By Monica Watkins, contributing writer, GospelMusicChannel.com
East Texas-born Tedashii delivers his second independent label release entitled Identity Crisis, a no-frills, southern-style hip hop explosion featuring all of the recognizable beats, rhythms, bass lines and T. Pain style elements essential to any hip hop project worth its artistic weight (not to mention the retail weight). Tedashii proves he's no amateur, delivering decidedly biblical content with a masterful command of his craft.
Although many of the tracks tend to blend together, there are a few stand-outs that bear repeating like "Hollywood," "Make War," "Gotta Believe," and "I'm a Believer." The myriad special guests, from vocalists to other rappers, keeps the project interesting. However, multiple guests can prove a bit tricky to manage and have the potential to overshadow the personality of the main artist. At the close of the final track, a live audience mysteriously emerges in the background, and Tedashii bids the crowd (and his listeners) farewell as if this were a live recording, leaving the listener a little confused, but not enough to resist pressing play once more and going for another round.
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