and I disagree. I think he has a good voice [kinda raspy] and plenty of charisma. He needs to work on his video presence, but he'll get there. It's not like Biggie had a whole lot of presence in the Juicy video or Jay in the Dead Presidents video. to the second part, that's what you think. I'm tellin you a lot of those albums I heard for the first time in HS. I didn't read reviews. Ain't nobody tellin me they were good, except illmatic, RD, blueprint, and RtD, which I knew were classics when I heard them first. But the others I heard and vibed with from open to close. You may have had a different experience. edit: And you put a lot of weight in this satirical blog that [not sure if you knew this] AIN'T actually by Ghostface and its whole MO is to **** on everything. We get it... everything out sucks cuz nothing will ever be as good as what it used to be. cool. Most of the lines he said are lame were actually dope. And as far as "he's sayin the same thing he's been sayin" thing.. for most people, this is the first time they've heard cole. People like you that haven't really listened to the mixtapes shouldn't complain about the material you didn't listen to that's on the album. Everybody that did appreciates it. Cole already addressed this, tho: "You hate it before ya played it/ I already forgave ya/"