Alright, here's a VERY solid full length from the magnificent beat-butchering Philly Mountain Brother DJ Chops – maybe the best producer-to-headliner LP we'll hear all year! (OK, so Kanye's is just as good, but lets face it, K doesn't really need our little plug now does he?) Consistency is what makes or breaks an LP like this, featuring dozens of guest vocalists (Talib Kweli, Baby Blak, Bahamadia, Raekwon, Phil Da Agony, Planet Asia, Ras Kass, the above-mentioned Mr. West and many more) – and Virtuosity passes that test with flying colors. Chops does a great job cutting scratches and vocal samples with live instrumentation that he pretty much handles all by his lonesome – giving the record some really great blaxploitation touches, with all the deep bass and warm drums of our favorite soundtracks, the DR. Dre-derived pounding synth and strings thing, plus the soulful vibe of the Philly hip hop underground. "What's F**kin' Wit Us", "Trouble", "B-Girl Sessions", "Blockbuster Smash", "No Pressure", "Ni**erachi", "Tears", "War
", "Changing Lanes", "As Live As It Gets" and lots more.