Various - Central Streets Of Soul Vol 1: Ruff Beats With A Heavy Message British Product Audio Samples Available

Central Streets Of Soul Vol 1: Ruff Beats With A Heavy Message by Various

Cross Rhythms Rating: 8/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, R&B, Album, Independent
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Compilation of Midlands artists including Dublit, Spanna, The Projects and many more.

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  1. 1. I Gave Up
  2. 2. Faith
  3. 3. Find Me
  4. 4. This Iz How We Praize
  5. 5. Galatians 2 20
  6. 6. Were You There-
  7. 7. My King
  8. 8. Bling Bling Crown
  9. 9. Talk2Me
  10. 10. Laid It Down
  11. 11. Rising Son
  12. 12. Open Your Eyes
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Reviewed by David Ashley

CSOS is a pleasant surprise, offering a wide range of artists from the Midlands urban gospel scene including Dublit, Solar Angelics, Owen Uriah, Spanna and DJ Zorro. Whether deliberate or not the compilation hits pretty much every sub-division of UK urban sounds. There's the more hard-hitting hip-hop - "Galatians 2:20" from TrebleZ is old style reggae; "Were You There?" by Owen Uriah is raga and the more R&B, soulful side is represented by "Laid It Down" performed by The Projects. Overall the beats are catchy and cleverly thought out and the standard of lyrics is generally very high - both intelligent and innovative. It's not perfect - "Bling Bling Crown" by DJ Zorro is a lapse into slight idiocy. Still, clichés about "representin. . ." aside it is genuinely a pleasure when UK artists, against the odds and on a fraction of the budget the American scene works with, turn out urban gospel of such quality as this. There are certainly many artists here worth keeping an eye on.

Style: R&B
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 88565
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Independent
Items: 1
Release Date: 2009

Compilation of Midlands artists including Dublit, Spanna, The Projects and many more.

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Posted by Clair in West Midlands at 00:46 on May 18 2010

The artists on this compilation are definitely an inspiration! xx

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