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    • Go Forth
    • As We Worship Live · 
    • Forgive Me
    • Group 1 Crew · 
    • He Said (feat. Chris August)
    • Fearless · 
    • His Kind of Love
    • Fearless · 
    • Wake Me Up (Amnesia)
    • Power · 
    • Keys To the Kingdom
    • Ordinary Dreamers · 

Word Label Group

Release Date: July 29th

Reviewed by: Jonathan Andre

Group 1 Crew&#; Power (iTunes/Amazon mp3)

Track Listing:

  1. Power
  2. Phenomenal
  3. 20/20
  4. Download (feat. Anjelah Johnson & Glory)
  5. Wake Me Up (Amnesia)
  6. Bad Day (feat. Mr. Ree)
  7. Take It All In
  8. Burn (feat. Lauryn Taylor Bach of 1GN)
  9. Mona Lisa
  10. On Again, Off Again
  11. I Know (feat. Jor’dan Armstrong)
  12. Set Sail
  13. Inevitable (feat. Chris Cleveland of Stars Go Dim)
  14. People of a Second Chance
  15. Best is Yet to Come
  16. Hold Back the Rain (feat. Jason Walker & Bethany Cruz)

Group 1 Crew have had a ride since both Pablo and Blanca left the band in Well known for their hits like “Can’t Go On”, “Love is a Beautiful Thing”, “He Said”, “His Kind of Love”, “Movin’”, “Keys to the Kingdom” and “Walking on the Stars”, the band have had quite a personnel change, from a trio to a group of 1. Manwell decided to continue the ‘band’ after the exit of Pablo to church ministry and Blanca to a solo career, with their sound changing from a three part harmony and rap, to songs with much more rap… and a whole lot of guest vocalists. With Group 1 Crew releasing two EP’s #FASTER and #STRONGER in (#POWER was supposed to be another EP scheduled to release in , but instead is now a full length album releasing next week), Group 1 Crew banded with a number of guest vocalists to make 10 songs full of encouragement and hope. While it may have sounded weird not to hear the vocals of Blanca or the rapping of Pablo in both these EP’s, we listeners didn’t fear, as we heard Manwell collaborate with artists like Moriah Peters, Jonathan Thulin, Rachael Lampa, Capital Kings, ex-Press Play singer Paige Bryan and singer/songwriter Josh Zegan, as #FASTER and #STRONGER became some of the band’s most unique and underrated songs I’ve heard from Manwell since songs from Outer Space Love in So what does this new album of 16 songs, #POWER, bring to us? With a culmination of rap, hip hop, pop, CCM and an element of praise, we see that there is something for everyone on the album. In fact, dare I say that #POWER continues to assert the fact that Manwell Reyes is one of today’s most underrated Christian hip-hop/rap artists of the modern era? #POWER drops next week, yet you can start to hear it on the band’s youtube playlist. What do we think of the album? Read on to find out!

‘…you know last year was one of those years where God spoke to me so much, and one of the things that He showed me was, I needed to remember who I was in Him. There were so many days that I would just wake up and feel like my hope is gone, that my future was so unstable. And the Lord was really reminding me, like, ‘who do you think that you are? Do you think that you’re an orphan, do you think that you’re someone that I don’t see?’ He showed me that He will never stop being my Father, and I will never stop being His son. And there would never be a day that I don’t wake up with purpose. So if you’re going through it right now, and feeling like identity is gone, just remember you are a son, you are a daughter of God, and there would never be a day where that won’t cease to exist…’ (extract of an audio segment of the story behind “Wake Me Up”, on a now defunct website). “Wake Me Up”, the first radio single from the album that released to iTunes in October , is by far one of the band’s most transparent and heartfelt songs they’ve ever written and recorded since “He Said” way back in A song can challenges us to see if we need to wake up from our own perceptions of what we believe God is to us and what we believe He can do in our lives; new lead singer Sarah Sandoz and Manwell both harmonise quite well, as Sarah takes the lead and makes the song one of last year’s big hits. Though the song could be a little too CCM for long-time G1C enthusiasts, the song nevertheless sets us a challenge- to pray this humble prayer- ‘…won&#;t You wake me up when my faith is asleep, You never let me go, bring back my memory, You bring these bones to life when You breathe into me, remind me how much I need ya when I get amnesia, wake me up…’ Sometimes to wake up requires a little more than just will power. To wake up can be scary- what if we don’t like what we see in the mirror? What if we realise things about ourselves that we wanted to forget all these years? Songs like this are an encouragement; that who we were isn’t who we are now.

