Directors of Photography, their fifth studio album and first on Rhymesayers, shows a rebellious disregard for the changing tides. It seeks to preserve the clichéd parameters of what it means to be “underground,” a veritable how-to manual on alt rap. That said, the LP finds itself awkwardly shuffling back and forth between crisp glimpses into fringe rap minimalism and clunky reminders of conservative rap’s more grating habits. But, despite that fact and its somewhat shoddily assembled camerawork concept, Directors of Photography is refreshing in its refusal to submit to the web-driven contemporary rap market’s blurred margins. -"consequenceofsound"