Something of Bun B's Houston hoarseness has crept into Gibbs' Indiana flow, brilliant freestyles and mixed metaphors from the guestlist and a mournful chorus that suits the subject matter perfick. Nice to hear beats slowed down again as well. Looks like US rap is getting into manipulation and derangement of source materials again rather than recreation, facsimile and cloying reverence. I swear down, and it's not just 'cos it's my birthday today, I'm feeling optimistic. A first!