Fresh for the end of the millennium, Goodie Mob
cut loose and put the bounce back into Southern rap with their third album. As listeners might gather from the title, World Party
is just that -- a party record, with fewer message tracks than were found on Goodie Mob
's first two albums. In their place are hands-in-the-air party songs like the title track, "Get Rich to This," "Chain Swang," and the great TLC
collaboration "What It Ain't (Ghetto Enuff)." The production, mostly by Organized Noize
or Deric "D-Dot" Angelettie (aka the Madd Rapper
), isn't quite as strong as it has been in the past, but Goodie Mob
's laid-back rhymes and vocal choruses make up for the deficit.