The Wu’s Killah Priest is back from The Planet of the Gods and is set to speak on matters of spiritual cleanliness with the rapping lady of sage Bliss, with whom he is on equal footing in their new collaborative EP, The Goddess and The Priest (Dec. 25). Together, they fill this illustrious five-track project with profound natural ideas grounded in the essence of the human soul. Never religiously biased, it is sure to satisfy folks from all walks of life.
Beginning with a dialogue between two scholars about the role and mystic origin of the spiritual nature of woman, The Goddess and The Priest opens by giving deeper meaning to the religious context and chronicled past of women. Another intriguing sound bite can be found at the end of “Luna See,” where KRS-One speaks on what is meant in the often-paraphrased Bible verse that goes, “first remove the plank from your own eye before attempting to remove the speck from another’s.” Just as important though, Bliss and Killah Priest are equally impressive and expressive with their skillful talented rhyme flows.
While not covering any new ground conceptually on in content for the Priest and his ally (ancient theological science and moral-based lessons prevail once more), this extended play’s strongest, most special asset is the firm lyrical female-presence of Bliss, who raps in a tandem, level balance with Killah Priest, on which neither of the two overpowers the other. There’s no gender-favoritism or sex-favoritism to be found here. DeeAre, the producer, brings soul-soothing music beats to wake our two author’s mental sleeping giants and to gently rock us into a state of relaxation and assurance. This is certainly an EP with purpose.