The Mic Planet Sessions (Insomniac) Rating: NNNN
This 13-track quality-stacked compilation features some of biggest names in the underground on every track, all of which are worth checking out. With appearances by Kool Keith, MF Doom, Bahamadia, Mystic, Royce da 5'9", Thirstin Howl III, Styles of Beyond and Planet Asia, the MCs' strengths definitely come through. Beyond the bigger names, rising rapper Immortal Technique drops an impressive extended verse on The Rebel. The album's production is consistently crisp and progressive, complementing even the rare semi-shoddy verse. These tend to be provided by Insomniac president Iz-Real, but you can't be mad that the guy who put it all together wanted a chance to rap with guys like Keith and MF. Check for this.