STYLE: Hip-Hop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 121193-19815 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Steve Hayes
This 10-track project from the Ohio-based rapper is hip-hop at it's most creative. Alan brings a clear and rolling flow over inventive and at times eclectic approach to his art. The anthemic "Movin'" is a standout track ("Sick of the same old sounds/Sick of the sin sickness") followed by "Fresh Air" where Alan offers a positive response. There is a deep level of truth and insight in the standout "Believe" featuring Joanna Duncan, encouraging others to believe in Jesus. Not shying away from some tricky issues, both "Still War" and "A Conversation" deal with a couple of tricky topics which need listening to, don't want to add spoilers! "Too Long" featuring God's Child, Patrick Davis, Jacqueline Davis and Joanna Duncan explodes into life over strings, piano and minimal snare drum rolls while there is acappella clarity on "Back" before the album closes with a reprise of "Movin'". Thoroughly recommended.
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