He tells you what he thinks, and what is damn true right off the bat. Hip-hop is dying, and its being killed by money, cheddah, the bling bling, all that crap. Stop it, you damn sellouts. This is such a good CD. Amazing lyrics, amazing production. This is a message that needs to reach all music listeners. This is real hip-hop. If you don't pick this up, you don't know hip-hop. Straight up. If you loved this, you'll love The New Danger, by Mos Def. If you listen to all of the last track on Joyful Rebellion, there is a secret message from K-Os himself, in a high pitched voice.