STYLE: Hip-Hop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 94986-16788 LABEL: Tate Music Group FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Steve Hayes
Yah-Key describes himself as a street savvy, entrepreneur and artist from Chicago. Mixing Midwest, southern and East Coast influences through the project with varied musical moods, Yah-Key stays focused on his desire to carry on what he's been doing since 16. Now he speaks with a new spirit, evidencing his changed life in God as in, "God Strong" featuring K-Low. The challenge is when will people submit to God and not to the streets, "The Lord Jesus Christ is the king of kings." The album is full of challenge to the streets and to secular rappers as in, "Who Yah Know". His desire is to see Christian and positive hip-hop unleashed. A standout track is the syncopated and uplifting, "Everyday" which sees Yah-Key flow over one of the sickest beats on the album. Musical influences are varied through the project, with Yah-Key flowing with the beats such as the almost dancehall, "God Will Reveal". Yah-Key's heart is revealed, "I don't care if I don't never get a deal, as long as y'all know that Jesus Christ is real." Another party track is the pulsating, "Dance Like David" - hip-hop dance as David's character is revealed and the listener challenged to be obedient to God. A personal account of his life lessons is found in "My Life". The last original track (before two remixes) is "Listen" featuring the soulful tones of Cudda Brown is the perfect way to end a challenging project.
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