Everyone who likes music seems to have their own idea about when Hip Hop's golden age occurred. The truth is, Hip Hop represents a golden age of music in general and is ongoing! However, there was a period in time when things in underground Rap and Beats went down a path of Science Fiction based Concept Albums, which I look back on extremely fondly!
Mike Ladd, formerly of Company Flow, brought his formidable talent, and wonky flow, to this project. Throwing in tough beats with cinematic textures, the result is a startlingly concise and effortlessly anthemic record. The stand out for me will always be 'Heros Theme', which was played a lot in the Halcyon days of BBC Radio 1's the Breezeblock.
The record was followed up 3 years later with a response album from the antagonists 'The Majesticons'. A goddam sequel, that's how you do a concept kids!!