Founded by MC Free, MC L King & Johnnie Jam, ETW was one of the first successful Christian rap groups releasing their first album in 1989 on Forefront Records. Much like fellow rookie label mates DC Talk they featured fun, upbeat, and direct rhymes about their faith and the gospel. ETWs lyrics grew darker through their career and drinking, drugs, and violence became major themes in their music as they addressed problems in hip-hop culture. One of their biggest hits was their cover of Al Green’s "Let’s Stay Together" and their song "Give It Up" was nominated for a Dove Award. They later broke up in the mid-90’s after five albums and a remix project.