Beacon Light - Lit

Published Thursday 23rd February 2017
Beacon Light - Lit
Beacon Light - Lit

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 162560-24249
LABEL: Infinity
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1

Reviewed by Steve Hayes

Beacon Light is an emcee from Grand Rapids, Michigan, and here brings his own passionate southern heavy style beats and flow in an eight-track project. The album takes the listener through various highs and lows that reflect the nature of life while centring on the hope found in Christ who alone can heal our anger and pain and bring comfort, love and peace. Production is raucous and tracks like the explosive "Haters" are about responding to hate with love ("When they come with their right hook/You know I've got a verse for 'em./Move in reverse on them/Hit 'em with 3-16s." (as in John 3.16). Lyrically, Beacon Light lands many killer blows, knocking out godly lyrics and catchy rhymes as he acts like the "moon, reflecting the son". There is plenty of variety despite the rapper sticking mainly to a southern style and a particular standout is "O Lord", an impassioned cry to and about God. He shows his abilities as he crafts words throughout "Be That Way" before the brilliant minimalist spoken "Falling". Clearly Beacon Light has been developing his skills since his first recording in 2010.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Lit [Listen]
2. Haters [Listen]
3. The Drop [Listen]
4. O Lord [Listen]
5. Game Time Ftg Dre Murray [Listen]
6. Be That Way [Listen]
7. Falling [Listen]
8. Quite Like Me Ftg Steven Malcolm [Listen]

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