Deep Down And Dirty marks the MC's' glorious return to style. Old-school to the core, Deep Down And Dirty is like a blast from the past, a rumbling collage of hip-hop attitude and riotous sonic delirium.
Worth the wait? Well, sort of. This is the sound of a band that has tired of its popular straitjacket searching for something more real, more original, more cutting edge. But you can't forget what you've learned, can't retrace your steps or begin again afresh.
Deep Down & Dirty adds a few twists to the old formula, but there's something constricted about the record -- it's as if the decibel levels have been lopped off on the top and bottom, eliminating the high treble and low bass.