The Atlanta MC remains preoccupied with gangsta grossouts, forsaking southern gentility in favor of rhymes about burping and farting. Luda's mouth-of-the-South shout is balanced well by Kanye West's vibrating voodoo beat on the fierce first single, "Stand Up," a club banger that's already heating up the charts. Even better is "Hip Hop Quotables," a classic Erick Sermon-produced diss track aimed at no one in particular. "I buy cars with straight cash/Have meetings with Donald Trump," Luda spits. "Y'all meet with Honda/No payments for 12 months." "Diamonds in the Back" adds some satin to the sweat, the rapper slowing to a stoned drawl, stretching syllables the way he stretches the truth.
There's loads of filler here too -- namely the 2 Live Crew-castoff "P-Poppin'" and the thug anthem "We Got," where Luda grabs his gat . . . and fires blanks. Through it all, though, he brings enough dumb, lewd fun to qualify as an honorary Farrelly brother. Chicken and Beer's a great time, if not a great album.