Street Gospel is the latest from B.D.Kold. This release felt like a lighter to me in mood but the topics still deal with deep issues like religion, faith and pain. The title track “Street Gospel” definitely felt like a new direction in terms of production. There were a lot inventive aspects in terms of instrumentation, elements and overall structure.
This top notch production is also present on “Covered by the Blood.” There are a lot of things happening like a deep bass line, multiple percussive elements and what sounds like some kind of synth but it all works. The rhymes are catchy and hook worthy.
“All The Times” takes a step back and is meditative, warm and takes its time building emotion. Piano, a hard hitting kit and more make a soothing beat that give plenty of space for B.D.Kold to rap about his trials and tribulations.
The vibe gets energetic with “Can You Hear Us.” This song might be the highlight simply because of the instrumental aspects. It’s funky, dynamic and dance worthy. The mix sounds great with plenty of ear candy to pay attention to.
“God On It” seems to be a tip of the hat to the song “I Got 5 on It.” That being said the song could be the highlight. The tones and textures have a warm, smooth energy that make it easy to embrace. There is a lounge like quality to the song.
The last song is called “Your Presence” which is really smooth. It’s a little more minimal and subdued but felt like a good choice for a closer.
Street Gospel may be the best release yet B.D.Kold. It’s definitely arguable but I thought the production was particularly notable. Recommended.
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