Because my musical life (believe it or not) started with hip-hop, there is no denying this classic. One of the most influential hip-hop records ever, and rightly so. The doctor shows himself to be a master beatmaker, rapper and producer.
Hip-hop nowadays is out of my reach. Albums are stuffed with feats and beats jumping all over the place and cramming every corner of each track. It's all too glossy and commercialized. Sad, because somewhere in there you hear the potential of yesteryear.