Weight & Glory
Studio album by KB
July 17, 2012
Christian hip hop
Producer Dirty Rice, Coko Korinne, Black Knight, Andre Atkinson, Mark Mims, Maurice Tonia,
Street Symphony, Alex Medina, Geeda, Joseph Prielozny, Cheesebeats (a.k.a. Tha Kracken), Halo, PK, Karac, Benjah, Sky, and ThaInnaCircle
Who is KB?
Weight & Glory
Singles from Weight & Glory
Released: October 28, 2011
Released: January 24, 2012
Released: June 7, 2012
is the debut album of Weight & Glory Christian hip hop artist KB, released on July 17, 2012. It is a follow up to his 2011 mixtape Who is KB?, and was highly anticipated since KB's signing to Reach Records in 2010. [1 ] It features appearances by label-mates [2 ] Lecrae, Tedashii, Trip Lee, and Andy Mineo, as well as Swoope, J Paul, Chris Lee Cobbins, and Suzy Rock, among others. [3 ] Producers include [4 ] Street Symphony, Dirty Rice, Cheesebeats, and Black Knight. [3 ] The album charted at No. 34 on the [4 ] , No. 1 on the Top Billboard 200 Christian and Gospel Albums charts, No. 9 on the Independent charts, and No. 4 on the Rap Albums charts. Critical reception was highly positive.
Reception [ edit ]
Critical reception [ edit ]
The album was received very well by critics.
rated the album four out of five, stating that "Christian hip-hop doesn't get more fist-pumpingly urgent and soulful as it does when Kevin Burgess, aka KB, is on the mic." Christianity Today [6 ] The Christian Manifesto rated the album a full five stars and nominated it for the website's 2012 Lime Awards. DaSouth gave the album a four-point-five out of five, along with New Release Tuesday, while Indie Vision Music gave it four out of five. [2 ] [1 ] [7 ] [10 ] JesusFreakHideout was more divided, with one reviewer giving the album a four out of five and the other rating it three-point-five out of five. [8 ] Hollywood Jesus and Jam the Hype! were both favorable to the album. [9 ] [12 ] [13 ] Rapzilla rated the album four out of five, stating "Weight & Glory is an impressive debut album. Even though there are a couple songs I didn’t particularly vibe with, the overall presentation is great. Many start their careers with lackluster debuts, but KB hit this out of the park." [11 ]
iTunes chart position [ edit ]
Upon its release,
Weight & Glory was reported by Rapzilla to have reached #2 on the iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap chart, and #11 overall within two hours. Rapzilla urged readers to push the album into the top ten spot on the overall iTunes chart, and the album subsequently reached #7. [14 ] Jam the Hype! Radio subsequently urged readers to push it to the #1 spot. [14 ] [15 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
(featuring Jenny Norlin)
Burgess, Norlin, Mackey, Eason Dirty Rice and Coko Korinne
(featuring Chris Lee Cobbins) Burgess, Cobbins, Peavy
Black Knight of Black Knight Creationz
Burgess, Atkinson, Mims, Tonia
Andre Atkinson, Mark Mims, and Maurice Tonia
"Don't Mean Much"
(featuring Sho Baraka and also Mitch Parks from After Edmund) Burgess,
Lewis, Parks, Abbott, John Williams, Thom, Boller, Preilozny, Esmond, Okoth Cheesebeats a.k.a. Tha Kracken for LateBloom Productions, Benjah,
Sky, Joseph Prielozny, Street Symphony, and ThaInnaCircle 3:37
(featuring Tedashii and Andy Mineo) Burgess,
Anderson, Mineo, Medina, Cornelius Alex Medina, Co-produced by Geeda
Burgess, Relliford, Mackey
"Open Letter (Battlefield)"
(featuring Swoope, Trip Lee and Jai) Burgess,
Swoope, Barefield, Sims, Jaime Williams, Ezell, Mackey, Prielozny Dirty Rice and Joseph Prielozny
(featuring Jasmine Le'Shea) Burgess, Sims, Prielozny, John Williams
Joseph Prielozny and Cheesebeats a.k.a. Tha Kracken
(featuring Flame) Burgess,
Gray, Peevy Black Knight
"Tear It Down"
Halo for ATP
(featuring Lecrae) Burgess,
Moore, Sims, John Williams, Prielozny Cheesebeats a.k.a. Tha Kracken
(featuring Suzy Rock) Burgess, Sims, Prielozny, John Williams
"Here We Go"
(featuring PK Oneday) Burgess, Taylor, Montgomery, Harris
PK for PKALLDAY.com
"Zone Out (Amped Remix)"
(Bonus track) Burgess, Cobbins, Prielozny, Peavy, Boldick
Joseph Prielozny, Co-Produced by Black Knight and Karac
Billboard 200 34
Billboard Top Gospel Albums 1
Billboard Top Christian Albums 1
Billboard Top Independent Albums 9
Billboard Top Rap Albums 4
Billboard Top Digital Albums 21
References [ edit ]
^ a b c Addison, Wil (July 15, 2012). "KB - Weight & Glory" (Web). DaSouth . Retrieved July 19, 2012.
^ a b c Peterson, Aaron (July 3, 2012). "KB | Weight & Glory" (Web). The Christian Manifesto . Retrieved July 19, 2012.
^ a b "Weight And Glory: Reach Records set to release KB album" (Web). . June 25, 2012 Cross Rhythms . Retrieved July 20, 2012.
^ a b Rogers and Cowan (July 17, 2012). "Reach Records’ latest hip hop Artist KB, Makes July 17th Debut Release of ‘Weight & Glory’" (Web). Breathecast. Christian Post . Retrieved July 20, 2012.
^ Jeffries, David. "Weight & Glory" (Web). . Allmusic Rovi Corporation . Retrieved August 6, 2012.
^ a b Ham, Robert (July 17, 2012). "KB: Weight & Glory" (Web). . Christianity Today Christianity Today . Retrieved July 19, 2012.
^ a b JoshLLR (July 18, 2012). "KB – Weight and Glory" (Web). Indie Vision Music . Retrieved July 19, 2012.
^ a b Weaver, Michael (July 11, 2012). "KB, "Weight & Glory" Review" (Web). JesusFreakHideout . Retrieved July 19, 2012.
^ a b Fryberger, Scott (July 10, 2012). "Second Staff Opinion" (Web). JesusFreakHideout . Retrieved July 19, 2012.
^ a b mamachaca (July 17, 2012). "Jaw-Dropping Debut" (Web). New Release Tuesday. NRT Media . Retrieved July 19, 2012.
^ a b Remy, Logan (July 20, 2012). "Review - KB 'Weight & Glory (Web). '" Rapzilla . Retrieved July 21, 2012.
^ Watts, Nate (July 18, 2012). "KB - Weight & Glory: Hard hitting debut with truth in every verse" (Web). Hollywood Jesus . Retrieved July 19, 2012.
^ Morden, Justin (July 16, 2012). "KB – Weight & Glory [Album Review] (Release Date: July 17, 2012)" (Web). Jam the Hype . Retrieved July 20, 2012.
^ a b "KB 'Weight & Glory' #2 on iTunes Hip Hop/Rap & #11 Overall" (Web). . July 16, 2012 Rapzilla . Retrieved July 20, 2012.
^ Laxton, Mike (July 17, 2012). "KB’s Album, Weight & Glory, #2 On iTunes Top Hip-hop/Rap Albums (#7 Overall)" (Web). Jam the Hype!. Jam the Hype Radio . Retrieved July 20, 2012.