STYLE: R&B RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 23286-12652 LABEL: GospoCentric 828768721421 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2007-04-18 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
Many contemporary gospel albums have been an uneasy mix of full on urban sounds and traditional elements, but this, the second from the PAJAM production maestro and singer, doesn't fall into that trap. In fact, it is one of the most convincing full on urban projects ever to come out of the Church. The standout tracks are the shuddering R&B groove "Jump Jump" where sister Kierra 'Kiki' Sheard adds her soulful interjections to get us all to indulge in "praise jumping" (try it at your church today); "Dance" where another special guest, Kirk Franklin, helps us to "dance through the night"; and "Afraid" where J Moss sings he's "Not gonna be afraid no more/Pain just walked out the door." There are plenty of other effective contributions from the guests Mr Moss has assembled including Karen Clark Sheard, Marvin Winans and Byron Cage while those who like their music slow and soulful will go for the slinky "Holding On". Urban gospel of superlative quality.
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His outstanding debut The J Moss Project has sold more than 250,000 copies worldwide and J Moss has received high honours. He has now returned with the follow-up to his smash debut with V.2… The Voice Returns.
Produced by PAJAM, J ‘s new studio release is a musical tour-de-force showcasing the signature sound of this powerhouse production team, Moss’s silky smooth, expressive vocals and gospel like you’ve never heard it before!