Listening to Eshon Burgundy’s “For the Love of Money” Album is like waiting in line all day to be seated at your favorite restaurant. Once seated and you get your meal you know it was well worth the wait!
After three years removed from his last full album, “The Passover”, Eshon Burgundy is back with “For the Love of Money” to fill your soul with spiritual food!
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If you’re looking for an album that is consistent with good lyrics, production and a great message then this album is for you. From track 1 to track 20 there is not one song I would advise to skip. It’s impeccable and the theme is consistent with the title of the album.
The Intro: “Devoted”:
Once hearing the intro to “For the Love of Money”, Eshon Burgundy’s second release on his own label NFTRY, I felt like I was in for something epic. Kristin Taylor’s voice stops you in your tracks! I felt like I was being seated in mid-town Manhattan in the front row of Carnegie Hall after hearing her open with “Devoted.”
What I’m learning is you have a window of about 30 seconds to 60 seconds to capture someone’s attention in this present world. “Devoted” featuring Kristin Taylor not only will capture your attention, but it will also leave you gasping for what’s next!
What an Intro!
The “Devoted” intro is so subtle but so powerful and beautifully done. Kristin Taylor sings, “Not with silver or gold, or with anything perishable, my life was bought, with the precious blood of Jesus!”
Next, you hear Eshon’s voice blend into the self-entitled album track, “For the Love of Money featuring Constance Dees).”
Eshon starts off by saying, “You know what a wise man once said, He said all of this is just vanity” and then right before Eshon drops some serious bars you hear him ask God for help! Eshon says, “Help me Father God to focus on you, Lord!”
I mean, who does that? Prays over the album, lyrics, and track before they get started right in our face?! Eshon took self out of the equation right off the jump. Eshon humbled down right in front of us and then it happened. Classic Eshon spitting flames on the track.
I personally think that has to be a hard battle for anyone. To be so tight and to be so humble while glorifying God and doing His will in your life.
Think about it? Could you do it?
I have a friend who is a pastor. I asked him one day how do you deal with self accolades and attention after preaching a fire sermon? He told me the first thing I do after the church service is to hit my prayer closet and ask God to remove the gas out my head that feeds my ego.
I don’t think you have to be an Eshon fan to appreciate the bars he spits. But I do think you will be a fan after you hear some of the bars he spits. One of my favorite bars on “For the Love of Money” project is on the self-entitled track, “For the Love of the Money.”
You know why its hard for a rich man to go to heaven, because in his mind he already there, that’s the deception. For the Love of Money.”
Here are some of the scriptures I thought of while listening to “For the Love of Money” track.
“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” 1 Timothy 6:10 NIV
“When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was very wealthy. Jesus looked at him and said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God! Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”” Luke 18:22-25 NIV
“Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.” Ecclesiastes 5:10 NIV
“This is what the Lord says: “What fault did your ancestors find in me, that they strayed so far from me? They followed worthless idols and became worthless themselves.” Jeremiah 2:5 NIV
“Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.” 1 Corinthians 10:14 NIV
Bloodfire featuring Steven Malcolm:
”When I was young and I was hanging with the wrong outfit
I was the one that had the gun but really wasn’t ’bout it
Backseat Tre saying “doughboy let me out it”
You should be locked in by song 3, “Bloodfire” featuring Steven Malcolm. One of the points Eshon makes in Bloodfire is about how money can determine the outcome in our society on all kinds of levels.
Do we become a product of our environments? Of course, we do, but is there a way out without compromising our eternal future with the Father? Of course, there is.
In “Bloodfire” Eshon tackles something that I personally know how it goes in the ghetto or poor communities. Ask yourself if you are one of the pilots flying the dope into the United States? Do you even know the pilot, the truck driver, the border patrol officer who turns their head when the dope is coming over the border?
What makes this song so good is how Eshon shows you the mentality of the people on both sides and makes no excuses of doing what you do. Do the pushers have to pay consequences for selling dope? Yes, on both sides.
That’s exactly what I got out of his latest album, “For the Love of Money!”
During my young adult life, I got the money any way I could. I moved in and out of the projects and even though that lifestyle is way behind me, sometimes the effects of it are still hard to get out of my head. Especially comparing the money then and my struggles now; thoughts of getting “fast money” try and take over my mind sometimes.
With songs like “Blood Money”, “Control Issues” and “Respect, Power and $” on Eshon’s “Fear of God album with Humble Beast songs warning you about placing money over God is always a blessing for me to hear. With the title “For the Love of Money” I was locked in waiting to get blessed! AND I GOT BLESSED BEYOND MEASURE!
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