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Various We Came From Beyond Volume 2

KXLU DJ Mike Nardone's latest compilation includes most of the hot rappers du jour in West Coast college radio: an ever-triumphant Planet Asia, the comical duo of People Under the Stairs, and J-Zone-who is, arguably, the underground's resident Archie Bunker. For all its fanfare, We Came From Beyond falls short of tremendous, but the tracks meet standard criteria for dope lyrics and phat beats. Among the highlights: Lifesavas flaunt their prole creds ("Government Cheese"), The Black Love Crew keenly compares life's vicissitudes to the naps in their fros ("Afro Joint"), and Aesop Rock deftly out-rhymes his cohort Slug ("Miss By a Mile"). "

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