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worth studying, 2 Dec 2012
Hip hop records are often comic books - one dimensional characters in wildly exaggerated situations. This is a shakespearean graphic novel drawn by a fine artist. It's deep, and dark when you get down there, and without prior knowledge of the language you can't just jump in and take in the surroundings. It takes a while for your senses to become accustomed to the gloom, but once you're ready to take it in even a suburban white boy like me can understand. A great album, a work of art, and an education. Give it the time it deserves.