LABEL: MOUTH PI3CE MUSIC
RELEASE DATE: JULY 24, 2012
Lamario Houston, better known as Mouthpi3ce, is a rapper who has already released three albums, and has been in the game for 10 years. Owner of his own label
Mouthpi3ce shares the mic with artists like Lavoisier, Bizzle, Kambino and Erica Cumbo. But, The Foolish Things He Chooses may be the first time many of our readers are hearing about him.
Title track “The Foolish Things He Chooses” starts things out, the chorus stating, It’s hard to cope when on empty, thinking Satan’s gon’ get me/Condemnation think its gon’ pimp me, heck nall/Jesus Christ is so with me. The beat and lyrics are phenomenal. Mouthpi3ce puts so much out there. It’s a good number and might even work well as a typography or concept video.
“Keep It Real” boasts a nice thick beat. The lyrics on this song make you want to bow out and ask for forgiveness pretty much keeping it real. The chorus is a little different. I thought the singer had a little tune up that made it hard to hear his words. Other than the chorus the song was really fun.
Mouth Pi3ce loves to rap about faith. This particularly evidenced by the track, “By The Faith,” a very unique song. The beat had a different sound with cool drums to add to it. He has a well-placed and thought-provoking snippet from the movie The Book Of Eli where Denzel Washington is talking about how we walk by faith not by sight. Mouth Pi3ce gives top-notch lyrics: I might not be the smartest apple, but I am part of the tree, and I am the head and not the tail, I hope that my God is pleased.
The last song on the album is like a cherry on top of your ice cream sundae. Even though the album was solid throughout, it made it even better. In “Beautiful Day To Die” the artist talks about when you die to the flesh and give your life to God. The beat is smooth with a very irregular melody to it. The song makes you smile and want to dance. Right when I turned it on I knew it was gonna be great.
Overall, the album is a strong lyrical argument to make the right choices. It’s not perfect, by any means, but it delivers on a number of levels, lyrically and musically. The project itself really sticks out because you can tell the artist throws everything he has into the mix. The album really sets itself apart from other albums because he talks a lot about the devil and how there is a devil that can manipulate you and trick you. Mouth Pi3ce wants people to stay strong in the faith and know that everything is going to be just fine under God’s beautiful smile.