Retrospective reviews of All Money Is Legal have remained mixed. In a 2018 Rolling Stone article, Rob Sheffield praised Amil for releasing “his own album with [a] great track” after his first collaboration with Jay-Z. [62] In an article for PopMatters published about three years after the album`s release, Terry Sawyer said Amil`s music was generic and left only a “fleeting and shrugging impression.” In Vibe, Andréa Duncan hailed it as a “surprisingly diverse and thoughtful collection of pieces.” MacKenzie Wilson of AllMusic said Amil was “brave enough to do it solo” with her “New York childhood street intelligence” and “sensual impudence” throughout the music. [55] A reviewer of The Source praised the album as “a set that shows [Amil`s] feminine flair.” [19] and Anthony M. Thompson for the San Antonio Express News described it as a “distinct and feminine touch.” [57] Although Dan DeLuca criticized All Money Is Legal as “unfortunately titled,” he told the Philadelphia Inquirer that Amil`s rap skills set her apart from other rappers and set her apart from the album`s star artists. [59] In Entertainment Weekly, David Browne praised some of the lyrics – particularly the references to Aesop and Blake Carrington – but he dismissed the general emphasis on money as unoriginal. [23] Ta-Nehisi Coates, who wrote for the Washington City Paper, described All Money Is Legal as “a schizophrenic work” with songs that “tickle painful honesty to the gangsta.” Coates called the album “self-hatred” and said Amil had “reduced herself to a prostitute with a microphone” with the sexually explicit lyrics. [27] Customer reviews, including product star ratings, help customers learn more about the product and decide if it`s the right product for them. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage distribution by star, we do not use a simple average. Instead, our system takes into account, for example, the current rating and whether the reviewer purchased the item on Amazon.

It also analyzed the reviews to verify reliability. Reviews were mixed, Amil`s production and verses divided critics. The album peaked at number 45 on the US Billboard 200. Two singles – “I Got That” with Beyoncé`s voice and “4 da Fam” with verses by Memphis Bleek, Beanie Sigel and Jay-Z – were released from the album and promoted with music videos. “I Got That” reached number one on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Billboard charts and “4 da Fam” reached number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop charts. Shortly after the release of All Money Is Legal, Amil was removed from the Roc-A-Fella list. Rumors circulated in the industry that his departure was due to a personal conflict with Jay-Z. Years later, she publicly denied the rumors, claiming she had left because she was unable to cope with industry pressure and wanted more time to care for her child. Although her music career continued, Amil did not sign a contract with another major label and she left the commercial mainstream of hip-hop. “People think there was bad blood between us, but there was never bad blood.

Things happen and I wasn`t ready for the direction my career would take at that time.