Khul Rhema - What The World Needs Now

Published Friday 17th August 2007
Khul Rhema - What The World Needs Now
Khul Rhema - What The World Needs Now

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 25510-12961
LABEL: Gozpul Music 881451000012
RELEASE DATE: 2007-07-31
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Steve Hayes

Khul Rhema produces an album that manages to bring crunk sounds to reach out across the gospel and secular divide and mash up any hip-hop dancefloor, such as "Throw Em Up". What we have is an album of bouncy, sub bass-driven kicks, syncopated hats and rolling, snappy clappy snares. The message of this 'Souljah for Jehovah' ("Grindin") is clear, whether it be a determination to give God his best and keep it real for Christ ("Get Loose"). This is an album that gives props and glory to Christ in every area of life and come against the evil one and his schemes, such as in "Praizin God" which brings an almost old skool feel. Khul Rhema is not afraid to quote from the Word across the album which brings an extra dimension and also mixes things up with a poem, "Frienemies" and a spoken word track telling us that "God is love and that's what the world needs now." A strong album.

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Product Description
Khul Rhema, an award-winning producer and one of the originators of infusing the crunk sound into holy Hip-Hop as the founding member of gospel rap group Ziklag Boys is back on the mic with his solo debut 'What The World Needs Now'.
With a rap moniker that literally means ‘Keeper of the Word’ in ancient Aramaic, Khul Rhema’s goal is to maintain the same party feel he’s known for as an energetic live performer while including the thread of God’s greatest commandment – to love him with all of our heart, mind and soul and to love our neighbours as ourselves. Like most sold-out believers, God’s love is now something with which Rhema is now intimately acquainted but it wasn’t always that way. Through a series of events that included dealing drugs, death threats, gang affiliation and homelessness, Rhema eventually accepted the notion that the power of God could change his life. It is this acceptance that led Rhema to his artistry that is given back to God and to so many others today.

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