STYLE: Hip-Hop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 151479-22150 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: Digital Only Album
Reviewed by Steve Hayes
Out of Ocala, Florida, Tekulve has produced an album that is fresh in essence and quality. He states his desire is "equipping people with the knowledge of God producing his wisdom and power to be witnesses and share his love to others." Sometimes when projects have a lot of guest artists an album can drop in flow or quality but not so with 'Inside/Outside'. Tekulve has the ability to deliver lyrics smoothly and clearly, at regular tempo or double-timed. The lead track and one of the standouts manages to mix up some fresh southern beats and lyrics with a killer hook. There's a variations in the flow - an example is on "Lord Knows" where we get both a fast "swing" delivery and a more straight flow. Tasty. Through the project we're treated to power-fuelled vocals of Sharon Brooks such as on "Best Decision Of My Life" while we also get more downtempo and R&B-influenced tracks like "Heart Of A Worshipper" which features Lindsey Seals and the worshipful "Test Of Faith" with Chairana Branton guesting. Throughout, Tekulve continually demonstrates his spiritual zeal. As he says, "I am aware of the tremendous impact that music has. Music can be used as a tool for construction or as a weapon for destruction; it's all about the message."
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