Review – Cross Movement “Heaven’s Mentality”
Introducing the Crossmovement, a hip-hop group coming out of Philly with one thing on their mind: Jesus Christ and how to get His message out to those involved with (and/or affected by) the culture of hip-hop. One thing that you will notice about Crossmovement is that they center their lyrics around Christ and work their way from there. On the best track on the album, "Father Forgive Them" the Ambassador and Phanatik (both very talented emcees) come straight at you with how the sinful nature of the planet is unpleasing in the eyes of God. All the songs on the cd are lyrically sound. Among the best are "Blood Spilla," "Test It," "Dust," and "Cypha Time." "Catch 22" is also a pretty deep track in which the Tonic explains how even in the toughest of situations, the Lord can work it out.
Heaven's Mentality explains the mindset of Crossmovement: Their loyalty to Jesus Christ and their desire to get His Word out to the masses. All in which is explained in "The Love Letter." A very beautiful letter to God read by each of the Crossmovement members. The Ambassador also explains what the Crossmovement is all about at the beginning of almost every track. The production value is also pretty low, but can be dismissed considering that this is their first album. Despite these problems, Heaven's Mentality is pretty enjoyable overall and a great tool for ministry.
3.Father Forgive Them
4.Who's Da Man
9.Lower Case Gods
13.The Love Letter (Bonus Track)