Reflection Eternal: Revolutions Per Minute
A full decade after their first album, the critically acclaimed Train of Thought, Brooklyn MC Talib Kweli and Cincinnati producer Hi-Tek finally reunite for their long-awaited follow-up. Much has changed over that ten-year span — Talib signed with a major and got bigger than ever before, Hi-Tek stayed more in the shadows but kept busy making tracks for some of hip-hop's finest, and the Internet pretty much took over the world (especially music) — but one thing stayed the same; their chemistry on a record together. Though this one may not be as "classic" as their debut, it's still pretty great, especially the spooky- sounding love jam "Got Work," the trippy drug commentary of "Lifting Off," and the triumphant "Back Again." Guest spots come from a wide array of homies, including Mos Def, Jay Electronica, Bun B, Estelle, and Chester French, among others.