The long anticipated new release from underground hip-hop phenomenon Amad-Jamal is finally here! Barely Hanging on: The Chronicles of a Nigga Like Rodney King is unlike any hip-hop album to date. The album achieves a balance of the old and new by bringing back the elements of live talent blended with old timeworn traditional hip-hop collaborations. The whole feel of this album is innovation without compromise to the fundamental elements. It all amounts to drawing creative energy off of collaborations that are deeper than simply picking up someone with a known name to drop in on an album. Barely Hanging on: The Chronicles of a Nigga Like Rodney King IS Hip-Hop, from the nadir of Amad-Jamal’s choices, wrapped in the knowledge of a lifetime - to your eardrums. In this case choice experiences and collaborations that have manifested over decades.