with 22 inch poster. when soon-to-be-renowned boston hip-hop duo 7l & esoteric collaborated with the wu-tang clan's inspectah deck on the title track to their debut ep 'speaking real words' in 1999, the timing was perfect. the upstart duo was building a serious buzz on the east coast and beyond, while deck was still winning praise for his gold-selling solo disc 'uncontrolled substance'. as flashy pop-oriented rap was pumped on commercial radio stations, their natural chemistry and simpatico skills shone as a beacon to real hip-hop fans, a base of listeners who were soon asking about their next musical summit. 14 years later, the hunger for sharp lyrics and head-snapping beats hasn't dissipated. in the face of the ever-worsening status quo of watered-down and vapid radio rap songs, the call for something real has only gotten stronger, and once again the time is right for a call to action - for someone or something to come in and send wack rappers running for the hills in fear. enter 'czarface', the uncompromising full-length album from inspectah deck and 7l & esoteric. not surprising, respect for real hip-hop runs deep, and 'czarface' brings an army with it -consider the star-studded guest list which includes roc marciano, action bronson, vinnie paz, oh no, mr. mfn exquire and deck's fellow wu-tang clansmen ghostface killah and cappadonna.