STYLE: Hip-Hop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 142432-20866 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
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Reviewed by Steve Hayes
Here in the Western world we are increasingly fighting an open war against the dark spiritual forces who oppose Jesus and the Bible. Uptown and King Dave from Kansas City, Missouri constitute God's Anointed Soldiers. They bring their battle cry for all God's soldiers to "man up. . . and stand up." Right from the start the rappers confront some of the social issue battles head-on. In "It's War" we are reminded of the Enemy who is waging war against the Spirit of God in us. There's no lack of Biblical focus and storytelling ("Brag On Em") while their mid-dirty sound keeps the head-nodding and beats pumping. Nevertheless, beats vary throughout and include the electronic "Riding Wit Da Boss" through to the more rolling "song" styled "Pure Love". "This Is" brings a personal feel as we travel through a personal "prodigal" testimony ("this is my story, giving him glory. . .") with a challenge for the listener to meet with God.