STYLE: Hip-Hop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 149321-21701 LABEL: Renewed Music FORMAT: Digital Only Album RELEASE DATE: 2012-05-24
Reviewed by Steve Hayes
Logical was born and raised in West Philadelphia and at one time worked as Once Dead as part of D.T.C. On this mixtape he kicks off with the feature length opener "Who Killed Christ" that sets the tone for the album as he examines that question. As an emcee, Logical keeps things very tight with lyrics that show a depth of gratitude towards God and a rejection of the old self and life of sin. A shout out to hip-hop, songs, artists, t-shirts and more in "Cliché" really nails Logical's heart and this album ("Jesus walks that's the truth, but are you running to him?/Everybody's got to die, but are you rising again?/Is Jesus just your homeboy?/Is he really your friend?/Someone to get you out of a jam so you can do it again"). 'Random Thoughts' is outspoken in its denouncement of sin with "Porn" and "Lust" being particularly powerful. At times the production dips a notch and there can be a danger in focusing so much on sin that we take our eyes of the Saviour but overall this is a challenging, tight and truth-filled project. Well worth investigating.
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