Strap in and buckle up, you're in for a hell'uva ride!
My friend turned me on to Atmosphere a few years ago, and I instantly grappled on. Brother Ali has been no different. His rhymes flow over the beats with einstein like intelligence. You won't find the constant shout-out's to his crew; (a..hem, G-unit) only carefully constructed rhymes and flows ("I flipped your eviction notice over wrote song on it"). The album is produced masterfully; the beats are catchy, dark, and unique. The opening track "Room With A View" gives you the dark view of his neighborhood, life, and culture. Six tracks later Ali has you dancing with funk on "Blah Blah Blah".
In summary this album is a must have. I found myself fading out on the last few tracks, but other than that you'll be playing this one for months to come!