The first album from Original Flavor, and along with the Jaz, the roots of the Roc A Fella clan. With the Dash brothers holding down the business end of this LP, and Ski fronting the group with a little help from Clark Kent, this middle of the road commercial hip hop album didn't make much of an impression. There's nothing wrong with the rhymes – they remind us of a less clever version of the playful side of Tribe, and the beats bounce nicely with a bit of early 90s jazz flavor, but ultimately this album's more of sidebar than main chapter in the hip hop history books, though at this point, an essential one. 13 tracks in all: "This Is How It Is", "When I Make It", "Kick The Butta", "Waitin' 4 My Break", "Handle The Technique", "Swingin", "Best Friend's Girl", "Way Wit Words", "Give 'Em Some Wrek", "Gumdrops", "I Like It (Freestyle
)", "Brain Storm" and "Here We Go".
(Promo in a plain sleeve, with a "Play It, Say It" sticker.)