After 2007, which was a banner year for hiphop (think Kala, I'll Sleep When You're Dead, The Cool, and American Gangster), 2008 has been pretty slow, with the rap/rock pendulum seeming to swing back the other way. One crucial exception is this album, equal parts Eminem, Atmosphere, and Brother Ali, which is easily the best underground release of the year. DJ Reanimator drops diamond-tough, lazer-guided beats, while MC Prolyphic raps with a force not heard since the white guy from Detroit laid the mic down. So. Fucking. Hard.
Prolyphic and Reanimator - The Ugly Truth