Forwardninefive






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Bio: Forwardninefive is a Christian Hip Hop Artist that resides in Bentonville, Arkansas.

He is focused on making God and His power known through the songs.

Darius Mullin




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Bio: Darius Mullin is a young Christian Hip Hop artist from Houston who currently splits his time between Hannibal, Missouri (near St. Louis), and Jackson, Tennessee.

He started writing raps in 2014 due to his passion for CHH and the versatile medium for communication that the art form provides.

Since then, Darius has grown with each release and has worked with various other artists.

Prafit Josiah

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Bio: Starting his music career in the summer of '93, as a member of the group Prafitz, Prafit Josiah has come a long way. As a devout “born again” Christian, Prafit Josiah lives life according to what he believes is God’s plan. Patience, experience and life have carved this man into one of the many hardworking musicians developing intense and imaginative music.

Tragedy struck Prafit Josiah’s family in early 2016; his cousin was murdered. This event sparked the beginning of Prafit Josiah picking the mic back up and seeking to have Godly impact on the people around him and potential listeners of his music.

“My music is like my life, multi-faceted, you’ll hear songs about my family, life, death, how I wish the world was better, different, etc. all from a Christian perspective.”

Some say his music is Hip-Hop in its truest form, while others just simply call it Christian Rap; but no matter what you call it or how you label it, after hearing the music of Prafit Josiah you will definitely be hungry and thirsty for more…

JesusGang


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Bio: Lumont Deshield is the Founder and CEO of JesusGang. JesusGang started as a unique t-shirt clothing line and now includes: hoodies, hats, and shoes. It quickly expanded into Christian rap music as a way to reach youth and young adults with positive music and as an alternative to negative rap music.

JesusGang has performed at more than 80 churches, community events, radio stations, clubs and shows in the DMV, Atlanta, Miami, and Tampa. The message is always positive, motivational, and inspirational.

2017, was a busy and exciting year with the release of JesusGang debut album, 'The Good Samaritans'. It was spotlighted on Rapzilla, as the Next Up Coming Artist where his song “Thorns in My Flesh” was featured.

January 15, 2018, was the debut of his second album, 'The Good News'. JesusGang released his third album, 'The Rapture', September 2018. JesusGang signed a deal to Bentley Records in 2018. JesusGang is a proud Howard University Alumni. In 2018, Lumont Deshield is also a writer/performer for the songs of love foundation. It's a foundation that makes songs for children in hospitals.

coreywordsmith


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Bio: Toledo, Ohio Recording Artist coreywordsmith has been writing lyrics and recording music since 2010. What started as a hobby under the name "C.O." with childhood friends has grown into a passion that he balances on top of being a husband and father.

He utilizes a lyrical/wordplay centric style with a unique, Midwest flow, while sharing his Faith, struggles, and life with listeners.
 Influences include Eminem, Kanye West, Bizzle, and Lecrae.

'Faces' is the title track and first single off coreywordsmith's new EP. 'Faces EP' - scheduled for a mid-2019 release.

Bridgewater


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Bio: Bridgewater is an American Urban-Contemporary Christian group. The Dallas, Texas-based married duo specializes in uplifting, life-affirming music with elements of R&B/Soul, Contemporary Christian, Hip-Hop, Pop, and Jazz.  Their eclectic sound and strong testimony have allowed them to transcend musical genre labels and provide great music to various cultures and age groups.

Joshua "J. Bridge" Bridgewater is the producer and lead vocalist of the group. Born in New Orleans Louisiana, he was introduced to music at an early age. His interest in music led him to pursue a professional career in performing arts in Dallas, Texas.

Kristina Witta "K" was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Waco, Texas. Kristina is the female rap vocal lead of this husband and wife group. She has a unique lyrical style, life learned lessons and a soul-rich rasp that puts one in the mind of a new age MC Lyte. She aims to encourage young women to keep pressing forward, "no matter the setback -turn your wounds into wisdom."

The positive messages in their music are backed by energetic and engaging performances. Their sound is a fresh approach to merge various music genres to share their life experiences, openly discuss social issues and to share the love of Christ.

GodFrame


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Bio: Terrence Ford, better known as his stage name “GodFrame,” is an artist who believes that music is more than a collection of sounds - but a tool that God can use to change lives. As a Christian rapper, singer, and producer, GodFrame hopes his music does just that.

It was music that first helped GodFrame realize who Jesus was and that he was not a made-up fairytale. “My mom raised me in church, so I was always around gospel music,” he says. “I remember being 8 or 9 years old, sitting in on a choir rehearsal, and out of nowhere the lyrics to one of the songs hit me right in the heart. I don’t remember the words, but I remember the Lord telling me something like ‘these words are true -- and I love you.’ The next thing I know, I was crying uncontrollably. Everybody at church thought something was wrong with me, but I was just overcome with joy.”

GodFrame (which means made in God's image) had already fallen in love with music at an early age -- beat-boxing and drumming on pots and pans, then later learning the piano and saxophone. But as his talent for music expanded, so did his love for God.

Often taking listeners on a transparent journey through his own stories of coming to Christ and overcoming fatherlessness, pornography addiction, suicidal thoughts, and more -- all while melodically rapping and singing over a variety of genre-bending, Pop-Rap beats, GodFrame aims to help people understand their identity, purpose, and relationships through the lens of the gospel.

DJ Expander



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Bio: DJ Expander is a seventeen-year-old Christian Hip Hop artist and producer.

Born in Manhatthan, KS, he doesn’t really have a hometown because his father graduated from college at The US Army Military Academy in 1998 and is an officer in the US Army.

Since his father is in the military, he's had to move around a lot growing up. In total, he’s lived in eight different houses over a period of seventeen years.

His two main goals, in being a musician, are to do all of his work for the glory of God and for the expansion of The Kingdom.

Chandler Swain


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Bio: Chandler Swain is a talented, 14-year-old rapper/producer that has spent the last one and a half years pouring his heart and soul into his music.

Attempting to relate to others and be there for them, just like some of his favorite artists have been in the past, Chandler works on his music practically every day, improving with every new song that is put out. He has remained significantly transparent about his struggles and all of the rough patches that he has had to endure throughout his life and will remain that way in his music no matter what happens.

Whether it be tiresome social interactions or long mental wars, Chandler's music is a way for him to confront his problems and be open about them with not only his listeners but also himself. His motivation to work so hard at creating his music and getting it heard, stems directly from everything that God has done for him. From guiding him out of seasons of addiction and depression to sending his son down to die on the cross for his sins. A saying and key belief of his is that "there's a way around everything."

From not understanding even the most basic principles of music, to mixing and mastering full Hip-Hop tracks, Chandler Swain has grown exponentially in the short amount of time that he has been on the music scene and he is determined to continue no matter what roadblocks he may face.

Jeff Cabreja


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Bio: I was born in Newark, NJ but moved into Reading, PA shortly after and have been residing here since. I’ve been involved in music basically my whole life due to the fact that I’ve been drumming since age 4.

Rap and hip-hop, especially the boom-bap sub-genre, have always interested me more than any other genre due to wordplay and variety of flows. I was in high school when I was first introduced into the recording aspect of it. This was truly significant to me because it all unfolded during a time in my life where my family was going through some tough situations. My dad had fallen into drug addiction and my family was falling apart… expressing myself lyrically did better than drumming had ever done, and so I started leaning towards writing and recording music instead.

Since my first release, I’ve built up a catalog of singles, including one EP, and have several music videos available to view on Youtube. I’ve hosted and headlined two shows and have been featured on several blogs and playlists including Rapzilla, New Release Today, and Trackstarz.