Author: Anthony Peronto
May 12, 2015
Alex Faith + Dre Murray have teamed up for 'Southern Lights: Overexposed' which was released in both audio & visual formats. Read my thoughts on the album
February 16, 2015
Continuing their union of melancholy and redemption, the album is consistent from start to finish. Blending the traditional singer-songwriter template with contemporary sensibilities, it may be a modern classic. So if you’re sick of today's mainstream music, Medicine is the perfect remedy.
February 2, 2015
With Minorville, Derek Minor came into his own as a producer, writer, and emcee. But minor flaws aside (pun intended), Empire takes the crown as his best album to date. From its gladiatorial beginning to it’s Twilight Zone-trap-music finale, Empire is a powerful statement on kingdom-building & has raised the bar for what could be a fantastic year for music.
November 24, 2014
After a decade of high-quality lyrical theology, Stephen wanted to show what it looked like in his life. Long-time listeners may grumble, but you can’t knock Stephen for trying something different. He aims to show & relate rather than teach & debate. And honestly, he pretty much succeeds on every level.
November 3, 2014
One of the best feelings as a critic is to see an artist growing and putting out their best work every time. Such is the case with Trip Lee, who has once again topped his previous album & released one of the best hip hop albums of the year.
October 20, 2014
Canon may take a shotgun approach, but this EP will certainly please fans & serves as a good intro to one of the more underrated artists iN CHH
September 15, 2014
Finding him at his most confident, this album is a shining example of who Lecrae is as an artist and individual. It’s structure & production may be wide-ranging, but Lecrae is attempting to present his eclectic sound to the widest audience possible. But in the end, what do you expect on an album called Anomaly?
September 8, 2014
Streets ahead of the music found on the Top 40 charts, Bonfire is one of the best pop/R&B albums in “Christian music.” It may ruffle some feathers, yet all his influences & ambitions are compiled into a clear picture of who he is as an artist. This is the best representation of the eclectic and unique sound of SPZRKT.
August 11, 2014
It may take a few spins to recognize it, but Sinema may be Swoope’s true magnum opus. For now it remains the defining artistic statement of the Christian’s struggle with sin. And so far, most likely the best full-length hip hop album of 2014. I give it two thumbs up!
July 21, 2014
Relatable and encouraging to anyone who’s had a dream, While The City Sleeps easily accomplishes what it sets out to do. The EP is nearly flawless and proves that Cooper is an emcee you shouldn’t sleep on.
July 7, 2014
Unafraid and honest, Red Pills + Black Sugar is a powerful concept album that shines a light on issues that aren’t discussed a lot in hip hop.
June 23, 2014
dvocating that high-quality and creative hip hop still exists, Sundance’s debut album isn’t perfect although it’s a step in the right direction. Midlife Marauders may have a few weak spots and a short length but it's a solid project with inventive production and just the right group of guest artists.
June 16, 2014
Reach and Collision Records might have got it down to a movement, but Viktory has delivered yet again the soundtrack for anyone who desires or walks out a relentless faith.
June 9, 2014
While some may find it underwhelming on first listen, repeated rotations reveal that Lyrical Theology Part Two: Doxology is risky but rewarding. Concentrating on songwriting over rhymes, though not always successfully, Linne’s hip hop prowess may be missed but the album has his fingerprints over every aspect of the music.
May 26, 2014
Thematically similar to Stephen Curtis Chapman’s Beauty Will Rise, Below Paradise is an encouraging album from beginning to end. It might not be what some fans wanted to hear, but it was what Tedashii needed to create.