This album was a surprise from the Vancouver MC who almost got laughed off the stage when he opened here for Busta a few months ago. The beats are funkier than that thong you bought at Value Village. Kyprios's wordplay is often nimble, and he can hold you with a concept, as when he personifies sex over a beat that sounds like Madonna's Don't Tell Me or chides the music industry on the sarcastic This Is My Hit. But there's no forgiving Hate, a poem in which the white rapper calls himself a nigger, whitey, Chink, Paki, etc, and expands on why with even more racist terms. Yeah, I get it - it's an ironic attempt to illustrate awful racial ignorance. But I don't want to hear Kyprios gratuitously evoking the n-word (or any slur, for that matter) to prove a point everyone already understands. It's not courageous - it's totally misguided and itself racist in the liberties it takes. How did Sony let this track reach the public?