Preachas - Violent Playgrounds

Saturday 1st October 1994
Preachas - Violent Playgrounds

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 19252-20047
LABEL: Myx FLD9465

Reviewed by George Luke

For statistics buffs, this is PID's fifth album, first name change and nth change in line up. One thing that has remained constant is the increasing hardness in their music (and their lyrics are getting more cryptic too). Like T-Bone's debut last year, this has been produced by the LA Posse, who seem to be getting a lot of Christian clients these days. It's hard, it's funky, it's too intense to be fully appreciated with just one listen (so why am I writing this?). Most of the time we're treated to the harsh realities of life in the 'hood', seen through the eyes of some gang member who obviously knows that this Jesus dude could have an adverse effect on his hard man image and street cred. On the track "Good Times" the Preachas reminisce about their favourite cartoons, first records, first loves and more. Whoever designed the sleeve must have been out to get us. Not only are the tracks not in the listed order but my CD should have 10 tracks on side 1 and seven on side 2 (am I missing something here?). But let's not nitpick and just say that the Preachas have once again brought out a good album - although if your preference is for something in the DC Talk vein, maybe you should give it a miss.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Charles Stevens III in Gaithersburg, MD @ 03:28 on Jun 14 2010

I still have the tape! Should have won a Dove award hands down!

Posted by Kcjones in Boston @ 06:36 on Dec 18 2007

"Good Times" is a great cut even to this day. Not quite as good as the 3:16 album but a great effort. I miss them

Posted by Scripture in Queenswood Heights, @ 19:54 on Jan 2 2007

This album was off the chain, it gave chrsitian hip hop a nice east coast feel. The beats were bangin' and the samp0les were tight. I loved time to get live and Violent playgrounds.. Those tracks were off the chain.

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