Personally, I think everyone should be able to put together their own beats, and Sermon does this flawlessly on this well-balanced album. Plus, the quality of his flow is undisputable. To me, this is of the most essential albums of 2004. My favorite cuts off the record are "Chillin' (feat. Talib Kweli)" and "Whip" to rock a party, and "Like Me (feat. Sy Scott & Khari)" for home listening.