STYLE: Hip-Hop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 22483-12465 LABEL: Lamp Mode Recordings LM006 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £14.99
Reviewed by David Bain
Following on from the highly reputed debut, 'The Great Awakening', this next chapter introduces the mission to "kill sin". Grounded in limitless references to Scripture and classic sermons, Timothy Brindle raps clever and witty lyrics over rolling bass lines and tough drums. The album comes with copious sleevenotes, providing the listener with a mini-Bible study for each track, which is truly a remarkable insight into the strength of the content. A host of experienced DJs produce, with well-chosen samples and guest spots, notably Kevin Arther slapping superb bass licks. Underground legend R-Swift and Shai Linne guest on standout battle track between good and evil, with Brindle and Shai representing God and sin respectively. This is an intelligent album sure to shake awake complacency while providing streetwise content both musically and verbally. Additional note: While writing this review, it came to light that Timothy Brindle has written a public statement that he will be stepping back from the Christian hip-hop scene, due to an ongoing pattern of sin which has proven to be destructive to both himself and his family. For a full version visit www.lampmode.com.
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