This represents the first installment of a two-disc collection, with "Dichotomy B" arriving in early November.

This represents the first installment of a two-disc collection, with "Dichotomy B" arriving in early November. Once again, this talented Tennessee duo—Stacy "Coffee" Jones and Teron "Bonafide" Carter—has made a vibrant rap/hip-hop recording. It is poised to appeal to mainstream audiences that can appreciate the creativity and craftsmanship and to Christian listeners that will surely applaud the positive spiritual focus of the lyrics. "Dichotomy A" is more aggressive than the pair's 2002 disc, "The Art of Translation," but it still boasts the ear-grabbing soulfulness that spurred sales of previous albums. The inventive "Gutter Boy" has "fan favorite" written all over it, while "Get Down" recalls old-school soul. Pardon the pun, but Christian hip-hop has frequently gotten a bad rap for being second-rate. Grits demonstrates otherwise with this disc.—DEP