GRITS, also known as G.R.I.T.S., is a Christian hip hop group from Nashville, Tennessee. Their name is an acronym, which stands for "Grammatical Revolution In The Spirit", hence the name of the third album (Grammatical Revolution). GRITS is made up of Stacy "Coffee" Jones and Teron "Bonafide" Carter, both of whom were dc Talk dancers.
Their song "Ooh Aah" has appeared on the MTV show My Super Sweet Sixteen and on the soundtracks to The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and Big Momma's House 2. Their song "Tennessee Bwoys" was used on the popular television show, Pimp My Ride, on MTV. GRITS were also recently involved in !Hero The Rock Opera. GRITS recorded a remix of professional wrestler A.J. Styles' entrance music and performed it on the May 28, 2009, episode of TNA Impact!.
Mainly, their style is alternative and Southern, while several of their songs have pop influences, thus an occasional pop-rap sound, and their song "We don't play" has a Jamaican influence complete with steel drums. They were one of the first acts signed to Gotee Records, and have released seven albums with Gotee, with an eighth one released by Gotee and AudioGoat. They have appeared at Cornerstone Festival and Rock the Universe. In addition their song "Bobbin Bouncin'" was added to the track list in the video-game Project Gotham Racing 4.
They have received several Gospel Music Association Dove Awards throughout their career. Their first was "Rap/Hip Hop Song" for "Plagiarism", from Factors of the Seven. The next year they took the same award for "They All Fall Down", from Grammatical Revolution. In 2003 The Art Of Translation won the award for "Rap/Hip Hop Album", and the following year their song "Believe" from the same album took "Rap/Hip Hop Song". They also shared in the "Special Event Album" that year, for their contribution to !Hero The Rock Opera.
They have been nominated for Rap/Hip Hop Performer of the Year at this year's Visionary Awards Show. The winner of the Visionary Awards will be announced live on November 14, 2009 during the show at the First Baptist Church in Frisco, Texas. Both artists will be attending this event. The Visionary Awards are part of the Christian Music Hall of Fame.
All Grits lyrics
- Be Mine (feat. Nirva Dorsaint)
- Believe (feat. Jennifer Knapp)
- Blame It On You
- Bobbin' Bouncin'
- Get Down
- Get It
- Here We Go
- Hittin' Curves
- Life After Mental
- Lovechild (feat. Antonio Phelon)
- Make Room
- Man's Soul
- Runnin (feat. V3)
- Sunny Days (feat. Nirva Dorsaint)
- Tennessee Bwoys
- They All Fall Down
- Video Girl (feat. Knowdaverbs)
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