Man...I think that Little Brother's new cd, GETBACK is their best work to date! I ANXIOUSLY waited for it to come out, and man....I am NOT disappointed. I've heard a couple of cats complain that it's far too short, having only 11 tracks, but honestly, I wish that more people would do what they did. I'm TIRED of buying cds w/22 tracks....only 4 of them being worth listening to. In fact, I'd say that all 11 tracks are creatures of substance...existing beautifully independent of each other, yet harmoniously bound together in their quality (aint I a verbose bastich? LOL). Now, not wishing to dick-ride (no homo), but Phonte, once again, gives ample evidence that he TRULY is one of the most clever and talented cats in hip hop today. Not only does he deliver an articulate w/o being over-your-head type flow, but he also provides vocals throughout the cd. And Rapper Big Pooh seems to almost be on par with Phonte on this one. Despite not having 9th Wonder's production on the whole album, the beats are BANGIN'! The other producers are cats that produce for the Justus League, and it's good that these cats are getting some shine too...because they are NICE with it. Now, I've even heard a couple of underground-loving folks who didn't approve of their choice of Lil Wayne as one of the features on the track "Breaking My Heart" (me being one of them), but honestly his verse is cool, and it doesn't seem that far out of place. The album is loaded with witty songs that you absolutely can not sit still listening to like "Extrahard" and "Step It Up". I honestly think it's the best album of the year...which is a pretty bold statement considering this is the year Common and Kanye dropped some certified bangers. The sad part is that even though magazines such as the Source and XXL have given it it's due props (but still denied it the elusive "CLASSIC" label that Lil Kim received.....uugghh), Rolling Stone gave it 2 1/2 stars....saying that 9th Wonder left for greener pastures (not true; he did produce a song on the album), and that the beats sound like they were made by someone trying to clone his sound. I guess I should expect no less from a mainstream mag that hasn't been relevant to those who appreciate true artistry rather than mainstream trash since its inception. Nonetheless, Little Brother's album is a CLASSIC joint, start to finish, and is DEFINITELY worth picking up (and go buy it...authentic music like this needs real support, you mofos)!