Death. While we all know it’s a guarantee, most of us cringe at the thought.
Life. Everybody wants to enjoy it. We want to preserve it. At all costs.
And since you’re going to die, you might as well do what thou wilt while you’re still living. Right?
Well, what if what we call living is merely wandering to and fro under the illusion that we are in control; when, in fact, our thoughts, our urges, our selfish ambitions and our deepest longings have us enslaved? That’s not living. It’s existing without purpose. But how do we overcome this chasm? Is there a solution?
Pro offers his: Dying to Live.
Following the success of Redemption, Pro returns with his second album Dying to Live—a theatrical celebration of death as the only way to life. The funeral procession is led by “A Life Worth Dying For,” an atypical eulogy that exposes mankind’s failure to see past ourselves and our surroundings to discover life, which can only be found in Christ. The intergalactic first single “Mission to Mars,” featuring and produced by PK, sets the bar for the level of production on this album offering an out of this world farewell to the mundane life. Dying to Live continues to thrill with the exhilarating, heavy metal laden “Full Court Mess” ft. KB; and hard-hitting bangers “No One Greater” ft. J’Son and Trip Lee; and “Never Back Down” ft. S.O. and Thi’sl. The album also features the melodic sounds of Jenny Norlin on “This Can’t Be” and Niya on “So Far Gone.” Other highlights include Lecrae and Tedashii on the gritty anthem “Going In” and Suzy Rock on the soul-stirring ode “Drink From His Cup.” Production from Pro, Joseph Prielozny, Tony “Stone” Shepherd, Cheesebeats, Big Juice and others makes Dying to Live an invigorating project.
“Within all men there’s a desire—to push through the pain and not burn as we walk through the fire. Though we know there’s something much greater than us, our heart’s desire tells us the only thing important is us. From life’s first cry to our final resting position is a constant jockeying for significance and attention. And as we chase the grim reaper with his diamond-covered (i)cicle, or send our brothers to meet him with vanity’s pistol, it’s clear that we are craving life—yet misdirected, trapped in a snare of night. Who can save us from this dastardly device? Give us purpose as we claw and we fight! This can’t be it. I’m sure there’s more. Show us a life worth dying for.”
1. A Life Worth Dying For
2. Mission To Mars feat. PK
3. Full Court Mess feat. KB
4. Get It
5. Before I Die
6. This Can’t Be feat. Jenny Norlin
7. Stronger feat. Jai
8. Merked Pt. 2
9. Going In feat. Lecrae, Tedashii
10. So Far Gone feat. Niya
11. No Limits feat. Rio
12. Beautiful feat. PK
13. Drink From His Cup ft. Suzy Rock
14. No One Greater feat. JSon, Trip Lee
15. Never Back Down feat. S.O. & Thi’sl
16. Bonus Track: Get Buck feat. Chad Jones, Brothatone, & Canon (RMG)