STYLE: Hip-Hop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 166364-25760 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album
Reviewed by Steve Hayes
New York's Nathaniel Martinez (aka "Selah" or "The Corner") is a gospel music revolutionary whose total focus is to spread the message of Jesus Christ to the ears of the masses via the poetic art form known as hip-hop on this free album. On "Better Than This", Selah sets out his message for the album, calling us to higher standards with God being worthy of better than we often give him. Some of the more fluffy elements of Christianity are called out in tracks like "Prophecy". There's a clever construct put together in "Quarter Quell" where the Christian life is likened to the Hunger Games. Style-wise, Selah is effortlessly able to move between more East Coast flows like "The Purge" through to the odd southern track like "Ride The Slowest". Throughout, Selah references the state of the nation, the Church and faith but is never afraid to take social injustice, street problems and other issues.
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