphustling.com / Reviewed 16 February 2006