Stylish & Sophisticated
One of the more obvious signs of this is the song "Just Relax," which uses the beat from the 1990s A Tribe Called Quest hit "Electric Relaxation." The song, which features a rap by Dre of the Cool & Dre production team, works as a nice nostalgia piece and it sure to bring back memories for those familiar with the original song.
As usual with a Joe album, there's plenty of appearances by rappers, (Nas, Fabolous and others) to keep things fresh. Most give good-to-great performances (particularly Fabolous on "Let's Just Do It" and Papoose on "Where You At?," (Stream it HERE) but the verses that G-Unit member Tony Yayo spits on the otherwise dope title track are half-hearted and the audio equivalent of warm garbage.
Other than the braggadocious title track, there's only one serious misstep on Ain't Nothing Like Me, and that's the posturing "Go Hard," where he sings about going all-out in his pursuit of a woman. "Real G's go hard," he sweetly sings, not even sounding a little bit convincing.
Lyrically, there's not a lot new or even interesting; the same ol' love songs get retold in semi-new ways. But Joe's voice is still a quality tool, and the song production, overseen by Brian Michael Cox, Tim & Bob, Sean Garrett and others, is quite solid.