True to form, PUTS' fourth full-length long player, Stepfather, ebbs and flows with that same sunny purple haze. It sounds like a sweet herbal blend of the duo's favorite old-school rap crews, from A Tribe Called Quest ("Jamboree, Pt. 1") to the Fat Boys ("Eat Street"). But the twin powers' true skills -- especially live -- are their pass-the-mic verbal interplay. Their rhymes rain down as effectively as those of any master mixer, regaling listeners with tales of family, hip-hop culture, and good times in the ghetto.