This was sent to I CHOOSE GOSPEL, check it out…
“MPH (Man Praisin Hard) is a 20 year old rapper from Atlanta. His goal is to provoke a generation to turn to Christ by creating REAL HIP HOP MUSIC! He makes music for those who love hip hop but will never step foot in the church. ”Critical Condition” was released on July 26, 2012 and is available for FREE HERE!
Man Praisin Hard’s “Critical Condition” mixtape was created to represent the millions of people who are one critical decision away from following Christ or following Satan. He begins the mixtape in the most critical condition ever; contemplating suicide. The tape progresses and gradually pulls away from the flesh and grows toward the love of God. The listener is able to feel and relate to the life situations MPH describes and finds them self replaying the 25 minute mixtape to relive the “Critical” story. For more on MPH check out the official website: ManPraisingHard.com” (-Artist Bio)
Now, I am new to MPH and was ready to write this project completely off as I was not phased by the bravado included in the email. I mean they were really trying their best to sell this as the “BEST Mixtape EVER!” I began to listen to it and after several listens, I am still having mixed emotions. Yet, my cons of project are out weighed by my positive thoughts and feelings, that YES, I believe this is a mixtape worth downloading. I love the Intro, the emotion, the realness, the sense of urgency, awesome. Then the second track, I think would have been better with a deep male vocal on the hook. Also I was starting to think that MPH’s lyrical flow needed some maturing. By the third track, I was appreciating MPH’s lyrical content and his flow here, this track is very reminiscent of the old school rhyming cyphers, I like that! There are a few short tracks that really grind hard: the lyrics, the beats, MPH is doing his thing and I am following behind nicely! Still, MPH loses me when it comes to “Apologies”, it seems very experimental, and out-of-place on the project, a nice try but not my bowl of soup. But the closing track, WOW, leaves you wanting more. So yea, I am all over the place with this project, but do download it for yourself and see what’s up!