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Mr. Lif: Phantom
Buy! - (Definitive Jux)
After a series of singles and EPs, this Boston rapper drops this stunning full-length debut of unapologetically political underground hip hop, combining Mr. Lif's sharp rap skills and incisive lyrics (covering everything from the everyday struggles of working folks to nuclear Armageddon) with adventurous, densely textured production (courtesy of El-P, Insight, Fakts One and Edan) that's still much lighter (and funkier) than the Def Jux norm. 9/15/2002 - Don Yates