At the intersection of street beats and solid scripture lies Hostyle Gospel: a dynamic Christian hip-hop group merging musical talent with the Word of God to point souls to Christ. With pulse pounding rhythms and raw lyrics, Hostyle Gospel is igniting a fire of passion for the Lord across America.
Though they reference the Gospel as hostile, hostility is merely the method of delivery. Terse messages merge with edgy compilations to lend a sense of urgency to a searching generation. Countering a culture full of distraction and temptation, Hostyle Gospel is wielding the sword of the spirit, opposing Satan’s advances and winning souls for Christ. Armed with the raw energy of their performances and the ammunition of their Faith, Hostyle Gospel is appealing to youth and adults alike. Hostyle Gospel Ministries originated in 2003 from a central Illinois group called The Elite M.O.C. (Men of Christ). After the founders were called to individual ministries,two members, Proverb (Raynard Glass) and King Soloman (Demetrius Morton), began to refine their vision for the group. Big Job (Fontaine Pizza) was added in 2005 as a frontline member, joining them in performances and on recordings. Since 2005 the group has added King Son (Joe Glass), Teckniek (Omari Thomas), Kamikaze (Daniel Enomoto) and Hdavid (Hdavid Garcia), all of which serve in music production, graphic design, and web administration. Currently Hostyle Gospel has completed two albums and three mixtapes. Their latest album entitled Immortal Combat was released January 11, 2011, and is available via iTunes and other online retailers. Physical CD’s are also available at performances, or HG can be contacted directly for personal orders. The ministry continues to grow along with the number of people who have found Christ through the music of Hostyle Gospel.
Hostyle Gospel ministers to todays generation in a way that is both relevant and entertaining. The live shows include a mix of original songs and lyrical, Christ-centered re-mixes of Top 20 hits from major artists. Performances flow more like a worship experience than a concert. The crowd is invited to join in on the praise and to focus on worshipping God. The Gospel is prominent in every aspect of their presentation, whether it be rapping, dancing, or preaching. Hostyle Gospel is ready for expansion. Eventually the group wants to hold youth conferences in which they would teach as well as minister through music, start a clothingline, publish books, and continue to minister the Gospel of Christ in every way possible.
IAA: What is your music background?
HOSTYLE GOSPEL: Hardcore Christian Rap.
IAA: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
HOSTYLE GOSPEL: To win souls to God and to make people feel good.
IAA: What are your songs about?
HOSTYLE GOSPEL: Taking back music from Satan and getting people crunk about God.
IAA: Who is your fan base directed towards?
HOSTYLE GOSPEL: Our fan base is directed towards troubled youth and Christians.
IAA: Who are your musical influences?
HOSTYLE GOSPEL: Lecrae, Trip Lee, Thi’sl, DA’ T.R.U.T.H.,
IAA: How would you describe your music to people?
HOSTYLE GOSPEL: Battle music
IAA: What makes you stand out from other artist?
HOSTYLE GOSPEL: We talked about a fight again Satan. No Christian Rap Artist is talking about killing Satan and his demons.
IAA: What are some upcoming projects, you are currently working on?
HOSTYLE GOSPEL: Our 4th album entitled “Desperation” and our 5th mix-tape entitled “The Storm”.
IAA: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
HOSTYLE GOSPEL: We plan to be on every Christian station across the globe, we plan to be the face of Christian hip hop and we plan to be on BET, MTV and VH1 in 10 years.
IAA: How can your fans access your music and contact you?