Review: Lecrae- Rehab: The Overdose


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Reach Records

Released January 11, 2011

Reviewed by Anthony Peronto

Whether you adored Rehab (which was released a mere 5 months ago) or you hated the fact he had guests on every song on the album, listened to “Jesus Muzik,” and missed his old days, Lecrae is back with Rehab: The Overdose. Or it could be called Rehab: The B-Sides because all these songs could’ve fit nicely into one of 2010’s best hip hop albums.

With various topics, styles, and guest artists (to a lesser extent) Rehab: The Overdose boasts a lot of great songs. From “Strung Out” that is similar thematically to “Killa,” “Anger Management” with Thi’sl and his grittiness that’s a perfect match for the topic discussed, and “Blow Your High” which addresses marijuana use unlike any other rapper in hip hop. The three contenders for the best song off the album would be the drill-song inspired “Battle Song,” the killer “Overdose,” and “More” that shows a passion in Lecrae’s voice that I’ve rarely heard.

While not as fantastic as 2010’s Rehab, this album is short, gritty, and a great start to the new year. If you haven’t heard of Lecrae in awhile, start at Rehab first and then prepare for The Overdose. For everyone else this is a no brainer.

Grade: 4

Tracklisting:

  1. Overdose
  2. More
  3. Battle Song ft. Suzy Rock
  4. Anger Management ft. Thi’sl
  5. Blow Your High ft. Canon
  6. Strung Out
  7. Chase That (Intro)
  8. Chase That (Ambition)
  9. The Good Life ft. J. Paul
  10. Like That
  11. Going In ft. Swoope

 

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2 responses to “Review: Lecrae- Rehab: The Overdose

  1. duke15 January 12, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    I met him last week. Really cool guy. Super humble.

  2. Tyler Hess January 13, 2011 at 1:43 am

    can’t wait to read your review of the show, er, uh, conference haha

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