dc Talk - Two For One:  dc Talk/Nu Thang Audio Samples Available

Two For One: dc Talk/Nu Thang by dc Talk

Cross Rhythms Rating: 8/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Hip-Hop, Album, Top Rated
A twofer reissue of the seminal group's first two albums from 1989 and 1990.

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  1. 1. When DC Talks
  2. 2. He Works
  3. 3. I Luv Rap Music
  4. 4. The King (Allelujah)
  5. 5. Spinnin' Round
  6. 6. Voices Praise Him
  7. 7. Walls
  8. 8. Talk It Out
  9. 9. Take It To The Lord
  10. 10. Children Can Live (Without It)
  11. 11. Can I Get A Witness
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Reviewed by Tony Cummings

The musical journey from popularisers of Christian rap to CCM's best selling pop rockers is of course well known. Now this budget price twofer gives us a chance to listen again to their debut 'dc Talk' (1989) and the follow up 'Nu Thang' (1990). It has to be said that their debut wasn't very good and sounds pretty cheesy by today's standards. Their first Christian radio hit "Heavenbound" is an uneasy alliance between a decidedly straight sounding sung part from Michael Tait interspersed with some simplistic rapping. "Gah Ta Be (Saved)" makes an effort at hip-hop traditional gospel fusion but compared with dc Talk's later efforts in that field on the 'Free At Last' album sounds pretty tame. As we know of course, the album sold well but that was largely because there was almost a complete absence of rap music in America's Christian bookshops. 'Nu Thang' is a much better album. It featured possibly the group's first outstanding track "I Luv Rap Music" which rather ironically had a bit of a dancehall reggae groove. The title track on 'Nu Thang' was a major US Christian radio hit and catchy enough for me to once record a cover version with two young hopefuls called and Daniel and Natasha Bedingfield (but that's another story). "Walls" was the band's first attempt to introduce rock elements and in retrospect was a harbinger to what was to become "Jesus Freak" while "Children Can't Live (Without It)" is a down-tempo anti-abortion song with a bit of disco in the backing track. All in all, a fascinating slice of musical history.

Style: Hip-Hop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 47100
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: EMI 5099921380327
Items: 2
Release Date: 04 Jul 2008

A twofer reissue of the seminal group's first two albums from 1989 and 1990.

dc Talk - Jesus Freak 10th Anniversary (Special Edition)dc Talk - Jesus Freak 10th Anniversary (Special Edition)
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A double CD featuring a remastered version of the 1995 classic and an album of remixes and live versions.

dc Talk - Two For One:  Free At Last/Supernaturaldc Talk - Two For One: Free At Last/Supernatural
Hip-Hop CD Audio Samples Available

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Two best selling albums from 1992 and 1998 in value-for-money package.

For more information about dc Talk, check the dc Talk Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)

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