Shad is the best MC of our time. His witty wordplay, clever metaphors, and excellent subject matter make his 3 albums quite possibly the greatest of any rapper ever. This level of perfection has only been achieved by the likes of Train of Thought and Like Water For Chocolate.
LEMME BREAK IT DOWN....
-the beats on this album are more accessible than his first 2. None of them sound like Out of Love pt 1 from When This Is Over (awful beat, great lyrics).
-the lyricism on display is INSANE. Mos Def back in 1999, and Common from yesteryear have competition in Shad. Shad is the best conscious MC I've ever heard in MY ENTIRE LIFE along with those 2 and Talib Kweli.
I'm sorry there is not much to say. This album is sheer PERFECTION. Buy it NOW. If you like Common, J. cole, eLZhi, or Immortal Technique, then BUY TSOL NOW! I guarantee he is the best MC you have never heard of, over K-Rino. If you like Gucci Mane/Jeezy garbage with weeeeak lyricism and club beats then stick with that trash. If you love hip hop as an outlet, a learning experience, and a chance to hear beautifully crafted rhymes over raw beats, then don't hesitate. BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!