STYLE: Hip-Hop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 122941-19216 LABEL: Revolution Art 850010002156 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Steve Hayes
2010's 'Quarantine' is rumoured by some to be Grits' last release. Over time the Grits sound has remained unique and yet tracked a forward hip-hop motion. This album has received mixed reviews in the Christian hip-hop community. "Fresh" has a strong party vibe that springs the album into life. This sentiment is continued by the synthy banging track, "Do It Again". There's a strong hook on "New Life" with Annie Williams, as on the following "Neverland" featuring Jade Harrell and IZ. This is underpinned (like the less strong "Neverland") by electronica and pulsating beats, uplifting hooks and tight delivery on both tracks. "Neverland" has more of a jazzy backing and is more of a complete hip-hop track and more of the Grits that we know and love. Some tracks are honest examinations of life's issues and problems though some might struggle with the lyric of "We All We Got" ("Life's a slut, all dressed up with a nice butt"). The interesting "OMG" ("Oh My God") sees some furious double-timing and also includes Grits standing up to some of the haters (as they also do in "Fresh"). We close out with "Quarantine" which is more a piano riff lifted by the great vocals of Brennin Hunt.
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Tennessee's dynamic hiphop duo returns with ten brand new jams! Quarantine features guest appearances from Verbs, Jade Harrell, and others on a solid set of R&B influenced thumpers.