A Night to Remember (Arrow Records)
FOR FANS OF: Group 1 Crew, Akon, Lecrae
Rating: 4 Stars
Imbuing an expert hybrid of energetic dance, tight hiphop and crystalline pop with deft vocal skills, Shonlock has transitioned from a TobyMac Diverse City road-show standout to a best-selling national act. And rightfully so. From edgy dance floor beats to radio-ready rock-pop to creative instrumentation (e.g., drumline break in “I Like to Win”), the artist sings his Christconvicting testimony through a masterful mixtape. Shonlock is pure gold.
– Andrew Greer
WE LIKE: “Kinfolk” (ft. Soul Glow Activatur of Family Force 5)