BLUE SCHOLARS, from Seattle, are the best MC/producer the last five years and only Madvillian (DOOM and Madlib) can challenge them. They are reminiscent of Pete Rock & CL Smooth precision and Gang Starr's principle. Geology, Filipino brother, has the dead prez ideology, a sincere daily blue collar detail. Sabzi produces with thick, layered drums surrounded by melodic beds of piano loops, vocal soars or blaring horns of choice. The Source never bore witness to their greatness but we should.