My favorite album of the late '90's/early 2000's, stolen out of my car seat maybe 7 years ago, has arrived via Amazon so that I can once again play the plastic of the disc.
"Stakes is High" by De La Soul. I am a big fan of the Tribe/Roots/De La east coast vibe, and played it all to deaf in my younger days. "Stakes" to me is the best of De La... dead serious, straight talk, all business. And good.