Blanca, the voice behind hip hop group Group 1 Crew, is set to release her debut album. The self-titled project releases May 4 and builds upon the soul/pop, hip-hop vibe of her debut EP, Who I Am.
Currently on tour with Winter Jam, the largest tour in North America for the first quarter, according to Pollstar, Blanca has been winning over fans and critics alike.
We have recently reviewed her EP here at Hallels, this is a snippet of our review: "Blanca's brand new EP "Who I Am" is a purpose-driven record. In a culture often swayed by the cacophony of godless rhetoric where Christian young adults live no different from their worldly peers, "Who I Am" is the type of record that gives definition to what being a child of God looks like. Never apologetic or jittery or compromising, these 5 songs have a razor-sharp focus in helping us strive towards Godliness without removing one from the world. If one is not too audacious, "Who I Am" is the type of soundtrack that sets to music the words of Jesus in John 17:16."
Deeply involved in the creative and songwriting process of the record, the new album and transition to solo artistry is a significant personal and professional achievement for Blanca. "I've lived a lot of my life in fear and for a while was afraid I could never be anything outside of Group 1 Crew," she shares. "Creating this project stretched me and challenged me to be authentic and real."
For more information, visit www.officialblanca.com.
Remaining WinterJam 2015 Cities and Dates
MAR 12, 2015 Roanoke, VA Berglund Center (f. Roanoke Civic Center)
MAR 13, 2015 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
MAR 14, 2015 Columbia, SC Colonial Life Arena
MAR 15, 2015 Chattanooga, TN McKenzie Arena
MAR 19, 2015 Ft. Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
MAR 20, 2015 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse
MAR 21, 2015 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena
MAR 22, 2015 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
MAR 27, 2015 Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
MAR 28, 2015 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
MAR 29, 2015 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center