Hey Praise Family!! Just wanted to share with you my Hometown Praise Pick, one of my favorite Holy Hip Hop Artists: Mixed Bag Artist, Prayz 1! Check out his latest video:
Prayz 1: Biography
Whether he is rapping 16 bars, or leading the crowd into a melodic worship, the calling that God has placed on Prayz1 is undeniable. He was in love with music by the age of four. By his teenage years, he was a well-known local rapper in the streets of Philly. In 1998, the Philadelphia native witnessed the redemptive power of Jesus Christ and his life has never been the same. Witnessing his friends get gunned down the night he decided to take a walk over to the church was a clear sign from God that changed his perspective and thoughts towards life. Also being an athlete, Prayz1 heeded God’s call and put aside a full basketball scholarship with a potentially promising career in order to pursue his music. A rapper/singer, who also plays the drums and keys, Prayz1 is changing the face and sound of inspirational music as we know it today.
In August 2009, Prayz1 released his anticipated sophomore album, “Seat Music”, which he describes as “music from the throne”. The project has radio airplay with “Stronger”, “Hold On”, and “Better” ft. Tye Tribbett. The project reflects the versatility and spiritual growth of Prayz1 since his first release, “The Difference” in 2006. “Seat Music” is an out of the box experience that includes themes of faith, growth, and domestic abuse. Listeners will find a beautiful mix of Hip Hop, Latin rhythms, rock, R&P, and contemporary Christian styles on the album. Prayz1 also released a third project in December 2012, Mixtape entitled; Oxygen “Still Breathin” a project that reflects his passion for pursuing his purpose and encouraging the listener to do the same.
Many may know him from his featured verse on Da Truth’s song entitled “Brainwashed” off of the 2011 released album “The Whole Truth. His big brother in the faith & musical inspiration has recently signed him to Mixed Bag Entertainment. A new company headed by Emanuel Lambert (Da Truth) with a roster of passionate, edgy, diverse Christian artist looking to bring a unique sound the industry and to the world at large.
Prayz1 is a example of a man who thrives to inspire with the gift that God has given him. His versatile style has afforded him a unique platform thru out the years with his ability to reach people from all walks of life. Whether it is an elementary school, college campus, community event, live lounge, stadium, or sharing stages with the likes of Da Truth, Mali Music, Tye Tribbett, JJ Hairston of Youthful Praise, Canton Jones, John P. Kee, Kierra Sheard & more… Prayz1 uses his vocal and rap talents to spread a word of hope, healing, and salvation throughout the world.
Find out more about Mixed Bag Entertainment at http://mixedbagent.com/