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Ra Ra: Higher




A refugee from Atlanta's now-vanished So So Def era, Young Capone has rechristened himself Ra Ra and kicks off his career's second act with his strongest collection to date, a tape best appreciated while driving at very slow speeds - cocky and mellow, with no rough edges. Except that maybe it could use some rough edges. Like many of DJ Burn One's recent projects, it occasionally verges on country rap preservationism, mining the same set of soul textures and poignant 808 slaps that made UGK's Super Tight great almost ten years ago. Why not shuffle the deck every now and then, even if it just means sampling a blaxploitation movie other than The Mack for once? (3 out of 5 stars)

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