I only had a limited amount of money to download this album so i previewed each track hoping for a weak track to reduce my price... but there wasn't a single one- at least for the first ten tracks. Even the intro was atmospheric and a perfect scene-setter( it exemplifies the importance of a strong intro). This album has tons of metaphors of chess-playing and if you think back to all the rappers you know, MF DOOM, Nas, Jay-Z, Murs, Del, Guru... hell, any rapper or rap group out there (that I know at least), there isn't anyone better to weave an album of tact, guessing, double-guessing, twists, efficiency and elegance, who else would you want behind the mic? Some say he's washed up but form is temporary - class is permanent.
His first album licked 'it though. Muggs production deserves an extra essay but we'll save that for their sequel.