The Restoration: The All-Sufficiency of Christ in the Gospel of Grace to Restore Ruined Sinners to Himself for their Joy and His Glory. The title of this album speaks for itself as to what you can expect to hear as a listener. The title alone can preach without even playing a single track; but, as you do listen, can expect to hear the story of Timothy’s restoration in all areas of his life, which makes this a very personal album. With that, you also get a heavy dose of the gospel and the all-sufficiency of Christ which serve as the remedy for fallen sinners to be restored.
The Restorationis Timothy Brindle’s life put to music, and it clearly shows as you listen to this project and hear the passion with which he delivers his verbal soliloquies. This is immediately evident in the opening track “The All-Sufficiency of Christ” where he details the working of Jesus Christ in his life to cover him and empower him to overcome his sins. It’s here that we see that Timothy hasn’t lost a step, and makes it hard to believe that he’s been away from music for half a decade. Outside of a misstep here & there, this is the Timothy Brindle that we get for the entirety of the album. On top of this, there is a lot to like for the hip-hop purist, such as the addition of scratching and snippets from previous Lamp Mode recordings (like shai linne’s “Christ Crucified” on “I’m the Problem”). The instrumentation on this project makes for a very somber & introspective listen, which is both good & bad. It’s good because there is a lot for the listener to meditate on, but it can also make it feel very long & drawn out. One highlight to mention, while not the best track on the album, is “The Completeness Cypha” which is the first track from Lamp Mode to feature the entire roster on a single track. What’s more, this track serves as a concise summary of the entirety of the restoration we can receive because of the completeness of Christ’s work. Read More Here
Christon Gray Clear The Heir
Best Song On The Record: "Gray" has so much depth lyrically, it touches on recent social issues and calls the church to more action. It is an Ohio all-star show featuring Gray's brother Taelor and Tragic Hero. It isn't a song that can be listened to once. It is a song to sit with. The chorus is an exhortation to the listener, "There's a Heaven and we all wanna go/Does anybody wanna fall on the sword/Take my hand, I just want you to know/Healing begins when you call on the Lord."
Christon Gray is a rule breaker. He does not fit neatly within one genre. Rather, he blends them together, making something that can only be his own. His journey over the years has been the tale of the underdog. This is an artist that should not be counted out or brushed aside. Clear The Heir is an album that will be revisited years from and considered groundbreaking in its own right. Read More Here
Inspired by Jay Z's recent offering, “4:44”, Freddie Bruno had a thought. Why not dig in to those same samples, flip them with his signature sound and enlist his Deepspace5 brethren to make a little music? In our humble opinion, he nailed it. The veteran producer nods to NO I.D.’s tracks but still creates a new and vibrant take, laying the framework for the DS5 rhyme sayers to deliver the goods. You can feel their experience and life-lived as they give you their heart, soul and bars as only they can. From the melodic and soulful to the downright gritty, Deepspace5 lays it on the line for their fans once again. No matter your time zone, you’re going to want to set your alarm clocks for 5:55.
Produced by Freddie Bruno.
Sevin - Rather Die Than Deny
Sevin just dropped his new joint, Rather Die Than Deny. It features God Over Money Artists Datin, K. Allico, and Jered Sanders, along with guest appearances by Gemstones, Illuminate, & more.
1. Intro 2. Funk Paddle ft. SevinDuce
3. Refine Me Feat. Jered Sanders
4. Beam Me Up
5. Savage ft. Datin, Gemstones, and K. Allico
9. Wounds of a Friend Feat. Marcel Jackson
11. If You With Me ft. Zaydok
12. Neva Seen (Interlude)
14. Tho I Walk Feat. Bazooka
15. Wisdom ft. Illuminate
16. Rather Die Than Deny