Lightning Son Of Thunder - Lightning Son Of Thunder

Published Thursday 7th February 2013
Lightning Son Of Thunder - Lightning Son Of Thunder
Lightning Son Of Thunder - Lightning Son Of Thunder

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 4 4 4 4
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 132476-19806

Reviewed by Josh Dipple

Lightning Son Of Thunder (known as Corinthian Jackson to his mother) is a hip-hop artist from Illinois. This, his eponymous debut album, aims to provide young people with an alternative to mainstream rap music. On a musical level, however, there doesn't seem to be much alternative at all - From opening track "Graveyard Saints" to closer "Souljah For The Lord", the same clich├ęd drum machine patterns and dark minor synth lines that can be found on any independent hip-hop album produced in the last 10 years characterize the entire piece, except without some of the production values. Of course the Gospel-filled content sets it apart, but the same kind of bravado typically associated with the genre - though of course that is a broad generalisation - can be found in tracks like "Whaddown" and the fire-and-brimstone based eschatology inspired track "Blast At The Enemy", which comes complete with horror movie sound effects to demonstrate that hell isn't a very nice place. The intention of this album is admirable. The execution, however, is way off.

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