AN AWESOME ALBUM!!! Get prepared to enter the world of Rusheen, hard-core female rapper from the Seattle area with frequent hops across the border to hometown Vancouver. She undeniably keeps it one hundred percent real and original on Highly Anticipated with her gritty story-telling style, as pioneered by Slick Rick afficionados might say. Incorporating the best of the old-school rap mentality and delivery that we all love so much with an up-to-the minute progressive sound, you can't afford to miss out on hearing this release. Rusheen shows versatility throughout with her topics, lyrics and beats, with razor-sharp wit and dead-on precise timing, but not taking herself too seriously, she will make you laugh as well. Showing an unstoppable desire to get her stories heard by the masses, Rusheen powers through gripping verses and tongue twisting lines to bring you to the catchy hook-laden choruses. It all adds up to a compelling album, on-par with the best out there! Making her previous appearance on the compilation Front & Center: Westcoast Women in Rhyme, Vol. 1 with Spotlight, Rusheen is again at bat to knock it out the park! First single: Riot (Radio). A tough poem starting with some braggin' and boastin' and leading to an anthemic chorus calling on East, West and South coasts to feel it. Rusheen proceeds to mix in some tales of foolish behaviour by unnamed persons who need to get their acts together, and does it all over a minimal Kraftwerk-meets-James Brown beat sure to get necks crackin'. "Throwed & Slowed" bonus tracks: Innovative mixes where the songs are deepened and slowed, as popularized in hip-hop by DJ Screw.