CrasH talk isn't necessarily bad, but I get the uproar. To go from a fleshed out project like Blank Face to a half assed attempt at getting back in the mainstream is disappointing. There's highs on this, I get a lot out of the ferocity on Numb Numb Juice and Tales. I also think Dangerous and Attention are more lowkey tracks that hold up quite well and fit the mood Q wanted. All I can say atm is that the album is ok, but I hope the reception shows Q that he's better off doing his own thing.
I had to bump this rating purely because of the replayability Oxymoron possesses. The singles are hits for a reason, Q thrives when he brings decent lyricism and catchy hooks, making memorable tracks. Man of the Year and Collard Greens succeed due to these party like chants for hooks. Q balances this with his meanest tracks, spits about his upbringing and how he tries not to reflect it with his daughter. A project smarter than it's given credit for even when tracks stray in the wrong direction.
Habits' thematically is a pretty interesting take on Q's life. The production as a whole is rough and emphatic, giving Q the pockets to spit pure evil or even sometimes pure bliss. Sacrilegious and Blessed show how Q can shine even with more conscious lyricism while the singles off this introduced Q to the mainstream like he'd been a staple for years. I think this suffers due to it's length and with a bit of refining it could've been up there with Oxy or Blank Face.