Music Single Review: ''Rappers' Ball'' | EW.com

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Rappers' Ball Few emcees can claim as distinctive a style as the Bay Area's E-40. With soulful vocal assists by Jodeci's K-Ci and additional raps by neighborhood pal...Rappers' BallHip-Hop/Rap, R&B Few emcees can claim as distinctive a style as the Bay Area's E-40. With soulful vocal assists by Jodeci's K-Ci and additional raps by neighborhood pal...1996-11-29
B+

Rappers' Ball

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap, R&B; Lead Performer: E-40; Producer (group): Jive Records

Few emcees can claim as distinctive a style as the Bay Area’s E-40. With soulful vocal assists by Jodeci’s K-Ci and additional raps by neighborhood pal Too Short, E-40 weaves together such diverse pop-culture references as Ross Perot and Gianni Versace on ”Rappers’ Ball”. The recycled funk production is underwhelming, but E-40’s frenetic patter is electrifying. B+