Torrence’s Take On Tye Tribbett’s New “Group”

Published by Torrence Glenn on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 8:01 pm.

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And the saga continues.  Or maybe not, not sure what to call it.

I won’t completely rehash the details of Tye Tribbett’s” sabbatical” and all that jazz. That was so 2009. But almost 6 months into 2010 and after disbanding his group/choir/ensemble/dance crew (whatever you want to call them) Greater Anointing (GA is probably how they were best known) in January to continue as a solo artist, it seems Tye wants to share the stage with another set of folks.  And from the looks of his latest tweets and video postings, he wants a NEW group of folks to do what the old one did…. *blank stare and huh? face*

Take a look at the video below to see what I mean…

Now maybe it’s just me (but I know it’s not), this just seems like an unnecessary bowl of reheated soup.  Although I wasn’t always a fan of Tye Tribbett and GA, I have to admit that they were good at what they did even though it didn’t always involve live singing which was usually my major gripe with them. That notwithstanding, it just seems odd and a little off to make a big production out of discontinuing your former group (who, 3 albums in, really hadn’t reached their prime in my opinion) to launch a new one, and from the looks of it, do the SAME EXACT THING. Even when other leaders discontinued their groups (Kirk Franklin, Donald Lawrence) there was an actual shift or to use Tye’s word “transition” in the music that almost made you understand the need for a change or movement in the cast. From the snippet he played, although  it’s “Good” (pun intended), it seems obvious that he hasn’t taken a major change in direction musically that warranted a new set of squalling  gymnasts to back him up. And truthfully, despite all the jokes I may make about how hard GA danced; I grew up in the northeast and remember all the various versions of GA and the members, for the most part honestly, CAN SING. (It’s just a little hard to do so effectively on a treadmill! Ok, I’ll stop…)

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But this “casting” makes me wonder why he discontinued GA in the first place. In the video he claims he wants capable singers who can really dance and have crazy energy. That was GA!!! The only requirement that seemed to indicate this new crew would be any different was his specific request of “all races.” Adding some diversity to the existing group I assume just might have been too simple. I mean, I’m sure they went through some internal turmoil dealing with the “situation” that took place with Tye, Da Truth and the other cast of characters in and out of the choir. And as I type this and think about the situation, what was left of the group was nowhere close to the GA that most of us knew and loved.  If their last Celebration Of Gospel performance was any indication, the crew definitely had dwindled. So perhaps instead of delaying the inevitable, he decided to start fresh which I totally get. Or maybe he just wanted to RECORD by himself and just use the new group to perform with… I guess. It kind of makes me feel bad for the GA members who stuck around.

So with that said, I’m interested to hear how “fresh” the new music is because the vibe for me from the snippet was more of the same. But as always I wish the best for Tye Tribbett. From what I hear in interviews other places,  he seems to want to present himself differently than he did before which is GREAT! Because y’all know he wore me out with his secular versus gospel craziness and his “my holiness is better than yours” (my words, not his) rhetoric. Let’s hope it sticks.

So what do you think about the new group? Would you rather see GA get back together? For those of you who sing AND dance, will you audition? I want to know.

Torrence

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Tavares Said on

Forgetting this fiasco of Tye’s past…since we all have one, two or more and not taking into consideration what people do when they fear doing things different, this doesn’t surprise me. A “new” GA with multi-cultural faces is comfort for Tye. Making a “comeback” in a comfortable place seems ideal…don’t knw if it will work for Tye because GA is GA and to do the same thing with new faces is kinda setting himself back.

It’s an opportunity for the singer who just wants to sing, but I won’t take it seriously until I hear the final product.



Kina Said on

i think the reason he got a new group is just what u wrote in the 3rd paragraph. too much hurt & damage took place within the group bc of the scandal..mayb sum other things that we probably dont kno the details of. many people left & he’s just trying to start fresh.



HypnotiqOne Said on

What’s even more ironic is that his LED pin scrolls “SAME IS LAME.”



Torrence Said on

HypnotiqOne, are you serious? Ha!
That’s a lot of things right there… Ha!

Torrence



mrs willis Said on

Well he performed @my chutch (alfwc) many times. I think revamp some members around. Keep the band but don’t dismantle the group. They do definately have the annoiting resting on them. The songs u can relate as young babe in Christ. Or even a teenager going through motions. Think about it tye….we love u!! Bishop loves u too. Aww.



William Said on

Torrence now while I’m sure you won’t answer I have to ask anyway what was so crazy about Tye’s secular vs gospel message? Christians seem to their Lil Wayne and Marvin Sapp too and Tye was saying is the you can have em both.



william Said on

All tye was saying it that you cannot have them both either the secular (which means without God) or the gospel. What’s crazy about that?



