The Nova Scotian-based MC/producer Classified is now on his fifteenth studio album and while his lyrical ideas have become somewhat repetitive (references to his hometown and his love of weed are abundant), the lyrics themselves are witty and have a smooth flow—one instance can be heard in "New School/Old School," a rap dialogue with Kayo ("See I'm from the new school / I'm from the old school / Started on a four track / Started with the Pro Tools"). New collaborations with Saukrates, Raekwon and Kardinal Offishall mesh rock and hip hop in tunes that feature live guitars, and clunky piano and childrens' choruses in "3 Foot Tall" and "Inner Ninja" create an optimistic and buoyant contrast to the more hard-hitting tracks.
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