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X-Caliber release debut album

Still revelling in the aftermath of their Afrofest gig in Cape Town and a recent award nomination, local Hip Hop outfit X-Caliber (X-C) has released their debut full album.
By Staff Writer Wed 17 Dec 2014, 21:54 pm (GMT +2)
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The rookie group's GPRS album is now on sale at Crossgold.  GPRS, short for Gospel Packet Radio Service, is a 16-track Christian Hip Hop album by the youngsters.

Some of the tracks in the album include; Light Invade produced by Boikanyo Mataboge, Ja Monate and Give My Life.
Patrick Kabamba, one of the group's members, said: "If you are interested in Hip Hop as an alternative from what you hear about women abuse, if you love Jesus and want to know Him it's a good album."

Interestingly, the album comes just after their nomination for the maiden gospel awards.  X-C, who have been around for about a year, were nominated in the "Best Group" category for the Spirit Filled Music Awards. 

The highlight of their involvement in music so far was when they shared the stage with Grammy-nominated Lecrae, the 116 Clique, Da Truth, The Ambassador and other Cross Movement artists. Earlier this year, they were also invited to Zambia to open for USA Christian rap artist, Sho Baraka.

X-C recently performed at the annual African Urban Gospel festival known as Afrofest.  Kabamba is convinced they are in the industry to stay: "We are not a fly-by-night, we are here to engage and serve."  The outfit has been performing at schools and has been engaged in anti-drug and abstinence campaigns.

The self-proclaimed Hip Hop Christian movement is made up of rappers, poets, producers, dancers and other individuals gifted in the arts and knowledge of the word of God.  This groovy and youthful group comprises Thato Kealotswe, Ato 'Stretch' Ghartey, Mataboge, Kabamba and Obuile 'Obie' Bodigelo.

The name X-Caliber is inspired by the legend of King Arthur's sword, Excalibur - a weapon with which he never saw defeat.



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