18 Songs, 1 Hour 8 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Inspired by Chinua Achebe’s literary masterwork Things Fall Apart, the group takes a probing look at the decline of hip-hop culture on their fourth album. They craft vibrant neo-soul notes augmented by DJ scratching on “The Next Movement” and energetic tag-team sessions between Black Thought and guest MC Mos Def on “Double Trouble.” The result is an acceptance of where hip-hop is headed, no matter its faults. As Black Thought admits on “Act Too,” “Hip-hop, you’re the love of my life.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Inspired by Chinua Achebe’s literary masterwork Things Fall Apart, the group takes a probing look at the decline of hip-hop culture on their fourth album. They craft vibrant neo-soul notes augmented by DJ scratching on “The Next Movement” and energetic tag-team sessions between Black Thought and guest MC Mos Def on “Double Trouble.” The result is an acceptance of where hip-hop is headed, no matter its faults. As Black Thought admits on “Act Too,” “Hip-hop, you’re the love of my life.”

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