Get Ready!

Many new artists fear the dreaded ‘sophomore jinx’ when releasing their second project. This dreaded musical plague is something that the ladies of Virtue have absolutely nothing to worry about. The awesome foursome have come together again to hit the world with a project which arguably makes them the most dominant female group in Gospel today.

Alabama natives Karima Kibble, Negelle Sumter, Ebony Trotter and Shavonne Sampson join forces withVirtue some of Gospel’s hottest producers to put together “Get Ready!”, picking up where their self-titled debut left off. The project kicks off with the energetic title cut, setting the stage for a musical ride which is bound to leave your head bobbing and your spirit refreshed. A special moment is the hip remake of the Walter Hawkins classic, “Be Grateful”. Definitely a highlight of the album. Other standout cuts include: “Get Your War Clothes On”; “Fly Away”, and “Angels Watching Over Me”.

To compliment their trademark vocals, Virtue enlists a diverse set of writers and producers to formulate a uniquely blessed project. These include Take 6 members Joey and Mark Kibble, Commissioned mainstay Mitchell Jones, and newcomer Ivan Johnson. Virtue also work with Chris Harris (of Anointed fame) on “My Heart’s With You” and “Love Me Like You Do”, showcasing their musical diversity. Commissioned alumnus Montrel Darrett also contributes to the project is, writing and performing on the funky “Don’t Take Your Joy”.

“Get Ready” is definitely an “Album of the Year” candidate, cementing the return of Virtue and establishing them as the measuring stick for urban female groups.

Producers: Ivan Johnson, Mitchell Jones, Chris Harris, Mark & Joey Kibble
Verity Records

— reviewed by Gerard Bonner —

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