The group's short set will be included in a wide-ranging celebration held 6-9 p.m. at the Denbigh Community Center gymnasium.
"We're a gospel group, so our mission is to spread the gospel, to reach the untouched," said T:B:O member Coryn "CeeCee" LaVeist.
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It's also said to be a prelude to another, larger gospel music event Shannon is planning for September. "This gives me a chance to look at some local groups as I make up my mind who will be in the lineup for September," Shannon said.
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T:B:O, which stands for The Best Out, consists of co-founders Josh "Jericho" LaVeist and Coryn "CeeCee" LaVeist, Debbie Laurae Pass and Hampton resident Dexter "Dex" Hill.
The group is reportedly in discussions with publishing company Urban Ministries Inc., to produce multimedia curriculum for youth and young adult study groups.
Here's an official history of the group supplied by Coryn LaVeist:
Josh “Jericho” LaVeist began rapping at age 9 as part of a four-member Christian rap group named “The Give Praise Crew” that was formed by his father as a way to help the boys at New Life Christian Fellowship in Chicago Heights develop a closer relationship with God. The idea evolved after his father and New Life’s pastor took the boys to a gospel hip hop concert in Chicago that featured Cross Movement, a pioneering group in the genre. The church loved GPC’s first performance and Coryn “CeeCee” LaVeist, then 7-years-old, was inspired to join. She auditioned for the boys and they unanimously accepted her. As Jericho and CeeCee got older they performed together in the Chicago area. Jericho continued to write on his own and form other rap groups with friends in middle school and high school. While at