Jah Word - Heaven Or Hell?

Friday 1st December 2000
Jah Word - Heaven Or Hell?
Jah Word - Heaven Or Hell?

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Eternal Funk

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Out for a while and a review is long overdue as this is an outstanding hip hop set. My current favourites are the smouldering title track and the withering put down on the obscene distortions of the prosperity gospel "Satan Is A Liar". Wherever you look you'll find grooves that are satisfyingly phat and raps that make their spiritual points with unequivocal power. I love that chanted faith-building chorus "U Can Be"; the angry denouncement of the money-obsessed vanities of the hip hop world on "Brotha's In The Industry"; our man setting out the doctrine of the trinity with some sistahs singing the hook on "Trinity". Even the little drama interludes work. An outstanding set from a serious rhyme buster.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Intro [Listen]
2. Heaven Or Hell- [Listen]
3. Pastor Prosperity [Listen]
4. Satan Is A Liar [Listen]
5. Encouragement [Listen]
6. U Can Be [Listen]
7. Playground [Listen]
8. Brotha's In The Industry [Listen]
9. Sunday Morning [Listen]
10. Trinity [Listen]
11. W.G.O.D Radio [Listen]
12. Show Me [Listen]
13. Iniquity [Listen]
14. Worship Him [Listen]
15. He' Is Able [Listen]
16. What 'cha Gonna Do- [Listen]
17. Award Show [Listen]
18. No Compromise [Listen]
19. Invitation [Listen]
20. Bonus Trax 1 [Listen]
21. Bonus Trax 2 [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by jerome mayfield in stockton ca @ 01:26 on Dec 25 2010

jah word i would love to get a copy of true testament it helped me to stop with the worldly rap i need a copy please! my copies were scrach up that music was ahead of its time and needs to be rereleased. what u gonna do when the lord comes after u and he ask you why you did not rerelease that anointing

Posted by Mark in Virginia @ 22:12 on Oct 15 2010

i was NEVER into Hip hop. I recently Became a Christian, and I LOVE this song, Jah Word is talented and he throws the WORD out for us to acept and wrestle. We know he's right. Love the line in the song, I'm going to drop to my knees, crucify my flesh, repent of my sin, the only way in. Jah Word, Your Brilliant! God Bless you

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