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Gospel Gangstas

Gospel Gangstas
Aliases:This artist is (or was) also known as: [Camp 8] [Gospel Gangstaz]
Country:United States
Website:http://www.gospelgangstazmusic.com
Releases:[Street Disciples (DVD)] [The Flood (download)] [The Flood (CD)] [The exodus] [Gangstaz Don't Dance (single)] [I can see clearly now] [All mixed up] [I can see clearly now (single)] [Do or die] [Gang affiliated]
Lyrics:Found 20 lyrics at BusyR.com Lyrics Archive.
Info:The Gospel Gangstas started with four members : Mr. Solo, Chilly Chill, Tic Toc and DJ Dove. Chilly Chill is later known as Chille' Baby. Tic Toc is later written as Tik Tokk.

Duo
The year 2007 would be a turningpoint, since the Gospelgangstas would become a duo consisting of Solo Da Coach and Chille Baby.

Gangmembers
Three ex-gangmembers met in church after a life of crime and turning their lives to Jesus.
The union of the three is quite unique as Mr. Solo and Chille' Baby were both former Crips while Tik Tokk was a Blood. These two streetgangs are enemies.

Crew
DJ Dove was part of the crew for the first two albums: Gang Affiliated (1994) and Do Or Die (1995). The even more succesful album I Can See Clearly Now (1999) is made without him. Tik Tokk would leave the crew in 2004. His last contributions can be heard on The Exodus (2002) and as a solo artist on the compilation album Higher Ground (2004) with the track Reformed & Reborn.

Arrest
On July 6th, 2006 Tik Tokk, the former member of the Gospel Gangstas, was arrested for his alleged involvement in a Bibb County, Georgia shooting, Chille' Baby said, "It was a major, major shock."

Ex-member
Professionally, Mr. Solo and Chille' Baby had not been associated with Tik Tokk, since 2003. They gave him their blessing. when he asked to leave the group over a year and a half ago. They have not recorded with him since then and Tik Tokk had not performed with the group for years.

Future
When asked about the future of the Gangstas, Mr. Solo said, "We are moving on with our ministry with the vision God has given us. Even though Tik Tokk parted from the Gospel Gangstas, our heart still goes out to him, as well as the families of the victims."

Prime Example
The Gospel Gangstas are one of the first prime examples of gangstarap in the holyhiphop scene with their debut Gang affiliated in 1994.

Featuring
The Gospel Gangstaz have featured on albums like DJ Dove's The Devil's Worst Nightmare (1996) and Woody Rock's album entitled Soul Music (2002).

Mix album
The Album All Mixed Up (1999) contains remixes of previously released Gospel Gangstaz songs. KMG Records acquired the backcatalogue of the obsolete Forefront Records and released this album without the artistic consent of the crew.

Own Label
They left B-Rite records and started their own label Camp 8 Records and released the album The Exodus in 2002. The Gospel Gangstas said to have changed their name into Camp 8, but no album has of yet been released under the new name.

Name
Camp 8 is derived from the significance of the number eight in the Bible. "The eight represents the new beginning, the seven days of completion," Mr. Solo says. "When the Father destroyed the whole world, he only spared eight: Noah, his wife, three sons, and their wives. David was the eighth son. He killed Goliath and set Israel free."

Awards
- One Grammy Nominated 2000 for I Can See Clearly Now (1999).
- Four time Dove Award Nominees 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006.
- Three time Stellar Award Nominee 2001, 2004.

Nominations
On February 20th, 2007 it was announced that the Gospel Gangstaz album The Flood (2006) is nominated for the 38th Annual GMA Dove Awards in the category Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year.

Nominations: Songs
The Gospel Gangstaz track "Let's Go" from the album The Flood (2006) is nominated for the 38th Annual GMA Dove Awards in the category Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year on February 20th, 2007.

New Album
After four years the Gospel Gangstas released a new album called "The Flood" in 2006. It was first released as a digital download.

Movie
A documentary about the Gospel Gangstaz is scheduled for release on DVD "Street Disciples" in 2007. The movie is about the ganglife in the United States, how the Bloods and Cribs started, to the Gospel Gangstaz' salvation testimony and the rise of their musical career. Ending in the phase of their life, where they are currently at.

Videos
The crew released the video "Late Night" featuring rapper E-40 on October 28th, 2007.

Soundtrack
Together with the movie "Street Disciples" a soundtrack will be released as well. No title is known as of yet.

Sources: New World Music Newsletter August 2006.

