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Rick Horne narrates the CD, and whilst this might sound cheesy, for me it works, and adds something to the CD. Highlights include: 'Wake up Your Alive', which a symbolic song about new life for the 'Old Man (our flesh)
'A Simple Love Story', the symbolic nursery rhyme that explains the sin process so that a child can understand, Penelope Judd', As the Hour draws near( very deep, as we look at three people, close to death, one a Christian, who was luke warm in his faith, and fears what awaits on the other side , one who has run the faith of life in obedient, and who looks forward to eternity in Heaven with his Father, and the last who denies the existence of a God. 'Letter from the grave', which takes up from' As the Hour Draws near' from the view of the last person, who now resides in Hell, and his thoughts for his family & friends that still are alive (please see Luke 16:19-31) Martyrs (my favourite track) looks at three people from different times in our history, who have given up their life's for Christ's sake (Please see Luke 9:24-25)
This CD had me going to my Bible, and is an encouragement to my faith, and is the best CD, of this genre, that I have purchased this year
On the thematic point, this album is presented as a collection of stories of different people, in different times, from different viewpoints, and is a motif that Shai sticks to without compromise. His desire to stick to this framework is very admirable and gives the album an awesome kind of weight. I can even forgive the couple of songs for which this doesn't really work, such as "Simple Love Story". Because for the most part, it works fantastically: "As The Hour Draws Near"/"Letter From the Grave" is uncompromisingly deep and personal, while "Martyrs" literally gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it. Shai's lyrical and thematic efforts are absolutely perfected in "Wake Up, You're Alive", a haunting allegory of personal revelation. If you could only listen to one track on this album, that one is it. If you love both God and hip-hop, you need this album.
"The Greatest Story Ever Told"...is the best song here. But there is something here that something inside of me just does not seem to like. The intro is kind of thematic and interesting for a Christian rap album, but there is something that should not be there, and that is a lot of focus on the rap artist himself.
Where's Jesus in the Intro?
This CD spans the range of human emotion, being both lighthearted, with "Penelope Judd", and extremely somber, with "Letter from the Grave" and "Martyrs".
Overall, this is a very satisfying offering from one of LampMode's premier artists. If you like Christian Rap, Theology, or the God of the universe, this is the CD for you.
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