Posted February 13, 2011
This one stays in heaviest rotation. I'm not sure the year it came out. i do know i downloaded it in 2010 which was a few years after it came out. Anyway it is one of my ALL-TIME-FAVORITES. And that's a big claim. This is classy hip hop. It wont get you hyped up. It wont make you want to dance. But it will make you think. It will teach you. For those of us who want substance in our rap, then this is one of the most substantial album available. Its lyrics are essentially doctrinal. There's no guess work here as to what Shai's talking about. And him being the most talented emcee in the industry, he weaves his lyrics together flawlessly in some of the most impressive rhyme schemes in rap. Another added bonus is the couple of interludes that provide soothing instrumentals as you ponder over the words you just heard. I could compare listening to this album to watching a movie. You cant just turn it on for the sake of background noise and expect to form a real opinion of it. You have to turn everything else off, tell your mother to be quiet and dont ask questions till its over. Lol. This isnt the southern style hip hop that most people are embracing these days. This is east coast rap at it's smoothest and finest. Listen with open ears and you cant be dissappointed.
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