OG Ron C's remix of 8 Ball's Almost Famous enhances its predecessor -- a compendium of vague, conventional raps that mostly deal with survival and triumph in the game -- by deepening the artist's voice and making it possible to hear all the individual percussion sounds. The best tune here is the "Stop Playin' Games" remix with Jadakiss, Keith Murray, and MJG, because lyrics about gettin' brains and flippin' 'caine somehow make more sense when you bring the vocals down a few decibels and make the beat sound like primordial ooze.
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