The early 2000s produced an avant garde mix of underground rappers who cultivated loyal followings and released music independently. One of those rappers was J-Zone, who produced music and served up his own brand of comedy rap. However, being underground and witty doesn't translate to financial stability and his musical career eventually floundered. J-Zone documents this struggle in bitingly funny detail and skillfully assesses the moment he stopped wanting to make music. What makes Root for the Villain unique is that it's not written from the perspective of a wildly successful musician who fell from grace, but it's a relatable analysis of one man's ego that's forced to take the low road out.