Sucker Punch Gospel
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Soul Rock for the masses
From start to finish, Sucker Punch Gospel is an emotional Roller Coaster. MPC player Soul Qlok presents us with this warning to start the album… “They ain’t ready for this one.” It’s warranted. SPG is unlike anything else being created today. And that song is a prime example. Silent Knight and Soul Qlok first trade verses, then half a verse, then bars, then words, the guitarist fingertapping his way through each chorus, a bridge with operatic vocalization and DJ Absurd living up to his name. That track is a perfect introduction to a band that is not afraid to attack your eardrums from all angles.
Pop Shock, a fan favorite from Fuse’s live show, has that steady build that carries the listener from the straight hip-hop present in SK’s original interpretation to the Hard Driving Rock Insanity to close the track.
Texas North, 5AM is one of those songs that anybody with a heart and soul can feel in their core. It’s dark guitar parts, ominous keyboard tones, and desperate vocals from both SK and K. Desiree. It has a message and delivery that stirs up emotion in the coldest of hearts.
Fuse follows that up with another song of loss with different reaction. In Pretty Poison, our hero attempts to rage his way through his addiction through pure power of will.
For Hey Hey Hey, Soul Qlok takes the lead, telling a true story of a basement show. Paying homage to their history.
Love and War in the City speaks to anyone who’s ever lived, worked, loved in any city. SK tells his experience growing up in NY, the good, the bad and the ugly. A poignant loveletter to The City.
Get On The Record is a fan favorite at Fuse’s famous live shows. Often bringing on stage fellow musicians, MCs, singers, even dancers. Here the band does an affective job of capturing that energy with a groove you can’t help but dance to.
Soul Qlok takes us on an emotional journey with Longing. Just an acoustic bass, piano, and the sweet vocals of K. Desiree and Soul Qlok recorded during a thunderstorm.
Hell N Burns was the biggest punch in the gut for me. A subject matter not often touched on by hip hop. Silent Knight and Soul Qlok attack it with an exigency that may surprise fans.
Singularity 2.0 revisits a hit from Fuse’s last album, Soul Rebels, Vol. 1. Here Fuse looks at a changing world and asks questions that have been pushed to the side. Contains a keyboard solo from Fuse’s Jack Leary that MUST be heard.
My Peoples is an homage to their fans, friends, and family. It features the synth skills of music legend Bernie Worrell of Parliament/Funkadelic.
The band finishes off with Elixirrr a live show favorite. And what better way to present it than a live recording. Recorded at a birthday show for one of their biggest fans.
This album is an instant classic appealing to fans of both hip hop and rock. Together "they call it soul rock."
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