After getting an advanced copy of Sho Baraka’s Talented Xth album, I arrived at one important conclusion: Sho Baraka is Hip Hop’s Bill Cosby. No, not in the cranky old man, frumpy hoodie, why-is-he-wearing-sunglasses-indoors type of way, but something much deeper. Sho embraces his fatherly role in restoring true manhood. His boldly discusses society’s void and God’s solution. Talented Xth is the definition of a true crossover album. It’s for bastards and church pastors, and everything in between.
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