Huey comes out barking on the intro to his album, Notebook Paper (Jive Records), promising to be different and attempting to stray away from the rapper stereotype. Unfortunately, the St. Louis representative lacks in the lyrical department. However, thanks to a great production team, Notebook Paper is actually a bearable listen. Tight beats and unoriginal lyrics fill this weak album.Hueys going to have to fight one-hit wonder status with the popularity of Pop, Lock, and Drop It. Bakery Productions produced a slamming beat that is already a club favorite, but as for the rest of the album, Hueys sound is redundant and overdone. On 2 Nite, Huey attempts to create another party popper as he boasts about his player status and macking abilities, Maybe later on 2 nite we can get us a room/She can have a couple of friends that come with her too/Lets drink, get drunk, and see what it do. Luckily, this song is saved by its energetic bounce and Hueys double-time flow. Notebook Paper has a high production value, and its too bad Huey couldnt follow suit lyrically. Song like Closet Full of Clothes and Money Ova have perfect precision rhythmically, but with lyrics like Money ova bitches/Getting rich is what I live by, Huey needs to spend some more time actually writing in his notebook. Hueys collaborations with Lloyd and T-Pain show some promise for success. On When I Hustle, Lloyds smooth R&B voice and Hueys precise flow seem perfect together. And on Glad 2 Be Alive, T-Pain and Huey combine their mindful lyrics about getting out of the hood with a soulful rhythma refreshing sound compared to a mostly fast-paced record filled with heavy beats.Perhaps the best song on this album is Nobody Loves The Hood. Its one of the few songs where the music is outshined by lyrical abilities. Huey raps about out of control ghetto and the lack of hope in its children, Some say theyll die before they do time/Because jail aint the place to be/Might be the place for you/ But aint for me. Its the latter part of Notebook Paper where Huey keeps his word to be different. Cluttered with tired lyrics, Hueys got a lot of work to do if he doesnt want his notebooks entries to fade out of the scene.