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Torrence Said on

Hey William,

Unlike Tye, I won’t even begin to try to say what’s “right or wrong” when it comes to that issue because I don’t think the issue is that clear cut. And let’s be honest, when he was referring to secular vs. gospel, he referenced artists like Lil Wayne and India.Arie in the same breath as if it was that cut and dry and it simply isn’t. At least not for me. So for me, to take such polar opposite artists and just lump them into the same category was in fact crazy to me. I think you should give each song, artist, etc. it’s own consideration before you just write it off as sinful or “darkness.” “The itsy bitsy spider” has nothing to do with Jesus Christ, holiness, or righteous living but it’s not sinful or dark. And if someone described that song as such, you’d call them or at least their idea…crazy. Feel me?

Torrence



Nadine b Said on

Don’t know the full story but my first response would be to say – Keep the old group…there’s grace enough!



Sacredlady Said on

Never really cared for Tye, no wonder he fell from grace. He’s a weakling and needs to grow up. He’s not the best person to look at. Also, he needs psychiaritic help. Y ou couldn’t pay me to be around somebody of that nature.



Tashia Said on

wow. well i like tye, and i like GA, and i like the music they do! i so want to be apart of Sound Check! I am happy that he is gettin back to work, now im just waiting on Da Truth. I will truly miss GA and I was in my emotions when i saw that he was auditioning for a new group, that i failed to realize that yes he wants a copy group that sings and dances just like GA! So wrong! and i caught tha LED tag as well, Same Is Lame. huh? cue torrences *blank stare* what point are you tryin to prove there. look when you go through “moral indescretions” like he did, folk ain’t gonna stick around so im not surprised that the group broke down, can’t say that i would have stuck around if i were a part of it. but im like you just kicking tha ones who did stay out and starting over, i think i feel offended for them. Tye glad your coming back out with some music, but idk, we shall see what happens…be breezy!



jonie Said on

I don’t know what direction he is headed in with his music, but may God Bless him. All I want is a real message from the people who sing about Christ. When you are ministering to people and it is involving their souls, you have be real. Not perfect, but trying. So whether his band is black, purple, white, brown, or orange, I don’t care. If you are not living what your preaching, it is all meaningless.



Andrea Said on

Well, Torrence…I had to stop reading what you wrote because I disagree with you about Tye Tribbett’s and Ga’s music…as a people we have to be expand our minds in worship…he took it to another level on his last cd…i loved it…but at the same time I do believe that TYE TRIBBETT NEEDS TO GO SOLO…STOP THINKING YOU NEED PEOPLE…TYE YOU MAY NEED 4 BACKGROUND SINGERS AND THAT’S IT…YOUR BROTHER IS A GOOD SINGER…SO IT’S NOT OVER FOR TYE TRIBBETT…JUST LIKE HE’S FAILED IT’S A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE FAILED BECAUSE WHAT HAS HAPPENED IS THAT WE DON’T PRAY ENOUGH…I SAY WE BECAUSE I EXPERIENCED THIS BEING OVER A SINGLES MINISTRY WHERE THE VERY THING GOD CALLED ME TO CALL OUT OF PEOPLE’S LIVES WAS ATTACKING MINE AND BEFORE LONG I BECAME MY SURROUNDING…IT’S LIKE THIS…HOW CAN TWO WALK TOGETHER EXCEPT THEY AGREE…IF PEOPLE AREN’T SAVED SPOKEN IN TONGUE COMPLETELY IT’S GOING TO BE SOME WARFARE…TYE GET AROUND PEOPLE LIKE KIRK FRANKLIN WHO’S BEEN IN THIS FOR A WHILE…THAT’S WHO YOU SHOULD HAVE WENT TO ANYWAY OR DONNIE MCCLURKIN…SEE A LOT OF THE TIMES US YOUNG PEOPLE GO TO YOUNG PEOPLE ABOUT OUR PROBLEMS AND THEY CAN’T HELP US BECAUSE THEY’RE NOT COMPLETELY DELIVERED OVER SOME THINGS…THE WORD OF GOD SAYS EVEN SEEK AFTER OLDER WISER PEOPLE, PEOPLE OF GOD ….GO TO THE OLD SAINTS OF GOD WHO HAVE BEEN SAVED FOR A LONG LONG LONG LONG TIME…IT WILL SAVE YOU!TYE STILL HAS A CALL TO BRING A PEOPLE OUT…TYE TRIBBETT IS A PROPHET CALLED TO NATIONS…AND THE WORD OF GOD SAID “TOUCH NOT MINE ANOINTED AND DO MY PROPHETS NO HARM…FOR EVERY TONGUE THAT RISE UP AGAINST YOU…YOU SHALL CONDEMN…” WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL WHAT WE SAY ABOUT GOD’S ANOINTED…



