You can make the argument that with some Christian rap artists, the weight of their lyrics and the importance of the message tend to overshadow their desire to deliver a slick beat or catchy hook. Not so with Flame, a rapper who has the flow and the determination to make the Worship experience enlightening and life-affirming, but he also takes the church to the club on the great Royal Flush, an exciting, raucous album. "All In" is a combination street track and infectious ear worm; "Sanctuary," with Mike Real, is just as hooky but with more pop appeal; while kinetic kickers "Game Over" and "Mixed Up" are fast-tempo Worship bangers that have a unique sound all their own. Royal Flush is a worthy title but he could have called it All Aces just as well.
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