(soapbox session #1)...i been a hip-hop fiend for over 20 years (WHOA, SH!T, I'M GETTIN OLD!!)...and yeah, the Golden Age is over...we aint gonna see that slew of emcees comin out like they use to with their own sound, lyrics and production. that era is dead. today, you pretty much hafta belong to a "label" - a certain group of producers who will stamp their "sound" & "approval" to your project, thus justifying you as an artist. that's so sad. "labels" aint hungry...they jus wanna maintain whatever prominence they have already reached, mostly at the cost of creativity.
that's not the case here!! this is some authentic stuff...they got some strong hip hop beats and they actually rely on a "dj" to provide their music and not a "producer"...and Gift-of-gab is a strong emcee...this is tight and now i have to own their full lenght cd...yall should proly get it too, unless youre wantin some super-glossy, over-flossy top 40 hip-pop, then maybe you better off with the above-ground stuff.