You Can't See Me (WWE)
John Cena & Tha Trademarc
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April 2005: L.A.'s Staples Center. At WrestleMania 21, John Cena defeats JBL for the WWE Championship, capping his raucous three-year climb to professional wrestling's top turnbuckle. That's more or less how Cena's WWE SmackDown! boilerplate reads. But there's also Cena the freestyle rapper, who tries to have as many shout-outs to, say, Ultramagnetic MC's as he does to the Ultimate Warrior. You Can't See Me is Cena's studio debut as an MC. Released amidst the hubbub of his WrestleMania win and featuring his customized championship belt (with spinners!) on the cover, the album will boost his ringside marketing. But it isn't a successor to 1985's hokey, crassly promotional Wrestling Album, where WWF personalities like Captain Lou Albano and "Rowdy" Roddy Piper slobbered their way through insultingly chintzy theme-pop. Cena includes his theme music, and retains his in-the-ring brashness. But he's also as foul-mouthed (the Eligh-produced "Don't F*** with Us") and boastful as any of his microphone heroes (at times his style seems to cross 50 Cent with vintage Everlast), and the unremarkable production is still capable enough to move You Can't See Me out of the novelty aisle. Besides "Don't F*** with Us" and a few tracks from Jake One, most of the boards are handled by Chaos & Order. They establish a mildly funky percussion roll for Cena and collaborator/cousin the Trademarc to rap over; standouts include "Make It Loud" and the mildly crass "Summer Flings." Cena also gets assistance from hip-hop veteran Bumpy Knuckles/Freddie Foxxx — they're best on "Bad, Bad Man." When he's not bragging about his lovemaking or MCing skills, the rap-wrestler takes off-kilter shots at pop culture and sports drinks, referencing everything from soft-core porn and "Mean Jean" Okerlund to his "Oh" face, Manny Ramirez, and The Legend of Bagger Vance. It's not a hip-hop body slam by any stretch. But for fans of John Cena's bold persona, You Can't See Me will be Chain Gang-approved. [This is the "clean" version of this release.]
Ten + stars!!
Cena is awesome and he's a good person plain and simple!!:)
John Cena can be quite over-rated sometimes but personally I feel he deserves it with how hard he works. The CD is a quite underated CD in my opinion a vast difference in types of tracks. Some are just Bragadocius, some are heart felt, But I tend to like every beat an Trademarc an Cena mostly stay consistent on it. Tracks like If It all ended tomorrow, Right Now, What Now, and Just Another day is just great to listen to. For John Cena to put out a CD like this is pretty remarkable he isnt a legit MC. But the dude is a multi talented guy an while people like to compare the dude to actual hip hop artist u gotta take into account this is like a hobby to Cena if the guy put more work into this It would've been 10 TIMES better an thats saying something because this is a pretty darn good CD for a 1st try.
John Cena is a great rapper ad if you listen to alot of these sogs, you'll know, he is a great rapper. He is also a great actor, he has appeared on "Psych" as Ewan O'Hara, Juliet's brother, and Legendary. He is also a great Wresterler but his career is in trouble.