“The only thing I like better than rapping is napping”? I really doubt that, Shad. The lead single off his most recent album, TSOL, doesn’t sound like this man could stop a minute for a rest if he wanted to.

Shad isn’t a gangsta. He isn’t a million-words-a-minute battle rapper. But “Yaa I Get It” comes at the listener hard with a bold statement of who the MC in question is in a defiantly confrontational way. He forgoes choruses and raps huge over a big, in your face beat. Like a lot of TSOL, it’s the blend of banger and reflection that few rappers can master.