On some Sade shit, Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek reunited for their first album in 10 years and they did not disappoint. Underrated? Underappreciated? Slept-on? All the above. But most important is to classify Revolutions Per Minute with its rightful distinction as one of the best rap albums of the year. It’s an essential listen of a true master MC and brilliant beatmaker working together to craft substantial hip-hop songs. (R.I.P. Guru.) Whether on their own (the crafty “City Playgrounds”, the thumpin’ “In This World”, the soothing “Lifting Off”) or with guests like J.Cole and Jay Elect (the prophetic “Just Begun”) and Bun-B (the riveting “Strangers”), Reflection Eternal elevates the game. In the end, the message is clear: Don’t just talk about how wack things are and ask where’s the real rap? Make it!