"THIS ain't no quiet riot" spits LA MC Thavius Beck as he begins Burn, one of the tracks on his new album Dialogue. And he's right, with the album packed with 15 short and seriously hardcore hip hop tracks, each of which reverberates like a slug at his many targets. This production, which features helping hands from an arsenal of acts such as Saul Williams, Mars Volta man Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Subtitle, is the perfect vehicle for the zealous Beck's understated flow. Head down, the no-nonsense MC takes apart the social ills of his country, and through his actions, rather than his words, his peers that are squandering their talents on beef and booty. Dialogue is serious stuff, and seriously good to boot.
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