Oh and it's some lyrical power to this too. But I must say, the beats and melodies and organic music is great. But it's not just fast, party music, what people don't realy notice is the versitility on here. Even though by the end of this cd u may have--in your head--you may be thinkin of party music, but this sophmore effort has a more broad pallette of not only diverse tunes, but lyrics as well, cetain ones in particular are "On My Own" which is quite profound and has not only Les Nubians, but Mos Def on there, and it works; and another the "title" cut is a little laid back whisch is great as well as "Little little" is really goos. But it's hard to tell which one is best, caue ust about this whole cd is right on point!
I must say that I like REAL hiphop and rap, none of that commercial, jiggy, and poppy stuff. Even thoguh some of this might be reminiscent to that stuff, it really ISN'T! U have to reaslly listen to it good, and beleive me I seem to always have a feeling in my stomach when listening to rap and hiphop, that's what tells me what is good from bad. I have come to listen to a lot of stuff which can range from brilliant to preposterous and different levels in between. Well they are what pushed the border between in-between and brilliant. It really good album, but it's sometimes airy and not as grounded as the Roots, but then that's another review.