STYLE: Hip-Hop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 576-1254 LABEL: Gotee 4728052 FORMAT: CD Album RRP: £13.27
Reviewed by Mike Rimmer
I always thought that it was going to be a difficult task for GRITS to top their 1997 epic 'Factors Of The Seven' which redefined the standard for Christian hip hop but with 'Grammatical Revolution', I have to confess that they've managed to do it! Combining the hippest of rhymes with the strongest and vibiest rhythms, GRITS have placed their plethora of words within a broad spectrum of the coolest sounds and it's a knockout punch. From the scene setting punchy 'Ima Showem', it's clear that GRITS mean business. Creativity is soaked into every groove as the band take a Spanish guitar flavour for the excellent "They All Fall Down" or incorporate a classical sample as the basis for "Adam", and the hip hop worship of "Supreme Being". Thematically the band have moved on from the discussions of the racists issue that pervaded 'Factors Of The Seven' and here they are dealing with broader issues with equal amount of passion. This is one band with plenty to say and the skill to hit home every time. There's also plenty of humour here - just check out "Soundcheck" or the country interlude at the end of 'Strugglin'. GRITS are confronted by some rednecks who say "there ain't no hip hop in Tennessee, this is the country capital of the world'. Judging from the band's performance on this album, Christian hip hop has the chops to take on the world. This is as good as anything out there! Be inspired and join the grammatical revolution!
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