BiographyOne year ago, aspiring emcee PraiZe began writing urban poems, Christian-style, but didn't start rapping until two months later; "I started rapping because I needed a way to study for a school test," says PraiZe. "And now look what it turned into!" Soon after he discovered his gift in hip-hop, his songs "Worldwide" (featuring Knowlij) and "Letting Go" (featuring Aftamath) became online hits. But that was only the beginning; PraiZe truly proved that a bright future was in store for him in the music industry with the old-school rap track, "Real Music," an album-quality gem which was in turn remixed by Knowlij, while an electronic mix by Baka Gaijin and Kingdom Age is currently in the works. "Real Music" was followed by the unintentionally reggae-fused "My Flow is Like," and more notably, the explosive, crunk intensity of the Young DecadeZ cover "Set It Off." The song's modern flow and smooth, urban beats easily marked the emcee's place in hip-hop history, and set the precedence for "Religion," another Christian remix of an underground rapper's single, with old-school lyrics and a hot industrial sound. Using the phrase, "I can hear that I'm fire, so don't say that I'm not," and clever (but polite) emcee disses, PraiZe's slick style is quite old-school, but also fresh and new. This thoughtful approach is comparatively similar to that of hip-hop innovators T.I., Family Force 5, MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice. His musical stylings are somewhere between the old-school and the nü-school, with an occasional R&B twist, and beats ranging from urban to electronic. PraiZe isn't novelty "hip-hop," either, and packs a punch of lyrical truth in even his least serious tracks. And that is one of the highlights of his music, too, its overtly spiritual lyrics. If you like hearing the names "God" and "Jesus," you're in luck. The young Christian rapper has also recently signed with Infinite Records, an underground label sure to hit big, which is run by his friend Knowlij. There is a lot to like on his upcoming album,Reason for Change, for fans of Vanilla Ice, Eminem and KJ-52. Get a taste of the ghetto magic January 2007. -Written by Baka Gaijin
InterestsI am a christian rap artist..signed with Infinite Records and am currently working on my album "Reason for Change"
You can visit my website at www.praizehiphop.com
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