Funny I received this at a safe sex convention a while ago out in Los Angeles. This album is featuring rappers that are supposed to promote safe sex and stay away from drugs. In some ways it does. Some of the songs really get down to the point like the Chubb Rock & Biz Markie song "No Rubber No Backstage Pass" and the song "Check Ya Self" with Ant Banks, Spice 1, and others. So the message in many of the songs are right in your face, in a case to protect yourself from AIDS, which I'm sure you know what that is (if you don't you need to look it up ASAP). Some of the songs are real hard to catch on like the Organized Konfusion song "Decisions" and "Lately I've Been Thinking" with Common and Sean Lett.
A lot of these songs really have nothing to do with the concept of this album, like Coolio's "I Breaks 'Em Off" and Mobb Deep's "Street Life", causing a lot of this album to fall under skip material.
This CD is part of the "Red Hot AIDS Benefit Series". I'm assuming the money that came from the sales of this album went to AIDS perceedings to help eliminate it. I bought this for $2.00 because of the names I saw that were on it and thought it would be nice. Most of this album teaches a lesson, while the rest is just filler. But you can buy this as low as a penny, so it's something you want to check out.
Favorite Tracks: No Rubber No Backstage Pass, The Yearn, America, Blood, Check Ya Self, Lately I've Been Thinking, Decisions, Sport That Raincoat, Stay Away From The Nasty H***