Mixed, But Refreshing
I didn't download all of the songs because many didn't appeal to me, but the ones I did get are a nice refreshing change from the typical hip-hop/R&B because of his Panamanian influence/positive lyrics. In particular, I liked the upbeat lyrics in songs like Shine Through and I'm Beautiful because he doesn't resort to religious imagery but speaks to true human beauty and inspiration. I agree with the reviewer who said the first two songs set the bar so high that the other songs seemed a disappointment, but I thought there was still enough on this album to warrant 4 stars. I'm not sure if he's still in the music business, but I would love to see a follow-up album.