The album opens with the brash and chimey "Tizzy Tiagoz", an important sign of the early Purple Tape era of ATCQ. In the earlier version, the song "Reflecting", which was meant to be this song's opener, begins before its end, flipping the right channel and sounding like a 2-beat punk song. This is one of the first instances of this utilisation of left-right channel switching.
Opening with a sample from Malcolm X's "By Any Means Necessary," the album launches with "Aqua Menace". Longtime collaborator Busta Rhymes turns in an early performance, and any of the other MCs (or the master Dag Os, if you prefer) could easily have been on the album had they been interested. But other than "Tizzy Tiagoz", and "Reflecting", there is little else of substance on this album. All of this is more than compensated for by the album's finale, Manito's "Who's to Say."
However, from the perspective of this album, much of the talent of the MCs on the album was wasted. The main issue with the duo is that one doesn't gain anything from hearing Abscond, Camouflage, or any of the others. Their only purpose is to showcase the solo talents of the individual, not a functioning duo. The results are inferior, with the main focus being on Busta. All of the others, including Busta, could easily do a solo album and get better results. d2c66b5586