A Page from My Life
- reviewed by Andy Argyrakis Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2005 1 May
- Page from My Life
- My People
- The Party
- Break Free
- Hip HopCrasy
- Couldn't Keep Me Down
Rap and hip-hop may be a mainstay in Christian music these days, but there was a time when it wasn't as readily accepted or available. Thanks to the efforts of early road pavers like Chuckie Perez (who back in the day had opened for dc Talk) those channels have become much more accepted and spread out. Though Perez has been absent from Christian circles for some time, he's been busy recording in the mainstream, while also writing for a series of TV shows and soap operas.
Perez remains strong in his spiritual foundation, addressing several personal issues on the new
The production isn't quite as solid on the danceable "Groovie," which sounds a bit dated given its '90s era keyboard pattern. The same came be said to a lesser degree for "Couldn't Keep Me Down," but at least the storyline boldly speaks about not allowing society to overpower one's Christian convictions. In all, it's a string of songs showing internal growth that should bring together his original audience with younger, potentially curious onlookers.