Priesthood - Turn Up Your Radio

Thursday 1st May 2003
Priesthood - Turn Up Your Radio
Priesthood - Turn Up Your Radio

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
LABEL: Metro One 074948820426
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by David Bain

Semi, Jraw and Swift are here again with a much more “back to those roots” sound. I am surprised at the joy of this album, since previous Priesthood outings have been a touch darker. Yet, this happy feel is confidently delivered, with the soulful rappers churning out lyrics about, “guessing who’s back” and “dippin’ off that funky track”. The rhymes leave a little to be desired. But, on further listening, I find that their good sense of rhythm, uplifting vocals and chilled-out backing tracks work well to provide a satisfying overall sound. Priesthood’s skill at combining soul and a distinctive “old-school” hip-hop groove is impressive. Contributions coming from Holy Breeze, Set Free, Youth Exodus and Sonz Of Trybe, are strong and pad the album out. This is a catchy release, not guaranteed to please all, but deserves to be recognised as a notable addition to the gospel CD racks.

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