He's matured significantly, evidenced by the lack of skits and pop-sounding tracks like My Name Is. It's a great record. Not Marshall Mathers LP, but it's close.
Has anybody heard Ice Cube's new song, I Rep That West? Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESj2Bc0y2PY
I love Cube and still consider him one of the best rappers of all time, but I'm just not feeling this one.