complicated, intricate, and deep lyrics. it's like an onion. the outside looks normal, the beats are hip-hop, the pace is hip-hop. peel the thin outer skin. there's more. a whole new layer. more intricate. more complex. if you've listened any deeper than that first skin you know it isn't mainstream. it isn't thugs and gangstas and guns. it's thoughts, emotions, situations, it's more than most music can be. carefully remove the second skin. getting raw. there's more. these lyrics mean something. they mean a lot. rip into the next skin. getting bitter. it cuts deep. it strikes home. you feel his life. listen more. strip off another skin. it gets deeper. and deeper.
every track sage throws at you is more than you can take, cuz the next time you hear it, you're gonna hear something you didn't hear before. and it'll happen every time. each layer is tucked away, deep inside another, you'll never get past the lyrics on this album. there's always gonna be a new take on his words. i dig it.
and, this being a review, i ought to mention that i personally am not at all one to listen to hip hop. but i was exposed to atmosphere a while back, and i've been venturing into similar bands since. so even if you happened on this review, don't know why you're here, and don't care for hip hop, i suggest you still listen to this CD. it'll probably make you realise that there is much more to music than just what you're used to.