Rating: 2.0

 The instrumental is phenomenal, at least for a verse. It needs to take off at some point, but it never does. I'm pretty sure the roots recorded 4 bars on this, put it on a loop and got $$$$ paid. Kweli, as he did a decade ago, spits hot fire!

Rating: 3.4

A 2006 jam with a sample thats as driving as the history lesson littered in the call to action by the coup. Outro adding some funk guitars was a nice touch.

Rating: 2.22

Sonically, it fits in nicely next to the old Roots catalogue, but ultimately falls short of the high bar set by the Philly-based band because it feels like it only goes hard for about 1:30. Not bad, but not the best. I want the best, dammit.