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Music Spotlight Tuesday: Ty Brasel- Cloud 9 Raps

Every now and then you stumble upon a free album that is of such good quality that you wonder, "Why isn't this album offered for $9.99 on iTunes???"

Those are my sentiments after listening to Memphis-based rapper Ty Brasel's debut album, Cloud 9 Raps.

Cloud 9 Raps was released in January of this year and it ranks among the most complete projects of the year so far! The quality and amount of work invested to put the album together is evident throughout all 14 tracks.

The production is top-notch. Each beat has the type of thump that warrants more volume. The hooks are richly melodic. The lyrics are truth. And Brasel rips the mic with the delivery and flow of a seasoned veteran!

What is most important: every track effectively points the listener to Christ as the solution for all struggles, addictions, and the toughest of questions.

I do not think I am alone when I state that no one was expecting Cloud 9 Raps to be as good as it is. I mean, this is a really good album. And that is about the farthest these words can take you without actually listening to it.

What is most surprising is Ty Brasel is a newcomer who seems to not have had any features or label/squad-related associations prior to his debut album. But, sometimes those are the best and so far in 2015, Cloud 9 Raps ranks among the better new albums of the year.

You'll want to keep Cloud 9 Raps on repeat!

Cloud 9 Raps is free so, there are no excuses: download it, download it, tell someone to download it, and download it again!

Ty Brasel, keep up the good work man! The Lord has gifted with you a distinct ability to pen songs and deliver them in an authentic and potent way. As you continue in ministry, continue to keep Christ as your testimony, as you already are!

Grace and Peace bro!





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