Flame - Where There's Smoke...There's Fire

Published Saturday 2nd February 2008
Flame - Where There's Smoke...There's Fire
Flame - Where There's Smoke...There's Fire

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12544-13414
LABEL: Cross Movement
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Greg Inglis

This is the debut release from the St Louis, Missouri rapper which cuts straight to the chase with its intricate rhymes and thumping beats. There are a couple of tracks here which stand out since they deal with topics seldom addressed by the music industry in general. "Ladies" takes us on a musical history lesson by considering what it was like being a woman in biblical times and their vital importance in the early church. "Give Us The Truth" is another joint that flips the script, an autobiographical account of working through issues of false teaching and deception spread by the church. Time and time again the hard hitting lyrics manage to inspire and challenge in equal measure with the interludes cleverly worked in. Whilst not as eclectic as some of his later releases, this is a remarkably assured album whose authors' heart felt honesty and refusal to conform shine through.

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Product Description
Flame returns to the Christian Hip Hop scene with a new album which is uniquely presented as a radio show where Flame serves as the host of the program. Flame takes listeners on a biblically based, musical journey to contemplate man's sinful nature, the importance of studying scripture and the need for salvation.

Reader Comments

Posted by terryl walker in usa @ 04:54 on Feb 9 2010

yo this is one of the most fire packed cds i ever heard this set people up to listen to flame for the rest of their life.when i frist heard the the song the truth i was like yo thats what i need to hear.on time words indeed.and when i heard ladies it made me think about my grand ma who was a very godly woman.tears. truly a must have if your a serious gospel rap fan.

Posted by keaton scarlett in findly ohio @ 02:28 on Aug 7 2009

flame man u changed my life befor i herd that cd i was litsning to all that rap like lil wayne and 50 cent i was cusing and doing things that i new i shouldent of when i litsened to ur cd i wantd to read the bible and that all i wanted to do i didnt cers as mutch and my perents respected me more sto i just wanted to say thnx

Posted by Michael Hardy in New York @ 16:12 on Mar 5 2007

Back into my Christian spirt, one of my Deacons gave me the CD to hear, Blew my mind, its so much truth that the averge eye cant understand GOD BLESS this dude, he has GOD given talent, the beats attract alot of the young population, i'm only 19 and can relate so much to this mans spirtual lyrics can produceing for the right Kingdom

Posted by Ali Johnson in Albany,Georgia @ 13:48 on Aug 17 2006

I love listening to flame he sends a power message. He is very inspirational. He provides music that you dont feel bad after listening to it.He got skill,I cant wait to get his CD. One of my teachers was listening to it, I feel in love.

Posted by Kim in Kansas @ 04:58 on Jul 7 2006

Excellent cd, so much knowledge and talent. Definitely one of the best if not the best rap cd I've ever heard!

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