Sen Dog Diary of a Mad Dog

After two decades in the game, and 43 years on Earth, it’s hard to believe that Sen Dog has never released a solo album, until now. As the shadow behind B-Real, Sen Dog’s talent is underappreciated, even though he always trumped his partner lyrically on non-weed-related music. Diary of a Mad Dog presents Sen’s hunger as viscously as ever. "Capo” and "What What” are the highlights of the album, bringing back the Latin gangsta vibe Sen Dog first attempted with Delinquent Habits. "Biggy Bang” is more intelligent and fiery than anything the Hill have done in years. The quality does descend towards the end but it jumps back to life on "Curtain Call,” with more bite than every track before. (Suburban Noize)