But never mind that. Japanese fans are wondering: What in the Hattori Hanzo has Masta Killa been up to? Inquiring minds will remain stumped, if musically quelled, by the identity responsible for No Said Date. Rapping with a reserved, no-nonsense aplomb that on occasion moves like Ma$e, Masta Killa and his more image-conscious Clansmen (all of whom lend a verse or a chorus here) create crackling crime noir, including the palpitating "Do the Dance." But when standing alone on tracks such as "Grab the Microphone," he promotes an endearingly humble testament to the street codes of hardcore hip-hop. Masta Killa's years of traveling off the beaten path have proved to be a smart, if bizarre, career move.