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From Milk to Meat CD

When I say unofficial I mean I paid for the album and am reviewing it without the endorsement of CM Records.

I will attempt to do something different with this review. First I will rate a few categories in stars, then I will tier the songs so to say. So with no further due lets get into this review.

Production: 4 Stars

Lyrics: 5 Stars

Hooks: 3 Stars

Cameos: 4 Stars

Overall 4 Stars

I want to give this album 4.5 to 5 stars but I can’t due to the hooks, and a few tracks that could have been left off the album. There are a total of 19 songs, 3 are interludes thus 16 full length songs. Of those songs I will rate Great, Good, Okay and Bad. I will remain as fair as possible, but I want to also be honest in my assessment.

Great:Gimmie Dat, Jesus, Talk A Lot (maybe the hottest track on the album, this is actually one of Ambasadors greatest songs to me anyway), Love & Grace

Good:  Checking For My God, Listen Up, Hardcore, The Cost, The Day I Met U

Okay:Whatu Going Do, Deeper, The Opener, The Chop Chop, Hope Man,

Bad: The rest

The most challenging part of the album is I believe that Mr. Branch squeezed some song on the album to give it some weight which could have been left off. The hooks on some songs are a little dated, but that could be due to the fact that The Ambassador has the lyrical giftedness to convey the Gospel to this generation with ease but still has an older fan base, thus some of the beats and flow don’t match with the hooks at all and it seems like they were written by someone who didn’t write the lyrics. I also think there are a few mix match beats that don’t complement The Ambassadors flow but may have been used to communicate to a younger crowd.

All in all I give the album a 4 and is worth buying a copy for yourself and a friend who may not be a believer but likes hip hop. Niether will be disappointed and they may jsut be pleasently suprised that a preacher can flow better than 90% of those who call themselves rappers today.

When Ambassador does a best of, there are about 3-4 tracks that will make the list from this album I am sure. Jesus, Gimmie Dat and Talk A Lot (which I honestly am still all warm and fuzzy about) will definitely make the list.  Please buy it and enjoy it. This is suppose to be Ambassadors last album, but I tell you this, it isn’t because of flow and relevance, maybe he will walk away from this venue of communicating the Gospel like my man Barry Sanders did for the Lions in his prime with others screaming for an encore, especially me.

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Json has released a long awaited sophomore album called “Life on Life”. Json is a native of St. Louis and if you own or have heard the 13Letters Album, Sho Baraka’s “Turn My Life Up” Reach Records first compilation “116 Clique” or any of Flames Albums (he murders Lets Go) then you would have heard the Midwesterner bring Christ Exalting lyrics over banging beats.

This album doesn’t disappoint as a follow up to The Seasoning his debut album. As a matter of fact if you have heard The Seasoning and enjoyed it you will absolutely love this album. As Rapzilla says “it is light years beyond the first project”.  Lecrae brings the noise on “Who He Is”. If you have heard the “Our World Redeemed”album and enjoyed “Its all gon” then you will love “Move out”. “Listening Choice features Tedashii and the track for Tedashii is like pitching a softball to Barry Bonds in a little league park! What it Do features Trip and a newcomer (at least to me) named Titus and all three of them tears the track up. My Heart is a mellow track fitted for Common Sense (or now Common) bunch of instruments, very fresh summer/springish beat. Fight is the headbanger track featuring one of the most underrated Christian Artist This’l and a young brother name Mike Real who released an album late last year.

All in all a really good album. I was surprised by the production on this album, Json was already a beast lyrically but the first album was under-produced while this album is very creative and lyrically you get the Midwest Christ centered lyrics. You can buy the album at

http://www.json116.com/home.html

www.3hmp3.com (MP3)

 

Cop the album you will not be disappointed.

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