Rock a Bye Baby (3:16)
Need It Daily (feat. Pro) (3:28)
Can't Get With You (3:30)
That Will Be the Day (feat. Jenny Norlin) (3:52)
This Is the Life (feat. Sho Baraka & L2) (4:38)
Last Goodbye (feat. Benjah) (3:50)
He Lives (feat. Flame & Jai) (4:44)
Go Until I'm Gone (feat. Thi'sl) (3:26)
Get Up (feat. S.O.) (4:21)
Burn This House Down (3:39)
Finally (feat. Shane and Shane) (3:42)
You Know What It Is (feat. KB & PK) (3:41)
Dum Dum (feat. Lecrae) (3:25)
Reverse (feat. C Lite) (4:52)
Bravo (feat. J. Paul) (3:43)
If anyone here is surprised that Reach Records put out another strong rap/hip hop album then let me tell you, you shouldn’t be. On the heals of Lecrae’s breakthrough Rehab comes another great Christian Hip-Hop album from Tedashi who’s third studio album “Backlight” will make a great addition to any music collection.
Musically tedashi retains a bit of a heavier rap style then his Reach counterparts. The opener “Riot” will certainly get the listener bobbing their head. “Need it Daily” which features fellow Reach Artist Pro builds nicely from the beginning and eventually becomes a quick snap beat. “Burn This House Down” also rocks fairly nicely for a rap track. Tedashi’s best musical work though is found on tracks like “That will be the day” and “Reverse” where he slows down for some ballad work.
If this album suffers anywhere it’s in the lyrics department. Listeners won’t be able to doubt the message of Christ or the sincerity of the artists but not every message is entirely Christ centered as we’ve come to expect from Reach artists. “Need it Daily” is probably the strongest album on the track holding true to an entirely Christ centered message however “Get up” and “Dum dum” a rather annoying track that features Lecrea, stray from that Christ centeredness.
Altogether Backlight is a solid effort from Tedashi and reach records. It is probably one of the best full length rap albums to come out this year and will mostly satisfy fans until the next project hits shelves.
Record Label: Reach Records
Album length: 16 tracks
Release Date: May 31, 2011