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Listening to John Cena's rap album in the year 2014

It's been nine years since the release of "You Can't See Me." SB Nation has enlisted a task force for the most treacherous of special missions: Give the record a listen-through.

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On May 10, 2005, Columbia Records and the WWE released You Can't See Me, the debut (and to date, only) album by John Cena. Cena, though it seems like a distant memory now, came to prominence and first gained his immense popularity by being a "white thug" who rapped disses to his opponents. He had previously released one track, "Basic Thuganomics," on the thoroughly terrible album WWE Originals, which featured wrestlers singing and rapping original songs.

You Can't See Me was a bonafide success. The album (which was actually by John Cena and Tha Trademarc, who is Cena's first cousin, Marc Predka) sold 143,000 copies in its first week and was eventually certified gold by the RIAA. It peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard 200 and at No. 3 on Billboard U.S. Rap Albums.

Now, nine years later, SB Nation has assembled a dream team of sportswriters to listen to this album and figure out whether the time is now. We have painstakingly gone through this landmarc landmark LP, track by track. Click below to begin your journey.

Tracks 1-4:

Grant Brisbee reviews "The Time is Now,"  Rodger Sherman reviews "Don't Wanna Fuck With Us," Jason Kirk reviews "Flow Easy" and Adam Jacobi reviews "Right Now"

Tracks 5-8:

PFT Commenter reviews "Make It Loud," Patrick Vint reviews "Just Another Day," Ryan Nanni reviews "Summer Flings and James Dator reviews "Keep Frontin'"

Tracks 9-12:

Seth Rosenthal reviews "We Didn't Want You To Know," Matt Ufford reviews "Bad, Bad Man," Peter Berkes reviews "Running Game" and Marc Normandin reviews "Beantown"

Tracks 13-17:

Michael Katz reviews "This Is How We Roll," Steven Godfrey reviews "What Now," Dr. Norris Camacho of Good Bull Hunting reviews "Know The Rep," Ben Swanson reviews "Chain Gang Is The Click" and Bill Hanstock reviews "If It All Ended Tomorrow"