Album: Essence of the game
Label: Screaming GIANT Records
Album: Gritty Funk Residue
Label: Rescue Records
1 - DEMONS
2 - INTRO
3 - BOOT
4 - SLIPPIN
5 - SPACE
6 - GHETTOS
7 - STORY (INTRO)
8 - STORY
9 - BORN
10 - SOLDIER
11 - SLAVE
12 - DANCE
13 - DEEP
14 - LEAD
15 - CAMP
16 - SONG
Album: Knowledge is the Tree of Life
Album: Livin' in Babylon
2 Edge Sword
Album: From wilderness to the kingdom
A Brand new eddition to gospel hip hop, comin early 97. Stylistics of
down south with a up north twist. With tracks from a soon to come
female (Sista Tera from Alabama State Uni) guaranteed to be da bomb. In
a preview at a Jesus Jam in Aurburn 2E rocked da house so I am looking
forward to his release soon. Soon after dat Sis Tera will be dropping a
solo jami. If your head does not bobb to this, see a doctor i think
something myte be wrong with your neck and head.
A must Have...
(source: Christsyde Homepage)
3rd Nail Productions
Gotta do (Realaudio)
Third Nail Productiopns, M.G., Smoke Jumpa, and D.J. Nikel.
Album: Counsel of the Wise
Album: Poetically Consecrated
100 Cody Rd.
2. Without Your Love
5. Sea of Love
6. YO YO
7. Never Gonna Give You Up
10. Dance Remix: Circle
11. Dance Remix: Purify
Album: The Great Awakening
For those of you who don't know what a dB (decibel) is, I'll tell you (since I'm working on my Doctorate in Acoustics, I should
know!). A dB is the logarithm of a ratio of sound pressure levels (usually to a standard). dB's are commonly used to compare
the loudness of sounds. For example, a noisy street is usually about 75 dB while a recording studio might be around 25 dB. A
dBA simply means that a standard "A-type" frequency weighting has been applied to the sound before the dB level is
calculated. Is this making any sense yet? I thought I would give a little bit of an idea, but, essentially, a dB tells how loud a
65 dBA would probably be round the volume of background music or casual conversation. This new group from England is
cranking it up with The Great Awakening, a project I certainly played louder than 65 dBA.
The album starts with a soft, worshipful and dreamy, praise anthem, "Great Awakening." They don't even finish fading out this
song before the house beat of "We Must Go" kicks in. "Waging War" follows after the first pause in the recording with a hard
rock feel. Up next is "Work the Worx" and is a grooving tune with a techno feel, heavy on the keyboards, and a rap bridge.
They then slow it down a bit with a slow R&B'ish ballad, "Can You See the Tears."
The second half of the album starts with "Hope of Heaven," a bass-driven danceable tune sounding like a cross between
Duran Duran and Culture Club. Next is "Come Soon Lord Jesus," with an up-beat guitar/synthesizer-driven groove. Then,
taking quite a turn for the softer side, "Behold the Lamb" follows as a tender song of worship. "I Want to be a Holy Child"
comes in gently with a sweet duet and "Are You Ready" closes out the project with an urgent, guitar-driven, rock sound.
I would figure this album would minister to Christians more than it would appeal to the unsaved. "Waging War" and its talk
about our "army" and "sword of the Holy Spirit" probably would scare off most non-believers. But, assuming that the album
was intended more for Christians, it hits the mark. It offers modern songs of praise, songs of encouragement, and songs to
challenge us to stronger devotion to Christ.
This album is probably the most diverse collection of songs by one group I've ever heard. It's interesting that they use five
different lead singers on that album. At first it seems strange to cram so many musical styles together, but it is interesting, fresh,
and enjoyable. If your tastes span several musical genres, this is probably one that you'll enjoy.
--J. Warner Soditus
Article originally appeared in THE LIGHTHOUSE March, 1993
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3. Whatchu Laughin' At *
4. All I Do ^
5. One Love *
6. Dime ^
7. Can't Beat +
8. Faith Is *
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