This jawn really takes me back to when I just started listening to more and more hip-hop. Back in 03 or 04, when this shit was released, I was pretty sincere in my conviction that T.I. was one of an elite few rappers. I really respected dukes' charisma and the production on his albums was pretty easy to get into. 6 years after the fact, I still like Rubber Band Man, despite the effect it had on southern rap's subject matter.