On Top Of The World
Label: Suave House
8Ball and MJG landed their first national hit with their decadent ode to lovemaking, "Space Age Pimpin'." But most of On Top of the World revolves around the crack era's usual concerns, like who is "Friend or Foe" (where the Memphis duo connect with Houston's Big Mike and Bay Area counterparts Mac Mall and E-40) and being seduced by the "Hand of the Devil." 8Ball and MJG's production sounds a little dated and at an hour and 20 minutes the disc is too long, but it remains a vivid depiction of Southern street life. As 8Ball rhymes on "For Real," "I come from Tennessee and love drinking Hennessey/ Peace to KRS but here's my philosophy."