For about ten years, there has been a growing genre of Christian Hip-Hop that has come on the popular music scene. I must admit I have not listened to a lot of it. But like any fledging genre, some of it is worth listening to, some of it is not and there are some hidden gems that standout.
I received a copy of Vertical Glory by Peculiar Image a few weeks ago and it took me awhile to listen to it. I’m glad I finally did.
Peculiar Image are an Austin/San Antonio, Texas-based group that was formed in 2003 by Levester White, Larry Purefoy, John Johnson, and Mike Dillard. The mission for their music is to “Vertical, Relevant, and enjoyable to people of all walks of life.”
I believe Vertical Glory reflects the group’s mission statement. It is a mix of hip-hop, 70’s R & B, and Worship music that will make you bob you head and even get you to dance down the aisle at church.
The standout cuts are: What’s That Sound, Beautiful to God, Humility, and It’s Alright (Back to the 70’s). However, when you listen to Vertical Glory, you will have your own favorite songs immediately.
There are a lot of well-known groups in music that receives a lot of publicity. But it was nice for this reviewer to find some unknown talent that deserves some recognition and has a bright future ahead.
If you want to listen to some good uplifting music that’s relevant. I will recommend you add Vertical Glory to your music collection and will give it 3.5 out of 5 stars.