I usually hate compilations. I prefer to hear an album that has some sort of theme throughout.
But SOUNDBOMBING II is freaking dope.
The only questionable track would be RA the Rugged Man's "Stanley Kubrick." I'm just not feeling it. But everything else goes together impeccably. Before I heard this album, if someone had told me that Eminem, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Bahamdia, Pharoahe Monch, Common, El Producto, The High and Mighty, Dilated Peoples and more could all be on one album together, I would have said no way. Even taking into account that it's a compilation, I would have thought that there would be too many different styles (and maybe too many egos?) to make it all work. But J-Rocc and Babu lace it together with freaking tight mix skills. The different tracks flow together like they were born to do so.
I refuse to listen to SOUNDBOMING I or III, because I already know that there is no way that they would be able to match II. So I am happy with the album I do have.