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Bar Wars - Legends of the Ecclessia

Release:Legends of the Ecclessia
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Media:[Audio CD]
Recordlabel:YSG Records & Entertainment
Info:The album was given for free while purchasing YSG-Timothy's album A black Guy Named Tim (2005) in June 2006.

1. A True Hope
2. Empire Takes Back
3. A Track for the Clones
4. Defending The Gift
5. The Fans, The Business
6. Return of the Most High
7. Selah (bonus track)
Rating:Our users rated this release: 7.3 out of 10
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Review:Written by LaRosa
Thursday, 05 October 2006

Bar Wars - Legends of the Ecclessia

Download this free of charge at SphereofhiphopMP3.com

I'll admit, I've never been a big fan of the whole Star Wars craze; I never have been, nor will I ever be. Now granted, there are millions of people out there who love the two trilogies, but I am not one of them. That almost changed though when I encountered an album by the name of Bar Wars: Legends of the Ecclessia. What is Bar Wars? Simply put, it's a play on the George Lucas trilogies that has been flipped by some awesome Christian rap artists.
First, let's lay out the role players. First, we have YSG-Kinobi (YSG-Timothy) the Emcee Master who executes the dope lyricism. Next in line is Paco Fett (Paconaut) the Soul 'Ar Master who serves as the beatsmith for the project. Then there is DJ Sean 3P-O (DJ Sean P) aka the DJ Master. There is also Chango Fett (Change) who serves as Sonar Master and Micro Fortuna (Micronaut) who is the Imagery Master for the project. Each player serves an important role in bringing this futuristic album to life.

Each of the songs on the album plays off the title of one of the Star Wars movies. For example, "A True Hope" is a play off "Episode VI: A New Hope" (aka the original movie) and "A Track for the Clones" is a play off "Episode II: Attack of the Clones." With that in mind, each member of the Bar Wars team comes together to bring these movies/songs to life in a hip-hop setting.

It doesn't make sense to point out individual tracks because there are only 6 songs (7 if you include the bonus cut). I will say that each is done to absolute perfection. YSG-Timothy's lyrics are crisp and thought provoking, and the production fits the movies so well that it makes you feel that you're listening to a hip-hop version of the Star Wars trilogies. I also love the Christian twist that is put on each of these songs. An example of this can be found in the song "Return of the Most High" (Return of the Jedi). This track depicts in Star Wars imagery the return of the Most High, Christ the King. Not to be forgotten is the current state of hip-hop which is addressed in "A Track for the Clones." It is here that YSG-Timothy tackles the entertainment industry and how so many of today's artists are copying the same formula to make their "hits."

Overall, this is a very solid project and I'm glad that these five brothers in the faith took the time to put this project together. Quite honestly, it's one of the better projects that I've heard in 2006, and I'm only left fiending for more. Yes, the six tracks covered each movie, but they all come so hard that they just leave you desiring more music. It was perfect mastery how they took the Star Wars theme to create Bar Wars: Legends of the Ecclessia. It's the best theme album I've ever heard, hands down. If you want to cop this project, you can get it as a free download @ www.BarWarsProject.com, so pick it up today!

4 of 5 stars
source: Sphereofhiphop.com, added: Oct 06, 2006

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