When I first got this one, my first reaction was, “Hmmm… A rapper that scrapbooks…?”
I started spinning it in lots of different circumstances. When I was cleaning up the house, when I was driving to work, etc... I found it growing on me. Each of the tunes is well-produced, and well-rapped. The timings are tight, and the rhymes and lyrics are solid. I could feel it. Not too preachy, not too angry, just enough of each to reach me.
I like “The Revolution” and “To My Buddy” the best, I think. “Buddy” is a nice romantic slow jam that provides some good variety to the CD. I also liked where he put the Beethoven in the track behind “Blackout”.
Some good, solid tunes.
My only complaint is that there is a bit of “sameness” throughout. I, personally, could stand to hear a bit more variety, making each tune stand out a little more. Of course, as I listen to many mainstream and big-time CD’s these days, I might be out of touch with what’s selling, as there’s a real tendency to package music in “similar boxes”.
And another thing!
I’ve noticed of late that there seems to be more happening in the world of LDS rap than LDS rock, both in terms of recordings and live performances. I’m a little jealous! So, if I’m missing something, someone let me know!