Young Jules - Make It Hot

Published Saturday 21st July 2007
Young Jules - Make It Hot
Young Jules - Make It Hot

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 28700-12829
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Greg Inglis

Young Jules hails from Charlotte, North Carolina and is a brand new name on the urban scene. There seems to be some debate over the title of this album as a number of websites list it as 'Holy Crack' (Addiction To God) though one thing we can be sure of is that it's his debut release. At just 19 years of age, Jules has a real passion to reach out to young people through his music and the lyrical subject matter reflects that in dealing with topics like relationships, materialism and life priorities. The metaphors which exhort the listener to be full of the Holy Spirit rather than high on drugs or alcohol are particularly striking as well as thebandwithnoname-esque "Steppin On Toes" with its crunching beats and in your face rhymes. Whilst it would be easy to criticise Young Jules for lack of originality as the whispered vocals on "Wide Open" are straight out of the Ying Yang Twins textbook and his sound and beats bear a distinct resemblance to J-Kwon, credit is due for the sheer variety of styles on display and strong production. This is very much a step in the right direction.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Daquiri Weatherspoon in Birmingham,AL @ 17:47 on Dec 14 2007

I dont even remember how I ran into thos cd,but when I heard it as soon as payday I came I just had to have it. Praise be to God, the world need more young men giving praise to the Lord through sound. Yo, he's totally going into warfare with those demons man and that's what our generation needs somebody who aint go play with Satan, he aint playin with us. Man, Jules lets go to war cuzz!!!!!!!!!

Saints Keep It Hot

Posted by Marcus Fairley in Charlotte NC @ 17:55 on Aug 9 2007

This is an amazing young man and it has been my distinct honor and pleasure to watch him throughout his ministry and see the awsome power that GOD has placed on his life, he has inspiried young people everywhere and will continue to inspire people daily, his message is real and he has a sincre passion for what he does!

Posted by The Journal in Baltimore, MD @ 21:11 on Jul 28 2007

I know him personally and he is a very talented and unique individual. He's very versatile and knows how to adapt and be comfortable as himself, a devoted Christian. Sometimes we have to step outside of tradition and put something new and delicious on our hooks to attract the bait and that is what God is using him to do. He told him to take what's popular in urban hip-hop and flip it to lead our fellow Americans down the right path under God's guidance. May God bless him with a very successful career and also a native of my hometown and a college buddy but more importantly, my brother in Christ. Amen.

Posted by T. Franklin in Charlotte, NC @ 20:25 on Jul 27 2007

Go head! God is truely good all the time, doing the unexpected.

Posted by Big Tim in Salisbury, NC @ 20:48 on Jul 26 2007

Yo, it not even young jules that is comin up with all those rhymes... its tha GOD in him... and i I respect that young jules take no credit. He gives it all to GOD!!! Glad we met, and prayed almost daily while I was at JWU!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Danyale N-Washington in Charlotte, NC @ 17:20 on Jul 26 2007

God is so good and he really does work in mysterious ways! Jules, you know your CD is hot and this is just one more assurance....LONDON! I'm so proud of all you have accomplished.

Posted by Vaushawn @ 15:11 on Jul 26 2007

Yo this dude right here is gonna be doing major damage to the game but in a good way. Keep making impact on life my dude.

Posted by Christina in Charlotte, NC @ 15:10 on Jul 26 2007

Wow!!!! All I can say is God is good!! Keep up the great work and I pray that you stay humble and on fire for God!!!!

Posted by Bryan in Charlotte nc @ 04:59 on Jul 26 2007

My brother is a true inspiration to my life. Though his beats may mirror that of worldly artists his message and true testimony sets him apart. His walk is a true inspiration and when I look and how God has transformed him and how he is continually blessing him in many ways it allows me to know if God can do it for him he can do it for me. He has yet to market outside oh NC and VA and look at how far his music has reached. Praise God.

Posted by William Hester in Hercules, CA @ 03:33 on Jul 26 2007

Congrats man!!!! You are and always were a unique person. I still remeber when I first heard your poetry in CHN, and the way way your words touched all of us in different ways was amazing. God has most deffinately blessed you with a gift.

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