Admin Hero1 Posted March 26, 2005 Author Admin Report Share Posted March 26, 2005 Will Smith, Lost and Found (Interscope) 2 stars out of five Dorian Lynskey Friday March 25, 2005 The Guardian Lost and Found has been touted as the record which will reveal Will Smith's "tougher side", but who on earth is interested in Will Smith's tougher side? A likable yet limited MC, his decision to stray from his usual blend of impish party tunes and extended jingles for the latest summer blockbuster constitutes one of the most ill-advised career moves since MC Hammer went gangsta. Smith may be a fine actor but even he can't pull off the role of surly badass. Only listeners with an unquenchable appetite for superstar self-pity will enjoy Mr Niceguy, on which he chastises Eminem and our old friends "the haters": "Sometimes y'all mistake nice for soft." At least his newfound seriousness pays off when he raises his eyes from his navel on Ms Holy Roller to bluntly compare the religious right to the 9/11 hijackers, but Lost and Found is mostly a perplexing exercise in fixing what wasn't broken. Clearly it's something he needed to get out of his system. Let's leave him to it, shall we? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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