Ol' Dirty Bastard's sophomore effort is the natural progression from his formulaic debut. While most of "Enter the 36 Chambers Dirty Version" stuck to the eery Wu piano loop and dabbled in their vast Chinese influenced street mythology, "Nigga Please" is completely separated stylistically and lyrically from the shaolin crew's other work. Instead of solely employing the Wu in-house-producer RZA for the beats, ODB branches out, most noticeably on the Neptunes track "Recognize." Any rapper who features Chris Rock on their album has a lot of balls, and that describes ODB pretty well. The album has no allegiances, just Dirty spitting about his love of sex, substance abuse, and paranoid musings. The man isn't embarassed to bear his twisted soul. On "Dirt Dog," Bastard admits, "I live in my momma's house!" He doesn't just admit, he brags about it. ODB is fiercely independent, and like Method Man said on "Enter the 36 Chambers," "There is no father to his style." The man covers Rick James on "Cold Blooded" to an incredibly comic effect, and sounds like a doped up Barry White on "Good Morning Heartache." Rather than fold to the genre-typical light-hearted party track, the album's club banger "Got Your Money" finds a hysterically insane pimped out ODB yelling at Kelis for some of that hoein' cash. Although this is the funniest, and one of the most creative hip-hop albums of recent years, it's hard to give this 5 stars, because a classic, in my opinion, is an album that contains tracks for the wide spectrum of hip-hop audiences from the heads to the shorties to the O.G.'s to the ladies. For many this album will simply be too much to stomach. If you appreciate originality in music and humor too, this is the album for you. The Wu Tang Clan really does have an amazing sense of humor in the form of this ghetto comedian. Makes an excellent addition to your collection, pick it up.