Kurtis Blow is occasionally as good as the Sugarhill Gang. His instrumentals tend to be just as good and occasionally better than those on the Sugarhill Gang's debut. They're more layered and complex sounding than you would expect from the second hip-hop album ever made. However, Kurtis consistently falls short on the rapping. His songs sound infantile compared to the Sugerhill Hang debut, although the limitation of a single MC makes this comparison a bit unfair. His lyrics and his flows are both terrible, even for the time, and his instrumentation are not interesting enough to save him.