onal Pt. 3," even he's not so sure, relying on guest stars (Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Nas, et al.) for each of his album's 18 tracks. This head-on collision of identity yields a real crisis: one of adhesion. There's a lot of anger brewing here, but the tracks render much of it superficial. Numbers meant to address important issues don't come off as such when inundated with self-serving shout-outs. He may do so with supreme rhyming skill, but' unlike tracks from hip-hop's early days' it doesn't say anything. "?
- Rod Lott