STYLE: Hip-Hop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 170058-26791 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: Digital Only EP
Reviewed by Louis Hemmings
Rapper Hnst-T (Honesty) works as a youth leader for Real Life Ministries in Idaho and this is his debut EP. "My Life" features orchestral harmonies cleverly juxtaposed against agitated rhythmic keyboards. It shouldn't work but it does. The worship-style lyrics read blandly ("On my knees worship you/In the morning dew/Sun shining thru/See flower bloom/There is nothing that we can't do. . .") but when set to such an intriguing track you can just about bear them. Better is "Clean It Up" - "Me out spoken never keepsin it lowkey/I roll wit G.O.D. raise a hand if you know him/The Elohim, the only divinity who's also a trinity/Was buried and rose in three/They pinned him upon that tree/He took all the penalty. . ." Good theology backed by a street-mean sound. I realise that with hip-hop, it is much the sound, the feel, as the words but when they're as strong as this you've got a cut which can really impact those who hear it.
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