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The Charm One-third amazing, one-third good, and one-third awful, Bubba Sparxxx's third CD, The Charm, is a frustrating missed opportunity. The...The CharmHip-Hop/Rap One-third amazing, one-third good, and one-third awful, Bubba Sparxxx's third CD, The Charm, is a frustrating missed opportunity. The...2006-04-03
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The Charm

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap; Lead Performer: Bubba Sparxxx; Producer (group): Purple Ribbon, Virgin; Status: In Season

One-third amazing, one-third good, and one-third awful, Bubba Sparxxx’s third CD, The Charm, is a frustrating missed opportunity. The white rapper is insanely talented — his drawling flow stays loose and casual even as he’s spitting taut verses. And when content and groove dovetail on the blue-collar lament ”Ain’t Life Grand,” he’s an A-grade artist. But tired crunk tracks like ”Ms. New Booty” keep the self-proclaimed country boy from getting his blue ribbon.

Originally posted April 3 2006 — 12:00 AM EDT

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