The Empire truly strikes back with the second part of Mike Ladd’s Infesticons vs. Majesticons trilogy of albums for Big Dada. After the Infesticons’ force for good rumbled the Majesticons’ machinations on part one, Gun Hill Rd, the Majestic ones have changed tack, and exchanged ostentatious bling for the more cloaked and sinister forms of corporate collaboration and co-opting of the old money Trusticons. Mike Ladd is a genius of sorts, and he and his band of talented MCs drop this pantomime of irony with unerring accuracy. It’s jiggy, it rocks, it shakes yer booty and, like the Bill Hicks of hip-hop, Mike Ladd is not only a funny dude, he’s fuckin’ right as well.