Review Written by Victoria Scott & Staff
Music artist Preacher Man is no stranger to the music and recording industry. Utlizing unique sounds and top shelf production, his music definitely stands apart making him a major contender. The man behind the name Preacher Man is Memphis’ Martin Powell, a Christian artist who performs wherever there’s a mic. From the car shows to the club to the church, his voice is becoming a household name. He’s the winner of the Mic Check open mic competition, the award recipient of the Juneteenth Best Hip Hop Performer (2015 & 2016), and placed 5th in the Nashville Coast 2 Coast event (2015). Preacher Man just release his new single entitled " Dedicated" on June 30, 2020. Upcoming for Preacher Man is his album titled The Chronicles Vol. 3 that’s slated for a December 2020 release. The Chronicles Vol 1 and Vol. 2 are currently on all digital platforms.
Stay faithful to God and yourself in Preacher Man's rap gospel "Dedicated." The trap beat and heavy bass set the tone as the deep rap flow comes in declaring dedication to God. The arrangement is unconventional showcasing hip-hop and rapid hi-hat rhythms and doubled vocals. The beat track keeps the song moving as it progresses from the chorus; the beat drops and the flow gets heavier. Each verse is uplifting, and the lyric delivery flows perfectly into the next step. Production by Anointed Beats Production elevates the confident vocals, trap beat track, and syncopated rhythms.
"Dedications" means being honest with God and yourself and being fully committed to God's good work. To live a righteous life, we must stay undoubtedly dedicated. The song begins with the hook, "I'm Dedicated; you can see it in my eyes. I'm Dedicated; you can tell it's no surprise I'm Dedicated." As Preacher Man raps in devotion to God, the beat picks up and gets heavy in the chorus. As he declares is serves to his God:
“I'm a Christian warrior been dedicated. Without the Lord on my side, I definitely would've made it this far, so Lord I thank you for who you are. Could've done this by myself . Life without God is too hard. Don't need to be a star.”
“Dedicated” is a powerful message about surrendering to the power of God. God’s love is everlasting, and by committing your life to the service of the Spirit, only blessings will fill your life. Preacher Man is radical and fresh, expressing his love and trust in God through rap and hip-hop. His untraditional and progressive approach to gospel music paves the way to wholly and openly expressing love for God. Preacher Man is a compelling artist who you will remember long after you've heard his performance. He is dedicated, to God and to a holy purpose, and
his dedication is unstoppable.
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