Boomkat Product Review:
"In an art form that draws inspiration from aggression, a lot of MCs pop sh*t but few can make a death threat a hip hop quotable. "It ain't really about sayin' the toughest sh*t," says Detroit MC Guilty Simpson. "It's about how you say the toughest sh*t." Guilty got his start rhyming 12 years ago as a member of Tha Almighty Dreadnaughtz. The lyrical bully rolled in the same circles as Eminem, D12 and Slum Village. After paying his dues on the local scene, Guilty gained the attention of two pillars of the D's underground hip hop community, D12's Denaun Porter and late great producer/MC J Dilla, whose subsequent death in early '06 left Simpson's solo debut 'The Verdict' at the demo stage. But all was not lost, as Jay Dee had already featured the up-and-coming Guilty on his 2003 collaboration with Madlib, 'Champion Sound', and his posthumously released album 'The Shining'. Now Guilty is at last ready to deliver his official first LP, 'Ode To The Ghetto'. Featuring guests Sean Price and MED, plus production from Madlib, Denaun Porter, Oh No, Black Milk and, of course, J Dilla..."