Thursday, November 1, 2012

Warm Tones: The 2012 4th Quarter - Rap

We come now to the final three. Hip Hop, Metal and Rock. All three of these genres made a great showing this quarter as well, able to fill out a complete ballot on their own.

We begin with Hip Hop and Rap, a category that, in my opinion is slowly becoming obsolete. I may be alone in this, but the genre seems to be shifting. There aren't many pure "rappers" or "hip hop" artists recording. Most of those that catch the public eye seem to be heading into the Dance (Group 1 Crew, Rhema Soul) or Rock (Manafest, Toby Mac). There are a few left, among them Lecrae and my personal favorite, Rekonciled.
Of the entrants this quarter, Lecrae's entry has the best chance of being the one to make the final group. The others are all tied with 4.50 Emeralds, and will have to fight it out. Heavy Metal is next. Until then, I am Awaiting Your Reply.