Missionary Men - Homesick

Published Tuesday 29th November 2005
Missionary Men - Homesick
Missionary Men - Homesick

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 13875-9847
LABEL: GetGospel 60087700032

Reviewed by Steve Hayes

Missionary Men, aka Mr Monk and Jahdiel, are from The Body hip-hop crew, representing New York. Mr Monk is the grand nephew of Thelonious Monk and brings an urban/soul/hip-hop vibe. Jahdiel comes out of South Bronx and brings elements of humour and clever wordplay. With this effective duo working in tandem, it's not surprising that the penultimate track, "Heaven", is getting Christian radio airplay. "Keep Talking" fires off this tight album as it means to go on - lively beats, catchy hooks and a laid-back east coast flow (think 50 Cent influence). Beats are minimal (electro at times), contemporary and off the hook at times, sure to get your head nodding and your finger hitting replay. High levels of production bring the album up even further. We mix in serious life elements ("Girlfriend" and "Father Forgive"), God-centred works such as "The Scriptures" and "Home Sick". There are times of hip-hop humour too, "I got 99 problems but the pastor ain't one.." and interludes such as "Crazy Fan" and "The Interview". Delivery moves around the spectrum, with "Like A Soldier" seeing serious lyricism. As we move on through the album, we find an increased soulful vibe, with some beautiful hooks and harmonies ("Happiness"). We end our spiritual hip-hop journey with the powerful "Heaven" and challenging "We Pray".

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Reader Comments

Posted by Mr Small in BK @ 02:02 on Feb 10 2007

what up Jah and Eric it's wegs(SB Cougars) just sayin what up and hope everything is well. Stay focused and GOD bless.

Posted by courtnei in virginia @ 22:01 on Oct 1 2006

tell the missionary me that cornbread from virginia said "hi"

Posted by Rosie Zito in LongIsland NY @ 06:28 on Jan 26 2006

What up u guys? Hope everything is goin good and I guess I'll see u all in the summer wit rock the Block. Take Care.

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