Reiterate

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Christian rap duo practices what they preach.

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Positive messages delivered from a Christian point of view.

Violence
Sex
Language
Consumerism

No obvious product placement in lyrics; packaging unavailable for review.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Grits -- one of the more accomplished acts in the realm of Christian rap -- performs critically acclaimed music while sticking with their beliefs and delivering positive messages.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bymommyj83 July 13, 2011

Good clean rap

I love Grits! They are some great Christian guys :)
Kid, 12 years old June 14, 2011

My life be like

Love the song my life be like !! 8)

What's the story?

With every good intention in the world, there are times when artists who identify themselves as Christian often put the message before the music. Other spiritually inclined groups copy musical trends without adding anything new, sounding clunky and derivative. But on REITERATE, Teron "Bonafide" Carter and Stacy "Coffee" Jones of Grits provide a rare example of a hip-hop/rap act that brings originality to the table while staying true to themselves and their values.

Is it any good?

Lyrics like "Sat down with the dad of a friend/Voice sounded like God in my head/He said, 'Son you too young to lose/Living too fast on a short fuse/Man, God got his hand on your life/So he gave you the gift and the mic/And he made you to speak to souls/Of the young and the old in a world so cold'" leave no question about Grits' message. The club tracks -- devoid of the usual leering sexuality -- sound a little antiseptic, but there's some very good music here, performed by a couple of talented rappers who aren't afraid to put themselves out there as very good guys.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about rap and hip-hop artists who describe themselves as Christian but still sing about guns, drugs, and exploitative sex. Grits does things differently -- these guys try to walk their talk, both in their lyrics and in life. Listening to this album, can you tell the difference?

Music details

  • Artist: Grits
  • Release date: September 16, 2008
  • Label: Revolution Art
  • Genre: Hip-hop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No

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