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  • Audio CD (August 27, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: Gotee Records
  • ASIN: B00006GA5J
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #189,673 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Here We Go
2. Ooh Ahh
3. Runnin'
4. Tennessee Bwoys
5. Be Mine
6. Ill Coined Phrase
7. Seriously
8. At The Video Shoot
9. Viedeo Girl
10. Believe
11. What Do You Believe?
12. Get It
13. Make Room
14. Keep Movin'
15. Sunny Days
16. Lovechild
17. The Art Of Translation

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I pretty much liked every track and even the interludes.
Mad Max
This is a great c.d. I love Ooh Ahh, Here we Go (this song needs to be in the clubs!)What do you believe?, and Tennessee Bwoys is pretty tight.
Jeremy King
Besides the smooth hooks ans beatz, you get a very good message from the various Interludes and from the songs themselves.
Andrew

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By "godlover" on September 30, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Tight rhythms and tight vocals combine in this awesome cd. Grits sounds just as good as any of those foul mouthed secular rappers like Nelly, Ja Rule or any of those guys. Grits isn't ashamed of their God and they show it by being bold in their lyrics. They do have a couple of songs that are just for fun, for example Tennesse Boyz. That song could be played on secular radio and beat some of the best rap stuff out there. It is a very catchy song. The Art of Translation starts out strong with Here We Go. Coffee and Bonafide open some eyes with this release. I pray God will use it to reach out to those who don't know him. Thanks Grits for a fun and brave cd.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By "morep" on December 29, 2002
Format: Audio CD
WOW! This CD from beginning to end kept me bouncin to the beats, and the lyrics kept it real. I enjoyed this cd and it is my favorite CD, because this is the 1st CD ever for me that has a jam packed album only of the best beats and songs ever created from the 1st song to the last song. Grits has a GREAT message, and they sure are livin for the BIG JC. If you love rap and you like to beat box dance as well as for any rap and hip hop listener then here is a cd that will keep you bouncin' the entire time. If you loved their first CD (the self titled album) then you will love this CD even more.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By paparazzi83 on November 13, 2002
Format: Audio CD
This CD is actually pretty good! Some of the songs, like the Tennessee one, is pretty hard-core into the genre, but if you like a good beat, or a more pure version of Hip-Hop (I guess that's what it is) than TobyMac, then here you go! The coolest part is the fact that if you place the CD in your computer, they have a music video from the song "Here we go" which is really good! I just can't put 5 stars on a CD that sometimes bombards the listener with too much sound. But God's blessing is with them!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 5, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I'm a huge christian rap fan. i listen to grits, t-bone, ill harmonics, kj-52, new breed, l.a. symphony, pigeon john, and im always looking for new artists ...
grits-the art of translation is the best album ive heard in a long time. im only 15 but ive not heard anything better. the first 4 songs are my faves. and toby mac had an awesome verse in song 2!! i would definetly recomend this album. and if you dont wanna pay this much to buy it id recomend cheap-cds.com they have great deals. the one major thing that sticks out to me about grits is that their lyrics are completly christ centered!! its kinda hard these days to find christian rap artist that focus on christ so much. most emcees get kinda self oriented and go off the subject. the only song i really dont like is video girl because i really dont think that that subject even needs to be addressed. i think its fine to have girls in the videos but it dont need to be sung about. but eitherwise this cd is awesome. if you dont get this your missing out.
if anyone knows any good up-to-date christian rap web sites would you please email me because im kinda a music junky. thanx
my email address is above
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Coley on September 20, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I have been a fan of Grits since their first release... "Mental Releases". I've seen their growth as artists from a quality standpoint and from a spiritual standpoint. As usual Grits hits you hard with the points that they bring out about today's culture. Even though their best song "Here we go" is kind of confusing to me, I still like it. I think they tend to go a little too fast in their delivery on some songs, but I guess you can say it fit the song's rhythm. There are several outstanding songs that deliver a powerful message. Especially "Seriously". That song is very good. It talks about how several artists (Hip-hop artists, I assuming) are not taking a responsibility with their lyrics in music. I also really like "Be Mine" and "Sunny days" which sounds has a unique 80's sound to it, but it's done so well, I couldn't help but like it and have it be one of my favorites.
Also, "Believe" with Jennifer Knapp sounds just fine to me. I'm not sure what the other reviewer had against this song, but it was cool to me. And the message that follows it which is entitled "What do you believe?" was another nicely done song in which Bonafide sounds kind of like Mos Def in a way..... Hmmm.... Maybe they should explore a full song which likens itself to that example. All in all, this is a great CD. I can't really say that I don't like any of the songs. They all range from average to great! With the latter occurring more often. Great job Grits! You guys will always have my dollar on anything you put out!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Scott Moeller on December 10, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I've been a fan of Grits for a long time and to me they are easily the best christian rap group and one of the best rap groups period. If you like rap groups like Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, etc. Grits is pretty much in that same category (maybe a little more poppy but not that much) just with christian lyrics.
However in my opinion this is not their best album. I think it rates below both "Grammatical Revolution" and "Mental Releases" and at the same level of "Factors of the Seven". Don't get me wrong there are a lot of great songs from "Here We Go" to "Sunny Days" to "Oooh Ahhh" and a about 3 or 4 others. It has all the makings of a great album but there are points where it runs into trouble. "Runnin" is kind of bland, "Tennessee Bwoys" and "Video Girl" are both somewhat annoying in their chorus, and "Get It" and "Make Room" just have too much noise going on and you just want to hit the skip button.
Maybe a reason I always skip these songs is because the good songs on the album are just really great. But usually great albums have at the most 2 songs that you'd want to skip, not 5.
I still think this is a good album and I give it 3 and a half stars. It just is not their best. If you like this album and have yet to hear Grammatical Revolution, you should get that album as soon as possible.
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