more than a year of hype and expectation, B-Rite Music has finally released
the self-titled album of gospel's newest girl group phenom, Trin-i-tee
5:7. Perhaps a whole book could be written about this trio's project, with
chapters examining the involvement of R. Kelly as writer and producer
(on the fabulously smooth cut "God's Grace"), the group's link
with Kirk Franklin (both as label-mate and as writer/producer of
the "God's Blessing"), and the refreshing gospel perspective
of topics usually only tackled in secular R&B tunes ("God's Blessing"
once again). But, bottom line, this album is simply a joy to the ear. With
a bevy of well-known producers backing up the tunes (Percy Bady,
Buster & Shavoni, Kevin Bond, Big Yam and lots
more), the sounds are diverse, yet remain unified in urban gospel beauty.
— reviewed by Stan North —
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