The Chop Chop: From Milk to Meat
- reviewed by Andree Farias Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2008 1 Sep
- The Opener
- The Chop Chop
- Checkin' for My God Remix
- The Chop Chop Defined (interlude)
- Gimme Dat!
- Talk a Lot
- Listen Up
- Hope Man
- Theology of Brokenness (interlude)
- The Cost
- The Day I Met U
- Love & Grace
- Whatchu Goin' Do?
- The Ambassador's Appeal (interlude)
- Checkin' for My God
- Glory & Praise
The unusual title is almost self-explanatory to anyone familiar with Paul's
From the sound of it, it's as if the veteran emcee and Cross Movement founder was attempting to cram his divinity credentials—he holds a master's degree in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary—into the album's 19 songs. But Ambassador is not here to give a lecture. With his hip-hop hat cocked to the side, he reassures his audience in that same interlude: "You know me; that's how we get down."
That sanctified swagger is
But limiting the album to a few mainstream comparisons would be a disservice to everything Ambassador stands for as a Bible buff. Unlike his buddies in Cross Movement, he's actually more reserved when it comes to shouting Christ from every street corner. For him, the calling is more about encouraging the flock to probe deeper in matters of faith than about riling them up for the Lord. He's less a preacher, more a teacher.
As such, he keeps things fairly uncomplicated, never quite turning