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Reiterate

Christian rap duo practices what they preach.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Positive messages delivered from a Christian point of view.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

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

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

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.

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?

QUALITY

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.

Families can talk 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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Parent 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 other families should know
Great messages
Great role models