Swoope - Sinema

Published Wednesday 17th September 2014
Swoope - Sinema
Swoope - Sinema

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 152234-22258
LABEL: Collision

Reviewed by Steve Hayes

This ambitious concept album from the Ohio-based rapper deals with the difficult topic of sin as Swoope takes us on a journey of changing relationships. Sin is represented by a woman (Mya) as on "TGC2" with Sho Baraka. One needs to listen carefully to the entire album to understand each theme this skilful brings through but his flow is slick and on point while a guest vocalist like Natalie Lauren brings an appealing edge to "Best Of Me". Swoope's rolling, effortless, laid back delivery and tight production makes a track like "On My Mind" with its cracking vocals by JR and awesome beats a particular standout. Another gem is "LSD" featuring the soaring voice of Christon Gray as the emcee expresses his craving and battle with sin. "Beauty And The Beast" is equally powerful with a jazzy flowing break while the brilliant "Sin In Me" reveals sin's true nasty, evil nature. This is where the album reaches the point of confrontation to reject sin ("Inside the mire is Rosemary's baby/But my only hope is from the grave/Rose Mary's baby."). And the solution to our sinful nature? "Fix My Heart" (featuring Denise Powell and Propaganda) spells that out too.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Real 22 [Listen]
2. Blind Battle [Listen]
3. Casper [Listen]
4. Got Me Choosin' [Listen]
5. P31 [Listen]
6. Whisper [Listen]
7. KO [Listen]
8. Physical Education [Listen]
9. No Thing [Listen]
10. Another Level [Listen]
11. Ghost Writer [Listen]

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