21:03 - Twenty One O Three

Published Wednesday 24th January 2007
21:03 - Twenty One O Three
21:03 - Twenty One O Three

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 19835-12206
LABEL: Verity 828767162126
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Paul Poulton

I looked but I couldn't find much wrong with this debut. Highly toted R&B gospel trio Sean Grant, Evin Martin and Torrence Green have a truck-full of talent. We've seen this before with bands and singers, they may have talent but it's squandered simply because their material lets them down. Not so here, the songs are strong, and furthermore all other requirements are in place. The ability to put a talented group together and then furnish the band with all that's necessary to make an impression seems to be PAJAM's (Paul 'PDA' Allen, J Moss and Walter Kearney) gift, even if it's only for one CD: 21:03's line up changed shortly after this CD was released. If you're looking for cutting edge music it's not here. But what is here are melodic tunes, soulful harmonies, some explosive rapping, one-line guitar licks that last for the whole song, bags of space and a strong, positive spiritual dynamic that highlights themes from the Bible. It harkens back to the R&B boy bands of days gone by, but using today's technology and PAJAM's verve and flair for a good groove and song. And of course there is now a new generation of young people who will be into 21:03. I enjoyed the whole album, 15 great songs.

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Product Description
21:03 are a contemporary fusion of gospel revelation and hip-hop beats, poised to win praise from a new generation of gospel fans.
At its most basic level, 21:03 stands for the date on which the group was founded - 21 January 2003. After being hand-picked from the best and brightest untapped talents in the Detroit area to bring a divine message set to urban beats, Sean Grant, Torrence Greene and Evin Martin came together as the three voices of 21:03, each bringing a distinct talent.
More substantially, the name of the group also bears witness to various scripture references : Genesis 21:03 (Grant); Psalms 21:03 (Torrence) and Revelation 21:03 (Evin). Mentor J Moss appears on guest vocals in this album which promises to be the future of urban gospel music. Their music speaks of a standing against negativity, pursuing one’s goals and not allowing obstacles to stand in one’s way.
These young men are not only ready to continue what they have begun, but they are also prepared. They are polished in their vocal skills, their performance skills, their media skills, their industry knowledge, as well as their studio and people skills. Their fire and charm to reach young people through their music is nothing less than contagious.

Reader Comments

Posted by Lee-Lee in Omaha NE @ 23:54 on Jun 30 2008

I love the song "Power of Christ".... That song is SSSSOOOO AMAZING!!! I love 21:03. My friend had the cd and I got it and just let it sit around.... HOW DUMB OF ME!!! I could have been BUMPIN' ya'll a LONG time ago!!! I love your CD. God bless you guys!!

Posted by Angel in At Home @ 20:22 on Jan 3 2008

I do not heve the album but I listyen to your music on my iPod. I just love your songs, they really encouraged me to go out and spread the Word. My fav songs are Chozen and Spiritual Business. Keep up the good work and may God keep on workng wonders for your group. (Amen)

Posted by Dinah in Nairobi -Kenya @ 07:25 on Apr 2 2007

I am looking for your album in kenya and it is really scarce...I love the song I'm sorry.Your vocal boys! too good!God bless you.

Posted by Danielle Vitella @ 00:27 on Jan 27 2007

I wanted to buy a holy hiphop for my boys, age 6 & 8 for Christmas. Not only do they love it, but I cannot stop listening to it myself. I tell everyone about the group and just love the lyrics and the sound. It is such a feel good cd. They are all so blessed, and I thank them for blessing us with their talents. God Bless!! The Vitella's

Posted by Mar'Shaye in at school @ 22:02 on Jan 24 2007

I realy injoy this cd its an great inspiration to my soul. I allowed the youth at my church to hear some of the songs and they had a blast. The first song that i heard was i'm soory and i did a great deal for me .Thank you and God bless you. Keep up the good work. May the Lord bless you and his face shine upon you.

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