Other rappers would be eager to bury their sordid past after becoming Hollywood bigwigs, but Ice Cube is not one to bite his tongue. Cube teams up with Nas and Scarface to defend hip-hop from its harshest critics. [Audio]
Legendary producer DJ Muggs crafts an aesthetic of chaotic sonics, augmenting the concoction with horror-movie squeals and feverish drums. Planet Asia's acute lyricism is just icing on the cake. [Video]
Racial profiling abounds, complacency rules, the world is going to hell in a basket, and these angry realists want you to give a sh*t? "Between the greenhouse gases and the earth spinning off its axis/got mother nature doing backflips."
This AZ-assisted heater will make you forget all the misfires on the crappy Brooklyn's Don Diva. Both Crooklyn MCs hold their own on the lyrical end, but Statik Selektah's heartwarming concoction is a show-stealer.