STYLE: Hip-Hop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 150710-22304 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: Digital Only Album
Reviewed by Steve Hayes
Guvna B returns with a blistering fifth album taking in the influences of living in and around the streets of London and beyond. Guvna B's last album landed at number 22 in the UK official charts and at number one in the Official Christian And Gospel charts. With opportunities exploding around him, Guvna B's latest project is explosive and seems to readily reflect the creativity and vibrancy of his life. This is faith-filled with Guvna B delivering life-lines throughout with perspective, while continuing to unleash adept wordplay, delivery and lyrics. Picking standout tracks is like trying to choose one Bible verse above another! We lift off with an utterly infectious piece of rip-roaring rap pop fusion over a drum'n'bass break featuring Remidee of LZ7. Up-close and personal tracks include the bassline-laden "Homeless" as Guvna B recounts his life, feeling almost homeless at times, yet knowing that "Heaven is where home is." The album is musically rap-venturous - from the killer grime flows in "Carlton Palmer" with Nick Palmer through to the energy of tracks like "Glow" featuring Shaé Jacobs, the reggae-infused "Chale" and then to the east coast soulful hip-hop sounds of "Seasons". Sometimes when a project brings varied musical strands, the whole doesn't seem to fit together. But what Guvna B brings here is nothing short of an epic exploration of rap, music, faith and flavas.
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