STYLE: Hip-Hop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 153076-22351 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: Digital Only EP
Reviewed by Steve Hayes
The rapper from Toronto, Canada, formerly known as Spoken and now settling for Shope, here releases a five-song EP and it's an impressive and sharp piece of work even though he says "I'm not here to impress. I'm here to impact." The standout is "Cinema" which moves from a rolling testimony then morphs into a feisty southern track. Fresh from a UK tour, Shopé shows his flexibility, moving from the southern "Confetii" to the beautifully laid back "Don't Let Me Stop" in which he brings truth from his own life and God's help. This short EP is a taster of the rapper's skills - from southern verses to reflective east coast numbers through to uplifting vocals. In the middle of it all is a heart for God, for people, for hip-hop and the talent to deliver his message.
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