Well, many out there love this BEP album--folks who've posted here as well as people who've reviewed it elsewhere. As for me, though, I'm not at all sold on this product. Let me start with the big comparison, the Roots. I love the Roots. What BEP lack that the Roots have by the pound is, well, just about everything. Black Thougth, for one. BEP have no really tight rhyming on their album; nothing that even comes close to the few weaker moments of the Roots. They certainly have nothing near the skill, flow and power of either Black Thought or Dice Raw. As for the beats and melodies, where the Roots usually hit the listener with something totally new (perhaps "Clones" differs from this a bit, sounding somewhat Rza-like), BEP's finest musical moments sound strangely familiar to songs you've heard before by artists like Busta Rhymes. The end result: the finest points, IMO, on the BEP album were musical bits that I felt had already been done before. The mo! ral of this story: check the songs before you buy. Oh, and don't buy this album just because you love "Clap Your Hands": yes, it's a good song, but nothing else on the ablum comes close to it.