The second album from Chicago's Typical Cats – far-and-away our favorite album yet from Chi's Galapagos4
label, and a rock solid set of timelessly funky, tersely rhymed group hip hop! Qwel, Denizen Kane, and Qwazaar have the pass-the-mic routine down like clockwork, each with their own distinct approach, but what keeps the atmosphere tight is a production aesthetic that's just as sharp and consistent. Walloping funky drummer beats courtesy of DJ Natural, plus live bass, keys, and guitar give the core of the production the genuine feel of a stripped down, sometimes heavy funk combo – transformed into blueprint hip hop by proud scratchwork and samples. This is one of those records that can make even a weary, jaded true school hip hop fan's heart hop. Prime album-oriented hip hop from a crew we made the mistake of underestimating! Tracks include "Can't Save", "Easy Cause It Is", "Typical-Flows", "No Man Island", "Justice Coming", "12 Story", "The Trouble", "Drink Ticket", "Butterfly Knives", "The Do", "The Pavement", "Style Wars Theory" and "Before Before".