A week or so ago I came across a free download of the song “I Ain’t Got an Answer” by the artist Propaganda (via http://www.jesusfreakhideout.com). One listen and I was hooked. I immediately got the whole record (and his album before that) and I’ve been listening to it non-stop since then.
Propaganda is a west coast hip hop artist who has just recently released his newest record “Excellent” which debuted at #184 on Billboard’s Top 200. It moved 27,000 copies in the first week. #4 on ITunes hip hop chart.
What I like most about this record is that it’s intelligent hip hop. Propaganda’s lyrics have meaning and impact and are delivered with conviction. At times, especially during sections of spoken word, Propaganda’s lyrics are biting. Not hateful biting, but truth that stings and makes you think. Musically this record is a step above the rest. It’s diverse while at the same time staying cohesive. From start to finish this record is incredible. I rarely find an album that I want to listen to front to back, but this is one of them.
So if you’re a fan of strong meaningful hip hop, you’ve gotta get this record. You won’t be disappointed.
* “Redefine Cutter” / “Precious Puritans” / “Forgive Me For Asking”