Each reaches out to touch whichever part of the animal is in front of him, and each draws a radically different conclusion from what he discovers. In and out of smoke sessions chief in' Ls skirts lifted, just enough to see they tails. What was the inspiration in going that route? In 2008, in advance of his debut album, Troubles of the World, Castle released the sixth part of the Fahrenheit 1st and 15th mixtape series, The Testimony of GemStones. If you normally don't listen to Christian Hip-hop, I strongly suggest you check it out anyway. Archived from on March 6, 2013. Welcome to the first episode of Rapzilla. How does it stack up to the bar?.
Darkskins say that lightskins just as filthy as the swine The rich say they despise the poor cause they should get they own. You can't disagree with the gapless playback, each track comes through loudly and clearly. Not a magnum opus, but an impressive, if uneven effort from an artist still in the process of defining himself. I toured the planet twice and that ain't how these rappers live!!! Gemstones debut retail album Blind Elephant debuted on Billboard this week. This artist is one of the best and pray success for him. It was a lyrical miracle.
The album was met with mixed reviews as it had garnered a moderate amount of interest yet left some fans disappointed by the long delays and heavily religious lyrical content. Which has an amazing video by the way. If you want to check out his mixtapes, I suggest Untamed Beast, and Elephant in the Room. Or rapper who is a Christian, whatever floats your boat. The album has since been delayed indefinitely due to his departure from mainstream hip hop and the discontinuation of 1st and 15th Entertainment. GemStones improved in this album in areas of: Grace: In the sense that he is less focused on himself but I would still recommend more focus on the Lord and his efforts. Chilling and challenging on both fronts.
Blind Elephant takes us along the journey from a kid from Chicago and how his faith in Christ has led him to greater heights. University Press of Mississippi Jackson. In terms of Christian rap albums, this is the best album since last years slept on 13th Floor by the extremely underrated The Rep. To provide us with powerful music. I think the timing on Lupe releasing the video is perfect! I got a lot to say.
As Castle began to spread rumors of his return to hip hop, he expressed his desire to leave 1st and 15th Entertainment shortly before Lupe Fiasco discontinued the label in November 2009. Everybody dressed alike deep as hell. It's a good song and has it's place on the album. Name one thing fans would be surprised to know about you? This is the highest Chase has ever been on any Billboard chart. This is just a preview! Lastly, Rapzilla featured an article about dope Christian clothing brands. The women say the man's equivalent to civil dogs The men say never trust a woman they'll betray your fold. Archived from on 20 February 2009.
Gemstones unapologetically steps forward and provides Jesus as the only hope out of the pit of despair. But within myself, I have struggled with a few things and have for a while and finally decided to make a song about it. He was battling a serious health condition and preparing himself for pastoral ministry. Castle's first mainstream hip hop exposure came in September 2006 with the release of Lupe Fiasco's highly anticipated debut album. Praise: He has a nice song that has praise in his style. I do have some nitpicks about the album. The Lord has truly given us a diamond in the rough.
In comparison to the other readers that do it for Jesus you are truly one of the greatest that do it for his glory. Off the bat, Gemstones is an emcee's emcee. In other words, we're all in the same boat, let's try to figure it out together. They can put you on, Imma meet you there When I bang on you and leave you there Put a feature where? How does Gemstones differ from the artist we first got to know almost 10 years ago? The mixtape, titled Untamed Beast, featured Lupe Fiasco only once and primarily focused on Castle as he demonstrated his singing and rapping abilities. Gemstones, finally releases Blind Elephant! Rappers that they follow after feed em tales. TempleGemStones Lyrics provided by SongLyrics.
I definitely think artists should speak more positivity in their music. Adele, Andre 3000, Gnarls Barkley, Carl Thomas, Jodeci, Bill Withers, and Michael Jackson. The album has been delayed twice, which caused me some concern. I pray, turn the beat on, and just zone out. The old condemn the young cause no respect for not a soul The young say that the old Cannon connect because they old.
If you're a fan of Christian hip-hop, this is a must have. Unprepared for life could barely read or spell. Read the reaction by Switch Below: View this post on Instagram This is insane!! The mixtape was moderately successful in furthering Castle's exposure to hip hop listeners across the United States. Blind Elephant charges in and moves in many directions, much like a blind elephant, but it doesn't miss the mark. Though the production is often more workmanlike than inspired, there are moments when music, flow and delivery gel and the set comes within kissing distance of greatness.
This album is really close to To Pimp a Butterfly in the competition for my favorite rap albums of the year. I had a couple nitpicks with the lyrics at some points. Our neighborhoods have been the destroyed. Granny raised the seed they've barely even held. But in 1997 when Bad Boy was running the game and I saw doing his thing I was convinced that this was exactly what I wanted to do with my life and that I was not going to college.