On Ghetto Pop Life, the veteran Brooklyn rapper bounces between an anxious, high-voiced persona and a laid-back, deep-voiced, smooth-tongued character; occasionally there are even appearances by a buttery, Nate Doggstyle crooner. Spouting inventive lyrics, the voices are carried by the funky, soulful beats of producing prodigy DM, aka Danger Mouse. On their first single, "Take Care of Business," Jemini's personalities go line for line: "From a borough that's known to spit," raps one Jemini, "From a borough that's known to click," answers the other; "And get into it," says the high voice, "And get intimate," counters the low one. When Jemini's voices go at each other like this it sounds as if there are at least two or three MCs flexing their distinctive styles.
From the operatic intro of the title track to the player's tale of woe in "I'ma DooMee" to the lowrider anthem "What You Sittin' On?" featuring Tha Liks, Jemini and Danger Mouse create a nonstop party that all your personalities are invited to. On "The Only One," Jemini sums it up: "I came to set it, break it down in phonetics/ Dip it in egg whites and bread it/ And serve it up hot when I'm up in your spot/ Like a tasty tasty treat I'm in the place to be/ Jemini and D-A-N-G-E-R-M-O-U-S-E." There's no cure for multiple personality disorder; therapy and drugs may be somewhat helpful, but chances are Jemini will always have his little friends. Thank God for that.