Locally based MC Theology's voice occasionally sounds slightly like Common's, but that's really the only negative thing I can say about his near-flawless EP (which, at 10 tracks, could've been called an album). The beats, provided by his skilled beat bros, including T Wrecks and DJ Serious (contributing the hottest instrumental here, by a nose), are all on some thick, musically robust vintage-era Nas shit. DJ Grouch's scratches raise the bar, and Theo's flow is liquidy-smooth. Wisely, dude goes above and beyond the battle, painting an intriguing picture with a wide yet relevant range of bold topics other spitters would be scared to talk about. Before the first track's over, he's called out bullshit promoters who don't pay and rappers who go to shows just to be seen, and declares that it's "time to stop saying 'urban. '" Word, word and word.