"Daylight," Labor Days' initial standout, works from a long, plush melodic loop with a wood flute sighing over it Ace's message is that life can be hard but that's all the more reason to shut your mouth and work on something that makes you happy. Essentially. That last line's from "Save Yourself," (from Labor days) which collects Ace's comments on the How We Do Hip-Hop question-- he's undie, of course, here with his sonically progressive Def Jux releases, so clearly he's going to drop some invective on this Important Issue. His take, though? Forget it: "Maybe you ought to try saving something other than hip-hop," insightful advice no matter what genre you insert at the end. "Pistons pump perfect," he says, then, "what you're holding ain't really broken." And for the duration of Labor Days and Daylight EP, it's pretty clear that in the hands of someone with something to use it for, it's not, not at all.