Also, check out GuttaBoyJihad's argument for Amerikaz Nightmare.
Alchemist was unfortunately limited to a single contribution on Blood Money. Not much else to see here...
2. Wrong Weed Carriers
The Mobb's legion of serviceable sidekicks have always played a role in their full length albums. Illa Ghee, Big Twins, Littles, and Un Pachino were exchanged for excessive G-Unit features, resulting in an impelled assimilationBlood Money
3. Where's The Classics?!
Yeah sure, the "Outta Control" remix was mildly successful, peaking at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, but it didn't even feel like a Mobb Deep song"Quiet Storm" "Burn" "Got It Twisted"
4. It's Worse Than Amerikaz Nightmare
While it's true that "Real Gangstaz" is the runner up worst Mobb Deep song ever recorded, the impressive pockets of Amerikaz Nightmare—including "Win Or Lose", "We Up", and "Got It Twisted"—are far more powerful than anything it's successor had to offer.
5. Tick Tock Fuckery
Regardless of the circumstances, a verse recorded by Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones should never be deleted from any song. EVER. The old Mobb Deep had morals, and would never let something as trivial as bullet wounds or even perjurious testimony get in the way of excellent rap music. Yet somehow the classic slick-talk peppered with introspection displayed on "Tick Tock"—initially found on Alan's Insomnia mixtape—was reconfigured into an ode to the bitches featuring Mary J Blige. Egregious! What's more offensive than the exile of Godson are the subtle sprinkles, bells, and whistles unnecessarily piled atop of an already flawless instrumental.
Fans deserved to hear the original version of "Pearly Gates", but I suppose 50 Cent exhausted all his political capitol denying us a Styles P album
7. Curtis Suppressed The Natural Mobb Sound
Let's be honest, fans weren't going to accept this album, regardless of it's quality. Rap needs a bad guy, and 50 Cent is clearly the villian. His embrace of Mobb Deep is admirable to say the least