|Album Review: @KB_HGA "Weight & Glory" via @ReachRecords
Are you ready for God
to get the glory out of your life? Are you committed to risk it all? Do you
understand the magnitude of Gods grace and glory? What is real truth? Look no
further the answer is here in three words "Weight and Glory".
KB is no stranger to
the Christian Hip-Hop scene. Before
recently signing onto Reach Records, KB was a leading member in HGA (His Glory
Alone). He has been serving and teaching
for sometime now. Weight and Glory is only his second album and it has
practically been on every Christian hip-hop website. The buzz has been
heightening the expectations for the album. Everyone has been talking about the
skill level of KB and whether it's "Reach Records" ready. I'M HERE TO TELL YOU,
IT'S BEYOND WHAT YOU'D EXCEPT. KB is far from your average one-dimensional
artist. His concepts are ingenious and his delivery remarkable KB is not afraid
to experiment with sounds, as you soon will come to know. He uses a lot of
melodic sounds from piano to electric guitar each bring a new appreciation to
KBs talent. But you know I wouldn't be true to myself if I didn't give you the
cons of the album. The only thing I was concerned about is the overbearing production
in some tracks and the lack of a central message in some songs. Other than that I enjoyed the album. I would
recommend buying/downloading ASAP. I enjoyed the journey.
Here is the top 6!
Weight Music: Thank you KB for the introduction or should I say
announcement to all believers! The bottom line to this track is, the only way
to live, is to live for the one and true God. KB warns us about the dangers of our
transgressions and the outcome they will have in our lives if we chose to
remain in them. He says, "This is what it means to be human, to be
consumed wit the weight and glory of the pursuer and led people to him." Wow how compelling. When was the last time
you've really thought about the weight of sin Jesus had to bear? Are you giving
him the glory he deserves for that? It's
time for righteous living.
Musically I enjoyed
the beat, it starred out melodic and transition to a tough hip-hop sound. The
chorus was more modern gospel, which helped connect all the different sounds.
Dirty Rice and Coko Korinne were the producers on this track, so nice job on
the production. I do hope that KB uses the dynamic sounds to his advantage by
performing this song with an orchestra and a choir, but we shall see. 4 Stars.
Zone Out Feat. Chris Lee Cobbins: This song must be a response to some
of KBs haters that have doubted his faith. KB proclaims he is officially zone
out to the world and zone in to Gods will. "...Underdog
I'm on it, to the praise for his glory...I'm in my zone." With the help of Chris Less Cobbins, KB
kills the track with no mercy! HA. This song served its purpose as a head
banger, which we all know Reach Records is known for. The song was produced well; the beat makes
for a good party starter. The only thing I didn't care for in the beat was the horn,
it was too pronounced in comparison to the KBs voice. Overall 3 Stars.
Don't Mean Much Feat. Sho Baraka: STOP IT WITH THE SELF-EXALTATION!
"Death doesn't care how many albums
you've sold...chose God and grow". Nowadays the world models success by how many
cars one has or how much money is being made. But once you're a follower of
Christ you realize how temporary all of those things are. KB and Sho Baraka explain to us how those
idols don't mean much, especially when it come to death. Sho Baraka does an
amazing job on his verse saying "Lord
sometimes its envy on my lips, lust on my hips, feet prone to slip cuz I'm so
weak." / "We exaggerate our strengths, hide our mistakes, "/ "..When I'm angry
my pride wants to sly me"/ "We are peasants mimicking the life of kings." I
respect Sho Baraka for being humble in pointing out his own faults and because
of his own flaws he explains we can't be saved by our own effort. Sho kind of
sounded like Propaganda on this track, what do you think?
I LOVE the rock theme
to the production. The electric guitar and drum featured on the song is
incredible. I'm proud of KB for
experimenting with sounds and not staying so one dimensional like most
Christian hip hop artist. 4 Stars.
Open Letter (Battlefield) Feat. Jai, Swoope, Trip: WOW! This is IT! KB presents us with two letters
that were written to him as cries of help from fans. Swoope teams up with KB to
read one of the letters and Trip prays for both of the struggling individuals.
The first letter talked about a young woman who is fighting with loneliness,
singleness, and her sexuality. The way
KB breaks down the letter, you'll realize that every struggle caused a new pain
and it just continued from there. The hardships that the letter covered are the
very ones the church keeps quiet. And this is the result. The second letter read by Swoope was just as
troubling. It spoke of a male who was on
his way to marriage but was caught up in lust. But the lust was after his own
wife, he wanted to have her, and wondered if that would be a problem since
he'll be marrying her soon anyway. What would be your reply? Would you tell
them what you think to be true? Well KB had the perfect solution to both of
their problems, prayer. Trip comes in to
pray not only for these two but also for anyone else struggling. The entire song had my attention from start to
finish. 4 Stars.
Hello Feat. Suzy Rock: "Hello
new mercies, Hello every morning, and everyday I live is another day I know
that I've been forgive." HALLELUJAH! We praise a God of new mercies. This
song spoke to my spirit so much. Shout
out to Suzy Rock for doing an amazing job on the chorus. As you can tell from
the verse, the song talks about not having any regrets from what was but being encouraged for what is to
come. KB wants us to remember everyday you woke you have been forgiven, so live
like it. He lets us know that it's not easy to just forget but don't dwell on
the past. It's by his grace you and I
are healed. 4 Stars
Here We Go Feat. PK: KB closes with a motivating anthem. The message is to take up your cross and
fight everyday until God calls. Are you
ready? I'd love to submit this song to our troops; I think it has some relation
to how they are fighting for a bigger purpose as well. The beat fits the anthem
theme and urges the listeners to take action. PK of course brings the message
home with his deep soulful voice. KB did well on ending the album with this
track, because it challenges the listeners to respond to the gospel by the
teaching of KB. Overall, KB I'm
pleasantly surprised by your artistry and thankful for your existence. 4 Stars.
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