“Power”, “People of a Second Chance”, “I Know”, “Burn” and more recently “Mona Lisa” were all the promo singles prior to the album release date, and along with “Wake Me Up”, all these six tracks anchor the album musically and lyrically. “People of a Second Chance” was written to shed light on human trafficking, and as said by Manwell himself, it was a song ‘…I wrote for an anti-human sex trafficking organization called Unlikely Heroes. I wanted to write an anthem that would shed light on the issue and bring awareness to this amazing ministry that is doing real work! I want to use every resource I have to help raise money and bring attention to this horrible reality. I hope you all are inspired by this song and know that you are never too small to make a difference…’ Vocally reminiscent of Blanca herself in parts, Sarah Sandoz carries the song well, and along with Manwell, presents a song that alongside another in “27 Million”, becomes an anthem of many for the oppressed and down-trodden. It is a song that hopefully encourages us all to take a step, as small or large as we feel led, along the path between now and the eradication of slavery altogether.

“I Know”, a duet with fellow rapper Jor’dan Armstrong, is as rap as the album is going to get. A song about how ‘…there&#;s nothing more amazing than having the confidence to know that you are more than where you find yourself right now…’ and how ‘…if you could see yourself through God’s eyes you would know that there is a boldness in the person God is making you to be…’, this is a song that would thoroughly be enjoyed by anyone who loves fast rap…because that is what the song is. Manwell raps at a pace I’ve never heard from him before…which can take a little getting used to a times, yet “I Know” is still a track that reassures and inspires, as we are encouraged to see ourselves from the point of view of Christ. More recently, “Mona Lisa” (no not a song that is about the famous painting) released to iTunes, along with a youtube playlist of the whole album to stream on the same day. “Mona Lisa” is about how we as Christians need to wake up and see the beauty of life for what it is- a Mona Lisa, with all its unique moments, and all its flaws, triumphs and encouragements. What we can’t do is change people’s minds and their viewpoints on how they see life as well as their own- only God can do that. “Mona Lisa” is just that- we all have our own special Mona Lisa to give to the world, sometimes it may just take a little time for us to see it.

The title track, “Power” is one of the catchiest songs I’ve heard G1C ever produce. Yet looking at the song a little deeper, I was left wanting just a little more after hearing the song a few times. At first glance, the song is full of catchy beats, electronic sounds, a range of vocal distinctions and a party vibe and atmosphere…sort of like a “Live it Up” type of the song. Yet when I kept listening to the track and hearing the lyrics, it was a little disturbing to put it lightly. When you hear lyrics like ‘…I want that power, that power, give me that power, if you want it you can get it tonight…just give it to me…give me that power…’, what conjures up in your head? While we know as Christians that Manwell is singing about the power that we have when we are in Christ Jesus and the authority we obtain in Jesus’ name, we can also look at these lyrics in another less favourable light…if you know what I mean. I’m sure it wasn’t Manwell’s intention for creating and singing lyrics that have a double meaning like “Power”, but when I hear the song, I just can’t help it- “Power” alludes to the earthly power someone obtains over another rather than the power I’m sure Manwell wants us all to have when we submit ourselves to Christ. But then there’s another thing- in spite of the sincere intentions of Manwell, the song could come across as lacking humility and demanding the power from Christ…something that we know we should never do. We ought not to have power if all we want is just to get it, rather, He freely gives it to people that long for His will to be done, who are sincere in their daily undertakings. That’s not to say that Manwell’s heart isn’t pure, it’s just that if given another chance, “Power” should’ve been written with much more intentionality and a lot less double-meaning. I know this sounds like an attack…maybe it is and maybe it isn’t. But what I know is this- the song sadly fails to hit the mark of what a title track is supposed to do- draw people into hear the rest of the album. If I was just another person who didn’t know about Christ, and I heard this track, I may not have thought it was talking about Christ at all. Maybe the song will reach someone, yet, sadly, it isn’t me…yet.

