We gave it a C
This former Notorious B.I.G. protege has nothing novel to say, but at least his superstar buddies (Puff Daddy, Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z) add wattage to his solo debut. Unfortunately, as with so many current rap discs, World’s between-song skits are more entertaining than its well-produced but ultimately enervating tunes. Docked a notch for the sickeningly sentimental ”Everything,” yet another posthumous lionization of that ”wonderful man,” Biggie Smalls.