The Furious Five really pushed hip-hop music to the next stage with their lyrical concepts and flows. While still pretty simplistic by today's standards, their lyrics about the streets and ending war were a first for the genre. The slow jams are mediocre at best. Dreamin' is creepy as fuck. It sounds like a stalker's tribute to Stevie Wonder. The album is really carried on the backs of tracks like The Message and She's Fresh. Essential listening.