Lemme tell yall kids the real deal. I've been a HIP-HOP fan for almost fifteen years and seen all the "trends", but I believe releases like the Unbound Project Vol. 1 and others similiar are HIP-HOP's true calling. Sure, rappers sell millions of CD's spittin bout guns and hoes, but really, WHAT DOES IT MEAN? NUTHIN, besides the fact that our society has gone to hell. But anyways, about the music, I can't think of anyone in their right mind could front on such electic pieces of art such as "Miss Amerikkka" by Aceyalone or "Human Element" by Talib Kweli & DJ Hi-Tek. The spoken word joints are so full of emotion, it's almost like you are the speaker. The Poor Righteous Teachers also come out the woodwork with an excellent track entitled "Slaves in America". Nice to hear from them again. And, if you haven't heard "Mumia 911", you are missin' a true HIP-HOP gem, as artists like Chuck D, Dead Prez, Tre, etc... pull political punches over a tight Diamond D track. I recommend this to EVERYONE! This is rhymes with reason. This is HIP-HOP at it's truest form.