Luke Fox loves rap music. And when Fox writes about rap, he’s not musing about poetry. He’s also not adoringly worshipping idols. He simply loves the music, and he asks the questions someone who loves the music would ask. Talking to and about Ice-T, Nas, Jay-Z, Ludacris, Gang Starr, Kanye West, El-P, MF Doom, Kool G Rap, Common, and dead prez, Fox takes on the egos and the attitudes, connecting the past with the present, the pop with the peculiar. In these eleven candid interviews, Fox not only presents a small chunk of his extensive freelance career, he paints a coherent portrait of hip-hop at a crossroads, before and after the millennium.