By Margeaux Watson
Updated February 13, 2006 at 05:00 AM EST

It’s easy to mistake Dem Franchize Boyz for Boyz N Da Hood. Both unexceptional quartets hail from Atlanta, favor phonetic spelling, and are championed by flamboyant label heads (Jermaine Dupri and Diddy, respectively). The difference? DFB put partying above pistol whipping. The result? On Top of Our Game, a trendy mix of crunk anthems and spare ”snaps” jams. The verdict? If their game of choice is writing and producing generic guilty pleasures, then yes, they’re on top.

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