· Best of gangsta-ganji rappers. Eat your bong out, 50 Cent.
When the Latino rap-rock crusaders descended on the post-MC Hammer debacle that largely defined the L.A. music scene at the time, there was an opportunity for a newfangled niche to be carved one that stood as an exciting anomaly between the East and West coast hip-hop styles. That niche, or fresh breath of bong-air as it were, became the landscape for a band whose 13-year career has seen more hits than misses. "How I Could Just Kill a Man," "Insane in the Brain," "Throw Your Set In The Air," "(Rock) Superstar" and "Latin Thugs" are all included in the collection, all possessing the trademark dusty breakbeats that helped distinguish the band from its slick overproduced predecessors. In addition, brand new tracks, "The Only Way" and "EZ Come EZ Go," as well as a bonus Reggaeton Mix of "Latin Thugs" (featuring Tego Calderón) showcase a band whose infectious grooves continue to be worthy of discovery by new fans and revisits by the old. Light up.