Background Track: "Oh What A Friend" by Montrel Darrett, lead
vocal: Montrel Darrett
When he was younger, he was a part of a group called
the True Notes, with family members, and even was a soldier in the Gulf War. He joined Commissioned, replacing Fred Hammond, after
he went solo with Radical For Christ. Even though Fred Hammond was gone, he still added flavor to the group with
writing and helping with songs "Until My Change Comes", "No Weapon", and "I Can Love Again". He also did a good job in lead
singing on this album, although he was not shown on the album cover or pictures. He also is the person rapping in the track
"Breakin' Away" from Irreplaceable Love. He
has also helped with songwriting and production for Virtue, Sharon Riley & The Faith Chorale, Lamar Campbell, and others.
He released an album in 1999 called Chronicles of the Soul (see above).
He is also the person who wrote most of the tracks on the album
J2k: Jesus 2000, which included artists such as Commissioned (which featured Karl Reid, Mitchell Jones, Montrel Darrett,
and the then newly added member Marcus Cole), Men of Standard, Dawkins & Dawkins, Anointed, Kim Burrell, two solo
tracks from Montrel Darrett, and others.
Sample Tracks from Montrel
Oh What A Friend, Hold On