One of the more commentary-dense tracks is “Reagan,” a scathing history lesson on the destructive impact Ronald Reagan had on America between Reaganomics, crack and Iran-Contra. It starts with all the preposterous claims made in rap music: We brag on having bread, but none of us are bakers. It could be argued that the wealth-based bragging increased when former drug dealers started rapping. It also tackles how prison labor is virtually slave labor. And how all this happened during the Reagan Era
Overall, this is one of the best records I’ve heard all year.
Killer Mike’s vivid rhymes and El-P’s bombastic beats felt like hearing Public Enemy for the first time. In today’s music landscape, not many rappers team with producers for entire albums.
Hopefully, this starts a trend.