As one half of the revolutionary-but-gangsta duo dead prez, M-1 has now gone for self with his brand new solo debut. This album comes as a bit of a surprise to many as it is the general consensus that stic.man is the superior rhyme sayer. Its by no means law, but most of the time the stronger of a duo that goes for dolo first. Nevertheless, here comes M-1 on the hush with Confidential.
The set's introduction comes courtesy of the infectious, hard-hitting "Early," a liberating duet with his partner-n-rhyme stic.man. Notable tracks on M-1's more-than desirable first time out include the heartfelt "Land, Bread & Housing" which comes complete with a spoken reflection from the emcee's mother. The soulful and jazzy "Love You Can't Borrow," which is an ode to mind sex of sorts that features Q-Tip and Cassandra Wilson. Lest I forget to mention the anthem-like "Comrade's Call" with the ill verbal assist from The Lox's Styles P and DMX prot