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A Perfect Album For The Summer
Posted July 02, 2020
By MarqusAnthony_NRT, Staff Reviewer


What You Need to Know:
Chicago-based recording artist and filmmaker Rhyan Lamarr released his debut album aPERFECTmess, telling Lamarr's journey from homelessness to renowned producer/director/screenwriter of Canal Street. Utilizing skits with Sway Calloway, Charlamagne Tha God, Bishop Eric D. Garnes and more, Lamarr creates one of the most ambitious hip hop story-telling efforts of the year. A star-studded list of features includes Jonathan McReynolds, 1K Phew, Twista, nobigdyl., Byron Juane, Canon, Da Brat, Angie Rose, Parris Chariz, Aaron Cole, Ty Brasel, John Givez, Social Club Misfits, Jack Red, Eshon Burgundy, Jered Sanders, Jon Keith, Evan Ford, Kris Noel and more! aPERFECTmess is more than an album; it's really an audio film.

What It Sounds Like:
Rhyan Lamarr curates a sonically relevant masterpiece with nothing but anthems. There is a DJ Khaled-esque compilation feel to this album that makes it fun and exciting. The flawless vision and execution of this project manifests into thorough excellence on every song. Lamarr truly held nothing back on this 20 track, 1 hour and 13 minute offering featuring 9 tracks longer than 5 minutes. Several songs had long vamps and outros that were dope to just ride out and vibe to the multi-layered music. From rock to R&B, gospel, hip-hop and even pop, Lamarr pulls on many genres which all blend into a victorious album with banging basslines, lively instrumentation, skilled vocalists and dominant emcees.

Spiritual/Lyrical Highlights:
The album tells the story of an overcomer. Rhyan Lamarr's life journey and testimony give glory and honor to God, and those themes are woven throughout every track. His immense faith and tireless work ethic combined with patience and God's providential timing created aPERFECTmess. Lamarr's willingness to submit to the Lord's calling on his life and endure hardship for a season eventually took him from being homeless into a thriving role model and entrepreneur. The Lord gave this man true vision, and the clarity that comes from that is evident as Lamarr is humble, caring and loving.

Best Song on the Record:
"Relief" is an incredible song filled with supreme talent. Byron Juane, Canon, Kris Noel, nobigdyl., John Givez, Jack Red & Lil Sharp combine with Rhyan Lamarr to perfectly execute a flame-filled lyrical display of CHH talent.

For Fans Of:
Derek Minor, Social Club Misfits, Canon

Final Word:
Excellence abounds with precision on what might be the album of the summer. The accompanying music videos and short films, which includes the creation of a Christian Rap Cinematic Universe, are amazing and a must watch for any fans of this soundtrack. To see the diverse gifts and talents of Rhyan Lamarr be used by God in so many powerful, passionate and artistic ways is truly inspiring. This one is for the faith-filled, never-quit, we-shall-overcome dreamers around the world.

Find it on iTunes and Spotify.

 

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