While the 'Inspirators & Conspirators' listed in the lyrics booklet include KRS-ONE and Public Enemy, they also include folks who are decidedly NOT rap artists: Jello Biafra, Adrian Sherwood, Meat Beat Manifesto, and Billy Bragg. While everyone seems to classify DHOH as rap, its Industrial element is plainly there for anyone to hear (chains, grinders, tire rims) along with the Very obvious influence of Gil Scott-Heron. IF YOU CAN'T COPE WITH BREAKING OUT OF A MUSICAL GENRE, THEN DON'T BUY THIS CD. As a young punk rocker, I listened to this almost every night for a couple of months upon its release (more than a decade ago); it's such a classic that I can still enjoy it today (and the song 'The Winter of the Long Hot Summer' speaks just as well to Bush II / Gulf War II as it did to Bush I / Gulf War I).
The lyrics are deeply thought-provoking, proving this duo to be pretty much the antithesis of NWA (not that NWA doesn't make you think at all -- I'll bet someone out there somewhere has done their dissertation on NWA). Unlike many other albums out there, the first two tracks here are not the 'hits' (actually, I feel that they are the weakest of the bunch). Instead you'll probably find your favorites dispersed throughout the CD, including a strong closing track.
Buy this CD if you want to hear something refreshing (even over a decade after it was fresh).