TobyMac - Renovating Diverse City Cross Rhythms Radio Airplay Audio Samples Available

Renovating Diverse City by TobyMac

Cross Rhythms Rating: 8/10
CD: Album
Tags: Hip-Hop, CD, Chart, Album, Airplay, Recommended, Top Rated
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Diverse remixes of 'Diverse City' - for pop-rock-hip-hop fans.

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  1. 1. Getaway Car (Jazzadelic FreeMix)
  2. 2. The Slam (d Dubb Remix)
  3. 3. Diverse City (Club-a-dub Remix)
  4. 4. Burn For You (Shortwave Radio Mix)
  5. 5. Hey Now (d Dubb Remix)
  6. 6. Phenomenon (Blanco E Chegro Mix)
  7. 7. Gone (Long Gone Remix)
  8. 8. InTRUding Again
  9. 9. Catchafire (White Rabbit Mix)
  10. 10. Ill-M-I (Dutch Mix)
  11. 11. Atmosphere (Ambiente Mix)
  12. 12. West Coast Kid Featuring Paul Wright
  13. 13. Burn For You (Cat Paw Remix)
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Reviewed by Steve Hayes

This lively re-invention of his last album starts with "The Slam", an energetic tune pointing to Jesus, with a driving bassline and heavy guitars on the hook. T-Bone guests with some fast rhymes. A catchy song is "Getaway Car", where old skool breaks explode into a chorus with Ricky Martin overtones - honest! We journey through melodic chorus, ragga, rap and breakbeat in "Catchafire". The album features work that reminds me of some of the early dc Talk - such as "Burn For You". This is a vibrant rock song with TobyMac singing, "I want the world to know I burn for you.." This is a desire for the Holy Spirit to help him feel alive again. 'Renovating Diverse City' has plenty of pop rap elements, none more so than "Hey Now", a potentially successful commercial track reminding me of The Tribe. This has a blend of elements, letting us know there is "one love and one God." Another song with a pop rock edge is "Gone", which takes a look at difficulties in relationships. "Diverse City" brings a driving 4/4 beat with a vibe that is reminiscent of the Black Eyed Peas/Outkast. We find an almost 4th Avenue Jones style hip-hop rock tune in "Ill-M-I", a nice cut. The album proper ends with a definite Latino edge in "Atmosphere" - God is always waiting for us to turn back to him. There's also a bonus remix of "Burn For You" included on this fresh and diverse set of remixes.

Style: Hip-Hop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 13402
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Forefront FFD11228
Items: 1
Release Date: 01 Sep 2005

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