Youâre going to need a reality check after listening to Reality Check, rapper Juvenileâs new album. While jamming to this album on my new iPod, I forgot that I wasnât a thug rapper from New Orleans. After a very accurate introduction warning that this album may cause âa boost in energyâ and âthe urge to bounceâ, the beats he lays down hits you like a left hook to the face, followed closely by two quick jabs and a right uppercut. âGet Ya Hustle Onâ is a Juvenile-type tribute to hurricane Katrina victims, but Iâm not sure his advice to sell drugs to get money is the way to go. Another song, âRodeoâ is already tearing it up as a hot music video. âAround the Wayâ reminds me of âJenny from the Blockâ by Jennifer Lopez with the way Juve is making sure we all know what he came from and how rich he is now. The same could be said about âSets Go Upâ featuring Wacko, where he lets us know that the heâll never let the money âmessâ with him. Iâm still confused if itâs ok to have a âloose bootyâ. I guess Iâll just have to listen to âLoose Bootyâ a few more times. I was pumped to hear the smooth voices of Mike Jones and Paul Wall along with Skip and Wacko in âWay I Be Leaninâ.â My favorite part is when Paul Wall lets us know he is âcaked up like Better Crocker.â After all the songs that made me get up and bounce, I was happy to hear Brian McKnight serenading me. âAddictedâ compared to the rest of the album is a calming ballad. It could be the perfect break-up song or a ballarâs theme song. Iâm sur-prised at the limited popularity this album and Juvenile as an artist have had. Heâs been putting out albums for over a decade now, and has seen less media hype than Romeo or Bow Wow, who probably werenât even born when Juvenile began rapping. I donât think any of the songs on this album will be as successful and well-received as âSlow Motion,â from his 2003 album, Juve the Great. With the success of the âRodeoâ music video, Juvenile may start tearing up the Top 40, but donât count on it. If you historically hate any type of rap/R&B album, then you will most likely hate this album. Itâs not going to bring Juvenile many new fans, but I do expect current fans to be pleased with these boppinâ new jams. Juve is foâ shoâ reppinâ the Southern peeps with this album.