Win Lose or Draw
was intended to right the wrongs of Ghetto Supastar, Pras
' rushed debut from 1998. The MC took the heat for the earlier album's shortcomings and promised that this one would be much better, since he had a lot more time and was able to process everything through some sense of quality control. While Win Lose or Draw
certainly sounds less hurried and hastily glued together (no phone messages), it's not an improvement. Pras
deserves credit for a couple lines in "Party's Ova'," a track that would otherwise be easy to dismiss as another case of an MC past his sell date taking aim at the ones on top. The lines in question: "You plow the land but the masters I own" (ow!); "There's a war going on, you cats don't even know" (too true).