Kinfolk (2007) This super-pairing could have been a best-of-both-worlds coup: The St. Louis-born Ali has spent years as one of Nelly's fun-loving sidekicks, while Gipp is a… 2007-08-14 Ali & Gipp Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

Kinfolk (2007)

EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Aug 14, 2007; Lead Performance: Ali & Gipp; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

This super-pairing could have been a best-of-both-worlds coup: The St. Louis-born Ali has spent years as one of Nelly's fun-loving sidekicks, while Gipp is a longtime OutKast pal and a member of pioneering Atlanta group Goodie Mob. Yet neither Ali nor Gipp has even a fraction of their more famous associates' charisma. Competent though clichéd lyricists, they frequently rap as if they're on the verge of dozing off — and given the flat, uninspired production that dominates their Kinfolk, it's hard to blame them. C
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Originally posted Aug 10, 2007 Published in issue #948 Aug 17, 2007 Order article reprints