I definitely wouldn't put it on the level of GKMC, but it's a really good album, nonetheless, and my favorite album from the genre so far this year. There's a few things I don't like. The Kerney skit kills the flow of the album, IMO. I understand paying homage, but I don't like using essentially an exact replica of The Art of Storytelling beat in Land of the Snakes. Also, Cole really needs to work on the drums in his beats. Otherwise, I really like how he switched flows throughout the album and he continues to be a great storyteller and my favorite rapper. I snagged two hard copies today.
If you guys haven't heard his freestyles on Funkmaster Flex from a couple of days ago, I'd check it out.