Intelligent Hoodlum's 1990 debut. The one-time Riker's Island inmate raps of black politics and culture, while finding plenty of room for whimsical observations and some fine vocal flow. Producer Marley Marl of Biz Markie and Big Daddy Kane fame provides the beats and production in fine style: layered, lean, and dope. If you like you old school cuts in the sophisticated Gang Starr and Markie mode, then this collection of hip-hop gold will no doubt be welcome. Add a little De La Soul humor, and you have a solid album.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Cook