With hints of Kirk Franklin and other modern Gospel charts comes the eighth studio album by Bishop Lawrence Hancock, Don’t Stop Caring. This independent release from Symphonic Distribution is ethereal, electronic, Hip Hop, Gospel with themes as modern as its sounds.
From the opening beat, the hypnotic album begs a listen. The Stellar Award Nominated rapper, lyricist and church leader throws down track after track of infections rhymes and beats that glorify the God of the universe. Contemplative and comforting in its delivery this album can quickly elevate an individual into a worship service they weren’t expecting.
Stand out tracks include “Be There”, “Reliable”, and “One More Chance”
With pleading and urging, Bishop Hancock takes the listener to the throne room with a back beat serving as the soundtrack for the journey. This artist needs more exposure on mainstream Christian radio outlets.
The album tends to get formulaic as it proceeds. An acapella chart, or more acoustic instrument driven tunes, like “One More Chance” and “Living” would have been a welcome departure from the mostly electronic, Gospel/Hip Hop mix.
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With a passion for people and all things musical, Randy joined Trinity’s staff in September 2002. He and his wife Tammy have been married since 1986. Their family includes 3 daughters, 1 son, 3 grandsons, and 1 granddaughter. “Worship as a lifestyle” is the driving philosophy to Randy’s ministry at Trinity. He serves as support personnel in the multigenerational ministries of Trinity in an effort to show others that “worship” involves more than just the musical aspects that are so many oftentimes associated with the word. He is a member of the Arkansas Master’Singers, where he sings tenor and plays french horn. Randy also plays french horn and trumpet in the ASU-Beebe, Symphonic band. He can be seen on his Youtube channel Cross & Kin and is the author of the weekly blog Tuesday’s Musical Notes.