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Monday 10th October 2016

D.O.C. (Disciples Of Christ) return to the scene as Nimisilla Park

26 YEARS after Grammy and Dove Award nominees D.O.C. (Disciples Of Christ) broke into the CCM scene, the hip-hop veterans are back with a new album and a new name. Rebranded as Nimisilla Park, D.O.C.'s founding members Alton Hood and Michael Brown have released the EP 'Welcome to Nimisilla Park'. It is co-produced by David Oswald Cox (Nicole C Mullen, Pettidee) and was released digitally on 7th October.

Discovered and signed by Dez Dickerson, after three albums on StarSong D.O.C.'s CCM success dried up. Both Hood and Brown spent a decade apart, wondering why God had taken away the ministry. They both found themselves divorced, and Brown struggled with addiction. Hood and Brown eventually reconnected and what followed was a period of reflection and renewal of the calling that God placed on their lives. They formed their own indie label, Coal Mine Entertainment, and were soon performing an original song and dance ("The Jimmy Fallon Dip") for the 100th episode of NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The duo rebranded as Nimisilla Park, taking their name from the park they hung out in as kids in Canton, Ohio. CR

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