Twelve24 - From The Ground Up

Published Monday 2nd May 2016
Twelve24 - From The Ground Up
Twelve24 - From The Ground Up

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 159789-23619
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1

Reviewed by Lins Honeyman

The strength of Manchester-based schools ministry team Twelve24 is their ability to offer up their own brand of hip-hop, dubstep and R&B with a Christian message that not only equals their mainstream counterparts but also succeeds in breaking new ground artistically. Core members Josh Green, Ryan Griggs and Christina Otoo-Anakwa's knack at mixing sung lyrics and scattershot rap to get the Gospel across in no-messing fashion without a single slice of cheese has to be lauded but hats off to the production team who have pulled off a truly exhilarating rollercoaster ride of tracks that thrill and surprise at every turn. Kicking off with the infectiously catchy dance tune "Higher" which contains a delightful nod to the Black Box smash "Ride On Time", the trio soon dart between the R&B of "Don't You Give Up" and "Good Thing" to more poppy numbers like "Say Yes" - all of which reinforce the overall message of Christ's love for us no matter what. Elsewhere, the themes of pain and being different are covered with positivity, relevance and style in "Scars" and the crowd-pleasing "Cool Like That" on a release that will fire hope and love into teenage lives whilst providing a listening experience for the rest of us that demands play after play.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Higher [Listen]
2. Nobody But You [Listen]
3. Cool Like That [Listen]
4. Dont You Give Up [Listen]
5. Your Love [Listen]
6. We Like To Party [Listen]
7. 140 Interlude [Listen]
8. Say Something [Listen]
9. Easy To Love [Listen]
10. Say Yes [Listen]
11. Good Thing [Listen]
12. I Found You [Listen]
13. Scars [Listen]
14. Forever And Always [Listen]
15. #Vivalawlkdz [Listen]

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