C-Rayz has built his career on being the not-so-serious MC with a serious edge, musically and lyrically. His use of wit and cynicism, combined with a deadly flow and gifted storytelling, have garnered him impressive accolades. With that kind of momentum, there's no reason to stop now. The Dropping, like Year of the Beast before it, is an excellently produced album, with the vivid imagery we've come to expect. He turns it out on "Childhood," with notable guest spots by Kosher Dillz and reggae upstart Matisyahu, and the Chinese folk playing of "Ginseng" is a prime example of his brilliance: a phat sound, dope beat, and a story to remember.