Spin - p.903.5 stars out of 5
-- "As a rapper, he veers between explicit boasts and self-deprecating wisecracks in a matter-of-fact flow that serves as a pointed contrast to the syrupy coo that he employs when singing his hooks."
XXL (Magazine) (p.121) - "His soulful, sexed-up vocals and feel-good lyrics have made him a definitive fan favorite. On his latest, LANDING GEAR, Devin does what he does best, mixing raunchy love songs with laughable narratives."
Personnel: Tony Mack, Destrukshon (vocals); Casey Kimble (guitar); Oonoe Blass (talk box); Chuck Heat (background vocals).
Recording information: The Coughee Pot, Houston, TX.
Arranger: T. "Pee Wee" Clark.
After a decade signed to the renowned Texas-based label Rap-A-Lot Records, Devin the Dude breaks out--releasing his fifth studio LP, LANDING GEAR on New York indie label Razor & Tie. As ever, the indelible Dirty South lyricist is just doing his thing, working his trademark laidback, high-as-hell flow through a slew of entertaining and accessible verses. Thankfully, the Dude's interests haven't changed much since 2007's WAITING TO INHALE as virtually every track is centered on weed-smoking, boozing, skirt-chasing, or all three. Devin tries his hand at Spanish-language flows as he sloppily pays homage to the female form on "El Grande Nalgas" and Snoop drops by for the funky misogynist anthem "I Don't Chase 'Em."