Andrea Said on

To add to what I was saying…work out your own soul salvation…we really all need to do that so we won’t be so judgmental of someone when they fall…the bible says judge not that ye be judged not…WE ALL HAVE SOMETHING TO WORK ON….THAT’S WHY SOME OF YOU HAVEN’T MADE UP YOUR MIND TO JOIN A CHURCH-AND THAT’S VERY IMPORTANT…YOU DON’T PAY TITHES FAITHFULLY AND YOU’RE LUKEWARM…YOU’RE STRADDLING THE FENCE…YOU SAY YOU LOVE GOD BUT AT THE SAME TIME YOU’RE SMOKING DRINKING CLUBBING AND ALL THE NINE…BUT YET WE JUDGE A PERSON WHO DOES NOTHING BUT SLIP UP ONCE…IT’S NOT THAT HE DID IT FOR ALL OF HIS MUSIC CAREER…WE ALL FALL DOWN…BUT WE HAVE TO GET BACK UP…WE CANT STAY DOWN AND WADDLE IN THE MUD…I’M SURE HE IS BROKEN-NOT NATURALLY AND FINANCIALLY-BUT BROKEN SPIRITUALLY AND THE LORD LOVES A BROKEN AND CONTRITE SPIRIT ACCORDING TO PSALMS 51…AND GALATIANS 6:1-2SAYS”BRETHREN, IF A MAN BE OVERTAKEN IN A FAULT, YE WHICH ARE SPIRITUAL, RESTORE SUCH AN ONE IN THE SPIRIT OF MEEKNESS; CONSIDERING THYSELF,LEST THOU ALSO BE TEMPTED…BEAR YE ONE ANOTHER’S BURDENS AND SO FULFILL THE LAW OF CHRIST…” When are we as a people (black people especially) going to support one another and stop talking against each other and PRAY FOR EACH OTHER INSTEAD OF GLAD TO SEE SOMEONE FALL …WE SPEAK WORD CURSES OVER OUR BLACK SISTERS AND BROTHERS..TYE TRIBBETT DON’T STAY DOWN!GET UP BABY!IN THE WORDS OF COMMISSIONED-QUITTERS NEVER WIN;WINNERS DON’T GIVE IN…GET BACK UP IN THE SADDLE…BABY RIDE!GOD LOVES YA TYE AND I DO TOO!



KeshaRenee Said on

I think it is crazy to throw them to the side like they didn’t help make his career. The accusation was appalling enough and now this. I don’t know if I can take anymore news about Tye and or GA! I mean really. Can’t we all just get along. I want the ORIGINAL GA back! I know DOC is shaking his head in heaven at this Tom Foolery!



Lady C Said on

Remember eventhough “most” was hurt upon ‘hearing” the issue> immediately grace says pray for my brother and move forward. people in religious music ministries must remember that god loves his people so much, that if we don’t live according to the word you will get xposed. No one is blameless in this earth OKAY SAINTS. if you don’t support TYE any longer save your energy, conversations, and move forwar less we read about you next week. For those of us who call ourselves” saved” churchgoers”" religious” we need to pray for all because when ONE PERSON FALLS IT HURTS THE BODY OF BELIEVERS/NON-BELIEVERS. I am not auditoning only because I don’t have the time to travel. Will I support him yes I will. I believe that Tye and Shante will come back stronger. Hopefully they now have a stronger accountablitity mentor as we all need. He got xposed because he is before the nations… what did you do last night? SELAH….. LadyC.



Mario Nelson Said on

Wow – all the negative comments and put down are all typical of why non-christian may never come to christ through our words or examples. Thank God, he made Jesus Christ the perfect and only example to image and that His Holy Spirit is a greater converter of the lost than we are.Come Guys, let give Tye and GA a break – pray for him and the new, or old group!!God Bless!!



Saj Said on

I loved Tye… he was my guy in the gospel scene! He was my guy!!! He understood my praise style, I loved the no nonsense message, there was synergy in the group and band. And when all this ish happened, i don’t care that i’m some crazy fan, but he hurt me. I know he’s human but what happened to the apology? Da truth did one, but I think he should have addressed in some form of media, that’s let’s people know that one can fall and get up again. All this under the carpet stuff, now let’s move on doesn’t wash with me. You got face up to the people you let down and then move on. That shows humility thus releasing you naturally into a transition. I understand why the old GA had to go, even thought its sad. He’s still a role model so he needs to show his youngers how to go on “properly” when they mess up. P.s Unless i’ve missed the whole apology thing… then i’m cool.