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Testify (Music - P.O.D.)The likable P.O.D. are often dismissed as a born-again Rage Against the Machine. But when the darkly inspirational rap-rockers morph into reggae-rockers,...Testify (Music - P.O.D.)RockThe likable P.O.D. are often dismissed as a born-again Rage Against the Machine. But when the darkly inspirational rap-rockers morph into reggae-rockers,...2006-01-30

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Testify (Music - P.O.D.)

Genre: Rock; Producer (group): Atlantic

The likable P.O.D. are often dismissed as a born-again Rage Against the Machine. But when the darkly inspirational rap-rockers morph into reggae-rockers, they become their own men. With cameos by Hasidic dancehall rhymer/kindred spirit Matisyahu and production by radio-pop physicist Glen Ballard, Testify adds a few improved grooves and hooks to their usual numbing pummel. And as brooding metalists go, these dudes are righteous enough to impress Mom — spiritually, anyhow.

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