STYLE: Hip-Hop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 13620-3574 LABEL: 89Fifteen FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Steve Best
I love being sent stuff that defies description, and here's another one. Luke Kirschke is a member of groundbreaking hip-hop team New Race, and is the first band member to break away for a solo record. This really does break some new ground with what can best be described as an Eminem-styled vocal delivery fused with a very rocky hip-hop sound. "Don't Ask Me Again" sets the pace with a breathtaking opening salvo, which takes in rap vs jazz-rock. Lyrically this is brilliant, upfront, apologetic, uplifting and totally God-centred - everything that Eminem ISN'T. Other highlights include "Dichotomy" (anyone who can take on the definition of dichotomy in a song and still make it sound cool is okay by me), "Hollywood Folly" featuring the aforementioned New Race and lyrically a sad reflection on the state of Tinseltown today. All in all, this really is cutting edge stuff and something that deserves to be heard a whole lot more.
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