Though an unlikely heavy-rotation candidate, The Slickness is memorable for its impressive collaboration, heavy-hitting content, clever rhymes, and hot throw-down beats.
Of course, nary a debut is flawless, and The Slickness is no exception. While Po primarily steers clear of the usual bling and booty, preferring the Mos Def-like social justice approach, baser issues still pop up on occasion, as on the comic overbooze-and-you-lose "Meet Me at the Bar" and the thuggishly titled "Grown Ass Man." Props to Po for a promising start. He lends credence to his own conviction that if "Hip-hop's under construction, Prince Po's the foreman." -- Kelly Shindler