Phanatik - Crime & Consequences

Published Monday 28th January 2008
Phanatik - Crime & Consequences
Phanatik - Crime & Consequences

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 34512-13416
LABEL: Cross Movement 881413003228
RELEASE DATE: 2007-11-30
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Ben Hurrell

Introduction "World's Largest Prison" explains the album title and sets up the theme for most of the album: The world is a prison, full of people who've committed crimes against God. Yes, you guessed it; this album isn't the most uplifting listen. Phanatik¹s experience with veteran crew Cross Movement is evident. The album is filled with confident, aggressive rhymes backed up by slick, radio-friendly production, although it lacks the depth to make it real quality. There are a few tracks like "Work It Out" which seem custom-made for the dance floor while standout tracks include the jazzy "Mason Dixon" and "North & South", where T-Dot and Christawn provide some vocal interplay. While 'Crime & Consequences' has a lot going for it the prison theme grows old very quickly and the lack of variation over the 17 tracks left me hitting the skip track button far too often. In recent years the quality of Christian hip-hop has been rising dramatically, but this release is in danger of being left behind.

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Product Description
Phanatik from The Cross Movement returns with his unique underground classic sound with his second release 'Crime & Consequences' – a much needed wake-up call intended to un-glamorise sin in many of its popular forms and show it for what it truly is and what it produces. All sin is pleasurable for a short season and there is a way that seems right to man, but in the end, that way is Death.
Phanatik delivers a rap album that doesn’t just account for crime, but counters it with an eternal perspective – 'Crime & Consequences'.

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