Evan Serpick
January 05, 2001 AT 05:00 AM EST

Vibe Hits

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Hip-Hop/Rap

We gave it a C

As if most pop R&B didn’t sound tired enough the first time it hit, Vibe magazine has repackaged some of the genre’s top-performing tracks. The biggest single here, TLC’s ”Unpretty,” offers the fresh sound and lyrical insight the trio’s fans have come to expect. Otherwise, the drum-machine-meets-symphonic-effects groove feels all too common. Only Mr. Vegas’ numbing dancehall ditty ”Heads High” and hip-hop hits like Q-Tip’s ”Breathe and Stop” and Goodie Mob’s ”Get Rich to This” deviate, to varying effect.

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