When released at the end of 1990 Brand Nubian's One for All emerged into a musical landscape yet to be littered with disposable hip hop. The politically charged and socially conscious material brought acclaim to the project, both critically and commercially. The Source granted the album a full on Five Mics saying Brand Nubian's debut "overflows with creativity, originality, and straight-up talent." By the late-90s the record was named one of The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums with the single "Slow Down" on their list of Top 100 hip hop singles of all time. Sure, militant five percenter beliefs (among other things) stirred controversy. Yet the music found here remains relevant and has stood the test of time. Besides, some of us miss the days when inflammatory rhetoric in hip hop could cause controversy. Long out of print on vinyl, Traffic Entertainment proudly presents this fresh pressing of one of hip hop's most crucial releases. A moment in time captured in the grooves of the double vinyl pressing for the world to remember how great the genre truly can be!