DJ Dove - The New Era

Sunday 1st October 2000
DJ Dove - The New Era
DJ Dove - The New Era

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
LABEL: Only God Ent OGD6063

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Best known as the leader of the Gospel Gangstas, DJ Dove actually is one of the founding members of gospel rap pioneers SFC. Back after a bit of a break and still sounding hot, this is a mighty leap forward from 'Devil's Worst Nightmare'. There's plenty of versatility here as he works with his fellow rappers to integrate elements of soul, hip hop and rock together to make something fresh. For example "Set It Off" takes an alternative rock riff and builds into something intense and powerful. At the other extreme, you have high powered interactive preaching live in front of a church crowd on "Wanna Get High" before he embarks on the most hilarious call and response I've heard in ages - Everybody say J..J..J..J..J..Jesus!" - make sure you check that one out! Rapper Thousandfoot goes all out on "Sonshine", a groove built around the riff and chorus of Cream's "Sunshine Of Your Love" proving that it's possible to recycle anything! Elsewhere you get soulful stuff on "Where Ya At?" and a groovy piece of classic funk underpins "Rhyme Animal" before it breaks into a hardcore chorus. Love the energy, this is totally together, completely compelling and unstoppable!

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Posted by Jeff Brown in Denver Colorado @ 16:39 on Jan 9 2009

What is DJ Dove real name? I cant find it anywhere.

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