First off, R.I.P. Guru. We love Gang Starr. We love Guru and we thank him for all of his contributions to hip-hop. With that being said...fuck Solar! We don't blame Guru for this record—all the reports about the late stages of his life suggest that Solar had some weird power over him. And if Solar has the power to do anything, it's make terrible music. That's the only explanation we have for this bizarre record which deflates one of the great voices in rap by adding an unnecessary vocal effect.