The Royal Priesthood - Built To Last

Published Monday 20th February 2006
The Royal Priesthood - Built To Last
The Royal Priesthood - Built To Last

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 15101-10843
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by David Bain

Having already built up quite a reputation for themselves, Royal Priesthood, that's Smooflow, Roucheon and Silas to their mothers, deliver a streetwise, stormer of an album. The one female and two male rappers have already had impressive sales on previous independent releases, with music videos and several awards from the UK gospel scene which tends to invite you to an awards ceremony for simply MAKING a CD. Be that as it may, this offering oozes perfection. In-house production on the beats comes courtesy of Smooflow, deftly mixing chunky horns with growling basslines. On top of this are the vocals, interlacing seamlessly with those tasty rhythms. Standouts are many but include "Stop The Violence" with a filtered vocal hook and positive lyrics. Also, "Move" breaks new ground dropping a solid bassline over a tight drum and bass sample - a big party tune. Priesthood have a heart for youth, which shows through their strong messages against crime and drug culture mixed up with innovative tunes. Not only a strong contender for UK hip-hop album of the year, but also razes the bar for holy hip-hop worldwide.

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Reader Comments

Posted by bev carter in southampton @ 18:40 on Dec 3 2008

truley amazin peeps and warriors m warrierss 4 the man jc

Posted by Lb in London South @ 20:58 on Jul 10 2008

Met up with all again at Zebrano's where you perfomed an amazing set! I literally cannnnnot wait to get to my car of a morning to whack your cd into my set! So keep on keeping on your all magnanimous you truly are REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS PEACE ALWAY'S

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