Da Last Don
Billed as P?s final solo album, this double-disc opus is so of a piece with the rest of his oeuvre you may think you?ve heard it before. And you have: the gut-punching G-funk, rude boasts, randy toasts, drug talk, gunshots, cornball social commentary, and putdowns of ?playa haters.? But even if there?s nothing new here (except maybe P?s dead-on imitation of Al Pacino?s Scarface character), Don may be the best argument for this man?s genius yet; who else but P could squeeze almost two hours of music out of such clichéd beats and sentiments? Respect is due.