The Fault Is History

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The Fault Is History is the debut Warner Bros. release for the brother/sister trio known as Souljahz (pronounced soldiers). The disc starts out with a huge bang: the cut "Let Go" has an Uncle Kracker-meets-hip-hop vibe. The tune pinnacles with a powerful chorus swirling around sassy vocal improvisations by Rachel Washington, while her brothers, Josh'u and Je'kob, lay down a bevy of impressive raps. When the band is funky they fire on all cylinders ("Jubilee"), and when they break down vocally and deliver the goods on cuts like "Reflection," they rock as well. Credit have to be given to Rachel, who flows with the raps as well as her male siblings. What the band manages to do on the disc is weave hip-hop, rap, and vocal style in a disc that doesn't sound forced, but flows like a good rhyme.

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