29 April 2014
Humble Beast Records
| April 29, 2014 (2014-04-29)|
Christian hip hop, Spoken word
Fly Exam, Satellite Kite, Instruments of Mercy, Sinema, The Fear of God
Crimson Cord is the fifth studio album from Christian hip hop recording artist Propaganda. The album was produced by Beautiful Eulogy and released by Humble Beast Records on April 29, 2014. It met with commercial and critical success.
Crimson Cord was produced by the hip-hop trio Beautiful Eulogy. It was released on April 29, 2014. Prior to the album's release, Propaganda released a music video for the title track on April 8, 2014.
Crimson Cord met with positive reception from music critics. Timothy Monger of AllMusic rated the album four stars out of five, indicating how Propaganda "aims to inspire by simply producing good art." At Jesus Freak Hideout, Michael Weaver gave the album four out of five stars, while Mark Rice and Scott Fryberger gave it four-and-a-half stars. Weaver stated that "Crimson Cord is a deep and thought-provoking experience," and Rice wrote that "Crimson Cord features some equally mind-bending raps and spoken work pieces". Fryberger said that the album contains "the same quality fans have come to expect" because it "takes you through a fair dosage of beat-driven tracks as well as poetry-with-beats".
Dwayne Lacy of New Release Tuesday rated the album four-and-a-half stars out of five, remarking on how Propaganda's albums come with a vast array of information to be gleaned out of his music, and that his message comes across with "much reality and relevance when presenting the Gospel." At Christian Music Zine, Anthony Peronto rated the album a perfect five stars, remarking that "there is many a-pleasure to be had examining Crimson Cord." Aubrey McKay of Wade-O Radio considered the album a "must have" for every Christian hip hop fan, and expressed that "Everything from the album cover art to the concept of the album was beautiful artistry."
For the Billboard charting week of May 17, 2014, Crimson Cord charted at No. 55 on the Billboard 200, No. 5 and 2 on the Christian Albums and Top Gospel Albums charts, respectively, No. 8 on the Rap Albums, and No. 13 on the Independent Albums chart.
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