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Rittz: White Jesus

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Gwinnett County rapper Rittz is the first artist to drop a release via Yelawolf's Slumerican Records, and from the beginning it's plain to see that these fly white guys are kindred spirits. White Jesus shows off a rapid-fire flow unique to Rittz and a stylish skill set that defies his cartoonish image. DJ Burn One is the secret weapon, lending production that gives the record a crisp, Memphis-style sound on "High Five" and "Pie" (feat. 8Ball). More brilliant moments crop up in the album's title track and the standout cut "Fulla Shit" (feat. Big K.R.I.T. and Yelawolf). But "Sextacy" and "Dixxxie Cup" are forced redneck fantasy jams teeming with too many clichés, too much swagger and too much information. Still, White Jesus is an impressive first offering - a "street album" that, like Yela's Trunk Muzik, is a digital precursor to a fully realized album yet to come. (3 out of 5 stars)

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