from South Carolina, one would not expect Preach to sound like he does.
With South Carolina being so close to Atlanta, you would expect Preach
to sound more crunk than he does over his fourteen track debut. Actually
crunk must have missed the missed the boat or maybe it got jumped by
soul and honesty. Taking the spirit of Marcus Garvey to heart, Preach
did the whole album by himself, relying only on a few producers and
himself, as he lacks any real co-signs or features. "Revolucion"
gets the album started off on the right foot, as Preach calls for freedom
over a soulful Nicolay track that leads into the albums best cut, the
Midi Marc-produced "South Coca." South Carolina gets a major
boost from Preach as he addresses the issues plaguing his state while
attempting to put them on the hip-hop map. Jah Freedom laces Preach
with a banger for "That Feeling," which has Preach reminiscing
back to the days of GI Joe and his first crush. Besides this album just
being dope, it's also very cohesive and flows like an album should.
This may not be enough to put South Carolina on the hip-hop map, but
it's a strong step forward.
by Brian Kayser