Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Boss Hogg Outlawz - Serve & Collect (Review)

Boss Hogg Outlawz Feat Slim Thug
Serve & Collect
Star Trak/Geffen Records
Buy it from itunes

This record unofficially announces Houston is back on the map. It feels all 2005 again, with releases in the next couple of months from Mike Jones, Paul Wall and Lil Flip. Remember when The Strokes and The White Stripes put out their second albums? Now you understand what this is like.

Slim Thug starts off the record talking about how white people don't know what 'Boss Hoggin' is. The variety of ways Slim Thug uses the term 'Boss Hoggin' could make it mean anything. So, here is the Urban Dictionary list of definitions. Now listening will make sense.

The best part of the record is Killa Kyleon, who sounds scary on these beats. This Killa has been doing some really good things on mixtapes and it is nice that he gets so much attention on 'Serve and Collect'. His tracks (5-7) are the best moments on the record other than "It's that PJ" by PJ. Slim Thug is but isn't present- except when he blows up "Wood Wheel". This attempt at a 'Re-Up' or 'Lil Weezyana' falls short. I assume Thugger left his finer moments for his record 'Boss of All Bosses' also due this spring.

Buy or listen to samples of 'Serve & Collect' at itunes

Boss Hogg Outlawz, Slim Thug & The Boss Hogg Outlawz - Serve and Collect