Mello Music Group is an independent hip-hop label that has been making waves recently in the underground scene. Featuring rappers and producers like Open Mike Eagle, Oddisee, Apollo Brown, yU, and L'Orange, the label certainly has some talented artists under their name. Understandably, when an album made of original material from the many members of the label dropped in March, people had reason to be excited. It all stacks up as a fantastic hip-hop release that, as described by the label itself, is "Boom-bap at its best: evolving and expanding the art form, capturing stories of the struggle, upholding the tradition, and keeping the crooked honest." The production on tracks like "Requiem", "Pnt", "Celebrity Reduction Prayer" and "No Future" is top-notch, and the rapping on this thing is solid at all times and more often than not brilliant. Fans of underground hip-hop, or just hip-hop in general, should not pass this one up.