One of the things I hope to do more of here at jonowens.tv is music reviews. I love music and I love sharing good music with others. I plan on sharing a pretty diverse spread of musical treats because this of course is the raw blend and diversity is the spice of life! I am super stoked to focus this music review on my brother and friend John Lumpkin II.
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What’s up?! Being that I did not post last week’s edition of “The Set” I thought I would do a smashup today! It works out perfectly because our offering special yesterday was going to be my featured song for this wonderful Valentine’s Day! Here’s the set:
THE SET: 02/13/11
- “Your Love Never Fails” – written by Chris McClarney & Anthony Skinner – “Defender” (record)
- “I Will Run” – written by Michael Gunger & Freddy Rodriguez – “Light In The Darkness (Live)”
- “Magnificent” – written by Kevin Singleton & Israel Houghton – “Live At The Lambs Theater”
- “Divine Romance” – written and performed by Philip Wickham – Phil Wickham (record)
“Divine Romance” is my song of the day; therefore, here is YouTube clip of the singer/songwriter himself playing it. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!!!
Listen, I know this is Tuesday, but in the spirit of trying to create some consistency I am getting this out now. Also, I’ve decided to label this post “music mondays” instead of “new music mondays” because sometimes “new” can be a relative term. I plan on showcasing music that is inspiring me at the time be it hot off the presses or a timeless classic.
That being said, onto today’s feature.
For those familiar with the Christian hip-hop world, the mention of Lecrae typically garners “download NOW” status. His recent release “Rehab: The Overdose” is no exception. The track that has had me going all week is “Battle Song” featuring Suzy Rock. It’s starts off by sampling none other than Freddie Mercury from Queen of all people, so you know it’s gonna kick tail. Once the beats drops it stirs something up on the inside that is true to its title. Lecrae’s lyrical delivery is on point as usual and Suzy Rock’s verse is vicious.
Whether you are looking for a song to get you ready to take on your daily spiritual battles, “hour of power” on the elliptical (also a spiritual battle), or give your week a throat chop and crotch kick, “Battle Song” is your track.