Rhymefest - Blue Collar
This guy is a lot better than people realize. Maybe not on the level of Kanye West, Common, or T.I., but he's close enough and this is his first album. There's a lot of good lyrics combined with some good beats as well. Of course, there are a few tracks that are fluff, but I guess the producers wanted to attract casual and hardcore rap fans.
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