With solo albums and multiple guest spots under their respective belts, Tha Liks should get the respect they sorely deserve with their fourth album, X.O.

With solo albums and multiple guest spots under their respective belts, Tha Liks should get the respect they sorely deserve with their fourth album, X.O. Experience. The Los Angeles-based trio of J-Ro, E-Swift, and Tash has been gaining fans with their lyrical abilities ever since its stellar 1993 debut, 21 & Over. X.O. Experience finds Tha Liks—formerly known as Tha Alkaholiks—pulling out all the stops. The album's first single, "Best U Can," is already creating a serious buzz at radio. The best of both worlds, the track melds Tha Liks' lyrical abilities against an intergalactic backdrop courtesy of the Neptunes. The kinetic "Bully Foot" features hilariously boastful lyrics from J-Ro, Tash, and special guest Busta Rhymes. Other stand-out tracks include "My Dear," featuring Defari, and "Da Da Da Da." Also making guest appearances are Xzibit, King T, and Butch Cassidy, among others.—RH

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