NOTHING is on this level. Well maybe The Coup, but even The Coup is slightly more tame. Oh yeah - Immortal Technique is another close runner up.
This group is very controversial - but in a good way. This is hip hop that will make you think.
They are excellent lyricists, great song composers.
I remember first hearing them back in 1999, when the world seemed to be on an even keel. And I was like "Damn - these guys are intense".
That was a weird time. People who knew, knew the world still had some issues that needed to be resolved. Namely solving the global poverty and education problem. (Pssst that's what will make this earth heaven - that's the only 2 problems you have to solve!)
But after 2001, the world just went down the shitter. Their music became much more relevant at that point. But it was like they saw it coming!