Ego Trip by Nikki Giovanni
Label: Mo Wax
Following their exceptional EP A2G, Blackalicious' debut full-length sizzles with seriously nice production from Chief Xcel and over-the-top flows from the aptly named Gift of Gab. Like their Quannum brethren, they eschew traditional rap stereotypes and go for conceptual, intelligent songwriting. A fantastic LP, with the gems "A To G," "Cliff Hanger," and more.