The only reason why I gave this album a 4 out of 5 stars is because of lofty expectations I had before its release. Although I truly enjoy how Everlast just seems to take you for a ride with every album he puts out, I was hoping for a little more hip hop on this album; especially with all the great tracks he puts out with La Coka Nostra. Needless to say, this release stands firmly on how versatile Everlast is as an artist, and how much he's matured ever since his days with the Rhyme Syndicate and solo debut, to House of Pain, to his solo projects and cameos, and of course, now with LCN. A strong and long-awaited album that will surely be revered by any real music fan that appreciates awesome talent. Big up Ev!