Birth of a Movement
Birth of A Movement, the sophomore release from Sunz of Soul, is not just another hip-hop CD, it's an experience that could possibly serve as the catalyst that converts hip-hop into a true art form. It's the fourth commercial release and the fifth overall project released by Infinite Soul Music, the label that prides itself on artistic integrity. The project is best described as an eclectic, soulful journey through the Sunz' inner mind's eyes--accented with timely, pertinent social and political assessments and commentary. Jewels filters his signature urban thump into a bona fide soul-sonic force, while Blak Mamba waxes prophetic and poetic over undiluted soul tracks. The duo's chemistry, dexterity, and hip-hop acumen is boldly brandished as they launch banger after banger in an unrelenting barrage of pure hip-hop soul. Birth of a Movement is a collection of 16 possible lead singles of varying tempo, content, and intensity. There is no filler-material on the project. '1st Things First,' on Birth of a Movement the Sunz of Soul take you on a soulful journey that tells you 'Just How it Is' with colorful language, head-nod-inducing beats and a chemistry that makes the project a true monster. 'It's So Hard' to put the experience into words, so let me take '2' seconds to compose a proper description. It's really about real life experiences. Not the dramatic shock and awe hood-tales that have become almost a caricature of themselves, but epic depictions of 'Life and Love' that people from all walks of life can relate to and believe. You will never be inclined to skip a track, although you may need to adjust your 'Bass and Treble' to maintain the integrity of the perpetual groove. A stark departure from the mindless clowns who are 'Sayin Nuthin,' this one-hour soul tutorial emphatically confirms that Blak Mamba and Jewels are 'On Some Other' ish! Sunz of Soul follows the 'Footsteps' of acts like The Roots, Common, and A Tribe Called Quest in delivering material that's off the beaten path, yet appeals to all who crave substance in their hip-hop. 'Don't Sleep!'