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By Simon Vozick-Levinson
Updated November 02, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT
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B.A.R.S.

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”I ain’t a hypocrite,” Philadelphia’s Barry Adrian Reese declares on his third disc, B.A.R.S.. So what is he? ”I’m an innocent man!” he says — two tracks after warning a rival, ”I call my gat acrobat, ’cause it’ll f—in’ flip you.” So much for honesty. Still, there’s something to be said for an emcee who’s at home both on bangers (produced by Swizz Beatz) and a soulful reverie (from Devo Springsteen). As long as he keeps hurling syllables with this much gusto, Reese can contradict himself all he likes. B+
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B.A.R.S.

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