Viktory - Believe It Now

Published Wednesday 16th March 2011
Viktory - Believe It Now
Viktory - Believe It Now

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 102364-17317
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Steve Hayes

The Chicago-based MC's second project is an uplifting album of mainly Midwest and East Coast beats with plenty of soulful hooks. Viktory himself brings a rolling, streetsy and yet smooth flow to the proceedings while a number of guests drop in on this album of mainly Tony Stone produced tracks. "Changed Me" uses an R&B hook as Viktory testifies as to what Christ has done for him. "Count On Me" follows in a similar vein testifying to God's amazing faithfulness. On "Both Knees" the vocals drop below the beat but this doesn't detract from the album while "Dopeman" has a contemporary roll with a burning hot flow from Viktory who rides the beat perfectly. "Hold Me Now" features the famed Marvin Winans Jr and is another standout track with a grooving beat as Viktory intends to "shine like jewellery". This album is all about smoothness and this is demonstrated by the tasty "Everywhere" which marries old school beats to an ode to Jesus in us being all we need. Pretty impressive stuff.

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