Dre’ Sr. gives a solid explanation of what the theme of the album is at the end of the intro track: “The concept of the album is this... cats don’t understand that the music they listen to is such a significant role in their life. You listen to certain things at certain times to put you in certain moods. So if your life was a movie, your music would be a soundtrack to your movie. Well in the same way I wanted to put together an album that would cause Christians to examine themselves compared to Scripture and to see if they really are who they say they are…to see if you really are walking this walk.” There’s one thing I have to say to that. Don’t sleep on this dude!
If you have never heard of Dre’ Sr. and like comparisons, I would say his style resembles that of the Reach Records crew. His lyrics are sound in doctrine and you hear references to scripture throughout his songs, whether he’s saying a verse directly or interpreting one and using it for application. I am a sucker for punch lines in hip hop music and Dre’ Sr. has a lot of these. Dre’ does a great job of encouraging listeners to consider their ways and see if they match up to what a follower of Jesus should look like.
Production wise this album is not the best, but it’s not bad. Some of the beats seem to sound the same and seem to be simple. By simple I mean lacking in a variety of sounds. Don’t get me wrong though! This album still got my head bobbin with the up-tempo tunes. The beat style made it easier to focus on what Dre’ was saying which is a plus.
So if you are wondering if this album will be a good purchase, stop and just go get it! Especially if you are looking to buy new music! This is definitely not bad for a debut album. Also, if you haven't gotten Dre' Sr.'s sophomore album Juneteenth, make sure you get that too!
Sorry that his picture is so blurry. I found it this big. Sorry. Please find a bigger one for me!