STYLE: Hip-Hop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 94428-16651 LABEL: Independent PD0051 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Mike Rimmer
This is an epic 14 track masterpiece of hip-hop on which the British MC has managed to fuse together an epic eternal message with a huge musical landscape. He has skills as a writer of memorable hooks and a high speed delivery that leaves most other rappers in his wake while throughout this set he retains an ear for producing the perfect beats to engage the listener. Opening tracks including the immense panoramic "777 Intro" and "Never Be The Same" and the hugely impacting album standout "I Don't Pack A Matic" all set the pace here but as the album unfolds, you get to experience more of Tryumf's diverse talents. The interludes from American comedian Chris Williams as MC Hate A Lot help to lighten the overall vibe. The second half of the album has more of an R&B feel to it and it really works especially on "Proverbs 31 Woman" and the worship tune "Our God Is". Hip-hop is the perfect vehicle for an artist who has a lot of Biblical truth to get off his chest and Tryumf has created an album which stands up against anything our American cousins can offer.
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On March 12th 2010 Dwayne released his second album called "777 (Mark of the Peace)" which rocketed to number 1 in R&B and number 3 on the Hip Hop US Amazon charts and was top 10 in 3 different countries on the apple.com iTunes charts.