Ryde Or Die Vol III : In The R We Trust
Philadelphia hip-hop clique. Ideas thin on the ground...
It shows on this CD. The best three tracks on ‘Ryde Or Die III’ feature Southern
stars teaming up with established Philly rappers – the excellent ‘Dirrty’ featuring
Drag-On & Petey Pablo, the banging ‘They Ain’t Ready’
feat Jadakiss and Bubba Sparxxx and
the okay-ish ‘Some South Shit’ featuring Fiend, Ludacris
and Yung Wun.
Other highlights for Vol II include Eve on ‘U, Me & She’
and the ultra-violent ‘Shoot ‘Em In Tha Head’ featuring the incongruously-named
Holiday Styles. It’s chorus:
[I]”Shoot em in tha head / Shoot em in the face and the chest / then shoot em in the waist
and the neck / then shoot em with the gun in the mouth / the shoot em in the back and don’t
stop till the blood running out”[/I].
Highly entertaining stuff then. But by the time you’ve got to track 14 and you’re
listening to the umpteenth rap about [I]’in the club with the Cris and the women'[/I] then it’s
running out of ideas.