Theory Hazit Extra Credit

Scribbling Idiot member Theory Hazit debuts with Extra Credit as both MC and producer, and proves that you can be soft and sharp at the same time. Theory opens with "Lesson in Power,” a gospel song so ghetto it’s practically satire. After setting the scene, he continues with a flow reminiscent of Masta Ace on conceptual highlights like "Dumb Dunces,” "Hello Kideez” and "I.O.U.,” where he and Braille man up and apologise to the lives they’ve tainted. The stickiest is "I Just Wanna Come Home,” which has lyrics as contagious as its soulful hook. He raps nostalgically about himself (and Biggie): "I grew up a freaking screw up/Got introduced to gin and juice and drank until a threw up.” Anyone who can use the word "freaking” and sound dope is pure talent. (Hip Hop Is Music)