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Biography of GRENADE

Apart from the average Christian artist, Grenade’s passion, stage performance, attitude, and creative writing skills are what makes him special. Even with self-production, listeners can’t help but notice the holy content displayed on every song. Grenade’s writing is a mixture of ‘salvation meets street’ to intrigue the minds of today’s society.

Born and raised in Atmore, Alabama, Grenade (Lewis Banks, Jr.) began writing at the age of 10. Growing up in a spiritual atmosphere, he started writing poetry and quickly developed a love for rap. After pushing over 5,000 mix-tape records independently within the last two years and performing at massive arenas, he has been encouraged by fans everywhere to reach a larger scale of ministry. With this in mind, Grenade has accomplished this by establishing his own record label (HGS RECORDS). After successfully entering the music scene with the song "My Everything", a summer-time hit that swept the south- Grenade directed and self-produced his first music video (My Everything) that can be viewed on a large variety of christian video shows. The response from fans was confirmation that this minister of the gospel is serious about music.

As a Youth Pastor, Author, Producer, Musician and traveling Evangelist, Grenade is a minister who is concerned about changing lives. Nicknamed “Church-Boy”, while performing at Winter Jam '05 (which featured KJ-52 and Third Day) he is also known for his energy, simplicity, and boldness in the pulpit as well as in the streets. Loaded with a business staff of 12 and a 15 member street-team, He strives to uphold the name of Christ without biting his tongue or stumbling over his message. Grenade is a voice that must be heard in the music world!

PO Box 62
ATMORE, AL 36504

Ph: (251) 253-0017


Walk Tall

Written By: Grenade

Hold your head up....
Because it's not over...
Don't let it fall-
Walk Tall like a Soldier!

He Listens

Written By: Grenade / Vevvie Jones

I can always talk to my father.
He always listens-
Because He Loves me.

And I can always talk to my father
He always listens-
Because He cares for me.


New CD Release:

G.R.E.N.A.D.E.-MAY 2006 (15 Banging tracks)

Soldiers for the Lord- 1999
It's Time- 2002
Where They At?- 2003


Keep th Faith (Book of Poetry)-2004


New Release:
"My Everything" (DVD, packed with videos, behind the scenes interview, and instrumentals!)

Major Radio airplay has been active for 2 years- with Radio Stations playing mix-tapes as well as singles from the new album.

Hot Singles:
Where They At?
My Everything
Luv U So
Walk Tall

Set List

Grenade new Cd release is Selling like Crazy!

Song List:

Twist It Up
Walk Tall
Take My Hand
Luv U So
He listens
My Everything
Without You
I Got Saved
A 2 Z
So Fresh / So Clean
Father , I Know
Just 4 You

The cover of the New Release is an Army Setting in refrence to Grenade, the soldier himself. Though you only see one man- Trust me this dude is like a whole ARMY!!!