1999 wax from Los Shape Shiftaz. Wonderful cover art, and dope songs too. I've said before that I really go for the rougher sound of the earlier recordings found on Planet of the Shapes and Know Future, but you can't really compare that stuff with this. The same players may be present, but here they came together to make straight ahead hip hop, whereas Planet and Know Future are more like experimental noise collages. Even Circus reigns in somewhat here, with a cleaned-up and truncated "Mos Eisley". Five tracks deep, with instrumentals for "Prevail" and "Reiterate".
Planet Rock 2012