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Phase III
Phase III
Genres: Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B, Christian


CD Details

All Artists: Sfc
Title: Phase III
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 1/1/1992
Re-Release Date: 5/12/1992
Genres: Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B, Christian
Styles: Soul, Rap & Hip-Hop, Pop & Contemporary
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074645274522, 074645274546

CD Reviews

Amazing , DJ Dove is GENIUS- Christian or whatever!
ted offensive | pacifica, california United States | 02/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"No dis intended. I mean this is amazing, inspired, and positive. I played it on my radio show all the time, and mine was not a "Christian" show, necessarily. I defied (and defy) anyone to find a DJ who can seamlessly blend Marley, Malo, and the O'Jays interwoven ("freedom in captivity")so well you run out of body parts to funk with. I need to find out what happened to that Dove cat.

The rapping is top notch, it's just the DJ is overwhelmingly good. Also lost in discussions here have been that these were prison converts, so their prostelatizing is hard won and not cheezy. And the beats and cuts are NEVER the same- they just keep comin' for like 19 tracks.

Maybe it's for the best that they split, leaving these, well, testaments to the acme of Hip Hop. It would be hard to recapture the crush, degradation, then discovery and release of being in stir. It's a potent dynamic bottled here, and well worth whatever it costs to get this in YOUR DESERT ISLAND 50, TOO. More power to these guys, I just listened to this the other day, and I'm still in awe at this 13 year old joint.

ted o."
AARON Smith | 10/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I grew up (for better or worse) on Xtian hip hop and from the late 80s - late 90s it was clearly a dessert wasteland of MC's with mostly good intentions who tried way to hard. As a result Xtian hip-hop by and large stunk until 1992 when Phase III came out. I was 13 at the time and this cassette tape sat in my player for a full year, and was regularly in my personal rotation for the next 6-8 years!
SFC was the best Hip Hop Group (I owned Saved Man too, but not until 1997) until G.R.I.T.S. (1997) and Cross Movement (2000 when they found their groove)) made it any kind of relevant. Sure some might attempt to point to DC Talk as the best rap group, but really, what were they?
SFC's work still stands up today; Doves beats and samples are high quality (a rarity at the time) and Sup C's lyrics were both funny and thought provocing."
Best Christian Rap album ever
Godzilla | Denver | 10/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I got this CD in 1992 when it was released, and couldnt stop playing it. All of the songs are amazing. And most if not all of them have scripture verses. SFC (Soldiers For Christ) (Sup C, DJ Dove, and QP) were together for only a few years. Their debut 1989's Listen Up wasnt all that great. But the next year they released A Saved Man, and it was phenomenal! But this one blew that away. Unfortunately they broke up after this was made. SUP C put together Illumnation in 1994, but it was only him using the SFC name, and it was weak. He made another album in 2000, but it wasnt as good either. But pick this one up and A Saved Man. They were the best CD's of Christian rap in the 90's."