The only exception is on the song Stronger than Love, a smooth and soulful track onwhich cap D kicks a classic story about the correct way to hustle. Another albumhighlight is Signature Flow, a rough reggae track featuring Chicago legend Grav who spits an ill ragga-muffin flow alongside his friend Noyd.
Bringing new faces to the game is a staple in the All Natural formula. On the production side, “Fire” places veteran producers such as Kev Brown (De La Soul andRaheem De Vaughn) and cap D (All Natural and J-Live) alongside newcomers suchas Proh Mic, Kalico, Gee Field and Battletek. On the lyrical side, All Natural introduces labelmate Rita J (whose solo album, Artist Workshop, drops _____). Onthe song Good Life, Rita and cap D define what “good life” means in their eyes.
Other stand out tracks include, SomethinofNothin and Poppers Pop and BreakersBreak (an up-tempo song that pays homage to the Windy City’s world famous B-boyscene of the past and present). In step with the b-boy vibe, the song You Know My Name features a video available on YouTube in which Chicago Phase II B-Boy crewrepresents lovely (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGbymoQmKb0). Of course,you can’t have a classic boom-bap album without scratches from the DJ, so Tone B supplies a variety of phrase and cuts for heads to reminisce.
For those of you who are familiar with All Natural’s previous work, you will notice traits from their past albums...but don’t think 50 Years, think Fresh Air andThinking cap... Elements (Fire)