Coffee (left) and Bonafide
|Origin||Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.|
|Genres||Christian hip hop|
|Labels||Revolution Art, Gotee Records, 5e, EMI|
|Associated acts||DC Talk, TobyMac|
|Members||Stacy "Coffee" Jones
Teron "Bonafide" Carter
GRITS, also known as G.R.I.T.S., is a Christian hip hop group from Nashville, Tennessee. Their name is an acronym, which stands for "Grammatical Revolution In The Spirit." GRITS is made up of Stacey "Coffee" Jones and Teron "Bonafide" Carter, both of whom were DC Talk dancers.
Their song "Ooh Ahh" has appeared on the MTV show My Super Sweet 16. It is also used as the theme song of The Buried Life and on the soundtracks to The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and Big Momma's House 2. Their song "Tennessee Bwoys" was used on the popular television show Pimp My Ride. GRITS were also recently involved in !Hero The Rock Opera. GRITS recorded a remix of professional wrestler A.J. Styles' entrance music and performed it on the May 28, 2009, episode of TNA Impact!.
Mainly, their style is alternative and Southern, while several of their songs have pop influences, thus an occasional pop-rap sound, and their song "We Don't Play" has a Jamaican influence complete with steel drums. They were one of the first acts signed to Gotee Records, and have released seven albums with Gotee, with an eighth one released by Gotee and AudioGoat. They have appeared at Cornerstone Festival and Rock the Universe. In addition their song "Bobbin Bouncin'" was added to the track list in the video-game Project Gotham Racing 4.
Studio albums 
|Factors of the Seven
|The Art of Translation
|The Greatest Hits
|Ooh Ahh EP
Remix albums 
|The Art of Transformation
Other songs 
- The Art of Translation (Single) (2002)
- They All Fall Down (Redneck Remix) (Single) (2002)
- They Al Fall Down (Ruff Nation Remix) (Single) (2002)
- Ima Showem (Single) (1999)
- Instrumentals 1 (1999)
- Instrumentals 2 (1999)
- Instrumentals 3 (1999)
- They All Fall Down (Original) (Single) (1999)
- Factors of the Seven (song) (1997)
Guest Artists 
- ManCHILD - "We Don't Play"
- Jennifer Knapp- "Believe" (Dove Award winning Rap/Hip Hop song of the year)
- TobyMac- "Ooh Ahh"; "Say Goodbye"; "Don't Bring Me Down"; "Hey Now"
- Stefan the Scientist- "Hittin Curves"
- Pettidee- "I Be"
- Jason Eskridge- "I Try"
- Antonio Phelon- "Love Child"
- Lisa Kimmey- "It Takes Love"; "Shawty"; "Time To Pray"
- Iz- "Jay Mumbles Mega Mix" "Dusk Till Dawn"
- Pigeon John - "Open Bar"; "You Said"
- Canibus - "Ambitions"
- KJ52 - "Integrity"
- Mac Powell - "Fly Away"
- Michael Tait - "Fly Away (Remix)"
- Verbs - "U.S. Open"; "Hopes and Dreams"; "Gospel Rap; Parables"; "Strugglin'"; "C2K"; "Video Girl"; "Different Drum"
- Dan Haseltine - "Sky May Fall"
- Jade Harrell-"Turn it Up"; "Say Goodbye"; "Neverland"
- Brittany Waddell (Better known as Britt Nicole) "Rainy Days" "Soul Cry" "Right Back" "Dusk Till Dawn"
GMA Dove Awards 
They have received several Gospel Music Association Dove Awards throughout their career. Their first award was for a song about plagiarism ("Plagiarism" from their album Factors of the Seven). For this, they received the best "Rap/Hip Hop Song" award. The next year they took the same award for "They All Fall Down", from Grammatical Revolution. In 2003 The Art Of Translation won the award for "Rap/Hip Hop Album", and the following year their song "Believe" from the same album took "Rap/Hip Hop Song". They also shared in the "Special Event Album" that year, for their contribution to !Hero The Rock Opera.
|2005||Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year ("Hittin' Curves")||Won|
|2006||Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year ("We Don't Play")||Nominated|
|Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year (Dichotomy B)||Nominated|
|2008||Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year ("Open Bar")||Nominated|
|Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year (Redemption)||Nominated|
|2009||Rap/Hip-Hop Recorded Song of the Year ("Beautiful Morning")||Nominated|
|Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year (Reiterate)||Nominated|
|2010||Rap/Hip-Hop Album of the Year (Reiterate)||Nominated|
Other Awards 
They were nominated for Rap/Hip Hop Performer of the Year at the 2009 Visionary Awards Show (held at the First Baptist Church in Frisco, Texas). However, instead, the award went to the Christian rap duo "Word of Mouth"
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