STYLE: Hip-Hop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 115371-18164 LABEL: Independent FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Steve Hayes
British emcee Utter Once brings a quality set of varied tracks in a project laced with original tracks and remixes. There are some stunning tracks including the original "Next Man" where we learn about God's transforming power ("I've got peace, love, joy in my heart. a new person"). Studio maestro Victizzle fires off some stunning rhymes over the excellent rolling bass-fuelled "Hello Good Morning" before returning to deliver more freshness on "Champion" with the hook from the Chris Brown track. The remixes feature an improved (serious!) version of the Fatboy Slim classic "Praise You" from 1998 as we jump with Utter Once. We have a remix of the 2004 Evanescence anthem "My Immortal" as Utter Once raps over the piano track before the Evanescence hook "with God always looking over us and for us". Utter Once and fellow collaborators brings some awesome beats, sounds and mixes, evidenced by the UK grime undertoned "Tribute" with some clever wordplay thrown down by the rapper. The rolling "In Love With You" featuring Logic is another quality, rolling, head-nodding track, saluting God's love and our response, before ending with a remix of "Waving Flag" (World Cup 2010 theme tune).
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