And then there’s “Burn”, quite possibly my favourite song on the album. A duet with Lauryn Taylor Bach of 1GN; Manwell wrote the song about how we as Christians need to burn the things in our lives that stifle us from our potential we know we have in Christ. In his own words, ‘…there are things/people that have affected your life so much so that it’s left a scar that you feel will never go away. Hurts that are so deep that you feel it&#;s impossible to forget. I&#;ve been there, trust me. But there&#;s something beautiful in fanning the flames of forgiveness and letting every past transgression burn. The only person that gets hurt by unforgiveness is the person who can&#;t forgive. It&#;s toxic. This song is about letting those hurts burn in the fire of who God’s making you to be and letting the ashes remind you of how gracious our God is. Extend grace to those who hurt you cause I promise there will be a day that you will need that same grace…’Both Manwell and Lauryn-Taylor have unique styles- rap and acoustically driven pop/rock respectively, and it was great to see how both these styles can marry together in the same song. Manwell raps with a great passion, and paints pictures of individuals in difficult situations in the verses, handing over the chorus to Lauryn-Taylor as the chorus is presented in a more acoustic framework. As a whole, we are reminded in “Burn” that God is our constant, and what we have been told from whomever else is what we need to rid ourselves of- and fix our eyes on who we know God says we are. While I reckon this song should’ve been a single before “Power” (and maybe “Power” not even a single at all); “Burn” shows us everything great about the band, and what I reckon is the strong suit of G1C- a more unique meshing of different musical styles. “Burn” stands out for all the right reasons in this 16 track list…maybe an official radio single in the future (not just a promotional one)?

Throughout the rest of the album, we see the band bring to us various different styles, all conveying the same truth- that God gives us the power we need for us to navigate this thing called life. “Phenomenal” features the trumpet in a Manwell rap section as the song brings to the fore a theme of how God’s love is phenomenal…yet with a chorus that repeats the phrase ‘your love’s phenomenal’ four times, this song sadly feels a little unimaginative to me (compared to other songs like “People of a Second Chance” and “Burn”), even if it wasn’t their intention. While “20/20” is indeed a step up as this potential single starts off with a keyboard riff and Manwell and Sarah giving us a theme and message for us to quietly ponder- that sometimes we need to be humble enough to declare that we don’t and can’t see 20/ that all our judgements often get in the way. What Jesus sees and what we see in circumstances may be completely different, and the question is posed in the chorus- ‘…what if the broken thing is really a masterpiece and everything wrong I see, you made right, I know that your love redeems, you’ll finish the work in me, I am made perfectly in Your eyes, …’ As we become humble enough to ask God to see things from His perspective, we can hopefully delve deeper into our own lives as we look around us, seeing things from a more heavenly focus. A song can is a fervent encouragement, “20/20” (along with “People of a Second Chance”) allows lead singer Sarah Sandoz to shine with her vocals, and makes this song her own. Well done to both Manwell and Sarah for a song, that though is one of the most CCM on the album, is also a song that challenges, encourages and inspires!

