URBAN TRIN-I-TEE 5:7 Angel & Chanelle (Music World Gospel) FOR FANS OF: Mary Mary, Destiny’s Child, En Vogue QQQ One of the soul scene’s most enduring acts once again turns up the heat on a spread of R&B jams and boisterous contemporary gospel ballads. Though the longtime trio’s now a duo, their harmonies abound throughout the 13 track missal, which ranges from prayerful praise to culturally relevant narratives. Much of the material fits right in with modern day radio, though there are also a few dated glimpses of the 1990s’ most popular vocal troupes. All release dates and album titles are subject to change. For the most up-to-date release schedule, visit www.ccmmagazine.com/ category/urban/ URBAN REVIEWS URBAN NEW RELEASES trinkets and bold messages deck his latest hip-hop disc with a convicted spiritual lift gift, gifting his infectious tracks with musical color and lyrical depth. And pairings with likely contributors Lecrae and Pro, as well as an out-of-the-box collaboration with acoustic duo Shane & Shane keeps his rhymes pertinent fifteen songs deep. WE LIKE: “Reverse” (feat. C-Lite) LASHUN PACE Reborn (Shanachie) FOR FANS OF: Shirley Caesar, Karen Clark Sheard, Y’anna QQQ A two-time Stellar award winner and veteran of legendary Gospel group The Anointed Pace Sisters, the singer, actress and evangelist issues her latest traditional gospel collection led by her energetic vocal charge. From an over- dramatized spoken word intro to the old school a capella praise of “It’s Me Oh Lord,” to the searing electricity of the foursquare two- beat “Say So” and live medley sing-along on “Hymns that Brought Me Through,” Pace has a knack for culling good Gospel music. –Andrew Greer –Andrew Greer WE LIKE: “Something 2 Live 4” 07.12.2011 07.19.2011 07.26.2011 KIM BURRELL NEW TERRITORY UNIVERSAL/EMICMG THE AMBASSADOR STOP THE FUNERAL XIST MUSIC MINON BOLTON MINON UNIVERSAL MUSIC/EMICMG VARIOUS ARTISTS HOLY HIP HOP V12 HOLY HIP HOPE/EMICMG RICHARD SMALLWOOD PROMISES VERITY/PROVIDENT RICKY DILLARD & NEW G THE BEST OF NU SPRINGS/EMICMG –Andy Argyrakis WE LIKE: “I Need You Now” TEDASHII Backlight (Reach Records) FOR FANS OF: Trip Lee, Lecrae, Grits QQQ A founding member of the 116 Clique along with Lecrae, Trip Lee and other Christian hip-hop big shots, Tedashii has ignited a social media wildfire and substantiated a career with his deep-voiced, wide-ranging rap rhythms and plain Gospel message. Alluring musical 44 CCM