At last, Kansas City is free of the rock hegemony. Who are its liberators? Why, the two caddish-looking gents sipping tea (at least, we assume that's tea) on the cover of this still-steaming album. The men of SoundsGood -- producer and composer Miles Bonny and MC Joe Good (real name Jamal Gamby) -- have been steadily honing their skills since their 2002 debut, Miles Bonny and Joe Good Present. Mixed by Good's brother, Jaz, this 15-song masterpiece establishes SoundsGood as one of the finest underground hip-hop acts anywhere. Bonny and Good met at the University of Kansas and began their career kicking off house parties. All of a sudden, Lawrence had a hip-hop scene, helped in no small part by Bonny's pioneering of Lawrencehiphop.com. They are shopping their album in New York; their hope -- and ours -- is to reach a public eager to share in the fun that these charming lads have brought to our city.