As ever, Jason Emmanuel Petty (Propaganda to you and me) brings an in-depth, thoughtful project loaded with many a class track and wordplay filled with wisdom and intelligence. Propaganda has the art of painting lyrical pictures over beats that act as a backing to the poetic prose rather than being a simple end in themselves. Propaganda moves from songs such as "Crimson Cord" ("evidence of God's love") from the excellent album with the same name through to the passionate polemic, challenging education systems that merely teach to reproduce rather than learn ("Bored Of Education"). In "Precious Puritans" Propaganda takes a stab at some of the racism and slave-owning nature of some of the puritans and even founders of America who many people set up on pedestals. It's a fine line between anger and righteous anger. As we outro from the project, Propaganda and guest Sho Baraka are both clear that they don't have all the answers to parent and child problems. But what Propaganda does do is point to the Saviour who does have all the answers.
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Propaganda has a unique and bold message that reflects both a cultural and spiritual relevance. He has assembled the best of his body of work to date with "Selected Songs." These tracks challenge his listeners with every verse. From aggressive hip-hop battle raps to smooth introspective rhythms with powerful spoken word, this collection will cause you to nod your head, but more importantly it will stretch your mind and heart.