I think this type of rap album gets more props for what it's not (i.e. not mainstream, not gangsta, not materialistic) rather than for what it actually is (dull, pointless, soulless). Hip-hop backpack "purists" may fall in love with it simply for the fact that it's wall-to-wall lyricism with big words and not a hint of "bling." These tend to be the same people who'll call albums "positive" simply because they don't talk about murdering people and selling crack. It seems that Canibus has that underdog appeal, where many of his fans are rooting for him to succeed so badly that a painfully average album like this one gets proclaimed as genius simply for not sucking as badly as his previous albums. The same phenomenon happened to Nas with his Stillmatic album: fans wanted him to succeed so badly, and his previous albums were so mediocre, that all he had to do was drop Stillmatic, a very average album, and fandom proclaimed it to be the 2nd coming of Christ.
I can't like an album simply because it doesn't fall into the materialistic trappings of most mainstream hip-hop. There has to be charisma, wit, varied subject matter, exciting beats, ANYTHING except nonstop big words. These beats, although they may be the best of his career as many of the other reviewers here claim, are still awful and dull. His raps are just a bunch of loosely strung together non-sequitirs filled with SAT vocabulary words that often feel forced and unnecessary. He needs to stick to his strong points, which are his voice, his flow, and his punchlines, and tone down on the big words and grow a sense of humor. His raps as they stand now are just humorless and unnecessarily complicated.