Bangin' | Posted July 26, 2011
This has to be Thi'sl's best album to date. With the opener, "Beautiful Music," Thi'sl drops the line that if it weren't for Christ he'd tell the critics were to stick it, and that they can keep quiet cuz they don't know him. Well, with this album, the critcs will have their mouths stapled shut. Thi'sl doesn't hold back and does his best to minister to the muddy waters he once swam in. He knows the hood, he breathes the hood, he raps to the hood. With tracks like "My Radio on Drugs," he calls out those who are leading the youth in the hood astray and points out their hyprocisy (basically, he talks about how secular rappers rap about doing drugs, but know nothing about what they are rapping about. He also says that they are 35--I think--and they need to grow up). Each track is heavy on the theme that the hood won't save you, nor does it have to define you; it's Christ who does this. The title song is in the same vein of "Killa" from Lecrae, and "Beautiful Mind" is an honest rendition of This'l inner thought life. This is raw, this is heavy, this honest. Thi'sl often gets overshadowed by artists such as Lecrae, FLAME, PRo, Trip Lee, The Ambassador, and the D.A. T.R.U.T.H, but on "Beautiful Monster" Thi'sl breaks ground and breaks out. This is a sonic thrill ride of epic proportions, and solidifies Thi'sl's place in the HHH market.