SoulStice, here's your hip-hop report card. Lyric Delivery: A-. Your complex wordplay is impressive. Have you been studying with Akbar? Beats and Production: B+. Why? Well, you sampled Quincy Jones's "Summer In The City"-and nicely-but it's been done, plus the tempos of "Sleepwalk" and "The Melody" are lethargic. Overall style: A. You had the class's heads nodding and deserve a teacher's merit for your attention to detail. I see you graduating from Chicago and on to global greatness.