Absolutely amazing album. I think I wore out my CD in college, to the point where I had to steal another one from the school store, (hey I was broke). I eventually bought it again. Tracks like K.O.S. Determination and Thieves in the Night in which Talib Kweli's verse references Toni Morrison classic The Bluest Eye (pure genius). And let's not for get Respiration Feat Common where the track describes the city as a living being sick!!! This is definitely a thinking man's album. Been sitting at my laptop listening to it while checking my email. If for some strange reason you missed this album do yourself a favor and get it.
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