Mr. J Medeiros–one third of the righteous hip-hop act The Procussions–takes on some harsh subject matter on his solo debut. But this ambitious MC only brings up issues of human trafficking ("Constance") and plunging into debt ("Half Dream") to help the world overcome them. Outside of the studio, Mr. J regularly partakes in community outreach programs, and his helping-hand mentality shines through in his constructive raps. With its activist approach and mid-tempo, treble-heavy beats (from The Procussions and others), Of Gods and Girls is not the type of hip-hop you really want to bump in your system. It is, however, ideal headphone music for sitting back and contemplating a better tomorrow.