The Premiere [Music Download]
The Premiere  [Music Download] -     By: Soul P.
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1. I'm Here Soul P. 2:56 $0.99
2. Whoa Whoa! Soul P. 3:53 $0.99
3. Goodness (featuring Lisa Kimmey) Soul P.- Lisa Kimmey 3:37 $0.99
4. Step Clap (featuring Sharp Skills) Soul P.- Sharp Skills 3:20 $0.99
5. You Make Me (featuring TC) Soul P.- TC 3:44 $0.99
6. We Don't Know Soul P. 3:38 $0.99
7. I'm Grindin' Soul P. 3:18 $0.99
8. Do My Thang Soul P. 3:38 $0.99
9. You Can Soul P. 3:47 $0.99
10. Money More (featuring Butta P.) Soul P.- Butta P. 4:05 $0.99
11. I'm the Street Soul P. 4:13 $0.99
12. Hey Young Man Soul P. 4:11 $0.99
13. Hold On Soul P. 4:25 $0.99
14. Hear My Cry Soul P. 3:55 $0.99
15. All I Want Soul P. 3:48 $0.99

Product Information

Format: Music Download
Vendor: Syntax Distribution
Publication Date: 2006
UPC: 881534401729

CCMMagazine.com

A PREMIERE WORTH GETTING IN LINE FOR…

There’s something about party rap that scares Christian emcees. I’m not sure if it’s the connotations of being a mainstream party rapper—debauchery, misogyny, egocentrism, et al.—but the fact remains: there aren’t enough bona fide pop rappers in urban gospel circles.

Sensing the void, hip-hop veteran Todd Collins signed Soul P. to fledgling rap label Beatmart Recordings. Collins certainly knows a thing or two about party rap—KJ-52, John Reuben and tobyMac all have ties to the man.

But what Soul P. attempts with The Premiere far outperforms any of the above practitioners. While other emcees treat pop-rap as a distraction to their otherwise self-serious output—or are simply too suburban to pull it off—this Seattle-native makes it the foundation of his entire national debut.

Soul P. has a knack for getting down—and getting down hard—a quality that’s palpable from the first few seconds of blazing opener “I’m Here.” The joint sounds like a Missy Elliott leftover from 2002, but it’s still a banger of the highest order.

The rhythmic streak continues through the majority of the set and is particularly noticeable in romps such as “Step Clap,” “I’m Grindin’” and “Whoa Whoa!” The beats are on-point, the beats-per-minute consistent and the hooks aplenty.

His flow is tough to compare. At times, the brother sounds like Kanye West (“Goodness”). At others, he boasts the nasal qualities of Chingy (“Do My Thang”) or the laziness of Fabolous (“You Make Me”). Whatever the style, he’s confident at the microphone, tempering the levity of his tracks with well-worded ruminations on uncertainty (“We Don’t Know”), the lure of riches (“Money More”) and following God’s lead (“Do My Thang”).

It’s nothing super-profound, but eloquent enough to prepare the ground for the more introspective moments. They come late in the game, but “I’m the Street” and “Hold On” paint the emcee in a new light—in these, he goes from loquacious party host to ominous street preacher, sounding in-command at either camp.

But those detours are the exception. The Premiere is, on the whole, a pop-rap album through and through, a rhythmic affair that isn’t afraid to be lighthearted on the dance floor, while still keeping a straight face in its delivery.

ANDREE FARIAS- CCMMagazine.com

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