STYLE: Hip-Hop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 92957-16502 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Steve Hayes
This is the first CD from Detroit, Michigan-based Elohin, although he dropped a mixtape "Street Scriptures Vol 1" in 2006. The project seeks to bring his listeners thought-provoking subjects right out of the journey of his spiritual walk and to bring the good news to those who are lost. Amen! On this street album we start with "Different Game" when Elohin first put pen to paper to write rap age eight through to the change Jesus made in him in 2006. Now he raps to bring God's hope. We hear Elohin's love story in the moving slow jam, "Round We Go". Not afraid to crossover musically with a rock rap mix, "Girl" is a story of a girl's lack of attention changed by Divine intervention. Then we have Elohin on the street with an a cappella sermon in "Skit". A standout is when Elohin drops his life story in the brilliant, soulful and radio-friendly "Testimony". Mainly East Coast in flavour, Elohin showcases some classy delivery and lyricism. Perhaps none more so than in "The Promise" which brilliantly challenges muddled thinking to do with false teaching. Instead Elohin speaks the truth of the Bible from Abraham to Jesus.
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