Release:Street Disciples (DVD)
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Media:[Video (DVD)]
Released:2007
Recordlabel:Camp 8 Films & G2 Music
Info:The DVD is scheduled for release in 2007.
The movie is about the ganglife in the United States, how the Bloods and Cribs started, to the Gospel Gangstaz' salvation testimony and the rise of their musical career. Ending in the phase of their life, where they are currently at.
The movie also features: E-40, Yolanda Adams, Kurupt, Kirk Franklin, Alan Houston, and many more.

Trailer at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITN1KLgS2V8
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Release:The Flood (download)
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Media:[Digital Download]
Released:2006
Recordlabel:Camp 8 Records
Info:The album was first released as a digital download only with no artwork.

1. What it do
2. Conscience
3. Stand up
4. Back then - featuring Knine
5. My life - featuring J Ro
6. City lights
7. Playin games
8. Krazy
9. Let's go
10. Raise up roll out
11. My G'z
12. Only Jesus can save us
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Release:The Flood (CD)
The Flood (CD)
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2006
Recordlabel:Camp 8 Records
Info:The CD version is released in August 2006.
Production by H20 Productions and Camp 8.

1. What It Do
2. Stand Up
3. Raise Up
4. My Life
5. Back Then
6. Let's Go
7. Playin Games
8. Conscious
9. Crazy
10. City Lights
11. My G's
12. Only Jesus
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Release:The exodus
The exodus
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Released:2002
Recordlabel:Camp 8 Records
Info:The album got nominated in the category Rap/Hip Hop album of the year for a Dove award in 2004.

1. Gangsta'd up
2. Troubles don't last
3. A-O
4. Caught up
5. Heaven awaits us
6. Change
7. Come bounce with us
8. My lessons
9. Watch, pray, live, holy
10. Gangstaz don't dance
featuring Bootsy Collins
11. Bad company
12. Scream
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Release:Gangstaz Don't Dance (single)
Gangstaz Don't Dance (single)
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Media:[7/12inch Vinyl]
Released:2002
Recordlabel:Camp 8 Records
Info:A vinyl 12 inch single.

Side 1
1. Gangstaz Don't Dance (Bootzilla Mix)
2. Gangstaz Don't Dance (Instrumental)
3. Gangstaz Don't Dance (Acappella)

Side 2
1. Caught Up (Global Mix)
2. Caught Up (Instrumental)
3. Caught Up (Acappella)
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Release:I can see clearly now
I can see clearly now
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Released:1999
Recordlabel:B-Rite
Info:1. Amazin' grace
2. I can see clearly now
3. I call your name
4. Once was blind
5. Questions
6. One way
7. Whatcha gonna do
8. They don't believe tha...
9. Interlude #1-roll call...
10. Operation liquidation
11. Live it up
12. Let us pray
13. I'll be good
14. Interlude #2-we can't ...
15. Once was blind
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Release:All mixed up
All mixed up
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:1999
Recordlabel:KMG records
Info:Remixes of previously released songs. KMG Records acquired the backcatalogue of the obsolete Forefront Records and released this album without the artistic consent of the crew.

1. Do or die
2. CMC's meet OGG's
3. Gospel gangsta voyage
4. Y can't da Homiez hear me?
5. Gospel gangsta thang
6. Mobbin' (gang affiliated)
7. Tears of a black man
8. Testimony
9. Before redemption
10. Tha holy terra
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Release:I can see clearly now (single)
I can see clearly now (single)
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Media:[7/12inch Vinyl]
Released:1999
Recordlabel:B-Rite
Info:Side 1
1. I Can See Clearly Now
2. I Can See Clearly Now - instrumental
3. I Can See Clearly Now - remix
4. I Can See Clearly Now - acappella

Side 2
1. Once Was Blind
2. Once Was Blind - instrumental
3. Once Was Blind - acappella
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Release:Do or die
Do or die
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Style:Gangsta rap
Released:1995
Recordlabel:Holy Terra
Info:1. Ghetto sermon
2. O double g's go on
3. Maybe if
4. Y cain't da homiez hear me? - (remix)
5. Demon killa
6. Do or die
7. Gospel gangsta thang
8. Truth and funk
9. West coast roc
10. Backslider
11. Anutha gruuv fo sum preechin'
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Release:Gang affiliated
Gang affiliated
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Style:Gangsta rap
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Released:1994
Recordlabel:MYX Records
Info:1. Death for life (intro)
2. Before redemption
3. O.G.G. intro
4. Mobbin' (gang affiliated)
6. Ain't nuthin' changed
7. Vengeance is mine
8. Interrogation 1
9. Y can't da homiez hear me?
10. Tha holy terra
11. Interrogation 2
12. One time
13. Trial by error
14. Tears of a black man
15. Da gangsta' prayer
16. Gospel Gangsta voyage
17. A gruuv fo sum preechin'
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