Je'Kob - Faith Hope Love
Last modified: 06 Mar 2013
You know when you put an album on and from the moment the first note comes out of the stereo you think, 'Yes, I'm going to love this album'? Well, this happened to me when I put on the album 'Faith Hope Love'
Any album that from track one can get me dancing and trying to do some moves on the dance floor (ie, my living room) is one to make me stand up and have a listen. 'Love Is All'
is a funky dance number that has a great happy beat that will make anybody smile.
Before we go on I better introduce this singer for people who don't know who he is. Rapper, singer, and record producer, Je'kob Washington was born in San Antonio, Texas. Je'kob first stepped into the music scene as one third of the group Souljahz, but now he has decided to release his first solo project.
This album has some great club dance tracks, like Don't let Go
and Boom Shaka Laka
which have great beats. These tracks have real honest lyrical substance that speak about love, life, God and everything in-between. You can't ask for much more than that from any songwriter.
What I found interesting about this album was the mix of styles. Make Me Over
have a more rap feel. If I Ruled The World
is a little bit more funky, Hope For Us All
sounds a bit like a N.E.R.D track, whilst Can't Have My Soul
is what I would describe as the modern rap chart sound.
There aren't many tracks on this album I didn't enjoy listening to. But for all the great musical styles and sounds on this album, the one thing I kept coming back to was how honest and real the lyrics were. Je'Kob tells his story on these tracks, and it's well worth listening to what this amazing musician has to say.
Review by Jono Davies
Can't Have my Soul
Love Is All