Ok, this is an old album but it still sounds awesome! In fact, i'd go so far as to say that there has not been a hip-hop record before or after this that has bettered it. I long ago left the world of hip-hop as i felt it had started to destroy itself - hoes, pimps, gangsters - this album has none of that. Instead we are treated to a super-sonic blast of social consciounce that leaves the nu-skool bunch like 50 cent and Jay Z out in the cold. Whether you like hip-hop or not, this is a must-have record! Sweet samples mixed with easy, flowing rhymes delivered with humor and grace. Highlights include the much played "Can I Kick It?" and the whole album simply rocks!