|Top 5 Free Mixtapes of 2012 | Posted November 22, 2013
People say you get what you pay for... That isn't true in this case. I feel this FREE Mixtape/Album was worth paying for. Go Download here: http://rapzilla.com/rz/music/freemp3s/4922-alex-faith-honest-2-god
Alex Faith's Honest 2 God Mixtape is just as stated... Honest. He speaks honestly about his life, struggles, sin, and temptation. "Can't Fake It" He, Dre Murray, and Derek Minor speak directly to that. We "Can't Fake It" when Christ changes us. The song also includes an well placed sample. The previous song "Have It All" is a remix of the Adele track beat with a declaration of raps over top.
"Honest 2 God" includes some big names and features... more than you would expect from a free mixtape. He includes his W.L.A.K. crew Swoope, Christon Gray, and Dre Murray, also Suzy Rock and Sho Baraka on a "Runaways" Remix, a song that put him on the map just months earlier. Social Club and one of its members Martymar are featured on 2 tracks. Alex didnt skimp on production credits also including... Wit, Street Symphony, D-Flow, Wes Pendleton and More. He also includes Instrumentals for 3 of the tracks, When I was younger I loved when they included Instrumentals so my friends and I could freestyle on them.
"Video Games" was another track that was released earlier and helped get some hype for the mixtape, although not my favorite track. I really enjoy "Dreams" feat. Social Club, this track includes a sample and the hook is pulled from a song by "The Game" Social Club is one of my favorite new Christian Rap groups and they kill it on this track.
The Honestly continues on "Remember the Rain" Alex speaks from the heart about the pain of losing a child and the rainy times. He calls it a "Blood Stained Memory" and speaks honestly about being mad at God and having to really trust in God's plans.
"M for Murder" (feat. Martymar of Social Club & Dre Murray) "I dial M for Murder" the hook says, they speak to murdering the flesh or murdering our plans and trusting in God's plans. "We do the work of Lord and we murder Pride" Alex finishes his verse.
The Title Track "Honest 2 God" is one of the most honest tracks on the album. "I ain't gonna lie..." is how each verse starts. He speaks about wanting to have, Money, Cars, and Stuff... but he is happy with what God provides. Christon Gray kills the vocals on the chorus and also the second verse, his ability to sing R&B and Rap makes him a great feature on any song or album.
Over all this is a well-balanced record. If you want to call it a Mixtape or an Album, it doesn’t change how great it is. Every track has its value and place on the record. This is definitely in my Top 5 Free Mixtapes of 2012, maybe closer to Top 3. If it weren’t for Lecrae - Church Clothes and MC Jin - Crazy Love and Ridicules Faith, coming out the same year it would be #1.
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