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  • Summary: The rappers latest album features such guest artists as DJ Shadow, Mr. Lif, Damian Marley, and MF Doom.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. It's the rare supergroup that's actually super.
  2. The only thing that stops Droppin' Science Fiction from being an instant masterpiece is that Lateef and Gift of Gab don't do quite enough to make these tracks shine; great productions and great rapping still need a few big hooks (vocal or musical) to snare listeners right from the get-go.
  3. Though the album doesn’t develop a theme throughout listening, the all-star analogy holds up.
  4. Having three creative forces acting on the music from different angles leads to frequent twists, turns and stylistic shifts--showing they can roll like Dr. Octagon one minute and Sly Stone the next.
  5. The album mostly succeeds, though, especially where its ambitions reach beyond standard social-issue theorizing and rap-game bashing.
  6. The fact that this dorkiness has enveloped a few usually-on-point guests (MF Doom, Mr. Lif & Akrobatik, DJ Shadow) is unfortunate enough; that it's being perpetrated by two MCs who've been consistently great since the early- to mid-90s just makes it more frustrating.

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