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Classic Album Review: JT Money | Pimpin’ On Wax

The rapper takes his cues from Iceberg Slim novels & Melvin Van Peebles movies.

This came out in 1999 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Now that gangsta rap seems to be on the wane, wannabe hip-hop playas have apparently adopted a new antihero role model — pimps.

Atlanta, Ga.’s Jeffrey (JT Money) Thompkins is just the latest rhyme slinger who appears to have based his act on old Iceberg Slim novels and Melvin Van Peebles movies. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Set against a steady-rolling Blaxploitation soundtrack groove and whacked-out Timbaland rhythms, JT keeps his mind on his money and his money on his mind, spinning his mack daddy tales of Ho Problems and Pimp Matrimony in a bark that could complete with DMX or Busta Rhymes. When Money talks, people listen.