If it wasn't for this album, Hip Hop Is Read might have never came to be. I'll explain: Back in the day, the only blogs I frequented were The Smoking Section (at Blogspot!) and a slew of political sites. One day I came across The Rap Up (at Blogspot!), which was hosting a contest to win J5's "Feedback" album. I entered in. I won. Since then, I got more into the blog world, writing for Rizoh @ About.com and even at TRU for a week or so. It all snowballed into my very own blog, right here. So yeah... FYI! Anyways, "Feedback", dropped in the summer of '06, was in my opinion an excellent album. Maybe it's my West coast bias; maybe it's my old school bias (J5 paid tribute to 80's hip hop on this record quite a bit with tracks like 'Radio', 'Future Sound', 'Back 4 U' and others). The samples on this set were fun as hell to compile and listen to once finished. Well, scratch that. There's one seemingly impossible sample track to find: 'World Soul' by Roland Kovac. If anyone's got that, pleeeease hook it up. All that said, I suggest you check out this set's tracklisting immediately. You won't be disappointed - the music is nice. Enjoy!