In the hip hop era of today you don't hear songs dealing with religion, faith in God, or salvation. All you hear is violence, sexual immorality, and drugs. Kids hear this and see these secular artists and think that is how they're supposed to live. It's time for a change. Music has such an impact in today's society. So why not use music as a tool to reach the youth with the Word of God! I got tired of hearing the same thing on the radio all the time, and after exploring into "Holy Hip Hop" I was hooked on Cross Movement. I've known for a long time that I wanted to be a rapper, but until hearing Cross Movement the thought of gospel rap had never even crossed my mind. I used to think that to be accepted as a true emcee my lyrics had to be hard and belligerent, and I was right, to an extent. When I first started writing I had a battle mind state and everyone was feeling it. But after forming "Verbal Assassins" that mind state had been abandoned. As a group we wanted to apply a positive message to all of our music even though that's not what people wanted to hear. Conflicts began to arise within the group and as a result we all started solo projects. After releasing "Highly Anticipated" my first album in August 2005, I began working with "Sol-Man Records," but I was still unsure of the direction I wanted my music to go. At the time I was uncomfortable discussing my religion of talking to others about God. Doc, the owner of Sol-Man Records, gave the push I needed to complete this album and become more comfortable in my faith.
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