and Cash Money in-house producer Mannie Fresh
try a fresh approach on Project English
, the follow-up album to Tha G-Code
(1999), which had been an uninspired remake of the rapper's breakthrough album, 400 Degreez
(1998). Though Project English
is indeed an improvement, graced with a strong lead single, the trunk-rattling "Set It Off," it's still less than great. In particular, Juvenile
sounds disinterested on much of the album, as if he's merely reporting for rap duty rather than bringing exciting ideas to the table, not to mention a sense of enthusiasm. Thankfully, there's enough strong material here, especially in terms of production, to make Project English
worthwhile for fans.