By Simon Vozick-Levinson
April 14, 2010 at 04:00 AM EDT
James Minchin

Rise Up

B

These vets call in favors from a broad range of pals for their first album in six years: Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello provides metal riffs on two tracks, Marc Anthony trills on another, Cheech and Chong supply dazed patter between cuts, and so on. The result is Rise Up, a hodgepodge of clashing styles, but among them are more redeeming moments than you’ll find on most late-career rap offerings. B

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