RZA has helmed a cohesive, equally cinematic collection of music that stands on its own and respects the art of sequencing.
From the hilarious to the dry, Nardwuar The Human Serviette gets reactions out of rappers like nobody else can. From Ghostface Killah and Jay-Z to MGK and Krizz Kaliko, we revisited some of our favorites.
Musical movements happening in New Jersey, Alabama and Kentucky are creating powerful and informed production in the 2011 work of Cunninlynguists, G-Side and Lil B.
Thankfully the clunkiest part of the album's wordplay is its title as The Burnout Brothers include the strongest tracks from their 2009 EP.
Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 is a throwback to the days when the Beastie Boys ruled New York.
While the beats all seem to come from the same cinematic place, the disparity between the emcees on Can You Dig It? is where the album falters.
If Serge ever needs an elevator pitch to sum himself up he can lift it straight from one of his track titles: "Classic But So New".
From Keith's hiccups arrive great material thereafter, like the Legend Of Tashan Dorrsett - all remixes but enough revamped "newness" to satiate the Keith Kult.
"The big letdown that is The Meaning and The Definition isn't due to an artist who can't prove he's talented but rather an artist who deserves better."
While Freestyle Fellowship's Myka 9 and Project Blowed affiliate Medusa check in, this is still a Punk project at its core.