Speak Easy wears their influences on their whiskey-soaked sleeves, their music bringing to mind many golden era hip hop stalwarts from Beastie Boys to Pharcyde to Digital Underground with an album that would fit snug into the crates of DJs rocking house parties in the early 90s. That is not to say their sound is dated, simultaneously cartoonish and menacingly maniacal these tunes run the gamut from the infectious anthem 'St. Patty's Day' to the hardcore headslamming of 'Mollywhop' (featuring L.A. rhyme-rocker extraordinaire 2Mex). There's a little something for everyone here, 'Pink Elephants' is a harrowing tale of detox with Avatar playing the role of the inpatient suffering thru overdose and withdrawal under the supervision of Bleek as the doctor fighting to keep his heart beating. Then there's 'Bounce', a flashy club banger with the bragadocio of the Easy boys being bolstered by Tash from Tha Liks or 'Double Barrell', a western-themed track that summons the imagery of Pekinpaw.