Husky - He Must Increase

Published Saturday 22nd October 2011
Husky - He Must Increase
Husky - He Must Increase

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 118157-18471
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Steve Hayes

Husky has a real passion for Jesus which shines throughout this EP. Currently based in Oasis Church, London, this project sees the emcee deliver crystal clear rap, complemented by brilliantly musical, uplifting and well produced backing tracks. Husky himself shows his vocal versatility as he seamlessly moves between more "traditional" flows as in the outstanding and soulful opener "No One Compares" to a more grimey flow on the verses of "Wake Up Call" as he passionately cries out for the church to get back to the Word of God and to wake up! "Build Your House" slowly builds with a slightly slower feel and stringed feel, featuring the expressive vocals of Leke as we focus on Psalm 127:1 as Husky encourages and teaches with a fluid flow. "He Must Increase" has a slightly more bassy feel as Husky cries out he doesn't want spotlight, fame or any nonsense but wants to lift God's name in his concerts. This builds to a double-time drum'n'bass beat by the end of the track, becoming a more vocal based track. Finally there is "Instead Of Me" which is a frictionless, rolling, honest and reflective hip-hop track as Husky finds only God is good and not himself, pointing to the cross of Christ and what Christ did for us, as he sings the vocal hook himself. This is a powerful, musical and fluent project well worth checking.

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