On the follow-up to last year's platinum break-through, Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E)—which included the hit Ashanti collaboration "What's Luv?"—extra-large MC Fat Joe serves up a si

On the follow-up to last year's platinum break-through, Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E)—which included the hit Ashanti collaboration "What's Luv?"—extra-large MC Fat Joe serves up a similar formula of street-corner boasts and smooth R&B collaborations. While Loyalty finds Joe spreading his wings by tackling everything from racism ("Born in the Ghetto") to mistakes made in past relationships ("Life Goes On"), the big man's strength remains rooted in hustler glorification and slick party anthems. The standout track here is the lead single, the slinky "Crush Tonight," a Precision-produced collaboration with soul crooner Ginuwine. Other radio-friendly tracks with heavy-rotation potential include the Irv Gotti-produced "Turn Me On" featuring Ronda Blackwell and the Cool & Dre-produced "TS Piece" featuring Remy and Tony Sunshine.—BG

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