“Oh, of course, of course,” she said, seemed unchanged, but with her shoulders fading and golden eyes faded discouraged, it was clear that she was disappointed. Entertainment Weekly`s Simon Vozick-Levinson praised Rich`s vocal interpretation and Rich`s “complex, varied and infallibly catchy instrumental pieces” for obscuring the “occasional failures in generic posturage” throughout the lyrics.  Jonathan Ringen of Rolling Stone noticed that the record follows the Young Jeezy model (“a hypnotic flow, live details, synthesized beats”), but with a more varied list of subjects. He also paid tribute to Polow`s staging and called “Boy Looka Here” a “threatening banger.”  Pitchfork contributor Tom Breihan said: “The impressive and effective production of the album is part of the recent tradition of epic and monolithic Southern rap albums like Young Bucke Straight Outta Ca`hville and Young Jeezy`s Let`s Get It: Thug Motivation 101, but more than these albums, it`s the work of a particular creative spirit. Polow [da Don] is finding his voice, and he has a great career ahead of him. If Rich Boy`s lucky, he stays with us.  The three of us were sitting in my room, her on the bed, while I sat on the window with a pillow under me. Andy Kellman of AllMusic praised Rich`s unique vocalization and production and highlighted Brian Kidd`s contribution to “Get to Poppin,” but concluded that the album was becoming rarer with stagnant rhythms and “uninspired variations of generalized materialism, so effective on “Throw Some D`s.”  Steve `Flash` Juon of RapReviews criticized Richs as a “monotonous brawl with too thick an accent” and staged Polov with a “night and day” bumps throughout the record.  PopMatters contributor Gentry Boeckel felt that Polow and Brian Rich were eclipsing Rich throughout the album with their contributions, instead of helping him create a unique image, and he came to the conclusion: “Both as an artist and as a persona, Rich Boy lives up to his name, with the best that can be said of him. is that it has a certain one.
rich-fast innocence has a certain naïve hunger to succeed. Too bad success depends so much on its employees.  Reptilia von AbsolutePunk also criticized Rich`s lyricism, which ruined Polov`s catchy rhythms, and concluded that “too much rich boy style plays the same gangsta stereotypes and doesn`t really do anything to dissociate his flow and lack of deep rhyme or at least interesting to anyone in the modern rap scene.”