STYLE: Hip-Hop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 94712-16780 LABEL: Reach 829569815326 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2010-07-19 RRP: £7.99
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
This, the third album from the Philadelphia-based rapper and theological seminary student recently clocked up a bit of Christian music history in debuting at number one in both America's CCM (white) and Gospel (black) charts. And what a fine set it is too. Brimming over with radio-friendly hip-hop (the tracks "Snitch", "Invade", "Show's Over" and "The Invasion" have all been selected for Cross Rhythms radio play) this is punchy and thoroughly engaging stuff from a rapper at the top of his game. The song "Snitch" has a particularly effective chorus "If you hate your sin you can play this song" while the contributions from guests like Sho Baraka, J Paul, Lecrae, Thi'sl and, most surprisingly of all, CCM's Jimmy Needham all work well. An album that artfully bridges the gap between the streetwise but sometimes inaccessible initiatives of the Christian hip-hop underground and the pop rap confections of TobyMac, 'Between Two Worlds' is a trailblazing set.
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One of the most anticipated hip hop albums of 2010, between Two Worlds is the third release from Trip Lee and follows on from his critically acclaimed album ‘20/20’.
Trip Lee tackles tough issues head on with honesty, over a diverse range of sounds. Club bangers, thought provoking musical beats, and others round out an incredible project that connects with the listener from beginning to end.
Featuring appearances by artists such as Lecrae, Sho Baraka, Tedashii, and more.