The guy has sweated and suffered to produce what is a real underground gem. I kept expecting to have to skip through loads of fillers and/or skits when I first ordered this, but the production and the flow is classic throughout; some really nice beats, heartfelt rapping; the best thing I can say about this album is that there is no way I could trim it down to even 2 CDs, let alone 1. If there is a better value album out there, I haven't found it yet. So much bang for your buck. It's not an overpolished commercial sound, the content is varied, interesting, emotional, charged - and like a lot of the best MCing, completely effortless sounding and easy to feel. If you take some time to find out about the man himself - and what he's been through - you can understand what motivated him to go several miles further to produce this album than 95% of all other hip-hop albums that have ever been released. The only bad thing about ordering this album is the length of time it took to arrive (3 months!) Still, worth the wait and well worth 5 stars.