STYLE: Hip-Hop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 176505-28617 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: Digital Only Mini-album
Reviewed by Steve Hayes
UK rapper 4Fingaz aka Mustafa Shiyanbola was born into a family with a Muslim father and a Christian mother. Over time from his mum's example and reading the Word he came to faith. Over time he decided to live all out for God - wanting to hear Jesus say "this is my son in whom I am well pleased." The intro is 4Fingaz' testimony, starting the way the album carries on, Jesus at the centre, Jesus the answer and 4Fingaz inviting others to find Jesus as he sings God's praises as long as he lives and breathes ("Champion M2" over some serious bass). The album is varied in terms of flow with 4Fingaz pulling out varied rap flows (eg, "One Love'). "Fire" is a real standout track with a pulsating feel and with 4Fingaz on a bit more of a UK hip-hop/grime feel. "I used to love the things of the world yes believe it/Then I found Jesus so the Devil got his exit ticket." As with other tracks there is great bass but without overwhelming the mix. We end with "No Pretending" where 4Fingaz gets real before God, rapping and singing humbly before God, recognising that only Yeshua can help us "and that's a fact."
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