These cats sound like they’ve been making music together forever. You already know what you’re getting production-wise whenever Ruler Why steps up to bat, and he’s consistently been able to connect with quality lyricists over the years. Nick Cruz, in his debut solo EP, sounds like he’s been doing it for decades on top of this production, and the combination is utterly hypnotic. This is the kind of hip-hop that made me both love it and want to be a member of the creative continuum, as life experiences and viewpoints are given rapid fire in the lyrics, beats and samples used. Well worth the money they’re asking, so go ahead and cop this one, and encourage others to do the same. On the real.