Akron rapper Burudi’s newest release “Based on a True Story” is half sweaty, lusty pseudo-urbano club songs and half pissed off, cocked-and-loaded midwestern gangster rap.The first three songs on the album are the aforementioned club songs. They aren’t very catchy and they’re pretty forgettable, using tantalizingly sexy female vocals between Burudi spouting flirtatious lyrics in possibly the most apathetic, out-of-breath tone used in a dance song about loving women. “Passport”, however, is different. It has an awesome hard NRG beat behind it, glitchy vocal effects and Right Said Fred’s famous “Too Sexy” line repeated throughout the song making for one hell of a catchy song. The rest of the album is a collection of disgruntled rap songs that have some pretty heavy lyrics and disturbingly calm melodies. Burudi spits out the lyrics on “24 hrs to Live”, “Love Hurts” and “Running for Presidency” with an intensity and angst-ridden attitude that sounds pretty damn sincere. There’s also a vocal track on the album entitled “What’s Life” which features a man with a thick Jamaican accent explaining his philosophy on life to a rude boy (A Jamaican gangster). The final song on the album, “Running for Presidency”, is probably the best track on the album. Burudi sings about the difficulty of life among the poor and the pain third world countries are suffering all while a haunting guitar riff loops over and over in the background.