Mr. Miser follows up the acclaimed sleeper Radio Free Brooklyn with another dose of blunted b-boy philosophy, astute personal observations and real-life urban storytelling (i.e. getting mean-mugged by prissy-ass suburban chicks in SUVs while skating with his homies). A true self-made man, Miser’s original production keeps the funk factor high, and his ill artwork can be peeped inside the CD booklet. Special guests include ex-Gil Scott-Heron collaborator Brian Jackson and angelic-voiced BK hottie Maya Azucena, but it’s Miser’s show all the way: he’s nicer on the mic than all three Beastie Boys put together-flowing effortlessly between self-depreciating humor and cocky bragadoccio, but never coming off like a cheesy cornball.