There's a parallel universe where Jean Grae is a big star. She's seen as the leading female MC and is brought in to add intelligence to R&B tracks. Unfortunately in the universe we're living in, she's mostly overlooked and ignored. I don't know all the details, but she sounds like a likely victim of the dodgy nature of the music industry. A record in the tank, that's not released for several years.... Grae is a throwback in that her emphasis is on technique and intelligence. While the album itself fails to live up to its potential, she's certainly a talent to watch.