User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7

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  1. LawrenceP
    Apr 13, 2005
    9
    The best hip-hop record of the year! Many highlights in this concept LP.
  2. LiamO
    Feb 1, 2007
    10
    A refreshing take on hip hop that deserves all the credit it can get
  3. KatieW
    Aug 24, 2003
    10
    Mr.Lif is the best rapper that I've ever heard. His lyrics are phenomenal. Fuck Ja Rule! Fuck Jay-Z! They aint got shit on Mr. Lif!
  4. nickm
    Mar 6, 2005
    10
    Without a doubt one of the, if not the, most thoughtful, intelligent and articluate rappers out there... His lyrics are astounding and his timing and delivery of them are flawless. Home of the Brave for example is a great track, expressing his controversial (but truthful) views on the US' terrorist policy, ecompassing all that is good about Mr Lif. the mainstream needs to take a Without a doubt one of the, if not the, most thoughtful, intelligent and articluate rappers out there... His lyrics are astounding and his timing and delivery of them are flawless. Home of the Brave for example is a great track, expressing his controversial (but truthful) views on the US' terrorist policy, ecompassing all that is good about Mr Lif. the mainstream needs to take a queue from this guy. Expand
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. The tone grows shrill by album's end, but occasional bursts of accessible production help alleviate that shortcoming. [Oct 2002, p.84]
  2. A narrative-driven, graceful debut album.
  3. 70
    Lif's strengths as an MC make his tight narrative focus on the protagonist's plights palpable. [Sep 2002, p.104]