Studio album by Rawsrvnt
October 9, 2015 (2015-10-09)
Hip hop, Christian hip hop, Reggae, Christian R&B, R&B, CEDM
Soul Deep Records
Chuck Hemann, Eddy Puyol
Game Changer is the seventh studio album from Eddy “Rawsrvnt” Puyol. Soul Deep Records released the album on October 9, 2015. Puyol worked with Chuck Hemann, in the production of this album.
The title track, “Game Changer” featuring Lil Raskull, was featured on ESPN’s First Take, licensed by CBS for a Miami Dolphins highlight package from the team’s pregame show against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and included on Miami Dolphins Coach Joe Philbin’s TV show where they used the track and T-shirt for a regular segment honoring the Dolphins “Game Changer” player of the week for 17 straight episodes.
The follow-up single, “Go Hard,” received additional professional sports licensing and was played on CBS during the NFL’s Miami Dolphins 2015 preseason opener versus the Chicago Bears. The CFL’s Calgary Stampeders also used the track in games and promotional videos during the 2016 season.
The album has more than just sports anthems though. Elsewhere, Rawsrvnt showcases his ability to write a love song from a believer’s perspective and a newlywed. In an interview for WadeORadio.com, Rawsrvnt told Sketch the Journalist, “There aren’t a lot of songs that both set the mood and express intimacy in ways that honor God. So instead of just complaining about it, I decided to pick up the pen and contribute my own art in that direction.” The end result was a cover of Robin Thicke’s “Lost Without U” and an original track titled “Light Up the Night.”
The album closes with a song, “Father I Trust Ya,” inspired by Rawsrvnt’s life’s motto that carries an inspirational message for everyone dealing with life’s problems.
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Awarding the album three stars at CCM Magazine, Kevin Sparkman states, “Blending the best in dance club appeal, Eddy ‘Rawsrvnt’ Puyol offers Game Changer. His music is just as raw as both his stage name implicates and his personal life reflects—sold out for Christ, and blatantly unashamed to say it on record.”
Mark Ryan, giving the album two and a half stars from New Relea