“Download”, featuring the unique vocal treatment of Manwell Reyes’ wife, Anjelah Johnson, allows for a marrying of electronic dance and piano ballad as the song shows a persona aimless in life and asking the Lord for a download of His life and love into his life; while “Bad Day” features Mr. Ree in a relationship-style track as the chorus allows for us to soak in how ‘…you picked a bad day to break my heart…’ Maybe it’s sung from God’s point of view and how He feels when His creation stray away from Him, maybe it’s about an earthly relationship between two people. Nevertheless, the song lyrics and sung with such enthusiasm and passion- whatever way we listeners hear and understand the song to be, I’m sure God will speak through it nonetheless. “Take It All In”, another CCM-esque melody full of light keyboards and a looping percussion, unveils the theme of how we as Christians ought not to let little moments pass us by- that what we do and the busy lives we lead shouldn’t be an excuse for us not to miss out on the wonder and the amazement of life that God has chosen for us to lead; while the dubiously titled “On Again, Off Again”, lets us into a secret- that our relationship with God is never ‘on again, off again’, and the transient nature of our earthly relationships should not be the basis in which we view our relationship with Christ Himself. Both these two songs (“Take it All In”, “On Again, Off Again”), have the potential to be radio singles…maybe after “Burn”, “20/20” or “People of a Second Chance”?

“Set Sail” is by far the most different song musically, as the band draws parallels musically to artists like Out of Eden, Nicole C. Mullen and Rachel Lampa in this track, as the song presents to us what we need to do to be centred in life- set sail from God’s heart, and always stick by what we know is true- Himself. Once we have our centre in Christ, our sailing through life is nothing but an adventure, and God with us and for us. “Inevitable” features fellow Word Label Group artists Stars Go Dim, as lead singer of the band, Chris Cleveland, reminds us all of the sobering truth- that sooner or later, the work we place into our lives will reap the results (or lack thereof)- that what we value in our lives at this moment will come to fruition in the passing years, regardless of whether we want them to or not. Sure we can pray to the Lord and ask for Him to bless us, yet if we don’t excel at what we do and just rest on our laurels because “God will take care of it”, it’ll be inevitable that whatever we focus on now will lead to a certain outcome- good or bad.

The album then ends with songs like “Best is Yet to Come” and “Hold Back the Rain”, the former a dance-pop melody encouraging us that the best is always in our future as God holds it Himself, while the latter slows down the tempo and features singers Jason Walker and Bethany Cruz in a song that is a prayer to the Lord, asking Him to hold back the rain (metaphorical for the devil and his schemes), because if it were just us and us alone battling, we wouldn’t be able to do it. With both these songs being great ways to finish what I reckon is one of the most diverse and musically unique albums G1C have ever recorded, well done to Manwell and his team for these tracks, songs that I reckon will become anthems for many in years to come!

And even though the title track “Power” is a slight disappointment, overall the album as a whole proves to be one that fulfils its quota of catchy and energetic songs, coupled with melodies that are more CCM and reflective. Any fan of Group 1 Crew’s earlier material will still enjoy this album, even though Blanca and Pablo have moved on from the band to other interests. There is a wide variety of musical styles within these 16 tracks, and Manwell and the team have given their hard work to make Power a standout album within the latter half of Well done guys for such a long-awaited album, and one that certainly is worth the four year wait!

5 songs to listen to: 20/20, Burn, Wake Me Up, Set Sail, People of a Second Chance

Score: /5

RIYL: Capital Kings, TobyMac, Moriah Peters, Blanca, Beckah Shae

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Group 1 Crew Debuts New Music Video For "People Of A Second Chance"‏

By Timothy Yap

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Just last week, the second song "People Of A Second Chance," from Group 1 Crew's upcoming album, POWER, released. This week Group 1 Crew's Manwell Reyes revealed the song's video sharing, "I'm so excited to release 'People Of A Second Chance,' a song I wrote for an anti-human sex trafficking organization called Unlikely Heroes. I wanted to write an anthem that would shed light on the issue and bring awareness to this amazing ministry that is doing real work! I want to use every resource I have to help raise money and bring attention to this horrible reality. I hope you all are inspired by this song and know that you are never too small to make a difference!" Be sure to watch this important video by clicking on the image below:  

