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Nashville Duo Grits says New Studio Album, Redemption, Is A Voice For the People

The 12-song album, which is co-produced by Grits along with a host of collaborators, is said to be a southern masterpiece of universal appeal.

The 12-song album, which is co-produced by Grits along with a host of collaborators, is said to be a southern masterpiece of universal appeal, from club anthems and party jams to heartfelt hymns. And according to one of the members, the album’s versatility is only eclipsed by its vulnerability, which leaves little doubt that Redemption is the group’s most agressive LP to date.

With their fourth album, Art of Translation being a breakthrough as one of hip-hop’s hottest new rising stars, Grits held a top spot with MTV2’s Top 10 Most Requested and Top 5 handpicked, along with receiving coverage in pages of XXL, Spin, Vibe, Billboard and The Source, just to name a few.

Having teamed up in 1993, Grits consist of Bonafide (Teron Carter) and Coffee (Stacy Jones), who contributes their success to their spirituality, along with a host of other qualities and hardworking tactics. The two of them stated that they have always maintained a spiritual focus, and vow to write and produce positive hip-hop about freedom that will uplift and benefit the community.

“We aren’t in this just to sell records,” stated Bonafide. Henceforth, the duo bridges the gap of a variety of influences, ranging from southern flavor to a sensibility of pop, and a taste of the special flavor of the East Coast.

“This is what we eat, sleep and breathe,” states Coffee. “In the end, if this music isn’t honest, if it isn’t something that we love, and if we weren’t baring our souls, then there is something wrong. We wanted the album that you could play from front to back.”

And with tracks like “Holla At Ya”; “Heyyy”; “Soul Cry”; and “Memories”, there is no reason to why the album sold more than 3,000 copies once it was released.

Be Sure to look out for more from Grits, and the album, Redemption which hit the streets on November 21, just in time to be a great stocking stuffer!

-Ronyae Snowden

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