SFC - Phase III

Thursday 1st October 1992
SFC - Phase III

STYLE: Hip-Hop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Brainstorm 7100527848

Reviewed by Karl Allison

SFC (Soldiers For Christ) were one of the first Christian rap acts and, with this album, they prove that they've still got plenty to say. The very style of rap tends to lend itself to militancy, but these guys are more militant than most! The backing is hard, fast and uncomplicated; allowing the lyrics to grab all the attenĀ­tion. The main thrust seems to be "raising a nation that will obey". No punches are pulled. The title track and "What We Need" deliver a stark choice between Christ and urban chaos. Listen to the whole album and you get the distinct feeling that these guys know what they're talking about - they live where it happens, they tell it like it is and they know that Jesus is the only solution. But there's fun too, "Glory Hallagroovin'" is both witty and joyful, "Skanewpid" is utterly bizarre and even the Hallelujah Chorus gets mixed in along the way. If you've missed the development of Christian rap thus far, then buy this album and catch up

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Reader Comments

Posted by Jeremy in St louis MO @ 08:27 on Dec 12 2008

If your still lookin to buy it is on ebay. unfortunately a new disc will run you about a hundred bucks. used 35. I was just looking for all the album info to rip to my ipod cause my origional copy was damaged but i managed to save the music to my comp. and tossed the origional away, case and all. kinda wish i knew how much it was gonna be worth when i was 15. i would have taken mor care of it.

Posted by Twyman Joyner in Oklahoma @ 22:50 on Apr 22 2008

This is one of the greatest Cds of all time in the Christan music, the beats can still be used till this day and no one will ever know hopefully its me lol, this is some or is the best work DJ Dove Sup the whole crew i remember that all the Christian rappers are in the inside cover of the Cd . I Give it a 10 you can find the album on amazon but its between $43 to a $122 wish i could of met them.

Posted by mimi in canada @ 03:07 on Mar 22 2007

I im also looking for a copy of phase III by S.F.C i'll buy or be blessed with cd and or tape. desperately looking please let me know!!!!!

Im in Canada

Reply by james @ 21:49 on Dec 29 2008

HAve a copy of the above if anyone wants to buy. spincity33@hotmail.com.

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Posted by XL in Richmond @ 17:53 on Oct 10 2006

I grew up on this album as well. It IS a classic.
I recently lost my copy of it. Does anybody know where I can get a copy of this album???

Posted by Alicia Sosa in Newburgh NY @ 02:39 on Nov 22 2005

I grew up on this album basically in the 90's my family and all of their friends listend to this album along with the oldies gospel but we knew all te lyrics by heart. I am looking fr a website of these guys if anyone knows. Also want a cover album booklet. Thank You SFc for being Real.

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