STYLE: Gospel RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 104186-17809 LABEL: Verity 886977133626 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2011-01-26 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
Deitrick has long been one of contemporary gospel's more adventurous spirits though this latest set with the hitmaker giving full reign to his vivid imagination will confuse as many people as it engages. Some of the tracks here sound like the gospel star is trying to make a Christian equivalent to George Clinton's funkadelic sci-fi offerings but unlike Toby Mac (who has plundered Clinton's psychedelic funk on more than one occasion) the interplanetary metaphors make for some pretty garbled messages. Still, the high energy "Power" is a rhythmic treat while the first single from the album "Well Done" is a pretty powerful plea to leave our sins behind. Elsewhere you've got "Rippin' The Kingdom", an auto-tuned opus featuring Tye Tribbett, J Moss and Canton Jones while his wife Demetria joins him on the trippy pop duet "Save Somebody". Possibly the most arresting lyric can be heard on "Fighting Temptation" where our man tells a temptress, "Can't believe what I'm seeing, I'm speechless/All I see is your booty and cleavage/you're just trying to find my weakness, and I'm determined to pass your test."
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This new release from Deitrick Haddon includes guest artists J Moss and Canton Jones.