The hip-hop group Rhema Soul is set to release their fourth recording on March 27 via Universal Christian Music Group/220 Entertainment Group/Good City Music. Entitled RED, the project was produced by Andy Anderson (TobyMac, Group One Crew) along with newcomers Rey King and A.D. All thirteen songs on the album were written or co-written by the members of Rhema Soul: Butta, K-Nuff and juanlove. The first radio single from RED for CHR/Rock stations will be “No Walking Away,” written by Rhema Soul & Anderson. The song “Need An Answer” will be serviced to Rhythmic Radio and the first music video will be the song “Break Out.”
“Rhema Soul is a new breed of hip hop,” says producer Andy Anderson. “They are innovative chance-takers who are really going to carve out their own niche in hip hop. I'm excited for their career.”
Together now for over six years, Rhema Soul is based out of South Florida. The trio of two men and one woman recorded their first project in 2007 entitled Worn Soles, featuring the successful radio single “All You Are” with Hillsong United. Their follow-up project the next year, Dope Beats, Good News, included the innovative song “Steez” which was nominated as a favorite video by the Gospel Music Channel. And 2010’s, Fingerprints , offered up more personal songs from the group, including the provocative song “Fly Away.” The group opened up painful moments in their individual lives in an emotional music video of the tune, where K-Nuff describes his parent’s difficult marriage; juanlove makes a statement about teenage sex; and Butta reveals the sexual abuse she suffered as a child.
The trio all came from youth and worship leader backgrounds, as well as strong ties to missionary work. They traveled with the organization One Hope (Onehope.net) for nearly two years, ministering to needy children in South Africa, Russia, Eastern Europe, and the United Kingdom. Rhema Soul has also been involved with Hope in Motion, founded by KJ52’s drummer Pedro LaTorre. The Hope In Motion team visits public and private schools with a dynamic presentation of music and dance, opening doors to help counsel students who are suicidal, depressed, or have been bullied.
RED will be available in CBA stores as well as iTunes and other online music services. For more information, visit www.RhemaSoul.com.
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