The album features a plethora of talented artists such as hip-hop star Lecrae and some of hip-hops up and coming artists Andy Mineo, and KB who are both featured in the song “One Sixteen.” An upbeat song with tons of different sounds in the beat named after the bible verse Romans 1:16. “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.” All three artists murder the beat by bragging on God. Andy Mineo sticks out in this song though, his flow is on point and lyrics are clever as well as rejoicing. In hip-hop terms this song is a “banger.” The song “I’m Good” featuring Lecrae, got me pumped up when I listened to it. I was ready get up and dance around my room. The beat really got my head bobbing!
The production of this album in on par with anybody in the game, the unique sounds and versatility of the album are what make this a great album. Songs like “Robot,” “I’m Good,” and “One Sixteen” are the upbeat traditional Trip Lee that we know. With songs like “War,” “Take Me There, and “Fantasy” Trip Lee showed he is just as versatile as any other rapper. ”“War” is not the Trip Lee we are used to, but this beat and lyrics are amazing. Talking about the war of good and evil, it’s become my favorite song on the album. The following song, “Fallin’” the journey of a Christian giving into sin, he perfectly describes the anguish and hurting of the heart. The final verse of the song takes an uplifting turn. “Every time I fall he gon’ pick me up. The Lord is my shepherd homie he gon’ pick me up.” Later in the verse he writes of the Christian asking Lord for repentance. Ending the song on a positive note.
The song “Take Me There” featuring Jimmy Needham is a beautiful song and Jimmy makes this song. The chorus sticks out in this song by featuring his powerful vocals. Trip Lee demonstrates his skills of story telling as well. Telling stories of a few Christ followers, painting a picture of the real “good life” into the listener’s head. The album ends with a song to Trip Lee’s wife, “Good Thing.” The song opens with brass instruments, which really catches the attention of the listener and continues this sound throughout. It was a great way to end a great album.
The Good Life is Trip Lee’s best work to date. The production was top notch and the lyrics had a lot of substance for any listener. A must have album that’ll not only be listened to now, but in many years to come. I give the album 4 out of 5 stars.