STYLE: Hip-Hop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 159161-23474 LABEL: Collision FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Steve Hayes
On his second album, Atlanta-born Alex again demonstrates his skills as an honest and forthright writer, emcee and vocalist. Despite a clear southern influence, Faith manages to produce an album that goes beyond any specific labelling - compare the personally powerful "Conversations", to the head nodding strains of "Never Let Me Down" to the southern energies of "95 Atlanta". Many debate what a Christian hip-hop album is with some wanting a very narrow definition. What Alex Faith brings in this project is what I'd consider to be a true hip-hop project that testifies, story tells, confronts personal, life ("Stillborn" after the loss of a child) and social issues (such as the powerful "Dark Matters" confronting racism). He speaks about Christ in the fullest and widest sense, from the lead track "Lost" through to the final and near anthemic track "Sins Of My Youth." On "Freedom" Alex brings a clear message ("Freedom is found in God and he's the source of what life really is") while throughout great production and inventive flows keep our attention.
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