"Baby Bend Over," a strip-club anthem better suited for the Ying Yang Twins, will confirm that doubt; the good news is that the Mob is simply too talented to succumb to a few Lil' Jon-style leftovers. Yes, Light Poles is nakedly commercial, but the newly melodic flows remain nakedly honest as well. Smoke's "Blacker the Berry," which lays bare intraracial prejudice, is only one of several tracks that will have you hitting rewind to get the lyrics down. And even when things descend into standard pimpology, lines like "The only ho's you got/Is the one you water the lawn with" are tough to resist.
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