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Born to Reign

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Will Smith

Born to Reign

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Will Smith
genre:
Hip-Hop/Rap

We gave it a B-

”Time off to be an Oscar nominee/Now it’s back to the M-I-C!” Detractors might append that couplet with a ”…k-e-y M-o-u-s-e.” But Smith’s third post-Jazzy Jeff album, Born to Reign, is perfectly pleasant — if somewhat jiggy-deficient — Radio Disney-friendly rap. R&B crooner Tra-Knox commandeers the choruses way too often, but Mrs. Smith displays surprisingly sweet pipes on the couple’s agreeably self-involved duet, ”1,000 Kisses.”

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