Unlikely Heroes is an organization that provides safe homes and restoration for child victims of sex slavery. They have teams on the ground in high-risk areas working to rescue kids out of sex slavery in the Philippines, Thailand, Mexico and right here in the U.S. Unlikely Heroes also operates restoration homes that provide housing, safety, food, medical care, education, like skills and therapy to rescue children. Through awareness and prevention campaigns, their teams have educated over 20, people on the issues of human trafficking and how to respond. Find out more at 

With three No. 1 singles, six top 5 radio hits and music featured on MTV, VH1, NBC and Fox to name a few, five-time Dove Award-winning Group 1 Crew will debut their fifth full-length studio album POWER on July 29 (Fervent Records). The pre-sale for the album is available now, where every advance purchase will include an immediate download of the title track "Power" and "People Of A Second Chance." VisitiTunes to find out more.  Group 1 Crew just wrapped their tour with Reyes' wife Anjelah Johnson on the Bon Qui Qui Tour. For the latest information, visit

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Tony Cummings reports on Puerto Rican American soul sister BLANCA

Blanca: Once a third of Group 1 Crew, now a successful solo

Blanca and the music critics may have different ideas about what to call the music she made during her year career with Group 1 Crew - Wikipedia calling them a hip-hop band, the Dove Awards labelling them CCM and Blanca herself referring to her music as "heavy pop sounds" - but one thing is certain. Blanca's new career as a solo artist has made a successful launch. The Puerto Rican-born singer's eponymous debut album has made number seven in Billboard's Christian charts and even touched that publication's mainstream album chart at

Blanca Elaine Callahan (originally Reyes) was born on 13th January and from the time she joined, with Manwell Reyes and Pablo Villatoro, Group 1 Crew in it was her powerhouse soulful vocals which delivered the hooks to the team's successful run of albums 'Group 1 Crew' (), 'Ordinary Dreamers' (), 'Outta Space Love' () and 'Fearless' (). 'Fearless' in fact delivered three number one hits on US Christian radio. In January Blanca announced that she and her husband Ben were expecting their first child and that was seen as the reason for her departing from the group. The Callahan's son, London, is now two years old and is old enough for Blanca to recommence her singing career as a solo. She told JesusFreakHideout what the transition was like from being a group member to a solo artist. "The transition was definitely scary. It was an emotional roller coaster. It felt like it was a split between family because it's what I've known for so long. Leaving that just felt extremely scary. But now, looking back, it's cool to see the Lord's faithfulness and that God had his hand in it all. I'm exactly where I need to be and Group 1 is exactly where they need to be. I'm glad I took the step of faith."

Blanca's first single as a solo, "Who I Am", charted number one on Billboard's Christian Airplay chart while her 'Who I Am' EP, again released through Word Records, also charted. Blanca spoke about the differences between her G1C work and her solo releases. "I feel like there are some similarities just because I was part of Group 1 Crew, so a lot of the things I enjoyed - the rhythm, the heavy pop sounds - are still things that I carried over. But content-wise, I'm sharing from a more personal place in the journey I've been going through. So there's a sense of growth in lyric and hopefully a better take on who I am."

The main lyrical theme of 'Blanca' is finding your identity in Christ. Said the singer, "That was my main mission on this album. When I looked at it as a whole, I wanted the message to be about identity and just knowing that you can be real, be true to who you are, be true to everything God is calling you to be, and that you can love God and still make great pop music. I wanted it to be genuine. I think I got that message across. The writing process was really fun. At first, I was scared out of my mind because I had never really done it alone. Going into some of these writes, I was very intimidated and wondering how it would turn out. But then you get with songwriters that do this for a living and they are able to capture your heart in these stories and songs. It was super fun. By the end, I had 50 songs and I was ready to write more."

One of the first songs she wrote for the project was "Who I Am". She admitted, "I feel like when I listen to it, it brings me back to that place where I was a year ago and how scared I was in transition and just feeling so overwhelmed. That song has a lot of meaning to me." Two of the standouts on the project are her collaborations with rappers Tedashii and Lecrae. She said, "It was a dream come true! I love those guys so much. I'm a big fan of the family. I knew going into this record that if I had anyone on it, those would be the guys I would want to reach out to. I'm so glad that they agreed."

