Since the release of the "Gong Show" in 2000, Maspyke have been one of the most acclaimed groups in the independent underground hiphop scene. Their sophomore release STATIC takes a giant leap forward for the artists themselves, and for Hiphop in general providing listeners with 14 progressive hardcore underground Hiphop tracks. With beats provided by Roddy Rod, each song stands alone as an aural achievement, from the cascading horns of "Lightly Anxious" to the bass shaking thump of "Step", this is beat making at its best. Memorable LP"s consist of great songs, and lyrically STATIC"s main emcee"s Hanif-Jamiyl and Tableek interweave the albums theme of the dichotomy of positive and negative with perfection, bringing to mind comparisons to great Hiphop groups of the past and present like Tribe Called Quest, Gang Starr, or De La Soul, while maintaining a keen eye on the future, and today"s political strife, current state of Hiphop, and relationships. STATIC WILL BE ONE OF THE BEST RELEASES OF 2005, don"t get caught sleeping!