Most people remember the progressive-rap group Poor Righteous Teachers, but few acknowledge the rhyme alchemists behind their sprawling catalog. That oversight is not without justification. Like most hip-hop crews, Poor Righteous Teachers reached loftier heights as a group than they did as solo artists. That notwithstanding, Wise Intelligent has managed to prove that the sum of a group is not always greater than its individual strengths by successfully establishing himself as a veritable standalone MC. Wise, who has now added 2 impressive albums to the PRT body of work, is one of the most creative MCs of our time.