On Pumpkinhead‘s full-length debut, this once battle-ready rapper proves that he‘s graduated from the corner cipher and is ready to take on focused subject matter. Rocking hard over the crisp beats of Marco Polo, Pumpkinhead keeps his wordplay sharp yet graspable throughout. From challenging our war-hungry government (“Grenades”) to pondering the course and possibilities of his life (“Anything”), he presents a fairly well-rounded effort. But more than anything, this album is a testament to Pumpkinhead‘s undying dedication to hip-hop. As he tells all the cynics on the cut “Here,” “You‘ll never relate to my blood, sweat and tears.”