| Weight & Glory
17 July 2012
Christian hip hop
| July 17, 2012 (2012-07-17)|
Dirty Rice, Coko Korinne, Black Knight, Andre Atkinson, Mark Mims, Maurice Tonia, Street Symphony, Alex Medina, Geeda, Joseph Prielozny, Cheesebeats (a.k.a. Tha Kracken), Halo, PK, Karac, Benjah, Sky, and ThaInnaCircle
Christian hip hop albums, Other albums
Weight & Glory is the debut album of Christian hip hop artist KB, released on July 17, 2012. It is a follow up to his 2011 mixtape Who is KB?, and was highly anticipated since KB's signing to Reach Records in 2010. It features appearances by label-mates Lecrae, Tedashii, Trip Lee, and Andy Mineo, as well as Swoope, J Paul, Chris Lee Cobbins, and Suzy Rock, among others. Producers include Street Symphony, Dirty Rice, Cheesebeats, and Black Knight. The album debuted at No. 34 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 9,700 copies. Critical reception was highly positive.
The album was received very well by critics. Christianity Today rated the album four out of five, stating that "Christian hip-hop doesn't get more fist-pumpingly urgent and soulful as it does when Kevin Burgess, aka KB, is on the mic." The Christian Manifesto rated the album a full five stars and nominated it for the website's 2012 Lime Awards. DaSouth gave the album a four-point-five out of five, along with New Release Tuesday, while Indie Vision Music gave it four out of five. Jesus Freak Hideout was more divided, with one reviewer giving the album a four out of five and the other rating it three-point-five out of five. Hollywood Jesus and Jam the Hype! were both favorable to the album. Rapzilla rated the album four out of five, stating "Weight & Glory is an impressive debut album. Even though there are a couple songs I didn’t particularly vibe with, the overall presentation is great. Many start their careers with lackluster debuts, but KB hit this out of the park."
Upon its release, Weight & Glory was reported by Rapzilla to have reached #2 on the iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap chart, and #11 overall within two hours. Rapzilla urged readers to push the album into the top ten spot on the overall iTunes chart, and the album subsequently reached #7. Jam the Hype! Radio subsequently urged readers to push it to the #1 spot.
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