Two tracks attracting particular attention on the album are "Surrender" and "Different Drum". She spoke about both. "'Surrender' has a lot of raw, vulnerable emotion behind it. Again, just keeping on with the theme, I want to be transparent and real and connect with my fans in a genuine way. The song just shares a bit of my struggles in feeling like I try to take control of situations, do things in my own strength, want to figure it all out, and do all the right things as a Christian; but sometimes our heart is so far from the motions and the routine. It's definitely a vulnerable song, but I love that it made the album. 'Different Drum' is crazy how it came together because it was so last minute. It was towards the end of the writing process and I had been out for a week and a half already. I was so ready to come home. We threw the writing session together last minute on a Saturday. I was like 'maybe I should just cancel and go home.' But I didn't. I met with Parker [Welling] and Casey [Brown] and it just flew by. We were having so much fun. We had the concept of a 'different drum' and then Casey (who is the producer) started making a beat that was all drum driven and it really inspired me. Next thing you know, we were just flowing and the song was done."

The singer/songwriter spoke about the challenges of balancing the demands of motherhood and pressure of pursuing a career. "God has been teaching me a lot about how to trust him when I don't have things figured out. It's very hard for me at times. I like to worry. I have to make a choice every day to say 'you know what, today I'm choosing to put everything going on in my life in God's hands' and know that he's going to take care of me, my family and my career. As long as I keep him first and work hard, then he will put all the pieces together. It's not my job." CR

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.
Tony CummingsTony Cummingsis the music editor for Cross Rhythms website and attends Grace Church in Stoke-on-Trent.



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Group 1 Crew

"G1C" redirects here. For the indoor arena in Sacramento, California, see Golden 1 Center.

Group 1 Crew was an American Christian hip hop band signed to Fervent Records and Warner Bros. Records. They made their debut with their hit song "Can't Go On" on WOW Hits Soon after they released their first EP I have a dream (), the band released their self-titled full-length debut studio album, Group 1 Crew, in February Their song "Love is a Beautiful Thing" charted into the Top 20 in May on R&R magazine's Christian chart.[2] The group's second studio album Ordinary Dreamers was released on September 16, [3] Their popular radio single "Forgive Me" appeared on an episode of One Tree Hill. In September , they released the album Outta Space Love, which has proven to be their most mainstream effort yet, as many of the songs were used in America's Got Talent. In , it was non-traditionally announced that Manwell would be putting aside the group in order to pursue other interests.[citation needed]

Band members[edit]


  • Jose "Manwell" Reyes – vocals and rap (–)
  • Sarah Sandoz - vocals and rap (–)
  • Lance Herring - guitars (–)
  • Loren "Snoopy" Clark - bass (–)
  • Brian - drums (–)
  • Pablo Villatoro – vocals & rap (–)
  • Blanca Callahan – lead vocals (–, left due to pregnancy[4][5][failed verification])
  • Ben Callahan - percussion and background vocals (–)

Personal lives[edit]

On June 11, , Manwell married comedian Anjelah Johnson in Half Moon Bay, California.[6]



Group 1 Crew38 40
Ordinary Dreamers19 11
Outta Space Love96 4



Year Title US Christian AUAlbum
Hot Songs
"Can't Go On" 17
Group 1 Crew
"Love is a Beautiful Thing" 16 28
"(Everybody's Gotta) Song to Sing" 17
"Forgive Me"
"Keys to the Kingdom'" 3 19 Ordinary Dreamers
"Movin'" 4 38
"Our Time" 12 48 15
"Breakdown" Outta Space Love
"Walking on the Stars" 4 26 4
"Please Don't Let Me Go" 8 35
"Let's Go" (featuring tobyMac)10 49 18
"He Said" (featuring Chris August)1 9 10
"His Kind of Love" 1 17 20 26
"O Holy Night" 29 Christmas
"No Christmas (Without You)" 29
"Dangerous" 1 40
"A Little Closer" 7 #Faster
"Wake Me Up (Amnesia)" 6 Power

