There's a thin line in hip hop between engaging contradiction and hypocritical convolution, and a grand tradition of both. For the former, see KRS's educated gangsta diatribes or Grand Puba's Five Percenter lothario put-ons. For the latter, reference DMX's messy sacred/profane shtick. Joining right in is Muja Messiah, whose album title suggests either an amazing dynamism or shameless populism, depending on what side of that thin line you suspect Messiah falls (I say he's on the side of good). But regardless, whether genuinely complex or just crassly marketed, the project is long on quality and sure to please the heads and the masses... More >>>