STYLE: Hip-Hop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 92362-16445 LABEL: Soldier Sound 81422 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Steve Hayes
The Florida-based crunk man is back with a banging project, bringing a mass of fresh energy and passion. There's a great deal of diversity here from the rock guitar rap "On The Run", to the mellow, acoustic and Biblical "My Friend", through to the rocking and powerful end track "Fly". Pettidee brings his own powerful and energetic southern hip-hop lyricism to represent Christ. On one level, there are references to various cars, bikes and accessories ("My Trunk Bangin'" among many others). But way above this is the overriding theme of finishing the race for Christ. "The Ghetto" is a message of hope, of Christ reaching down even into the gutter of the ghetto. As ever, there is a dirty south roll and bounce to the album with Pettidee firing out lyrics on banging tracks like "Hydro" ("When the DJ play this song, make the club wild out!") On "Dirty Duval" there is a real crunk vibe with double-timing and a delivery which hints at ragga. On more than one track, Pettidee calls out the excess and evil of much hip-hop, as in "Freeze" where rap is likened to a disease, with record labels "drinking the devil's juice".
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