Hip-hop fans (all two of you ), I picked up Blackalicious' new album yesterday and am spinning it right now for the first time. I'm half-way in and am simply loving it. I have never heard them before, but they get so much good press I couldn't resist the impulse buy. Man, this music is sweet. The rhymes are dense and will take a couple of listens to dig all the verbage. The music itself a wonderful blend of old-school beats, soulful melodies and smooth-steady groove. There are also a bunch of guests on the album, most of whom I never heard of, but the diverse sounds adds a nice flavor. Highly recommended.