ETW - PsychoTheoSocioGhettoPathic: The Escape

Sunday 1st December 1996
ETW - PsychoTheoSocioGhettoPathic: The Escape
ETW - PsychoTheoSocioGhettoPathic: The Escape

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
LABEL: Forefront FFD5137
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Matt Parker

A long awaited album from ETW who have been producing quality hip hop for many a year. Since their self-produced album 'Let's Stay Together' in 1993, Alliance remixed the single releases and now they're back, with a Coolio meets TLC sounding journey into gangsta style rap. To my ears, this is a delight. In terms of musical quality, this is one of the most secular sounding releases I have ever heard. A full hour of hip hop bliss. The production is top notch and the lyrics? "Now I believe the Church is tryin' to do its best/But we gotta kill wack philosophies and put that pride to rest/Let our mentalities rearrange to some it may be strange/To let God be God for a change." ETW speak to Christians in "Let The Truth Set You Free", gangsters in "Ain't Nobody Dyin' But Us" and men in "Be A Man". If you can stick the Americanisms, this will be in the hi fi for ages. I cannot recommend this highly enough.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Behind Enemy Lines [Listen]
2. Comin' To Get You Out [Listen]
3. It's Real [Listen]
4. Little Brother [Listen]
5. Ain't Nobody Dyin' But Us [Listen]
6. Elevate Your Mind [Listen]
7. Be A Man [Listen]
8. I.N.S. Drop The Clips [Listen]
9. Let The Truth Set You Free [Listen]
10. Abstract Reality [Listen]
11. Momma's Prayers [Listen]
12. You're Gettin' Played [Listen]
13. Truso (No Pressure) [Listen]
14. The End Times [Listen]
15. She's The One [Listen]
16. Yes, Lord [Listen]
17. Rise Up [Listen]
18. Yea, Yea, Yea [Listen]
19. How We Roll [Listen]

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