Blak Madeen's Sacred Defense was without-a-doubt one of the best discs to drop anywhere last year - not just in Boston (here's the feature that I wrote about them). The album featured the likes of Reks and Lord Jamar - and sick beats through and through - but ultimately prevailed on the strength of Al-J and Yusuf playing off of one another. If you're turned off by their intense religious beliefs, then get over yourself. I'm about as cold and devout as atheists get, but that should never interfere with hip-hop appreciation.
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