Guvna B - Secret World

Published Wednesday 10th February 2016
Guvna B - Secret World
Guvna B - Secret World

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 157026-23656
LABEL: Guvna Music 5037300798059
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RRP: £10.00

Reviewed by Suzie Brock

'Secret World' is a particularly appropriate title for Guvna B's latest album. For just as non-Christians have no concept of the secret world of Spirit-breathed life available to believers, most Christians have little or no knowledge of grime culture where a sizeable section of urban youth listen daily to Ghetts, Lethal Bizzle, Kano and dozens more who, through clubland and pirate radio, articulate the hopes and frustrations of urban youth. So it is heartening that Britain's premier Christian rapper not only continues to straddle the worlds of church and UK grime, he does so here with his best ever album and is even able to bring a remix of his anti-trafficking anthem "Let My People Go" recorded with Matt Redman near the close of 'Secret World' without it sounding completely out of place. In fact all the guests add something to the Guvna's fast and furious flows. Naomi Scott brings a great vocal hook to "Easy Road" while Nick Brewer (the rapper currently signed to Island Records) shows his verbal dexterity on "Someone's Watching" and Deitrick Haddon demonstrates just why he is a US gospel star on the rap up of the old hymn "Nothing But The Blood". Throughout the production of Jimmy James is powerfully streetwise and from the opener "Home (E16)" with its near-140 BPM rapping, to "Never Too Late (ftg Favour)" with its sublow base and old school vibe through to the closer "Buss It (ftg Beleaf)" this is an album which will keep them moving at a grime club and also the mass throng who will be enjoying these songs at this year's Big Church Day Out. In short 'Secret World' is an album every bit as good as Dizzee Rascal's best.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Home (E16) [Listen]
2. Feel That Vibe [Listen]
3. Weatherman Ftg Vickytola [Listen]
4. Where's It Coming From (Interlude) [Listen]
5. Easy Road [Listen]
6. Nothing But The Blood Ftg Deitrick Haddon [Listen]
7. Someone's Watching Ftg Nick Brewer [Listen]
8. Never Too Late Ftg Favour [Listen]
9. Show Me The Way [Listen]
10. Time Ago Ftg C4 [Listen]
11. Secret World (Interlude) [Listen]
12. Remember Me [Listen]
13. Let My People Go Ftg Matt Redman [Remix] [Listen]
14. Buss It Ftg Beleaf [Listen]

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Product Description
The album made history as the first rap album to top the Official Christian and Gospel Charts, so be prepared
for some interesting twists and turns on independent album release Secret World.

Featuring a stellar line up, which includes Nick Brewer (Island Rec-ords), C4 (BBK), Matt Redman (Grammy
Winner), Deitrick Haddon & VickyTola, Guvna B describes how Secret World highlights positivity within his new collection of music and how it’s important to him as an artist to provide his listeners with infectiously positive content to guide them to a better place both emotionally and on their life journey.

Tracklist

1. Home (E16)
2. Feel That Vibe
3. Weatherman feat. VickyTola
4. Where’s It Coming From? [Interlude]
5. Easy Road
6. Nothing But the Blood feat. Deitrick Haddon
7. Someone’s Watching feat. Nick Brewer
8. Never Too Late feat. Favour
9. Show Me the Way
10. Time Ago feat. C4
11. Secret World [Interlude]
12. Remember Me
13. Let My People Go [Remix] feat. Matt Redman
14. Buss It feat. Beleaf

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