Monday, April 24, 2017
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XROSS / Biography


GRAMMY nominated Hip Hop artist/songwriter XROSS (pronounced cross), a trail blazer of Gospel hip hop is leading the charge for One Way Entertainment, an indie label based in the twin cities, XROSS releases the hit single & video “Y U Runnin’” airing on Gospel Music Channel. He appears in kind on GMC’s Bobby Jones, Next Generation with his protégé and teenage son, KJ – a solo artist/emcee.

The Poplar Bluff, MO native, University of Minnesota graduate adopted the name XROSS at the onset of his music career; a name symbolic of the sacrificial death and resurrection (place) of Jesus Christ. Lyrically, XROSS is indeed a master craftsman of Holy Hip Hop music. His passion for ministry has allowed him to deliver something new and fresh that will inspire an entire culture. The release of his album Tell’em tha Truth is available in Christian bookstores worldwide.

“The soulful, street-wise, spirit-filled rhymes, rhythms, music and message of XROSS immediately establishes him as an Artist Extraordinaire, a force to contend with, and a voice to be heard”…..Gary Hines, Music Director / Producer, GRAMMY® Award-Winning Sounds of Blackness.

Often compared to artists such as Rick Ross and Lil’ Wayne, but unlike “The Boss” and ”lil Weezy” XROSS’ music is uplifting, inspirational and un-mistakably Christ-centered. Each song offers relevant rhymes with core spiritual values. Deliberately lacing his lyrics with stories relevant to various life circumstances; XROSS’ appeal is broad based. His delivery of songs such as “Tear it Up” and “Crunk in da Club” offers catchy melodies (or hook) over hard-hitting beats. Always sure to offer his listeners (the buying audience) top notch production and street credibility that represents true Urban Gospel music with a mainstream appeal.

Tell’em tha Truth is the third release for XROSS, loaded with hits, the radio-ready album of “Tell’em tha Truth” is a major staple in its primary genre. The label and the artists are excited about the album’s appeal and response from mainstream audiences and listeners. Tell’em tha Truth was nominated for a Stellar Award in 2009 and is a universal album with endless boundaries; the compact disc in its entirety defies the rules as it relates to target markets. An album that is encouraging and enlightening to youth of all ages and young adults. Tell’em tha Truth shines the light on real life issues and challenges people to be more transparent with God. Bobby Z, CCEntertainment Executive and drummer for Prince & the Revolution states, “XROSS brings his talent, integrity, and passion to his music, and his life. We are proud to be working with an artist at the forefront of the Holy Hip Hop movement.” XROSS, the man, the husband, the father is as dedicated at home as he is to the ministry and to the music.
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