17 Songs, 1 Hour

EDITORS’ NOTES

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.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

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.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
166 Ratings

166 Ratings

The Hiphopopotamus ,

Another Classic

Most under-appreciated group in hip-hop today
New age gangstarr
Their longevity is unreal

gman617 ,

Oh Wow

This album is unreal. Hip Hop at its finest people. Please buy, everyone needs to hear this.

hiphoplives27 ,

Well worth the wait!

Its been a solid 10 years since Hi-Tek and Kweli have blessed us with their dynamic sound, and their timing couldn't have been better. In an era of cheap beats and fake rhymes, they have gone against the grain to produce a truly artful album that keeps you interested from start to finish!

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