S.O. - So It Ends

Published Thursday 26th November 2015
S.O. - So It Ends
S.O. - So It Ends

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 158875-23455
LABEL: Lamp Mode Recordings
FORMAT: Digital Only Album
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Steve Hayes

The British rapper, born Sean Otukpe, has made quite an impact with his trilogy of albums released on American label Lamp Mode Recordings. The title track opens proceedings by following the rapper as he struggles, along with many of God's people, with the breakup of a relationship but faces every battle with the help of Jehovah. We return to this theme in different times and ways such as the challenging "Still Stay". The album sees S.O.'s ability to be honest, open and focus on his dependence on God, shown in tracks like the standout "Give It To God" over a near military-style rolling beat and epic chorus. The emcee has an ability to engage and encourage people through life's painful situations. But he also shows a passion to serve God right here in the right way, ("Right Here Right Now" with a nod to the Fatboy Slim hook). Guests feature only to add to the project (the lively "The Crew / Judah's Verse ftg Serene and Json"). The album leaves us in no doubt that Christ alone is the way ("Walk In The Son") and that only Christ can satisfy ("Satisfy" ftg Adenike and with a nod to the classic "Ain't Nobody Loves Me Better").

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