Megaphone restored my faith in hip-hop. It’s not everyday mainstream radio stations play feel-good hip-hop like this.

MCs Moe Pope (Project Movement) and Headnodic (Crown City Rockers) manage to make a hip-hop CD without reiterating how many kilos they’re pushin’ or hoes they have. Instead, they step their game up by delivering ingenious heart-felt rhyming coupled with undeniably innovative beats.

Moe Pope and Headnodic give shout-outs to hip-hop predecessors like Timbaland, Q-Tip and Just Blaze. Members of Project Movement, Gift of Gab of Blackalicious and Woodstock from Crown City Rockers make appearances as well.

Grade: A

Megaphone is currently available.