I BEEN LISTENING TO CM EVER SINCE I SAW THEM LIVE IN NEW YORK, AT NEW LIFE STORE. ALL THEIR CDs ARE GREAT. GOOD BEATS, THE WORD IS CLEAR , JUST LIKE THE REST OF THERE CDS. THANK GOD FOR THE MOVEMENT!!!
To me Cross Movement has always stood out as far as speaking wisdom and knowledge through their music. I believe that they perfectly chose Flame and Da Truth in producing their albums, because they also spit a lot of knowledge and wisdom. The Ambassador and now the Phanatik has released solo albums, now I am currently searching for The Tonic's solo album.
When I heard that the Cross Movement would come out with a new album later this Fall, I was trying to get over "Holy Culture". A lot of events transpire after that album; the new affilation with Provident Distribution label, plus the releases of Da'truth and Flame's new album (which I will review later). "Higher Definition" may sound better, but it feels like a ordinary television set with uneccessary surround stereoes. For starters, I never quite understand why CM is using "Cash Money" type of beats more frequent than there orignal East Coast flavor. However, tracks like "Big Words" performed by Tonic was off the hook and would be perfect for the radio. "Hey Y'all" was decent, but I thought could been more stronger. The album truly redeem my interest when I heard the track "My Life Cypha"; Phantik verse was strong and it sounds as though he needs to come out with a solo project. The rest of the crew made it more enjoyable (including Todd Bangz). In conclusion, the music production was stepped up, but it didn't feel no different than "Holy Culture". I would really CM to get back to that sound they did on "House of Representatives", but if they don't they will still be one of my favorite groups.