With G.W.B. still calling the shots and war raging overseas, the time is ripe for some quality protest music. On this 16-track comp, we get a wide variety of jams from mostly Cali artists, with very few dull moments in the mix. Thes One and J-Live team up for the Mother Earth dedication "Give It Up," The Globetrotters show "Love," and Jazzanova delivers a finely chopped but ridiculously smooth instrumental joint. Other winners come from PUTS, DJ Einstein & Soup, and Crown City Rockers, while retro heads Poets of Rhythm, Breakestra, and Sharon Jones bring the live action. Smart but never boring, Impeach The Precedent proves that "political/conscious" music can still get funky.