Of this 27-track album, at least 13 registered as fillers... Nonetheless, I find this album a bit better than their 1st record. Reasons stating how this album made an attempt to keep the spirit of their first album by leaving us off where the 1st ended, and then branched onto a new concept involving thieves listening to a bootleg edition of this (new) album. They pretty much detest it from start to finish (mostly). As for their validity, I'm inclined to believe "some" of this album is great. Some high points include their continuation of the 80s hip-hop sound in their music and maintaining their indifferent image w/in their lyrics. The big letdown is the track listing. Some of the filler tracks go as far as 2 to 3 tracks one after another. A little more uniformity w/ their listing (2:1 - tracks to filler) may have improved this album.