STYLE: Hip-Hop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 2448-3101 LABEL: Only God Ent OGD6063 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
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!
The opinions expressed in this article are
not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed
views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may
not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a
Interested in reviewing music? Find out