With a humble swagger and beats that could knock down the walls of Jericho, Williams newest album fills the pews with a low-down gospel message that, refreshingly, isnt afraid to pull out a whip and strike down the false prophets crowding the temples of the holy.
For example, the second track, Revolutionary Minds co-written with a whos who of local hip hop talent, including Apocalyptic and Sean C. Johnson defiantly states houses of worship have too many meetings and no execution when it comes to the problems of the church in the community. Good Times, meanwhile, is a family reunion on wax a sweet-soul experience that ranks up there with Ice Cubes It Was a Good Day, no AKs needed.
The true masterpiece of the album, however, has to be the eight-minute heartripper Sincerely Yours, Soul, a series of letters based around broken familial bonds that are only healed through heavenly ones. As the depressive holiday season threatens to engulf some of us, Love, Soul is a cathartic, soul-saving experience that will leave even the most unholy among us in a wreck, on the floor, pleading for salvation. Louis Fowler