STYLE: Hip-Hop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 29951-12999 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Ian Martin
After over a decade of musical collaboration with his Florida group 1 Way, 2007 has seen the release of Proverb Newsome's personal "opus". With this solo project the West Palm Beach lyricist has invited the listener to delve deeper into who he is with dedicated love songs such as "You (PJ's Song)" and life perspectives in "The Fishbowl". Proverb's extensive experience in the Christian hip-hop scene is no doubt what has cultivated his musical quality and lyrical proficiency. There is also an array of styles on display: from the underground ruggedness of "Get At It" and slow soulfulness of "True Love Song", to the club style "D.O.W.N." and hype "Never Quit". However, at times it seems Proverb outshines his beats. There are instances where the production sounds too thin and doesn't quite match the high standard set by the vocals. This said, the veteran artist brings a collection of positive, uplifting songs laced with God's truth and testimony.
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