By Rob Brunner
May 29, 1998 at 04:00 AM EDT

Is there no limit to hip-hop hubris? Memphis rapper Eightball’s solo debut Lost (two discs, plus a third CD of his label mates’ upcoming work) drags on for nearly three hours of samey grooves and boilerplate gangsta bravado. Still, the long-winded rapper wisely relies on guests like Master P, Redman, and Busta Rhymes to keep things moving, and tracks like ”360[degrees]” should further the ascent of Southern-accented rap. B-