Forward (Flame album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 17, 2015 (2015-07-17)
GenreChristian hip hop
LabelClear Sight
Flame chronology
Royal Flush
God Knows

Forward is the eighth studio album from Flame. Clear Sight Music released the project on July 17, 2015. The album charted on three Billboard magazine charts.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
CCM Magazine4/5 stars[1]
The Christian Beat5/5 stars[2]
The Christian Manifesto4/5 stars[3]

Awarding the album four stars from CCM Magazine, Matt Conner states, "Through it all, Flame addresses the global church with a potent cocktail of truth and chastisement, hope and love."[1] The Christian Manifesto rating the album four stars, writes, "Forward is the lyrical version of those books on my shelves."[3] James Fields, giving the album five stars at The Christian Beat, describes, "he has produced a high quality album with a timely message and great lyrical delivery using many rap styles."[2]


2."1st Freedom"4:48
3."Know the Times"3:55
4."Believe That"4:18
5."Made Me Do"4:09
6."The Greatest"3:52
7."Positively Eternal"4:33
8."Human Dignity"0:44
9."Move Forward" (featuring Jai)4:32
10."Absolute Truth"5:28
11."You Ready?"3:23
12."Had Me Flexin'" (featuring Mike Real)3:51
13."We Gon' Reign"4:47
14."Let It Shine" (featuring Melinda Watts)3:39
Total length:52:33


Chart (2015) Peak
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[4] 9
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[5] 33
US Top Rap Albums (Billboard)[6] 22


  1. ^ a b Conner, Matt (August 1, 2015). "Flame: Forward". CCM Magazine. p. 29. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Fields, James (September 9, 2015). "FLAME Offers A Breath Of Fresh Air With "Forward"". The Christian Beat. Retrieved September 20, 2015.
  3. ^ a b The Christian Manifesto (July 29, 2015). "Flame : Forward". The Christian Manifesto. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  4. ^ "flame Chart History (Christian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  5. ^ "flame Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  6. ^ "flame Chart History (Top Rap Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 1, 2015.