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Battleground City / Press

“The worlds measuring stick for Gospel music and it’s reach into mainstream society is… “How does it rate versus what’s on the radio today?” Well as hard as Wu-Tang repped the streets of NYC, Battleground City reps The Word. As a critic I have to say at worst this crew breaks dead even against anything mainstream. Period. Beats-Check! Lyrics-Check! Flow-Check! Add in that the message in these songs is above anything else you can find right now and these tracks might rank ahead of anything currently on the radio. Check out On My Face for another banger. Truth be told, you’ll be better off for listening. So do yourself a favor and get with BGC on Facebook, Twitter, ReverbNation & YouTube. Be Easy! -Sonny Flex ”

“Overall Score: 3.9 out of 5 Stars Battleground City has a huge upside. There is definitely a great vocal presence that is powerful and can help listeners really focus on the message. I also like how this squad brings it from an intensity standpoint. I believe that this team is really going places once the flow of all of the artists is tight, matching the powerful message. Go to http://holyculture.net/2012/06/08/ghostbustersthemixtape/ to check it out for yourself. Whether you agree or disgree with me, I want to hear from you. Hit me up via email yeshour@gmail.com or via twitter @mrc_live ”

“Ministry: 4.7 out of 5 Stars The artists on this team (Psalm Star, The Ark, Bloodberth, The Messenger, Nemesis along with some featured artists) came together to let people know that once you encounter The Lord, you will never be the same again. They were also effective in letting you know that the enemy is real, too. They didn't hide their desire for the listeners to be aware of both sides, not just one. There was the rare occasion where the ministry was abscent. however, the ministry is there overall. Production: 3.8 out of 5 Stars I will say one thing that stands out in this project. THE SINGING. Psalm Star definitely hit the powerful notes, and the skill was solid on every song. There was no problem listening to any of the cuts the way the his notes were delivered. The rest of the crew did a solid job with their delivery overall. When I look at the best songs on this project, The Ark, Messenger, and Psalm Star seemed to be involved. However, there were times when the”

“Battleground City Ghostbusters Review -> Awwwww Yeah! Great Growth & Increase! Off top your first statement say's enough "Nowhere!" Ghostbusters is so fitting right now as the enemy is going strong working against everybody. Sometimes even by way of our brothers and sisters... but we're more than conquerors in Christ Jesus! This project proves your Offense was a good Defense. Yes Championships are won with Great Defense... more over Family your Heart Pours out a Word. Children of the Most High, don't stop, press on, it's onward & upward for you. Transitions: Don't get me started, personally i love Audio Bites/clips!!!! "There is always a message in the movie!" They even have the ability to cut deep like a double-edge sword and make everyone cry. So we know your approach to this project was thought out with a good professional eye into the spirit seeing both what needed to be addressed and the answer. "You stand in the love of God with his strength behind you!" ”

“always enjoy "christian" rap. It's a rareity to find mc's who can talk with substance in their raps on what they believe. Not every mc kills it in this video, but its about that. the passion for the raps in which he is rappin is what matters. I went to high school with Nemasis right when he moved here from queens. dude would carry a knife everywhere. nice to see his life as a testiment of change. bigups to all the mc's that took part and countinue the road less traveled.”

“Musically you need a compare/contrast and I know this so, If Anointed & Gospel Gangstaz blended into one group, that would get you about half-way to Battleground City This is the best group mash-up proclaiming Christ since everyone shared the stage at the just past Dove awards. Having heard the group perform live I’m not just guessing on how hard their songs hit. I’m “testifying.” One of my favorite tracks is “Prayer For My City.” It was a direct emotion filled response to the Tucson tragedy that shook the city on 1-9-11. In short, the track is powerful. ‘Nuff said. ”

“However, there were times when there was slurring in the delivery of lyrics, as well as uncertainty in the flow (not being artist specific). I think this took away from the project slightly. I say this because there were times this crew sounded like they deserve to be on the biggest stages that CHH has to offer. Song Quality Ratio (SQR): 3.2 out of 5 Stars There are a few songs that where the repeat button can be used often. Personally, there are a couple that blessed me. They are "Nowhere (Psaml Star, The Ark, Bloodberth, The Messenger)", "Lowercase I (The Messenger, The Ark ft Yaves)", "Without Christ (Psalm Star, The Messenger, The Ark ft Chantis)", and Warriors (The Messenger, The Ark, Psalm Star). These are some of the cuts where there is the most balance between skill and Ministry. ”

“Keep Singing My Dude, Mad Love and Respect to you! Ministry Ministry Ministry! Praise Praise Praise! BGC Music reaching the lost, the broken, & standing strong against oppression. Cop That!”

“Seems like such a simple mantra but with this crew it really is much deeper than that. Consider the tragedy and tribulations that fill a daily news line and each member of this crew has come face to face with personal challenges that would’ve had them as “just another stat” and this proclamation takes on a much bigger meaning. Triumph for them is fleeting for each moment brings a challenge. This is true for every one of us, yet it’s because of these things, that these guys have decided to set themselves up for judgement by proclaiming Christ out loud. Having been there, done that, temptation is everywhere and I tip my hat to them. Respect. ”