Featured Artist: Group 1 Crew

Sep 03 2012

Group 1 Crew are a hip hop band who made their debut with their hit song 'Can't Go On' on the Wow Hits 2007 album. In 2006 the band released their first EP, titled 'I Have A Dream' followed by their self-titled full length debut album in 2007. The album included the hit track 'Love Is A Beautiful Thing'.

With the band growing in popularity they followed up their success with the release of second album 'Ordinary Dreamers. The album again spurned hit after hit including the popular radio single 'Forgive Me' which appeared in an episode of cult TV show One Tree Hill.

2010 saw the release of the bands' most well known album yet, 'Outta Space Love' with some of the songs being used on American's Got Talent. The album signified a more electronic style than their previous albums and went on to win two Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year at the Dove Awards as well as Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year for the track 'Walking On the Stars'.

A specially extended version of their third album, titled 'Outta Space Love: Bigger Love Edition' was also released, featuring all 12 original tracks, plus new remixes of the hit singles 'Walking On The Stars' and 'Live It Up', as well as four brand new songs.

Now the band are about to release their fourth and biggest studio album to date. Fearless pushes the musical envelope towards an endlessly infectious stream of hip-hop, rap, pop, rock and inspirational confections, and it's impossible not to notice the exponential personal growth for co-vocalists Manwell Reyes and Blanca Reyes Callahan.

The new album's lead single, 'He Said', features popular singer/songwriter Chris August and has already topped Billboard's Christian chart (see video, right).

Discussing the inspiration behind Fearless in an exclusive interview with Louder Than The Music, the duo say the album is "simply a reflection of us facing life and all its ups and downs head on despite our fear and doubt.

Becoming a duo and dealing with loss and gain in our personal lives left us unsure about our future but at the same time forced us to determine whether or not our faith was truly based in Christ or our circumstances."

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