Like real monkey bars on a playground, Sean Price’s debut solo album is fun, a bit dangerous, funky, and always ready for play. Does the title have anything to do with racism and hip-hop verses? (“Monkey” is a racist term. “Bars” are lines of lyrics.) Like “Do The Knowledge” (the Snickers bar skit from “Magnum Force”), Ruck may be finding humor is a horrible act of racism. (Maybe I’m looking too deep into the title…?) Fans had to wait years for Ruck’s debut solo album. “Money Bars” does not disappoint. The hardcore album has a mid-90’s hip-hop energy with 2005 sentiments. In the songs by Heltah Skeltah, the deep baritone voice of Rock caught the listener’s attention while Sean Price’s overall performance solidified their credibility and style. The album has some songs that instantly satisfy and catch your attention. Other songs are just as strong but require a few extra listens. As an album, “Monkey Bars” is greater than just the sum of its parts. A contemporary hip-hop classic, the LP improves with every listen. “Monkey Bars” by Sean Price is not only refreshing and entertaining; the album is one of the best released LP in the last 5 years. Although you may get hurt, play on these “Monkey Bars” because the pain is worth the good time.

01. Peep My Words (Prod. by Kleph Dollaz)
02. One Two Y'All (Prod. by MoSS)
03. Onion Head (Feat. Tek) (PRod. by Khrysis)
04. Fake Neptune (Feat. Buckshot, Steele & Louieville Sluggah) (Prod. by Phat Babyz)
05. Heartburn (Prod. by 9th Wonder)
06. Shake Down (Feat. Steele & Starang Wondah) (Prod. by & Justice)
07. Mad Mann (Prod. by P.F. Cuttin')
08. Brokest Rapper You Know (Prod. by Ty Deals)
09. Boom Bye Yeah (Prod. by Tone Mason)
10. I Love You (Bitch) (Prod. by Dub Z)
11. Bye Bye (Feat. Buckshot) (Prod. by Khrysis)
12. Spliff-N-Wessun (Feat. Rustee Juxx) (Prod. by Ayatollah)
13. Jail Shit (Feat. Rock) (Prod. by Agallah)
14. Monkey Barz (Prod. by Ty Deals)
15. Slap Boxing (Feat. Rustee Juxx & Rock) (Prod. by Edward Maximillion III)
16. Rising To The Top (Feat. Agallah & Bazaar Royale) (Prod. by Agallah)