As a 1980’s baby, the true-school era of 1990’s hip-hop will always hold a special place in my heart. It is this very respect and nostalgia that makes MAD1ONE one of my favorite Texas MCs, point blank period. Dude sounds like he was plucked directly from that era, and it doesn’t hurt that his go-to producer Ruler Why has a production style that echoes the very same era. For his latest project, King Leo Green, MAD1ONE employed Ruler Why and Kizer, along with a closing track by Furthermore, for production purposes, and guest verses by Jamar Equality, Blazy Green and Kizer help expand on the topics of royalty, power and earned respect. If you like quality hip-hop, you’re probably already aware of MAD1ONE, but if not, get hip, support the new project, and spread it around for the masses to do the same.