By Anderson Jones
Updated July 23, 1993 at 04:00 AM EDT

From behind the walls of East Jersey State Prison in Rahway, N.J., comes the first full-length album from a rotating group of life-term inmates. Among real instruments and creative samples, they offer urgent rhymes sharp as razor wire that are neither preachy nor amateurish. Living Proof‘s message? This is where real gangsta rappers end up. B+