Yung Wun debuted as the predominately East Coast heavy Ruff Ryderz label as an attempt to branch outside of the East Coast subgenre during a time when rap labels were signing many unpolished artists who in the time before mixtape sites and torrents had little hype outside of their local geographical area.
Though this album is somewhat short and average in many respects. There are two tracks in particular that I really enjoy both involve the southern rap super producer David Banner. The first track “Tear It Up” which also features Yung Wun’s label mate DMX along with Lil’ Flip and David Banner has a beat that harkens back to college bands and the main sample can often be heard in college football stadiums on Saturday’s in fall and features great verses from Banner and Lil’ Flip along with a energetic vibe. Secondly the track “Walk it, Talk it” produced by David Banner is one of my favorite beats of all time. Yung Wun however does not do service to this beat as there is a part of one of his verses that is essentially unintelligible (David Atten across my face like TFA….Diedra Allison???). A third single was “Yung Wun Anthem” produced by Swizz Beats is also on the album, however I feel it is not quite as good as the previous two tracks.
All in all, though Yung Wun is no where near a great rapper the albums features excellent production, and it is that production why I give the album a generous 3/5.