Review: Lil Raskull – Because It Was Written Too

Because It Was Written Too was exclusively released by Golgotha Missionaries, Grapetree Records, Javo Records, and Wine-O Records from Houston, Texas in 2001 as an attempt by Lil Raskull to break out on an independent record label as a gospel minister. Because It Was Written Too has a much darker mood than Lil Raskull’s other albums for some reason. The musical atmosphere on the album is very dark and brooding itself. The Because It Was Written Top album did not receive much acclaim with music critics, newspapers, media reporters, pastors, ministers, or fans at that. The album itself went under the music radar. [Because It Was Written Too is Because It Was Written revisited. Only this album has 11 previously unreleased tracks. The songs are remixed on this album. Those are the key differences.]

Lil Raskull proved that rap music will never be the same when he dropped this album. Or in this case gospel music. Gospel music meets streetwise gangsta rap on the Because It Was Written album thus turning the album into educational gospel music.

In 1997, Lil Raskull was inspired by God to title this album ‘Because It Was Written’. Experience to be written down in scriptures. The word of God is written in this album. The title of this album was inspired by God. He’s explain the word of God wants it to be written. Lil Raskull never really had the chance to record and release an album the way he wanted to. Record companies have a tendency to take creativity away from the artists. Creative differences is the reason why Because It Was Written was released on an independent label.

When I Was A Child takes us into the destructive childhood of Delbert Harris aka Lil Raskull. Lil Raskull raps about his path of destruction he went down during his childhood. Lurid uncouth tales of the ghetto life are told on this autobiographical track.

Everything seems so pure during childhood. That’s not true however. In 1989, Lil Raskull was knee deep into a life of crime. He explains during that time he was raising hell. Lil Raskull explains to us how gangsta rap music taught his peers to rebel. School was not a top priority for Lil Raskull back then.

“If you come to know Jesus Christ, you can easily find him.” That is the religious message and main point for the track Related Experiences. Finding Christ is a good experience. Related Experiences is a religious educational track. Ideal for preachers and youth leaders.

Eli Spot is a commercial track that promotes Lil Raskull’s clothing called Eli Wear. The track Eli Spot was sponsored by Eli Spot and Eli Wear. Henceforth so on the title name. Lil Raskull uses his self-promotional skills to promote his business.

I rate this album 4/5****!

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