The Prodigal Son UK - Things People Do For Money

Published Sunday 10th October 2004
The Prodigal Son UK - Things People Do For Money
The Prodigal Son UK - Things People Do For Money

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 10866-9958
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Paul Woodward

Nottingham's Prodigal Son returns (If you will excuse the pun) with 'Things People Do For Money' a both funky and challenging offering about just what it says on the tin. The track depicts the tragic rise and fall of his cousin who chose the life of a hustler over the alternative life-style being offered by the talented UK rapper. The song manages to be challenging without being obviously preachy and carries enormous crossover potential. Prodigal's style has justifiably been compared to secular heavy weights such as Nas and Notorious BIG. His efforts to appeal to the mainstream however perhaps contribute to Prodigal Son's only disappointing trait, his lack of Britishness. On hearing this single the listener could easily be forgiven for believing the Prodigal is a US rapper. It is a shame there is no evidence of the raw gritty UK style that The 29th Chapter have demonstrated to much critical acclaim in the Christian scene and The Streets in the secular. That said "Things People Do." is an excellent track and only this country's lack of airplay for Christian hip-hop prevented it from being a huge hit. The B-side "Cry" is also worth a listen.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Things People Do For Money - Album Version [Listen]
2. Things People Do For Money - Radio Edit Ftg Wizdom' [Listen]
3. Things People Do For Money - Brimstone And Fire Remix Ftg Wizdom' [Listen]
4. Cry Ftg Barbara Brookes-Thomas', Cloudless Remix [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Kevin Clarke in Nottingham @ 21:39 on Jul 5 2008

This album is totally amazing and highly recommended to anyone who wants to listen to edifying lyrical adictive content
you can buy this album at in the nuff-luv music section

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