Besides Caribbean roots, Pastor Jumu Grant and Mr Blaxx share the same view with regards to gospel music, which is that there must be no boundaries.
Grant, a singer, is from Trinidad and Tobago, while Mr Blaxx is from The Bahamas. They collaborate on All Praises Due, a mix of neo-soul and hip hop.
The 2 agreed to work together shortly after being introduced by Orlando Miller, who manages each of them. All Praises Due is produced by Minister Solomon Bill of the Empowerment Recording Studios in Edmonton, Canada.
“We share a really similar approach to the gospel, to begin with. Our genres of selection with regards to worship, are mostly reggae-gospel, soca-gospel, rap/hip hop gospel, and contemporary gospel,” said Grant, who lives in Edmonton, Canada.
From the village of New Grant in southern Trinidad and Tobago, he grew up in a devout Christian home. His music was not limited to gospel as he listened to calypsonians like David Rudder and Black Stalin in addition to Boyz II Men and Beres Hammond.
Grant began recording songs two years ago, along with his first released single being JOY.
Mr Blaxx is from Nassau and has made a reputation in his country with inspirational songs, including The Dedication and Family Man.