Proverb - A Common Man's Opus

Published Friday 28th September 2007
Proverb - A Common Man's Opus
Proverb - A Common Man's Opus

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 29951-12999
LABEL: Independent

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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Reader Comments

Posted by Shabba in Cape Town @ Khayelitsha @ 11:20 on Feb 10 2012

Every thing you drop is the bomb bra, no single ever come on top of your collaboration with Lungelo(its a begining)Wish you can come to Khayelitsha to listen how the guys trying to get in the industry.As one of the bra who try to get some guys on the market through your shows. BIG UP

Posted by sp12 in Durban @ 09:23 on Mar 28 2009

PROVERB is the greatest mcee that i like and by his music i get inspired and encouraged becouse am a kind of guy who likes SOUTH AFRICAN hip hop ..

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