The likes of Kool Keith, The Roots and Dirt McGirt being the exception, I haven’t been feeling hip-hop much since ‘Pac and Biggie died. Sharkey hopes to set this scribe straight. Working with the cream of hip-hop’s underground, including Grand Puba, Cannibal Ox and The Pharcyde, Sharkey’s Machine melds rock, funk and straight-up old skool vibes. The results are very smart and edgy. It’s so good, I might just find my badonkadonk back on the dance floor. Holla!