Compilation contributions[edit]


Album appearances of Blanca[edit]

Main article: Blanca (musician) §&#;Album appearances

Album appearances of Manwell[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

GMA Dove Awards[edit]

Group 1 Crew has been nominated for nine Dove Awards in its career, winning five of them so far.[17]

Year Award Result
New Artist of the Year Nominated
Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year (Group 1 Crew) Won
Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year ("Keys to the Kingdom") Nominated
Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year (Ordinary Dreamers) Won
Short Form Music Video of the Year ("Movin'") Nominated
Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year ("Movin'") Won
Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year ("Walking On the Stars") Won
Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year (Outta Space Love) Won
Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year ("Please Don't Let Me Go") Nominated
Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year ("Dangerous") Nominated


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  2. ^"Weekend22". Weekendcom. Retrieved June 7,
  3. ^"Group 1 Crew Discography". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved August 6,
  4. ^"Twitter / blancareyes: Always wanted to park here". Retrieved February 13,
  5. ^"Blanca of Group 1 Crew Steps Down". CCM Magazine. November 20, Retrieved September 11,
  6. ^"I'm Married!!". Retrieved May 29,
  7. ^"Group 1 Crew Chart History: Christian AC Songs". Retrieved June 14,
  8. ^"Group 1 Crew Chart History: Hot Christian Songs". Retrieved June 14,
  9. ^"Various Artists, "WOW Hits " Review". October 3, Retrieved January 30,
  10. ^"The CCM New Music Collection Vol 1 by Various Artists - General Miscellaneous &#; CD Reviews And Information". Retrieved January 30,
  11. ^"Various Artists, "WOW Hits " Review". October 6, Retrieved January 30,
  12. ^"Various Artists, "Artists In Adoration: 15 Worship Songs from your favorite Christian Artists" Review". May 23, Retrieved January 30,
  13. ^"Various Artists, "Word: Six Decades Of Hits" Review". September 20, Retrieved January 30,
  14. ^"Various Artists, "The Story" Review". September 27, Retrieved January 30,
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  16. ^"Various Artists, "WOW Hits " Review". September 25, Retrieved January 30,
  17. ^"38th Annual GMA Dove Awards - Recipients". Archived from the original on February 10, Retrieved February 15,

External links[edit]

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Group 1 Crew, CD

An initial listen through Group 1 Crew’s debut disc indicates an obvious appreciation for tobyMac, Out of Eden and Souljahz, though the trio still throws in several unexpected curve balls. Main emcees Manwell, Pablo and Blanca unite for a series of soulful harmonies placed over funky backbeats and the occasional DJ scratch, creating a robust, spiritually assertive sonic salsa. “Love Is a Beautiful Thing” may have been released this year, but its instrumentation sounds like old-school Stevie Wonder meets Sly & The Family Stone crossed with Manwell and Pablo’s confident rhymes and Blanca’s soothing soul. Come “Let It Roll,” the band is transported into the modern landscape, evoking the solider struts of Gwen Stefani or Black Eyed Peas, but with an underlying Outkast groove.

Aside from a hot soundtrack, this collection is packed to the brim with relevant messages that simultaneously serve the church and attempt to engage the world. Take, for instance, the dark and brooding soul rocker “Can’t Go On,” which summarizes members’ reliance on Jesus throughout the crazy confines of the music industry, but also during daily living. The rap slapped “Forgive Me” (think Coolio but current) is an open-hearted approach at reconciliation, running the thematic gamut of calling upon the Lord with a repentant heart to self-acceptance (despite even the most disastrous pre-conversion choices). Yet, the disc’s ultimate anthem is the throw down “I Have a Dream,” which reminds all to follow their God-given paths no matter what roadblocks may pop up along the way.



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