variouS arTiSTS Something on the inside (Light Records) FOR FANS OF: Urban/R&B vocals QQQQ Gospelflava.com continues their exploration of urban artists’ faith-filled contributions in the mainstream market with a spiritually motivated compilation of hip-hot r&B tracks and out-of-this-world vocals. Featuring the dazzling talents of Faith Evans, Mary J. Blige, r. Kelly, Brian McKnight and a host of other r&B-oriented celebrities, the twelve-song must-have is made complete by two brand new cuts, Angie Stone’s “Favor of God” and Faith Evans’ “Troubled Water.” –Andrew Greer WE LIKE: “Troubled World” feat. Faith Evans, Kelly Price & Jessica Reedy Byron “Mr. TalkBox” chaMBerS My time (Save The City Records) FOR FANS OF: Family Force 5, TobyMac, Group 1 Crew QQQ One of TobyMac’s Diverse City crew and a former *NSyNC bandmate, Talkbox Chambers issues his first major label mix of hot hip-hop, slick r&B and synth-driven dance. “Funkadelic” from start to finish, the multi-faceted musician utilizes electric wordplay to explore commitment to God, sharing the Gospel and celebrating marriage. In spite of its many musical derivatives, My Time suffers a bit from sameness, but Talkbox’s delivery is always smooth and deserves a high score. –Andrew Greer WE LIKE: “Talkbox Time” lecrae rehab (Reach Records) FOR FANS OF: Diverse hip-hop QQQQ Lecrae’s rehab inhabits the full spectrum of hip- hop, but the album’s turnaround theme pervades the excellent craftsmanship no matter what genre Lecrae heads toward. Collaborations abound, but Lecrae’s at his best when he’s going solo, including the two opening cuts of “Check In” and “Killa.” It’s the latter that’s the album’s strongest cut, slowly piercing the mind and ears with a stellar arrangement. –Matt Conner WE LIKE: “Killa” urBan revieWS All release dates and album titles are subject to change. For the most up-to-date release schedule, visit www.todayschristianmusic.com/new-releases. urBan neW releaSeS 01.11.2011 JOHN p. KEE tHe LeGaCY ProjeCt (VErITy rECOrDS/prOVIDENT) LECrAE reHaB: tHe oVerdoSe (DIGITAL) ANDrAE CrOUCH tHe journeY (UNIVErSAL MUSIC/EMICMG) DEITrICK HADDON CHurCH on tHe Moon (VErITy rECOrDS/prOVIDENT) TrIN-I-TEE 5:7 tBd (UNIVErSAL MUSIC/EMICMG) urban 44 CCM