Hill is a Stellar Award credited music producer who presents his music ministry as a crossing of all boundaries. That's the evident sound and diversity with this group, whose high energy and musical style combines Gospel, rock, neo-soul, pop, and jazz onto a spirited contemporary foundation.
Hill is no stranger to the music industry. He worked with Eddie James new CD "Shift," and also penned songs for James Grear & Co., Mitchell Jones of the famed group Commissioned, and a collaborate song with music scene new comer Mali Music. Hill has been featured in concert with Kim Burrell, Tye Tribbett, John P. Kee, Jason Nelson, Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, Deitrick Haddon, Kierra Sheard, and Canton Jones. Armar'rae is also an Associate Minister at mega ministry, Faith Apostolic Ministries under the leadership of Pastor YPJ Miller.
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Majestic Proportions| Posted February 09, 2015
Armar'rae Hill and True Foundation is back on the scene with We Are Royalty.
Prince sort of spearheaded the "Minneapolis sound" that spawned the sound of the group, and now Indiana is carving their niche for Gospel artists. Hill has a sound similar to fellow Indiana peeps YPJ and FVC. Rightfully so since, YPJ's sister Micki serves as the musical director of Armar'rae Hill and True Foundation. Expect crisp vocal styling topped with keyboard driven musical arrangements, a sound YPJ calls "dream music."
"The Cry" has the feel of a pop-rock ballad that might sound like an anthem of empowerment, but this one is actually a cry for God's help in a time of desperation. "Invincible" actually speaks of the power a person has with Christ dwelling inside them. It does so with a pulsating beat behind True Foundation.
It is a strange thing that people of the church have been conditioned to believe that praise only happens with a "fast" song, and songs centered around worship are only right for a song with a slow tempo. Honestly, that is what I was expecting with "H.O.W. (Heart of Worship)." What we get is uptempo contemporary jazz via singing unison as True Foundation (in their unique way) seeks to get the center of what worship is all about.
When a Gospel artist does a song titled "Destiny Butch," the audience might be a little confused at first. The title is unlike any other, but the song is dope. Hill lets us into his prayer life, seeking God for direction as he wants to be the man whom he was called to be. Hill has a verse that bears some resemblance to that of J. Moss' voice. Hill brings in Facebook and YouTube sensation Drew Chambers to lend his tenor vocals to the song of reverence, "King."
This is a solid album with solid arrangements. I hope to hear more in the future from Armar-rae Hill and True Foundation.
Song to Download Now:
"Destiny Butch" (Get it on iTunes here.)