This cd is a departure for .rod laver. The band had disbanded for some time, but after a while the lead singer decided to bring the band back together. However, he couldn't get the old band together, so he is now going solo under the old band name. This cd incorporates more straight rap, but the quality of the cd is not great. I'd call this your average cd. Not great, but not bad either. I give this 6 out of 10 stars.