STYLE: Hip-Hop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 108294-17889 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Steve Hayes
North Carolina-based Monroe released this free album download in 2009 and lets us know in no uncertain terms that, "Jesus Christ equals life, no apology" - from the "Human Xperience Intro". She brings a mix of rap and R&B vocals, with a unique voice as she teaches and raps. Mel recorded the whole project on computer software and the tracks are synthesized and, considering that limitation, have an easy-going flow. A standout track is "Get Up Remix" ("Now that you're been blessed, go be a blessing.") as she encourages us to get up and get out for God. We're encouraged to dream, to step up and out in Christ in the inspiring "Odds Are". A hugely standout track is the groovalicious "Just Human" as Mel's effortless rhythmic flow rolls along with the beat. We drop downtempo briefly in "In The End" before stepping back to end up with "Melbot". Overcoming its budget-line limitations this mixtape is well worth investigating.
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