True - Triumphant

Published Monday 4th July 2011
True - Triumphant
True - Triumphant

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 114992-18079
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Steve Hayes

Andrew 'True' Brennan's call from God is to speak truth through hip-hop, living by Revelation 12:11 - "And they overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death." Hailing from Toledo, Ohio, True's message is defiant, proclaiming, "The enemy once had me/Till he (Christ) took the nails for me/I'm a victor in this walk/I will not be a casualty." ("Triumphant") True's style is clear and simple over mainly dirty south leaning beats ("Battle Tested"). In "Mission Minded", True expresses his desire for "Souls to inherit his kingdom of love and grace/So my mind's on his mission homie/No time to waste." There are a number of well constructed beats and tracks on the album with some heavy minimal beats fused with synths ("Fortress" in Christ, and "United Kingdom" about church unity, with its eerie piano and synths). My favourite track is "Gospel" drops a tight beat as the rapper sums up his desire to speak the Gospel.

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