This CD comes off as more of a Nu-Mark production showcase than an actual album, but I'm not complaining. These clearly are beats for MCs, not stand-alone instrumentals; they take a fairly basic verse/chorus/verse structure without a whole lot of changes happening. As such, it's good background music but not exactly gripping listening. No matter-Nu-Mark is due a lot more props than he's getting for his production prowess, and maybe this CD will help raise his stock. It's also a great purchase for any aspiring MC in need of some high-quality beats to flow over.