Format: Compact Disc
Released Date: October 17, 2006
Genre: Contemp. Gospel
Number of Discs: 0
Originally Released: 2006
Label Name: B-Rite Music
Trin-i-tee 5:7: Chanelle Hayes, Terri Brown, Angel Taylor.
Additional personnel includes: Gregg Landfair, Paul Jackson Jr. (guitar); Jeremy Lubbock (strings); Percy Bady (keyboards, programming); Kevin Bond (keyboards); Nel Gray (bass); Jeremy Haynes (drums); R. Kelly, Big Yam, Victor Merritt, Buster & Shavoni, Percy Bady, Soulshock & Karlin (programming).
Producers include: R. Kelly, A-Tone, Stan Scates, Big Yam, Victor Merritt.
Engineers include: Stan Scates, Chris Brickley, Stephen George, Victor Merritt, Mark Williams.
Three stylish, powerful-voiced young women have come together to make up Trin-i-tee 5:7. Their debut album promises to change most listeners' view of Gospel. Those unfamiliar with the genre think of it as church music. But with the success of Kirk Franklin and God's Property, the door has been swung wide open for Gospel music to make its way onto the airwaves. The tracks on this album are laced with a street edge and familiar R&B textures.
The beautiful vocal harmonies and lyrical content are rooted in the church, but possess a modern, hip vibe. The girls, Chanelle Haynes, Angel Taylor and Terri Brown, use their stage to make their values and beliefs known, without proselytizing. They even dabble in hip-hop on some songs ("You Can Always Call His Name.") The impressive thing about this album is that the combination of street R&B and Gospel lyrics wins you over from the first listen. Among the producers and writers working with the girls are R. Kelly ("God's Grace,") Kirk Franklin ("God's Blessing") and Kevin Bond ("Oh Mary, Don't You Weep.")