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Bumps Inf / Pain In Paragraphs
Album:Pain In Paragraphs Collection:Hip-hop
Artist:Bumps Inf Added:09/2012
Label:God Over Money Llc 

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Add Date:2012-09-28 Pull Date:2012-11-30 Charts:Hip-Hop

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Album Review
Dan
Reviewed 2012-09-24 
Bumps Inf/Pain in Paragraphs/God Over Money Records

This "newcomer" to the God Over Money Label has the lyrical sharpshooting skills to bring clarity to many topics Christians today face. His grasp of real life and its issues shows clearly on this project. He's funny, he's hard-core and raw, but he's most importantly grounded in what he believes and has experienced. A native of Cleveland, he mixes up his sounds, his deliveries, his cadences to bring a very "today" and modern overall sound to Christian or Gospel Rap. If you like Drake, T.I., Nelly, Eminem, or even West Coast Rap, you'll certainly like Bumps INF. My favorite tracks on this project are: 1 (Yeah, even the Intro goes hard on this one), 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16 NO FCC!

1 1:34 - Intro. Real gritty, heavy synths and a sick piano arpeggio played in staccato carry the melody. Bass line and drums GOOO and at times the combo sounds like a college marching band.
2 3:59 - Sample heavy with a 808 style kick and some additional effects on a slowed east coast style beat make this song a banger. Gotta listen to the lyrics- the lyrics actually carry this song. Jazzy baseline smooths it out.
3 3:34 - Nice male singing on this track. Muted snares, rolling hi hats and a hard kick carry the background coupled with some synths and an "underwater sounding" sine sound add some musical flavor. One of my favorites on this joint.
4 4:58 - Muted kicks and truncated snares. More "darker" sound to this track, but the message is awesome. Bells and violin and/or orchestra hit sounds spice this up.
5 3:43 - All drums are muted on this track, highlighting the synth sounds which come in loud and clear. Musically, it sounds busier than it actually is. Contemplative sound. Another of my favs.
6 3:00 - This one GOES! Very hard sound highlighted by a familiar piano sample and banging drum kicks. Slower tempo-ed, but creative use of beat drop outs and musical changes make this one that I keep in rotation.
7 4:16 - Piano carried melody, electric guitars highlight this very reflective song about identity and the need for inner-healing. After about a minute and nine seconds the beat/drums kick in- very emotional track. Love the hook.
8 3:54 - Med/Fast tempo, happier musically. A challenge to the Theory of Evolution. Grade school setting complete with bell sounds.
9 5:04 - Another Banger f/Bizzle. Heavy on the metaphors, pianos, synths. Another busy sounding track, musically, but another one of my favorites. Real gansta sound.
10 2:41 - Slow/Med tempo. Heavy on the snares and real funky synths.
11 5:22 - Another reflective joint about the "what ifs" of life. Nice samples used here to create the emotion. Basic drumlines but it hits!
12 2:59 - Love this joint! Slow/med tempo. Hard, deathrow style orch hits and drums. Gansta sound.
13 3:21 - Piano carried, nice drums. Synth heavy. Singing hook. Again, nice beat drop outs.
14 4:30 - Title Track f/ Bizzle and Red Lettaz. Drake type sound and delivery.
15 3:27 - Happy, fast tempo song. J. Carter on this one, and really nice on the singing vocals. Bongo type drum kick sounds. "I wish I had a Jheri Curl, I'd say it like Rick James did..." Comedy on the lyrics.
16 3:45 - Xylophone type samples, and a really hard orch hit layered over the drum kicks and a sine type sound carry the melody. F/Bizzle and Jeremiah.

Track Listing
1.Intro 9.Hold Dat (Feat. Bizzle)
2.Let's Roll 10.Let 'em Talk
3.Hebrew (Feat. Ad3) 11.What If (Feat. Mac The Doulos)
4.Long Road 12.Matyr Me
5.Living Dead (Feat. Promise) 13.Remind You
6.Close To Home (Feat. Captain Virtue) 14.Pain In Paragraphs
7.Shunned By Society 15.Celebration (Feat. J Carter)
8.P.P.K. 16.King (Feat. Bizzle And Jeremiah)