Going back through my albums the other day, I dusted this off and played it. What can I say...but that they dont make ALBUMS like this anymore. In that its a whole album where every song is great in its own right. Sure there are a couple of cracking singles on here, but its a rounded piece of work. LL coming hard off the brunt of criticism for being too extragvant with panthers, girls and champagne all over his album covers (which is what hip-hop has morphed into today), went back to the lab with Marley Marl and cooked up this masterpiece. Theres funky LL (Eat Um Up L, Booming system), battle rhyme LL (Murdergram, to tha break of dawn, mama said) New Jack LL (Illegal search, 6 minutes of pleasure) and of course a few obilgatory LL tunes for the ladies.
Most importantly, even in 2006 the beats still bang hard - a testament to the amazing production skils of Marley Marl. This sadly was what I consider the last great LL album - so its worth picking up. A Hip Hop classic