Bleek isn't a bad rapper, but he's got a rather generic delivery, and his bang-and-bling imagery feels as played out as Jerry Rice. As a result, those who share tracks with him, including Rihanna ("The One"), plus members of M.O.P. ("First, Last and Only") and Young Gunz ("Oh Baby"), make more of an impression than does the main man. This theme reaches its logical conclusion on "Dear Summer," a cut that Bleek doesn't even appear on. Instead, the spotlight shines on Jay-Z, who effortlessly reels off the disc's best line: "I've got a brand-new bitch -- corporate America."
Elsewhere, Swiss Beatz, Just Blaze and additional high-rent production talents give the funky, brassy "Like That," the bouncin' title cut and several other offerings such an appealing sheen that many fans won't notice the emptiness underneath. Without these pros, Memphis would have a lot more trouble scoring. Go, team.