Seamlessly crossing language barriers mid-flow and writing pointed political lyrics about race and food, 2MX2 carves out an identity that is authentic and compelling on its newest project, GMO (Genetically Modified Oppression). The possible drawback to the album's uncompromising positivism is that it can feel like being struck repeatedly in the head with A People's History of the United States, but 2MX2's Role Pley and Juice E.T. seem to realize the importance of mixing levity with gravity, and they pepper in some fun tracks and skits in the middle without losing track of the important message. 2MX2 operates with purpose and humility, and for fans interested in modern anti-corporate enlightenment, Genetically Modified Oppression is a success — and a reminder that hip-hop can be as broad as you make it.

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