Lost and Found

Lost and Found

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by Deitrick Haddon
     
 

Ignore the silly "Mr. D.J." intro and you'll discover that Haddon is a bright new presence in the realm of hip-hop gospel who seeks to blend old-school musical values with funky modern production. The thumping grooves and smooth backing vocals behind Haddon's passionate pleas on "D.D." summarize the overall vibe here. Secular audiences canSee more details below

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Ignore the silly "Mr. D.J." intro and you'll discover that Haddon is a bright new presence in the realm of hip-hop gospel who seeks to blend old-school musical values with funky modern production. The thumping grooves and smooth backing vocals behind Haddon's passionate pleas on "D.D." summarize the overall vibe here. Secular audiences can enjoy the beats and his rangy, soulful voice, but he's definitely Christ-centered in his themes. He's not always overly preachy. On the dreamy light funk ballad "Ain't Got Nothing," he's a little more general in his spiritual message, simply explaining that material gain without true love is meaningless. The trip-hoppy atmospheres on "Sinner's Prayer" bring a bit of Lenny Kravitz (minus the electric guitar crunch) to mind, while "My Prayer" would feel even more comfortable on an old Philly soul album. The most attractive songs here are the ambient-heavy ones, but there are a few hardcore gospel stompers too, most notably the Ricky Martin-flavored, Latin-inflected "The Prayers Go (Up Up Up)." Another highlight is a simply produced "Worship Medley," which functions here as a hymn-anthem in between the more produced, commercial material. It's hard to predict whether Haddon will enjoy the big-time crossover success of a Kirk Franklin, but if not, it's not for lack of talent and spiritual commitment.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/06/2002
Label:
Verity
UPC:
0012414319524
catalogNumber:
43195
Rank:
46110

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Deitrick Haddon   Primary Artist,Strings,Background Vocals,Multi Instruments,Beat Box
Rob Skinner   Bass
Andre Smith   Bass
Voices of Unity   Background Vocals
Steve Howell   Organ
Gerald Haddon   Talk Box
Tina L. Smith   Background Vocals
Tiffany Smith   Vocals
Myron Bell   Drums
Cordell Walton   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Strings,Multi Instruments,fender rhodes
Marguerite Foster   Background Vocals
Shawn Carrington   Guitar
Marguerita Bass   Background Vocals
Damita Haddon   Background Vocals
David Haddon   Drums
DeSabata Robinson   Guitar

Technical Credits

Steve Capp   Engineer
Deitrick Haddon   Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements,drum programming
Gerald Haddon   Producer,Instrumentation
Nick Gamma   Art Direction
Chaz Harper   Mastering
Cordell Walton   Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Patrice Coleman   grooming
Shawn Carrington   Arranger
Damita Haddon   Vocal Arrangements

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