Across The Water (Explicit)
Released: Mar 2007
Label: Universal Republic Records
Having gone for Hurricane Katrina refugee to major hip-hop star, Down South rapper Big Boy was a genuinely inspirational figure, and lead single "The Way I Live" was 2007's most modest, unpresuming hip-hop hit. The rest of the album is mediocre and cliche. "Slide In Slide Out" sounds like a Nelly song without Nelly, while "Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (The Proposal Song)" is yucky teen love sentimentalism. Nothing on here indicates that he'll be have as big an impact as New Orleans' last teenage rap sensation, Lil' Wayne, but you never know.