12 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

A far cry from the Jay-Z and R. Kelly project of the same name, this Best of Both Worlds brings together gospel hip-hop artists Willie "PDUB" Moore Jr. (formerly known as Pretty Willie) and Bizzle. Both have been doing their thing for quite a while now, dropping a long line of inspirational club jams and heading the Young Fly and Saved and God Over Money movements, respectively. St. Louis rapper/singer PDUB claims more than 25 million MySpace plays, while Houston-via-L.A. emcee Bizzle is perhaps best known for his Jay-Z callout single "Some Explaining To Do." In terms of production, this would easily fit in pretty much any high-end nightclub VIP room, complete with skittering beats, intergalactic synth squiggles, and huge bass bumps (though the lyrics are all about God and living right by Him). Perhaps a little heavyhanded for those who haven't been saved, it's undeniably catchy from start to finish, especially on joints like "Long Day," "Final Call," and the harp-infused love jam "Get No Better."

EDITORS’ NOTES

A far cry from the Jay-Z and R. Kelly project of the same name, this Best of Both Worlds brings together gospel hip-hop artists Willie "PDUB" Moore Jr. (formerly known as Pretty Willie) and Bizzle. Both have been doing their thing for quite a while now, dropping a long line of inspirational club jams and heading the Young Fly and Saved and God Over Money movements, respectively. St. Louis rapper/singer PDUB claims more than 25 million MySpace plays, while Houston-via-L.A. emcee Bizzle is perhaps best known for his Jay-Z callout single "Some Explaining To Do." In terms of production, this would easily fit in pretty much any high-end nightclub VIP room, complete with skittering beats, intergalactic synth squiggles, and huge bass bumps (though the lyrics are all about God and living right by Him). Perhaps a little heavyhanded for those who haven't been saved, it's undeniably catchy from start to finish, especially on joints like "Long Day," "Final Call," and the harp-infused love jam "Get No Better."

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

225 Ratings

225 Ratings

BOBW

Anthony Figueroa,

Great album this is a true hip hop album a lil bit of everything for everyone. Check it out u will full in love with it after the intro! God bless the moment G.o.M and YFnS!

Thank you

Josh Alcoser,

Bizzle/ Pdub thanks for putting out another soulful album for me to listen to. I respect what both of you are doing out here. Great album

God Over Money!

Young R-Jay,

Great album. Didn't expect nothing less.

About Bizzle

One of the few Christian rappers to issue diss tracks aimed at secular MCs, Houston-based Bizzle was originally known as Lavyss. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Bizzle began releasing his series of L.A.V. Mixtapes in 2004, while 2005 saw the then secular rapper moving to Houston, Texas and negotiating a deal with the major label Universal. He spent the next three years working on his debut album, Grind Pays, but in 2008, the Church turned his head around, and now Bizzle simply had to rap the gospel. In 2010 he issued the newsmaking track "You Got Some Explaining to Do," a diss aimed at Jay-Z and his perceived "mishandling" of Christ's name. The album Tough Love & Parables appeared in 2011, with tracks like "God Over Money" and "Gotta Seek Change" challenging hip-hop fans to return to the Bible. The Good Fight followed in 2013 with the same message, but this time production was handled by the Grammy-winning Drake collaborator Boi-1da. The album reached number two on the Billboard gospel chart, also peaking at number 11 on the rap chart. After 2014's Well Wishes, Bizzle issued Surrender, which featured production by Beanz N Kornbread, the Cratez, and Boi-1da. Crowns and Crosses arrived in 2016 and broke into the Top Ten of the rap chart. ~ David Jeffries

  • ORIGIN
    Los Angeles, CA
  • BORN
    July 21, 1983

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