Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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  • Unleash the Dragon [Dragon/Def Squad, 1999] Choice Cuts
  • Return of Dragon [Def Soul, 2001] C

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Unleash the Dragon [Dragon/Def Squad, 1999]
"Thong Song" Choice Cuts

Return of Dragon [Def Soul, 2001]
The little man had a big hit. His solo debut went quadruple platinum, making him the quota-pumping toast of many media. But he wanted more than fame and fortune. He wanted the Grammy snobs denied "Thong Song." So his follow-up crossed PG-13 thug and subpar Luther Vandross. Certified platinum shortly after its June release, it was off the charts by September. Let's hope we all last until 2004. It would be truly terrible if militant Islam were to deny us our Dru Hill reunion. C