Derek Minor - Empire

Published Saturday 7th November 2015
Derek Minor - Empire
Derek Minor - Empire

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 155231-22833
LABEL: EOne
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1

Reviewed by Steve Hayes

The Nashville-based Derek 'Derek Minor' Johnson Jr has made considerable inroads into the hip-hop scene and this is his fifth album (his second as Derek Minor - previously he was PRo). 'Empire' is a search for meaning and grace amid the false gods and temptations of a fallen world. With varied beats and flows and guests like Tedashii, Colton Dixon, Social Club, Canon and big star Lecrae we're treated to sub bass rumbles, epic build ups and downs and some blistering lyricism. While filled with uplifting southern bangers, the album goes beyond in tracks like "Kingdom Come" demonstrating a creativity in production and more east coast flavours in "Stranger" and the guitar lick-filled "Last Forever". It's fitting that we end where we start, with a southern blaster of "Until The End Of Time". "Christ the King in this his empire, he don't deserve no less than that."

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