Pettidee - Resurrections: Past, Present And Future

Published Thursday 10th January 2008
Pettidee - Resurrections: Past, Present And Future
Pettidee - Resurrections: Past, Present And Future

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 25341-12963
LABEL: Beatmart Records 881534401828
RELEASE DATE: 2007-06-30
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Fans of hip-hop are mostly divided into two camps, supporters of "underground" hip-hop (which at its best still retains an authentic streetwise vibrancy but at its worst is little more than dull rants over minimalist drum machine accompaniments) or "commercial" hip-hop (which at its best brings in song vocal hooks to make it accessible to a wider pop audience and at its worst waters down hip-hop's earthy appeal). Impressively, Florida's Pettidee - one of the pioneers of Christian crunk - manages to fuse underground and commercial elements and the result is hugely impressive. This album, which is really a compilation from independent releases mixed up with some new material, has huge radio appeal. Indeed four songs, the powerful "Static", the clever warning against pre-marital sex "No Wed, No Bed", the searing "Blood Shed" and the autobiographical "My Life", have all been selected for Cross Rhythms radio exposure. One of the best hip-hop releases of last year.

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Product Description
It’s hard to overlook an artist at the top of their game. It’s even harder not to take a wide-eyed all-out immersion into an artist’s career when they are bringing it like Beatmart Recordings’ artist Pettidee.
Turning out the most influential southern hip-hop (or ‘crunk’) today, Pettidee is not only a top selling and highly sought-after performer, his body of work reaches the masses through many facets of the recording industry.
'Resurrections: Past, Present And Future' is a masterpiece from one of the most creative minds in the industry. The album boasts a double-disc with disc 1 featuring ten new tracks representing the ‘Present and Future’ sounds of Pettidee. Disc 2 brings to light the original 'Resurrections' album that defined this artist as one of the pioneers of crunk before it ever garnered mass appeal to the audience of Pettidee faithful.

Reader Comments

Posted by Wayne in Christ Church, Barbados @ 03:15 on Jun 27 2011

I really like the raw energy of the music on No wed no bed.

Because of this I share the reviewer's assessment of Pettidee's work/creativity and intend to check out more of his material.

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