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We Plug 2 You... Guvna B - Scrapbook
Reviewed by fhanthom
Allo Mate!! Happy New Year and are we back with some good music for you or are we back with some GOOD Music for you? I hope you've been GOOD and you had a GOOD Christmas & New Years. Going into 2011, we are going to serve you nothing short of GOOD music I can assure you. Having said that, I'm going to introduce you to our very first feature for 2011, Guvna B!
This UK-based Gospel rapper has been around for a while now and if you were watching the MOBO awards last year, you will remember that he won the award for best Gospel Act! Only a few months after that, Guvna B is NOT resting on his morales and he's back out with a brand new mixtape, because for Guvna it has never been about just the awards, he's always been ready to put out that hot verse with that hot message.
This 21 year old Ghanaian born rapper has come out with an amazing mixtape titled 'Scrapbook' and truth be told, regardless of your religious background, you will be heavily touched by this mixtape as it comes with alot of soul and originality. According to Guvna B, 'Scrapbook' is more of a gift to his listeners and is a body of work filled with tracks that Guvna has written over the years, hence the name 'ScrapBook'.
Oh Yeah! this first tune you're about to listen to is titled 'Skin Deep'. I particularly fell in love with this tune as soon as I listened to it. I feel like everyone I know should listen to this track and just picture me talking to them. Basically, we all have problems, but a couple of us never show those problems and people feel because we don't talk about our problems, it means that we don't have any. After Guvna adeptly gives this message, he tells you where to meet that ONE person that will always be able to see your problems (& help) even through those deceiving smiles...
This next tune is heavy! It's called 'One Body' and it features an array of emerging Gospel artists such as A-star, Presha J, Jake and Jay Dolph... For all you Grime fans, this one is for you. Each artist drops a monumental verse on this track and I'm sure you'll like this one. The title 'One Body' represents the kingdom of God which is You and Me.
This next tune 'Kofi' is an emotional one and sees Guvna B on excellent storytelling mode. It aptly describes the relationships between two best friends finding different paths in life as with many relationships in our lives. This story line sounds as real as real can be, making it even easier for listeners to relate to it. Emerging UK artist, Michaela the Poet is the female vocalist on the chorus and considering the fact that she calls herself a poet, she did justice to the chorus. Her voice completely embodies the pain that the song aims to convey...
Can I just say that when it comes to this thing called rap, the UK has got it down to a Tee and we need to take more notice. On this next tune called 'B2B', Guvna B and Brewer go back-to-back on one hell of a thumping musical backdrop with much skill, finesse & flow. These two completely NAIL it if you ask me. I feel this tune can compete with alot of other rap songs lyrically, if only we appreciated Gospel Music a bit more. Enjoy this one...
I will say this now... This has been my best feature so far for We Plug GOOD Music because this 20-track mixtape has been able to touch me in ways alot of other mixtapes haven't been able to. Guvna B has been consistent in his ministry (music) for a long time and I hope he gets even more people to appreciate him and his sound in 2011.
Download: Guvna B's 'Scrapbook'
God Bless You as you listen
P.S If you choose to think that this isn't GOOD music, you can send me an email and iWill apologise (lol)... BUT there won't be any need for that, trust me!