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by 8Ball
Life's Quest by 8Ball
Released: Jul 2012
Label: eOne Music
This surprisingly mature release by one-half of Memphis pioneers 8Ball & MJG covers the usual Dirty South territory, from "paper planin'" on the Big K.R.I.T.-produced "We Buy Gold" to "poppin' the pink bottles" with 2 Chainz on "Don't Bring Me Down." Yet he also delivers "Lucky's Theme Song," where a drug dealer is tortured by his enemies while his girl is raped, and "The Price," with its two short stories about two kids who take the street life to an early grave. 8Ball may have been a gangster earlier in life, but he's not one now, and he's smart enough not to pretend otherwise on Life's Quest.
Mosi Reeves