There's nothing quite as entertaining as hearing a permanently pissed-off MC whose rage is limited by his own subpar rhyme skills. "I'm bombing shit like NATO / you wanna play yo? / I'll crush that ass like tomatoes," ineffectually spits Big Shug, whom you might remember as the dude on GangStarr's posse cut The Militia whose scene was stolen by Freddie Foxxx. While Shuggie's blunt, vaguely preachy grown-man-talkin'-New-York-thug outlook fits seamlessly into the GangStarr state of mind, all his aimlessly directed threats soon grow tiresome, as do DJ Premier's sluggish, predictable beats and signature scratched vocal-sample hooks. Has Preemo learned nothing since Ownerz?