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During the time of British nobility, the reigning monarchs appointed faithful servants to the position of "baron," charging them with the trusted task of adding to their king’s kingdom. Obediently, barons ventured into neighboring regions annexing new plots of land and other forms of wealth for their master, knowing that their reward came as a result of their diligent work. Rather than extending the boundaries of a given territory as barons of old, Red Baron lifts up the name of Jesus, that He might draw all men unto Him (John 12:32). In so doing he adds to his King’s kingdom.

Born in Memphis, TN, the bedrock of blues music, reared in the suburbs of Atlanta, and classically trained in violin and piano; it would seem Red Baron was destined to make music of some sort. Forbidden from listing to rap at an early age, he drifted towards his parent’s record collection as a small child. Consequently, by the time he actually stumbled upon rap in middle school, his musical stylings were more influenced by Mozart, Otis Redding, Booker T & the MGs, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye than the leading rappers of the day.

Red Baron found his voice as a musician while a student at Morehouse College, where he graduated in 2004 with a degree in political science. Shortly after graduating, he released his critically acclaimed debut, “Paint the Town Red." Presently, he is working to complete his second album, entitled, “Shades of Grace.” Red Baron has had the privilege of performing in a wide assortment of venues: colleges and universities, national conferences, churches, youth rehabilitation centers, youth detention centers, bars, clubs, and even a grocery store. The venues have changed, but the response has not.

Amid the current regression in rap music, where most contemporary artists spin redundant tales of lustful acts, aggressive behavior, “bling-bling” dreams, and or sheer lunacy, the Red Baron’s refreshing subject matter and exemplary mastery of the art of rhyming set him apart. With the use of brilliant metaphors, ingenious analogies, dexterous wordplay, dreadful imagery, and a clever sense of humor, Red Baron proclaims his message with an unbridled passion and undeniable sincerity—making his music both thought-provoking and relevant, honest, and life- changing.

In sum, there is a distinct difference between the music you hear and the music you to listen to. Music you hear is the organized noise that periodically clutters your ears, and is soon forgotten. Music that you listen to captures your attention, resonates within your spirit, touching your soul in ways that you often lack the ability to describe. In hearing the Red Baron, you are forced to listen to him, for his music commands your attention; and if you’ll just listen, you'll know all you need to...