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  • Summary: Features guest appearances from Busdriver, Gift of Gab, Decemberists' Chris Funk, and Living Colour singer Corey Glover, the second album for the rap collaboration between Lateef and Lyrics Born is its first in 16 years.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. 70
    Inevitably, it doesn’t stack up with their singular first album (which does have nostalgia on its side), but Latyrx sounds motivated and creatively rejuvenated.
  2. Dec 5, 2013
    70
    The often awesome The Second Album is more concerned about opening doors than just preserving the Latyrx legacy.
  3. Dec 9, 2013
    65
    Having two creative minds such as Lateef and Lyrics Born working side-by-side is nothing but a boon to hip-hop, however, and the hope here is that The Third Album and The Fourth Album and many more are soon to follow.
  4. Dec 5, 2013
    60
    Their second album isn't as radically unusual as its well-regarded predecessor, but the template remains the same.
  5. Dec 5, 2013
    48
    This isn't the Latyrx that won over backpackers and Cali-funk fans back in '97--far from it. It's not much of a reunion, that's for sure, and sixteen years is a long time to wait for a sophomore slump.