STYLE: Hip-Hop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 155957-22956 LABEL: Illect FORMAT: Digital Only Mini-album
Reviewed by Steve Hayes
Over mostly synth-laden strings, spacey epic sounds ("We"), Sareem Poems, now working with Sphere Of Hip Hop's Illect Recordings, brings his own unique mic style back to a mini-album. The founding member of LA Symphony teamed up with Lansing, Michigan-based producer, Ess Be. At times it feels like the instrumental dominates the vocal rather than the vocal riding the beat except on the hooks but this is more of a mastering issue than anything to do with Sareem Poems. "Push It Along" has more of a jazzy, east coast feel (at moments reminiscent of Tribe Called Quest) and sees Sareem on great form as he testifies and encourages us to push along with God. "I find peace in prayer. Music is silence that overpowers any problems I ever joust with." With remixes and instrumentals dominating the release, this is an eight-track mini-album that is solid, soulful and deep without ever truly being spectacular.
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