Nashville, TN (September 19, 2018)
Tyrone Crawford‘s rough upbringing in Cleveland feeds his message of hope for the lost souls of today’s youth. As a teenager, Tyrone was that person in need of a lifeline. His mother’s drug addiction and his father’s absence made risky situations and dangerous people a part of normal life. By age 18, he was selling drugs and hanging out with drug dealers, coming within inches of choosing that path for himself.
Besides drugs and violence, adolescence exposed Tyrone to another force: homegrown rap music. He began recording with neighborhood friends as a young teen, mimicking the rappers he admired with rhymes that glorified a lavish lifestyle—writing songs about money he didn’t have and cars he couldn’t afford.
When Tyrone’s cousin invited him to a church youth event, he wasn’t expecting much, but the experience changed everything. That night, he gave his life to Christ and began making dramatic changes to his own path, diving head-first into the New Testament with the help of loving mentors who helped shape him into the man, and artist, he is today.
Today, Tyrone is a nationally known Christian rapper who captivates audiences with his one-of-a-kind sound, driving beats, and powerful words. When he’s performing, he’s giving 110% to God, stirring the crowd with inspirational lyrics and boundless energy. Somewhere in the midst of this joyful frenzy he’s also hoping that at least one person will leave the show changed by his music. That’s why he’s here.
In addition to his music and ministry, Crawford serves in the United States Air Force in Colorado Springs, Colo. He’s released five albums including WAR: Worship And Rap (Mix of the Cultures) which landed at No. 1 on Amazon’s Best Selling Christian Rap Music chart. He’s toured and performed with major Christian rappers and has appeared solo at many large festivals and events. He’s become a favorite for many festival goers of all ages and has been a frequent performer for Night Vision & HeavenFest. As an active duty member of the United States Air Force, Tyrone currently calls Colorado Springs, Colo. home.
Tyrone has a new series of singles coming out this fall, the first one entitled, “Hope,” which along with the lyric video, is out this week. Check it out by clicking the video play button above.