Life is hard. We all know it, and anyone who’s experienced it beyond a few years would agree. We make mistakes, and we often do or say things that make life even harder for us at times. “Son Shine” is a reflection of that, and the emotional ups and downs that come along with those poor choices at times in life. The good news is, we’re given grace for those mistakes, and “Son Shine” is a rallying cry to receive grace in our lives.
Change shares, “I knew I wanted Datin on this song as soon as Cephas sent me the beat. I knew it would give us the chance to vibe off something we’ve talked about for years, and we’ve often held each other up through. That’s my mans, and I knew this would be perfect for us to cook on this topic.”
With a powerful chorus and transparent lyricism that almost anyone can relate to, “Son Shine” is the type of song you put on during a rough morning while driving to work, or coming home from a long day at school, etc… It’s a great way to lift your outlook, and know that you aren’t alone in your situation, whatever it may be.
Check it out and let us know what you think. Spread The Soup!
Within music, everyone wants to bring “fire” to their tracks. This is when the artist brings an intense sense of passion, production and purpose on their project. It seems as though this is the mission for James Daytona as he brings us “New Fire“. I’m “burning” to review this!
SNAP SESSION-FAVORITE BAR:”IT COST MORE WHEN WE LISTEN TO CHEAP MUSIC” As I was listening to the album, I have to say that I was looking forward to hearing this track. Listening to his flow and seeing the name of the track really peaked my interest. He did not disappoint! He brought the bars along with the snapping. I would love to see James continue this session series on his next project. I don’t think that there is another track that he could’ve ended the album off with. The way he speaks on current events on this track makes it a REPEAT OFFENDER!
Starting the with “Notebook“, I enjoyed his reflection through his importance of his notebook. The track as a story of his journey surviving doubt and cancer and hearing his testimony pulls you in for the future tracks. He starts off telling us on how he is dipping and dripping in “Oil” and sets the tone of the album. Next, he moves to “Young Saved And Sold out“. This track has single potential and I could see this as a great performance track. He speaks with boldness and welcomes all walks of life into the kingdom with this track. You can see Jame’s sharp double time skills with “I’m Saved“. After hearing his passion on that track, you will “be like locs and fall back“. James and Hunter Rayne did a beautiful ode to true queens with “Woman of God“. We need to hear more men confess their love for their wives with the transparency as James gave on this track. James follow up that track with the funny, but factual tracks “Inbox” and “Gossip“. I love both of these tracks and think that they would make great visuals for fans and listeners.
Overall, this is a great listen! The pacing is one of the best that I’ve heard from a album this year. James has great chemistry with his production team. Zee and J. French really enhance Jame’s style and added the gasoline to the fire. I love how James speaks with conviction with every track and bar. This alone draws listeners in. After listening to this project, I can firmly say that “New Fire” brings the heat to those that listen to it! Spread The Soup!
Check out DJ Sean Blu as he gives us a “No Beef #CHH” mix including tracks from @onlyoneprecise @ShaiLinne @RuslanKD @AmIshoBaraka @AndyMineo @rio_24k @Zauntee . Check it out and let us know what you think! Spread The Soup!
Concerning the current political and cultural divide amongst those in the Household of Faith, Priest offers his opinion on the controversial subject of Christianity and it’s impact on Black people(namely African Americans). Priest argues that not only is Christianity not harmful to Black people but, beneficial & that Black people are it’s original stewards! But as always, we look forward to hearing from you. Check it out and let us know what your thoughts are? Spread The Soup!
VA based hip hop label Renaissance Movement Music releases Safe House, an album dedicated to bringing awareness to and combating sex trafficking. 100% of its proceeds are going to the Safe House Project, an operation tasked with building a home for at risk youth in Pretoria, South Africa.
When the refugee crisis hit the media outlets, many of us looked at it and failed to see how much we can relate. While hardly any of us know what it’s like to be a refugee in a natural sense, we all know what it’s like to need a place of security and safety. We are being driven out of many different places because of our faith, so we can relate to them more than we know. Let us know what you think. Spread The Soup!
“Still Alright” feeds us with a simple message wrapped in a very dope summer vibe. No matter what, I’m “Still Alright.” As a people, we’re “Still Alright”. This message is getting more timely and harder to express with everything going on, and in these visuals J.Kwest touches everything from crazy politics to being out of shape to having a “gig that’s killing my soul…” The message of “Still Alright” runs throughout in this animated video directed by Jarrett Frazier. Check it out and let us know what you think. Spread The Soup!
I’m beginning to make this post a habit on my birthday. It’s where I look back and really think about big points that I learned and helped me mature through the previous year. Here are 3 things that I learned and helped me be a better person for my next birthday:
You can’t do everything yourself. You have to learn to delegate things out to other people to reach goals in life.
People don’t leave churches or jobs, they leave their leaders.
Sometimes, you just have to have a uncomfortable conversation with someone to come to a comfortable place with them.
Hopefully, these things will not only help me out this year, but help you out as well. Happy Birthday to me! Spread The Soup!