S.O.C.O.M. - Time Out

Published Tuesday 10th June 2008
S.O.C.O.M. - Time Out
S.O.C.O.M. - Time Out

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 45831-14180
LABEL: Double Edge Sword

Reviewed by Steve Hayes

S.O.C.O.M. is a Christ-centred dirty south-filled album that jumps at you from the off. There is a continuing theme through the album of being a soldier in Christ's army ("Warriorz"). Musically, the album is heavily synthesized (sometimes overly) with the occasional seeming live instrumentation. A song tackling the enemy with the truth that Jesus died on the cross for you and me is "Spiritual Warfare", a track that bangs atmospherically with a passion notable throughout the album. This is also found on other tracks like "Strapped" and "I'm A Rider". There are a number of tracks that roll with a classic 303 kick and clap, with a raw flow, such as "Makeya Fingers Snap" and "What It Do". Not afraid to tackle serious social issues, we investigate gun crimes in schools and beyond, and reasons for it, in the thought-provoking "I Keep Cryin'". There are a number of rollers to keep your head nodding, such as "Fix Ya Face" and "Shake Dem Sins" encouraging us to get right with God and shake off our sins. In other tracks, there is a creative flow such as "John 3:16" with a double-tracking lyrical flow. "Awesome God", the Rich Mullins worship classic, is given a hip-hop makeover helped by special guest Tonex while "Never Leave Me Alone" also has a worshipful and powerful feel. Overall, a solid album for dirty south heads.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Dyscyple in Colorado Springs, Colorado @ 19:57 on Jul 12 2008

Yo S.O.C.O.M., keep doing it big fo Jesus bro! It's ya Boi Dyscyple, a.k.a. "Demon Slaya". Keep lifting up the name of JESUS so that all men will be drawn unto Him.

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